Rhythm and Roots

Beat Making Lab

Beat Making Lab is a brilliantly simple and stylishly executed idea bringing electronic music education to communities around the world. Though the lab initially started as a music production course at the University, it has since been transformed into… Read More

World Hip-Hop Women

This first appeared in The Guardian’s African Network at the end of January. Presented by US based media/social change platform Nomadic Wax, the World Hip-Hop Women Mixtape is a global journey taking in some of the most stellar and… Read More

DJ iZem – EP2

Lisbon based French producer DJ iZem has been quietly bubbling away over the past couple of years as a producer on the rise. The few tracks and remixes that he has released have demonstrated a talented artist with… Read More

Musical migrations: Cholos in Japan

Culture moves in mysterious ways. The Huffington Post this week ran a little feature on the presence of Mexican-American chicano or cholo culture, music, fashion and lifestlye in Japan. Its beginnings can apparently be traced to the emergence of lowrider culture (Lowrider magazine has… Read More

Sunday Songs

Here in Amsterdam the sun is shining and summer is finally here (at least for a weekend). To celebrate here is a little playlist of some sunny, Sunday songs: Share this

Débruit – From the Horizon (Civil Music – 4th June)

I have only recently started exploring his productions but I am quickly becoming a big fan of French producer Débruit. Though his name seems to have been around for a while, On the Horizon, is his first full length album…. Read More

Rhythm & Roots Mix – Volume XII

[vodpod id=ExternalVideo.1016775&w=425&h=350&fv=] Spring is here and, as ever, the internet is awash with inspiring and foot waggling tunes from each corner of the globe. Our 12th (time flies!) Rhythm & Roots mix is a good ‘un and is… Read More

Label Spotlight – Error Broadcast

For our fifth Label Spotlight, we catch up with Sven Swift, co-founder of 21st century mind-melting beats label Error Broadcast. Formed in 2008, the label has since become one of the “go-to places” for fresh, exciting “beat music”, bringing together an… Read More

Soosh – SoFar EP (Fremdtunes)

Gloopy, undersea vocals cut into pieces, swirling synths, sunshine chords and a hint of Dilla-hop or “Dreamhop”. That is one way to describe Glaswegian producer Soosh’s music. Following on from his self-titled EP, SoFar, released through Dutch label… Read More

Freaky Fridays: Colombia’s El Freaky Colectivo

I have been hearing a lot of hype of late about Colombia’s Freaky Colectivo (mainly due to some tireless Twitter PRing!) and it seems the team of DJs/producers (@andreshaq @djmikestyle @kmmy_ranks @fatsugardaddy) are the ones to look to for futuristic tropical heat in… Read More