PRINCE: pioneer of American music, dies aged 57

April 21, 2016 0

The unique and endlessly creative artist Prince has died at his Paisley Park home, outside Minneapolis, aged 57, leaving behind him a gaping hole in musical genres as diverse as R&B, rock, funk and pop. […]


Remembering Gangsta Rap Pioneer Eazy-E

April 20, 2016 0

For Eazy-E, the concept of gangsta rap was fully formed in his mind. By 1986, the genre, which nobody then called “gang­sta rap” (“reality rap,” please) had begun to sprout in L.A. by way of […]


Skepta: Pharrell’s blessed me

April 19, 2016 0

Yesterday on Beats 1 Zane Lowe interviewed Skepta and premiered new songs from Twin Peaks and Lonely The Brave. World First: Lonely The Brave ‘Rattlesnakes’ Zane talks to Skepta about his big year and whats […]


Zayn: Mind of Mine CD review

April 19, 2016 0

Over the past half decade, R&B has increasingly staggered off the dancefloor in a daze, landing on expensive soft furnishings to stare into an empty glass. The man mostly – but not exclusively – responsible […]