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Soul

RCO meets Fink – The concert as an App.

Ever wish you could attend a concert taking place in an other country ? Well, it happened to me this summer, but fortunately “there was an app for that”. For the past few months, I’ve been enjoying an absolutely unique concert app on my iPad. This groundbreaking app featured the …

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Spotlight: Dr. Syntax (aka Sinners, Benny Huge, Syntax)
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Spotlight: Dr. Syntax (aka Sinners, Benny Huge, Syntax)

I think if I were to describe the archetypal UK hip-hop artist it would be this guy; Dr Syntax. I first heard him on Asylum Speakers, the Foreign Beggars’ debut album which was released in 2003 (it’s incredible, check it out). Four years on Syntax released his first LP, Self …

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Spotlight: BadBadNotGood
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Jazz

Spotlight: BadBadNotGood (Toronto)

It all started with a YouTube video. Three young men flipped Odd Future songs into a jazz medley in an abandoned apartment. The drummer wore a pig mask. They were christened the Odd Trio via cardboard sign. Toronto residents Matthew A. Tavares, Chester Hansen and Alex Sowinski first met in …

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Addison Groove
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UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Spotlight: Addison Groove (50 Weapons, UK)

Antony Williams, a.k.a. Addison Groove, started his career under the pseudonym Headhunter, with which he gained legendary status on the dubstep scene. He has dropped seven releases on the influential Tempa label (Benga, Skream), a figure matched only by Skream and Horsepower Productions. His rise culminated in 2010, when he …

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Spotlight: Mala (Digital Mystikz)
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UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Spotlight: Mala (Digital Mystikz)

Mala and Digital Mystikz deserve to be mentionned in the short list of pioneers of dubstep, no question about that. To me they are amongst those key people who put the dub in dubstep. The first wave of influencers, like El-B, Horsepower Productions, Zed Bias were more about the stepping …

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