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Stream: 12 Inches Sessions

In the show they put two artists who don’t know eachother in one room. They meet in the morning and at the end of the day they need to finish one track. The cameras keep track of the process, which results in a short episode for each session.
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Interview: Pat D & Lady Paradox

British producer Pat D and lyricist Lady Paradox release their second collaborative album on December 8th: ‘Soulscapes & Jazz Breaks’. The album has a live twist of Hip Hop, Jazz and Soul and features several live singers, instruments and artists. A very fresh effort from the UK, so reason enough to talk with the artists “who provide that Soul in your smile and that Jazz in your step”!
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News: EP with Raashan Ahmad, Othello, Freddie Joachim & More

Mellow Orange recently released a brand new EP called ‘Last Resort’. The record, inspired by artists who stay true to the art and do what they do best, features artists such as Raashan Ahmad (Crown City Rockers), Othello & Braille (Lightheaded), Freddie Joachim, Jacewon and more.
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Video: Secondhand Sureshots Documentary

A very interesting concept by Stones Throw Records and Dublab: They sent beatmakers Daedelus, Nobody, J.Rocc and Ras G on a hunt for records in Los Angeles. Directors Bryan “Morpho” Younce and Mark “Frosty” McNeill filmed their crate digging tour in a two hours long documentary.
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Uncommon Approach: “Who is this guy?”

I’ve written about 4 or 5 of these “Uncommon Approach” ‘s now. I really dove into it but dove in so fast that it occured to me that some people might be into what I’m saying (or not) and really have no idea who I am or why they should even read anything I say.
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Video: Muhsinah -The Oscillations: Triangle Teaser

“Singer, producer, vigilante, lover and dreamer” Muhsinah will release her new album ‘The Oscillations: Triangle’ on December 1st.
The album will include productions by Oddisee, Flying Lotus, Exile, Mike Slott and more. Check out the fresh promotional teaser for the album.
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Article: How Are You Listening? (Part 1)

The days of Radio Raheem are over, unfortunately. Carrying around a giant D battery powered boombox everywhere you go is about as impractical as taking a desktop computer where ever you go in a suitcase. The boombox was and is an icon of hip hop, even if just in images. Regardless of the cool factor, technology and convenience caught up with the boombox and rendered it obsolete. Do we really miss it?