The Find Magazine is a global collective of music lovers dedicated to promoting the diffusion of hip hop with jazz, funk, soul, and related genres. We are inspired by the culture of ‘crate digging’ and thus constantly scour the dusty corners of record shops and outskirts of the internet to find the best music and artistry for you. We hold the aesthetics of hip hop culture in high regard.
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Review: Melanin 9 - Magna Carta (2012)

Review: Melanin 9 – Magna Carta (2012)

Funereal and moody, with a conscious approach to street-level topics wrapped in sharp and eloquent wordplay, UK emcee Melanin 9's official debut album, Magna Carta, delivers a mature and serious sound. Inspired by the golden era of hip hop and UK emcees like Blak Twang, Phi Life Cypher and Jehst, Melanin Read more » ...
Grooves & Samples #10: Buddy Rich - The Beat Goes On (1967)

Grooves & Samples #10: Buddy Rich – The Beat Goes On (1967)

Grooves & Samples is a weekly dive into old dusty crates of jazz, funk, soul and beyond. Buddy Rich, bandleader and drummer, is no secret among jazz enthusiasts. With an impressive and prolific career spanning the late 1930s to the 1980s, his style of sharp, fast and precise drumming is Read more » ...
Grooves & Samples #6: Ayers Rock - Moondah (1976)

Grooves & Samples #6: Ayers Rock – Moondah (1976)

Grooves & Samples is a weekly dive into old dusty crates of jazz, funk, soul and beyond. From the first time I heard those opening clapsticks, I was hooked. "Moondah (Beyond)" comes from Melbourne group Ayers Rock's second record, 1976's Beyond, a solid jazzrock and prog release marked by fantastic musicianship Read more » ...
Free Download: Mr. Moods - Strings of Life (2012)

Free Download: Mr. Moods – Strings of Life (2012)

Is it too obvious to say that Mr. Moods lives up to his name? Because if superbly crafted moody instrumentals are your bag, then Mr. Moods' Strings of Life will earn a place on your evening trip-hop playlist somewhere between DJ Krush and Portishead. Read more »
Review: J Dilla - Rebirth of Detroit (2012)

Review: J Dilla – Rebirth of Detroit (2012)

If you’re like me, your cynical-senses tingle when you hear the words “posthumous release”. Its hard to shake the image of label execs rummaging through an artist's tapes for anything remotely sell-able. Thankfully the newest J Dilla release, "Rebirth of Detroit", is no cheap cash-grab. Read more »
News: Iranian rapper under threat of death

News: Iranian rapper under threat of death

"I will never apologise for my art," says Iranian rapper Shahin Najafi, who has been condemned with two fatwas (religious edicts), calling for his murder. He now has a $100000 bounty on his head for releasing a song which Iranian clerics have dubbed blasphemous. The song, Ay Naghi!, released online Read more » ...
Free Download: BoomBaptist - The Lost Files Vol 2. (2012)

Free Download: BoomBaptist – The Lost Files Vol 2. (2012)

Here's a pick-me-up for the weekend, a new beattape from US beat-maker, BoomBaptist! The second of his planned four-part EP release of his early beats, The Lost Files Vol 2 is rough and ready MPC beats are loaded with style, exactly the way we like it.   1. Brazilian Wax Read more » ...
News: Record Store Day 2012

News: Record Store Day 2012

April 21st, 2012 is Record Store Day! A chance to head to your local record store and grab some exclusive goodies! But which stores are taking part? Which bands and emcees are putting out exclusives? What is it for? Well hold on there fella, let The Find walk you through Read more » ...
Interview: Athalia

Interview: Athalia

Buzz-garnering young Melbourne singer Athalia caught up with Mladen from The Find Mag to discuss her upcoming début Thoughtcrimes EP,  her love of underground hiphop, working with international beat-makers, and the story behind that MF Doom mask! Athalia's sultry style is poised to make an impact on the futurebeat scene when Read more » ...
Review: Perry Porter & ICBM - Paper Moon (2012)

Review: Perry Porter & ICBM – Paper Moon (2012)

Paper Moon, the first full-length collaborative album from Sleep Steady's Perry Porter and French producer ICBM feels like it could have been two records. The first is sample-driven from that 2002 conscious-rap style, the other is a more synth oriented and hits a lot harder. Both suit Perry Porter's chilled intonation Read more » ...
Video: Interview with Gordon Gieseking (of Project Mooncircle)

Video: Interview with Gordon Gieseking (of Project Mooncircle)

"The label is the platform, the Artist is everything," says Project: Mooncircle founder Gordon Gieseking in this unembellished interview about balancing business & friendship, the role of a music label amongst digital music platforms, the hype machine driving Stones Throw & Warp Records, and the upsides to illegal downloading. Check out Read more » ...
Free Download: Dibia$e - The Dust Down Under

Free Download: Dibia$e – The Dust Down Under

For a taste-test of his upcoming Australian & New Zealand tour, beat-battle champion Dibia$e has partnered up with MNDSGN & DevonWho to give us this neck-destroying freebie mix. Expect the unexpected: Jittery odd-timed beats with shuffled warbling melodies, stretching the boundaries of the 4/4 hiphop straightjacket. Dibia$e cares not for Read more » ...
Free MP3: Oddisee - Slow it Down

Free MP3: Oddisee – Slow it Down

For your listening pleasure, a couple of free mp3s have been made available from the new Mello Music Group release, 'Self Sacrifice', another fine entry in the Arizona-based Label's approach to hard-hitting yet intelligent and reasoned hiphop. Check out producer/emcee Oddisee's 'Slow it Down', as well as the rest of Read more » ...
News: Portishead's Geoff Barrow releasing Judge Dredd concept album

News: Portishead’s Geoff Barrow releasing Judge Dredd concept album

May 8th sees multi-talented instrumentalist Geoff Barrow of Portishead teaming up with Emmy nominated composer Ben Salisbury to release 'Drokk', a concept album inspired by comic book future-law-enforcer Judge Dredd. Fortuitously to be released in time to drum up interest in this year's upcoming Judge Dredd film (starring Karl Urban Read more » ...
Article: Hip Hop Cinema - 'Urban' Dance Movies (2001-2012)

Article: Hip Hop Cinema – ‘Urban’ Dance Movies (2001-2012)

Throw a rock in a dvd store and you’ll probably hit an ‘urban’ dance movie. With films like ‘Step Up’ and ‘You Got Served’, break-dancing saw a second popular resurgence in mainstream film. But how should we really feel about this mutated sub-genre which sullies the good name of hip Read more » ...
Mix: Purge+audit - Futures Past (2012)

Mix: Purge+audit – Futures Past (2012)

Sit back and strap in as Purge+audit takes you on a tripped out journey through the Kosmos. A Moog-y mix of retro grooves, psychedelic bass and way-out synths of the SPACE and SCI-FI concept albums of the 60s/70s.  A long-time lover of all things Science Fiction, The Find contributor Purge+audit hand picks some Read more » ...
Free Download: Chu - Messychops (2012)

Free Download: Chu – Messychops (2012)

Fresh new beat tape from up-and-coming Western Australian beat maker, Chu. Big funky fresh summer vibes, a taste of home for the ex-pats celebrating Australia Day today around the world! Tight cuts, punchy beats, and deft sampling over twenty free tracks. Read more »
Review: Krate Krusaders - When the Needle Drops (2012)

Review: Krate Krusaders – When the Needle Drops (2012)

There’s a lot to admire in the workman-like attitude and banging hip hop beats of UK production duo Krate Krusaders’ second release “When the Needle Drops”, even if it serves better as an introduction to the many featured Read more »
News: "The living nightmare of dealing with Mos Def" for tour promoter Sam Speaight

News: “The living nightmare of dealing with Mos Def” for tour promoter Sam Speaight

Mos Def's disastrous 2011 Australian tour was "the worst example of madness and insanity from an international artist that I've ever seen", says burned tour promoter Sam Speaight. In an exclusive interview with Read more »
Article: Hip Hop Cinema - Samurai Champloo (2004-2005)

Article: Hip Hop Cinema – Samurai Champloo (2004-2005)

Upon the recent release of Nujabes' posthumous album, it's an appropriate time to revisit Samurai Champloo, the anachronistic Japanese tv series whose unique blend of Beats and Samurai was a gateway drug for many into the world of 'underground' hip hop. Read more »
Art: Brain Rot - The Hip Hop / Comic Book Connection

Art: Brain Rot – The Hip Hop / Comic Book Connection

What do comic books and hip hop have in common? A whole lot, according to webcomics artist Ed Piskor, who breaks down the surprising similarities between two great 20th century American art forms in his newest comic over at Brainrot. It's wonderful to see Read more »
Review: Amon Tobin - ISAM (2011)

Review: Amon Tobin – ISAM (2011)

In Amon Tobin's own words, "Anyone looking for jazzy breaks should look elsewhere at this point or earlier. It's 2011 folks, welcome to the future." In some regards, his latest release 'Isam' may not actually be drastically different from his earlier releases, but the method and sophistication has certainly grown Read more » ...
Article: Hip Hop Cinema - Bulworth (1998)

Article: Hip Hop Cinema – Bulworth (1998)

Middle-aged white America loves watching goofy middle-aged white actors don baggy clothes, spin their hat backwards, and attempt to 'rap' with 'hilarious' results. Case in point: Warren Beatty's Bulworth (1998). It's a part of how Read more »
Article: Hip Hop Cinema - New Jack City (1991)

Article: Hip Hop Cinema – New Jack City (1991)

1991’s 'New Jack City', a formulaic story of drug kingpin (Wesley Snipes) and the undercover cop trying to take him down (Ice-T), may feel like digging into a time-capsule of music, fashion and social ills, but it also paints a subtle picture of the musical tug of war circa 1990 Read more » ...