LISTED REVIEWS

Amp Live
Amp Live Headphone Concerto Plug Research • 2014

String, brass and woodwind never sounded more contemporary than on ‘Headphone Concerto’.

POSTED 08|22|2014
Nocando
Nocando Jimmy The Burnout Hellfyre Club • 2014

Besides coolness there’s stress. Besides the bragging there’s uncertainty. What’s great about this record is the duality, the schizophrenic mood that mellows through.

POSTED 04|18|2014
The Grouch & Eligh
The Grouch & Eligh The Tortoise And The Crow LLE • 2014

Listening to rappers rappin about getting drunk and stoned gets boring after a while, right? 'Sober is the new cool', as The Grouch predicted a few years ago. Call us dull, but rappin about a garden has something adventurous.

POSTED 03|07|2014
Danny Brown
Danny Brown Concert Review Botanique Brussels • 28.02.2014

Much as his style, this performance too, was different than most other rapper’s: he interacts poorly with the audience and does no biss songs. Didn’t he enjoy himself? Did he rather go and party with the crowd instead of being on stage -like he said himself?

POSTED 03|02|2014
Dag Savage (Exile & Johaz)
Dag Savage (Exile & Johaz) E & J Dirty Science • 2014

We expected a firm album, hence both artists fortes and the quality of the E&J singles and video's that were already released. But still both West Coast manage to surprise us. Their first full length is a winning combination.

POSTED 02|17|2014
The Regiment
The Regiment Live From The Coney Island Soul Tools • 2014

The ‘Coney Island’ from the title is a restaurant run by Greek immigrants who made something out of nothing. The Motor City might’ve lost some of its horse power, but the American dream still lives in the there.

POSTED 01|31|2014
Jonwayne
Jonwayne Concert Review AB Brussels • 20.01.2014

Despite being a relatively new name in the game, the Brussels show had been sold out for a week. On what’s scientifically proven to be the calendar year’s most depressing day, no less...

POSTED 01|30|2014
Ray West & OC
Ray West & OC Ray's Cafe Red Apples 45 • 2014

'I've been grimey, but that's not my style', OC admits. Well, we wouldn't have thought it when we heard 'War Games', we should have guessed it when we heard 'Stronjay'.

POSTED 01|28|2014
One Dae
One Dae Daes & Times Coalmine Records • 2013

As One Dae states: 'Daes & Times' is 'the prequel to my career.' His debut is finally out, now he can go ahead. You might've forgotten him by next week, but you'll come across his name and music in the future again. Because after all, he knows how to battle.

POSTED 01|09|2014
Asheru
Asheru Sleepless In Soweto Guerilla Arts Ink • 2013

Musically, 'Sleepless In Soweto' is a colourful melange. It has its roots in African rhythms (think Plunky & Oneness of JuJu, think Fela Kuti), old school breaks, and soul.

POSTED 11|27|2013
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