Music Documentaries
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

UK Garage Book & Documentary “Brandy & Coke” by Ewen Spencer

It’s no secret that we are huge fans of UK Garage. While we were researching for our piece on the History of UK Garage we stumbled upon the amazing pictures from photographer and author Ewen Spencer taken in the golden days of UKG style. He has even put together an …

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Music Documentaries

Rest in Peace Montage presented at WWA2014 (by Gene Pendon)

Here is a beautiful video paying homage to all of the talented musicians we lost in 2013. It was presented during Gilles Peterson’s 9th Annual Worldwide Awards night and was created by our good friend Gene Pendon. Gene is an Artist/Painter and Founder of the Heavyweight (HVW8) collective. Music: “Cristo …

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Brother Ali’s Conference at Chicago Ideas
Music Documentaries
Hip-Hop

Brother Ali’s Brilliant Conference at Chicago Ideas

I’m not going to spend a long time going into the many reasons why you need to watch this great mini-conference by Brother Ali, you’re just going to hit the play button as well you should! The best way to sum it up in a few words is that Brother …

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Ghislain Poirier - Creative Mornings Montreal
Music Documentaries

Poirier: The seriousness of Creation

Ghislain Poirier at Creative Mornings Montreal. Recorded October 25th, 2013. Poirier shares insights on his creative process, the nature of play and the sometimes tense relation between creation and industry, which he solves with the equation fun and respect.

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Music Documentaries
Jazz Soul

Mark de Clive-Lowe “One Take”

Part one of MdCL’s One Take series – recreating the club classic Hot Music by Soho from scratch, remixing it and deconstructing it over two and a half minutes… no prepared loops, all performed live in One Take. MdCL uses: Yamaha Grand Piano, Native Instruments Maschine, Korg KP3, Novation Impulse …

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Music Documentaries
Beats

Kaytranada “At All” Video

No words needed really. The homie and young Jedi KAYTRANADA steps in with his new track “At All” for an upcoming release on the great HW&W Records. Absolutely hillarious video that made me spit out my orange juice this morning.

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Music Documentaries
Beats Hip-Hop

“The Unseen” Documentary on Detroit Hip-Hop Producers

I’m stood in the middle of some sweatbox club on the Brighton seafront. On stage, three of Detroit’s finest are putting the finishing bars to Game Over by Dabrye. At the end of the track, DJ Dez cuts the music and Phat Kat steps past Elzhi to the front of …

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Music Documentaries
Hip-Hop

Quasimoto “Catchin’ The Vibe”

via Stones Throw: “Quasimoto’s “Catchin’ the Vibe” was released on the album Yessir Whatever produced by Madlib. We set out to film the video for “Catchin’ the Vibe” in Quasimoto’s home town Lost Gates CA, but were denied filming permits. We were also denied permits for filming in Los Angeles County, possibly …

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Music Documentaries
Hip-Hop

The Story behind Jeru & Dj Premier’s “Come Clean”

via the good folks at EGOTRIP “It wasn’t really East versus West, it was fake versus real.” So says Jeru the Damaja about his rugged, no holds-barred “Come Clean” in this Complex TV presentation on the making of theDJ Premier-produced instant classic from 1993. The mini-doc gets into the Shelly Manne andOnyx samples used in the track and the …

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