Peace of Soul: Kondor on Hip Hop, Life, and Progression.

Peace of Soul: Kondor on Hip Hop, Life, and Progression.

Poland's Kondor is a hip-hop producer making soulful, meditative beats.

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Philanthrope: Austria, Beats, ChillHop, and an Exclusive Mix.

Philanthrope: Austria, Beats, ChillHop, and an Exclusive Mix.

Producing deep, lo-fi hip hop, Philanthrope has been consistently supplying the new generation with a nuanced repackaging of classic boom-bap bangers.

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Climatic: Volker Dorsch on Consciousness, His Hiatus, and New Album.

Climatic: Volker Dorsch on Consciousness, His Hiatus, and New Album.

Climatic (Volker Dorsch) has been involved with the electronic scene for some time.

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After the Storm: Chymamusique Gives the Inside Scoop on African House, His Label, and Life.

After the Storm: Chymamusique Gives the Inside Scoop on African House, His Label, and Life.

Chymamusique is a musician hailing from South Africa that has been setting the house scene ablaze with his outstanding productions.

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AKATOMBO: Naoki Kenji Discusses His Long Awaited Album and the Music Business.

AKATOMBO: Naoki Kenji Discusses His Long Awaited Album and the Music Business.

After a six year hiatus between Shiokaze and his latest project AKATOMBO, Naoki is excited to unleash his latest album.

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Exploring the Fifth Element: A Review of The Jazz Jousters Latest Offering.

Exploring the Fifth Element: A Review of The Jazz Jousters Latest Offering.

Millennium Jazz Music (MJM) has dropped another compilation from The Jazz Jousters collective entitled Fifth Element to celebrate the label’s five year lifespan.

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Millennium Jazz Music's Gadget on Culture, Music, and Talent.

Millennium Jazz Music's Gadget on Culture, Music, and Talent.

Some time last year I was introduced to the work being released on an indie-label called Millennium Jazz Music (MJM). After combing through the label's catalogue, I was highly impressed by and enamored with it's diverse array of artists and mature sound.

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Album Review: DJ Ezasscul "Analog Consumption".

Album Review: DJ Ezasscul "Analog Consumption".

Overall, Eaze has proven once again that he embodies the traditional sound and grittiness of good ol’ fashioned New York productions. It is extremely refreshing to hear an artist from our generation pay homage to the old school sounds and cadences of the Golden Era.

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Interview With Musician, Phil Mison (Cantoma)

Interview With Musician, Phil Mison (Cantoma)

Producer and DJ Phil Mison (also known as Cantoma) is a renown figure in the underground lounge and Ibiza scenes thanks to his beautifully produced tracks and expansive mixes.

His releases have been met with universal acclaim and his self-titled album, Cantoma is typically touted as one of the greatest chill-out projects of all time. Despite his success in the Ibiza scene, running his own label (Highwood Recordings), and participating in other endeavors, the Londoner still enjoys time with friends and a nice cup of tea.

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Interview With Hip-Hop Duo, PENPALS.

Interview With Hip-Hop Duo, PENPALS.

PENPALS is a hip-hop duo out of New York that is paying homage to the old school sounds and flavors. The group (consisting of Cynic the Apache and MC Rapswell) has done an admirable job of reviving the classic sound of sample based, boom bap hip hop.

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Interview With DJ and Producer, Monte La Rue.

Interview With DJ and Producer, Monte La Rue.

Producing and DJing under several monikers (and securing residencies in some of Amsterdam’s top clubs) , Monte has picked up on the flavors of the global music scene and incorporated them into his distinctive brand of exotica. His extensive knowledge of music has aided him in producing such a prolific catalogue of mixes, albums, and compilations. 

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Interview With Rapper & Producer, Eaze (DJ Ezasscul).

Interview With Rapper & Producer, Eaze (DJ Ezasscul).

Brooklyn’s Ricky Lascaze (now operating under the moniker of Eaze) is a producer and lyricist who strives to keep the classic Hip Hop sound alive and well with his eclectic beats and gritty flavor. First emerging on Digi Crates Records as DJ Ezasscul, Eaze has since elevated his style and transmuted some of his creative potential into Emceeing as well.

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Interview With Electronic Musician, Paul Hardcastle.

Interview With Electronic Musician, Paul Hardcastle.

London’s Paul Hardcastle is one of the progenitors of synthesizer based dance and electro-house and can be directly linked to it’s smooth transition into the mainstream musical strata. Inspired by bands like Hawkwind, Pink Floyd, and Black Sabbath, Paul began to commit himself to music and produce some of the earliest crossover electronica hits.The smash hits “19” (an anti-war anthem featuring chopped voiceover from Peter Thomas repeating the titular number) and “Rainforest” (a groovy atmospheric wonder) made Paul a household name in the 1980s and the inspiration for an entire generation for aspiring musicians.

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