On 4th May, Olivia SMurray saw Loyle Carner live at Trinity Arts Centre, Bristol.
Print Music Editor Bryony Gooch reviews Dr.Dre’s orchestral rendition of Dr. Dre’s 2001 .
Memphis Tennessee rap group Three 6 Mafia consists of producer and rapper DJ Paul, rappers Juicy J, Lord Infamous, Koopsta Knicca, Crunchy Black, and Gangsta Boo. The group got its start on the underground rap scene of Memphis in 1990. The method of mass-producing physical cassette tapes in a homemade style, were the tools of […]
Coming hot off of their blistering 2016 record Bottomless Pit, expectations for industrial hip-hop group Death Grips’ sixth album Year of the Snitch were high. From their tech-phobic masterpiece The Money Store, (recorded in 2011 at the height of the Wikileaks scandal) to 2015’s synth-laden trap double EP The Powers that B, the Californian trio have carved out […]
The lyrical genius that is Frank Ocean has never been one to shy away from confronting world issues. In his debut studio album, Channel Orange from 2012, which features an amalgamation of soul, hip hop and R&B, Ocean provides the listeners with the painful processes that are attached to drug taking; what it is like to […]
Back in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, rockstars were known for their outlandish behaviour almost as much as they were known for their music. You could rely on a huge musical act like AC/DC or The Doors to trash their hotel rooms whilst on tour. Post Malone makes note of this fact in his hit […]
10 Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino by Arctic Monkeys After the roaring success of 2013’s sexy but sanitised AM, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino sees the Sheffield rockers returning to creative form with a quieter, meandering album. Absent of any singles with immediate power bar the anthemic ‘Four Out Of Five’, this is a record focusing on the […]
As America rolled into 1993, East Coast hip-hop was coughing and spluttering like a flu patient. Dr Dre’s G-Funk had led a takeover of mainstream hip-hop, with synth-heavy albums like The Chronic and Ice Cube’s AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted near-ubiquitous in clubs and on the charts. True, talent blossomed in the alternative scene with the appearance […]
Alt-J is back, with a dreamy reimagining of their 2017 project, RELAXER, charged with hip-hop, R&B, and escapism. Lomepal, Paigey Cakey, and Rejjie Snow are among an expansive list of features, which showcases different facets of rap, and different languages. This varied, passionate 11-track span succeeds more than it fails, but is equally intriguing and […]
Less than 24 hours after its long-awaited release, DAYTONA was already stoking a fiery reception. The closer, ‘Infrared’, an unusually calm diss track, prompted Drizzy himself to drop an exasperated freestyle in response. But Pusha-T’s chewy putdowns aren’t easy to shake. “How could you ever right these wrongs/ When you don’t even write your songs?”. […]