Wax Poetics x Le Pigalle w/ The Funky Jems

I first met Melissa and Jennette, aka Melissa Witt and Madame Ette, on a Friday night out in Pigalle. We somehow got chatting at the bar of Le Sans Souci and quickly realised we had heaps in common, especially when it came to records. Rick James, Nu Shooz, Digital Underground, Kate Bush, Prince etc., we […]


Wax Poetics x Le Pigalle w/ Bobafatt

It’s always such a treat getting to bring over my buddies from the U.K. for the Wax Poetics x Le Pigalle soiree, and having the homie Bobafatt here in Paris last month was no exception. I first met Bobby when I was working for Delicious Vinyl, and he was working for Rough Trade, back in […]


Wax Poetics x Le Pigalle w/ DJ Matman

This weekend I had a blast welcoming the homie DJ Matman to Paris for the January edition of my Wax Poetics residency at Le Pigalle. Not only has Matman put together some fine mixtapes for the Wax Poetics x Whosampled series, but, he also edited my video interviews with Prince Paul and Dan the Automator […]


Guest Mix for Rinse France

Last month I was honoured to be invited to put together a guest mix for Rinse France by fellow Le Pigalle resident Onelight. Seeing as it was December and I was on a West End Records binge, my mix ended up being a Larry Levan/Christmas hip-hop song mash up (full tracklist below) – perfect for […]


The Preatures Mixtape for Dazed Digital + Jack Moffitt Q&A

This Spring I was fortunate to work on a little feature for Dazed & Confused, where I asked one of my favourite Australian bands The Preatures to put together a mixtape. Providing an aural glimpse into their world, the mix places contemporary gems alongside classic jams. Check out my write up and interview with Jack […]


Wax Poetics Issue 61 : Bishop Nehru & Soulection

I remember the first time that I bought a copy of Wax Poetics back in 2007. It was the Rick James issue with a feature on New York hip-hop club The Latin Quarter by Brian Coleman. Reading it blew my mind and provided glimpses into a world that inspired me to no end. I never […]

A Tribe Called Quest Mixtape

Earlier this month I worked with my friend Chris Read on a mixtape project to celebrate the 25th anniversary of A Tribe Called Quest’s debut album People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm. The album is my personal favourite from the Tribe oeuvre – I’ve said it numerous times, but there is just something […]


The No Comply Network

I’m a big fan of The No Comply Network . Founded to support and promote the creative talents of those involved in and around skateboarding, No Comply brings together filmmakers, illustrators, musicians, and more, and shines a light on their work. Earlier this month I was stoked to be featured as a member – check out […]

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The Cambridge Companion to Hip-Hop

This Spring sees the publication of my first academic chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Hip-Hop. The Companion, edited by Justin A. Williams, features a wide selection of Hip-Hop oriented essays from an array of contributors including Anthony Kwame Harrison, Adam Haupt, and Chris Tabron. I feel rather honoured to be a part of the […]