Archive for the ‘Hip Hop’ Category

Naturally 7

By • Feb 23rd, 2009

My first reaction on hearing Naturally 7 do their cover Phil Collins’s “In the Air Tonight” was “Where the hell are the guitars???”. Actually my first reaction was “damn they’re good”. Head over to www.myspace.com/naturally7 and have a listen. The New York based group are all committed Christians and it is from gospel singing that […]



Casual Projects

By • Feb 10th, 2009

Casual Projects are a big band. No not that kind, I mean there are a lot of members – eight of em. Pat Lillicrap – Vocals Muchtar Johnson – Vocals Julian Abrahams – Guitar/Vocals Munro Melano – Keyboards/Vocals Dan Bray – Saxophone/Synths Nick Keeling – Vocals/Synths/Trombone Kane Watters – Bass Yen Nguyen – Drums “Time” […]



Alias – Well Water Black

By • Oct 25th, 2008

Alias is Brendon Whitney,  and Well Water Black is an awesome amalgm of drum machine beat wrangling, real drums and some really captivating vocals. I could probably do with out the rap but it does work as does the bits of guitar that litter this track. Dont get me wrong this is seriously well crafted […]



Highland

By • Aug 5th, 2008

With a name like “Highland” I think I could be forgiven for not expecting a German electronica hip hop band. Add to the country of origin, they rap in english and sing in english, italian and latin. No lack of confusion there – hip hop meets Europop. What is clear though is that they are […]



Grand Analog – Around This Town

By • Mar 27th, 2008

Grand Analog have been classed as “rap ’n’ roll dub and soul”. It’s actually not a bad description. The band is fronted by Odario Williams. Members include Darcy Ataman, Damon Mitchell, Ofield Williams, Alister Johnson and Warren Bray. The thing I like about them is the left of center take on urban music. Head over […]



Anchorsong – Breathe Breathe Me

By • Nov 9th, 2007

Artist: Anchorsong Website: www.myspace.com/anchorsong or anchorsong.com/top.english.html Track Name: Breathe Breathe Me Playback: flash Download?: No Anchorsong is the solo project by Masaaki Yoshida from Tokyo, Japan. He comes from Tokyo’s underground live music scene. Armed with an Akai MPC2000XL and a Korg Triton he builds up the songs layer by layer, right in front of […]



Cmy – The Truth & The Lie

By • Oct 5th, 2007

Artist: Cmy Website: www.myspace.com/cmyjazzda or www.last.fm/music/Cmy Track Name: The Truth & The Lie Playback: mp3/flash Download?: Yes I was wandering through Last-FM and clicking acts at random to see what happened (think of it as musical Russian Roulette… you never know which one is going to knock you out) and found Polish foggy/jazzy duo: Milton […]