Artist Spotlight
House / Techno

3 Steps To: Session Victim

For those of you that don’t know the energetic German House duo Session Victim already (have you been living under a rock??), we’ve decided to select three of their best moments to showcase what they’re all about. Not only is the House music duo known for their extremely fun and …

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Artist Spotlight
Soul

Remembering Charles Bradley

Charles Bradley was a truly inspirational figure in the music world and his passing is a tough blow to Soul fans across the world. His journey, as documented in the excellent Soul of America Documentary is not only uplifting and the ultimate ode to perseverance in music, but it is …

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Artist Spotlight
Soul

Remembering Leon Ware (1940 – 2017)

The musical behemoth Leon Ware – producer, songwriter, and performer has left us. He started his career writing sweet soul songs in the ’60s penning hits for Ike and Tina Turner, and he truly blossomed in the ’70s writing for Minnie Ripperton, Quincy Jones, and arranging, producing, and co-writing the masterpiece …

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Artist Spotlight
Reggae

Jah Shaka, the Dub Warrior of South-London

Special Contribution: Andy Williams (Montreal, The Goods) Named after the Zulu Warrior, Jah Shaka‘s real name remains a mystery. He arrived in London in 1956 as a young teenager in a time where racism was at its peak. He always detested the “Babylonian System”, a term used by Rastafarians to sum …

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Artist SpotlightMusic Tech & Art
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)
Artist Spotlight

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
Artist Spotlight
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
Artist Spotlight
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)
Artist Spotlight
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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