Balance Radio Show
Beats Eclectic Hip-Hop Jazz

BALANCE – Show #533 (Hosted by Spacewalker)

The final (regular) show of the year, so you know I had to squeeze in some current favourites before the Best of 2017, coming up in two weeks time! All new or new-ish stuff from the likes of Waajeed, Ivan Ave, Jordan Rakei, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Jimi Tenor and plenty …

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Interviews
Hip-Hop

Through The Lens Of Ivan Ave

With his distinct cadence, coupled with a penchant for a good beat, it’s easy to see why Ivan Ave is currently at the forefront of the independent Hip Hop / Beats scene. Having first garnered attention through his collaboration with Mndsgn on their “Low Jams” EP, and then Fredfades on …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

MED, Blu & Madlib “The Turn Up EP” (Bang Ya Head)

There goes the neighbourhood! MED, Blu & Madlib return with a new EP called “The Turn Up”. Soulful, hard hitting raw sounds produced by Madlib matched with lyrics from 2 of Hip Hop’s elite. The Turn Up by MED, Blu & Madlib With 9 Track IDs on this EP (five …

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Boom Music
Eclectic Hip-Hop Jazz

BOOM MUSIC – Show #39 (Hosted by Colectivo Futuro)

Back on home turf in London, Colectivo Futuro present just over two hours of current favourites, recent finds and upcoming releases. There’s Hip Hop from Italy via Ffiume, plenty of Jazz, new Kaidi Kat, the fantastic new Darkhouse Family record, On The Corner’s latest must have, and a fantastic reinterpretation …

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B-Boy Bouillabaisse
Hip-Hop Soul & Funk

B-BOY BOUILLABAISSE – Show #03 (Hosted by DJ Platurn with Domino of Hieroglyphics)

In the latest episode of B-Boy Bouillabaisse, we sit down with world renowned producer Domino of the almighty Hieroglyphics crew to talk records, digging culture, and life on the road with Del The Funky Homosapien (+ so much more). We also drop a couple of exclusives from the man himself, …

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Future Classics
Classical Hip-Hop

Sly5thAve “The Invisible Man: An Orchestral Tribute To Dr. Dre” (Tru Thoughts)

via TT: Multi-instrumentalist, arranger, and producer Sly5thAve releases one of his most accomplished works to date: ‘The Invisible Man: An Orchestral Tribute To Dr. Dre’. This recording is the result of a concert assembled by Sly5thAve aka Sylvester Onyejiaka, Eric Coleman (Mochilla) and Kentyah Fraser – who brought in Playing …

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My Favorite Things
Eclectic Hip-Hop Jazz

MY FAVORITE THINGS #06 – Hosted by Psycut (France)

My Favorite Things #6 is a deep mix of beautiful and hard-to-get Jazz LPs like Benny Bailey on Saba, Attila Engin Group from Denmark, The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble (Private US), and two Brazil Jazz LPs: Amanto Maita and Aquarius. I’ve selected the best of my recent digs on brand new …

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Balance Radio Show
Eclectic Hip-Hop Jazz Soul

BALANCE – Show #532: NYC Diggin’ Special 3 (Hosted by Spacewalker)

It’s a good excuse as any for a diggin’ excursion show, so here it is, just music that I picked on my recent trip to NYC, my favorite city to dig for records. From jazz to hip hop, house to soul, a balanced batch as you’re already accustomed to on …

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Exclusive Preview
Hip-Hop

Exclusive Premiere: Rich Garvey & Ackryte “Compliment”

“Onyx Gemstone” is the new EP from Minneapolis based, Liberian born rapper Rich Garvey. The 5 song project is produced the talented and enigmatic producer Ackryte (Cascade Records, HW&W). Aesthetically speaking, “Onyx Gemstone” would be described as Lo-fi boom bap soul. Ackryte employs a collage of samples to create a …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop Soul & Funk

Amp Fiddler “Amp Dog Knights” (Mahogani Music)

via Bandcamp: For his fourth studio album, Amp Fiddler returns to fellow Detroit native Moodymann’s Mahogani Music for “Amp Dog Knights”, a suite of 13 tracks A&R’ed and co-curated with the house & techno luminary. It was recorded at his “Camp Amp” studio basement in Detroit, another chance to catch …

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Boom Music
Eclectic Electronic Hip-Hop Jazz

BOOM MUSIC – Show #37 (Hosted by Colectivo Futuro)

Episode 37 from CF HQ is another guest-less transmission hosted by Miguel and Oliver, opening with a Chicago tribute as inspired by the ChicagoXLondon series of events happening at Total Refreshment Centre last week. Hosted by EZH Mag and International Anthem, the series of events sought to create “a platform …

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Future Classics
Beats Hip-Hop

Miles Bonny “Let It Out EP” (Bastard Jazz)

via Bastard Jazz: What started out as a simple email exchange between a young, hungry beatmaker and a seasoned player in the worlds of jazz and midwestern indie hip-hop, has resulted in a vibrant record nearly a decade in the making. On one side of “Let It Out” sits Miles …

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