Jurassic 5’s Chali 2na’s Top 10 Albums

The American rapper and respected visual artist blazed a trail as a founding member of Jurassic 5. Here, he puts forward his all-time top 10 albums… Run-D.M.C – Tougher Than Leather  “Run-D.M.C solidified my love of the back and forth routines of old. Although the routine of back-and- forth rap was done to perfection by The Cold Crush Brothers and The Furious Five, Run-D.M.C brought … Continue reading Jurassic 5’s Chali 2na’s Top 10 Albums

Seth Lakeman

Seth Lakeman – “why I love Randy Newman…”

As the Mercury-nominated folk songwriter releases a new record commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s voyage to America, he tells Gary Walker about a special album…   This album was lying in my dad’s extensive vinyl collection when I found it. He was a big fan of Randy Newman, and along with Chris De Burgh, I really consider those two the ‘soundtrack to my … Continue reading Seth Lakeman – “why I love Randy Newman…”

The Dandy Warhols on their coronavirus album

The Dandy Warhols were due to head back out on the road this month to play tour dates on the East Coast of the US. Instead, like so many of us, they find themselves bunkered down in Portland and (in drummer Brent’s case) Melbourne, beginning the journey of adjustment to the new living restrictions imposed because of ‘the virus’. “I mean it’s surreal, of course, … Continue reading The Dandy Warhols on their coronavirus album

Mr Scruff on Kraftwerk and his ten choice cuts

With his 31-track DJ Kicks mix out on 27 March, the acclaimed producer and DJ rifles through his collection and picks 10 choice cuts…Kraftwerk’s Computer World? “40 years on since the dawn of the 1980s and this still sounds as fresh as ever. This had such an influence on the young producers who were just getting their hands on newly affordable drum machines and synths. Numbers is the absolute peak of ripply electronic asteroid funk.” Continue reading Mr Scruff on Kraftwerk and his ten choice cuts

Craven Faults on his latest album for The Leaf Label

The true identity of the artist recording under the name Craven Faults is cloaked in secrecy. What we do know, however, is that the modular synth master has released three highly regarded EPs (known collectively as the Lowfold Works Trilogy) and a compelling debut album, Erratics & Unconformities, which hit the racks earlier this year… Continue reading Craven Faults on his latest album for The Leaf Label