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Sitting in the Park … with Dan the Automator

Back in the summer when I was bopping around California I had the honour of meeting Dan Nakamura, a.k.a. Dan the Automator, in his hometown of San Francisco. Dan is one of those producers who is behind such a varied array of great music, I’ve often felt as though I am constantly discovering that he […]

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New York 2016

Back in June I was lucky enough to spend a week exploring and hustling in New York. I stayed with my wonderful friend Heather in her beautiful apartment in the West Village and had a rather magical time. How can you not fall in love with NYC? I flew to New York from Los Angeles […]

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Talk Stoop with Prince Paul

Last month I got to catch up with my favourite hip-hop producer, the one and only Prince Paul in Manhattan’s West Village. If you had told seventeen-year-old me this, I probably would have died. There’s a certain risk that comes with meeting one’s heroes, we’re all just human after all, but Paul is one of […]

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De La Soul Stakes Is High 20th Anniversary Mixtape

Earlier this month, De La Soul’s fourth studio album Stakes Is High celebrated it’s twentieth birthday. To mark the occasion – you guessed it – my buddy Chris Read pulled together a sweet mixtape of original sample material, remixes, and album tracks. This one took me on a real trip down memory lane! Read my […]

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Pete Rock & CL Smooth All Souled Out 25th Anniversary Mixtape

The homie Chris Read has crafted yet another super dope mixtape, this time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s debut EP All Souled Out. Originally posted on Wax Poetics here. *   To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s now classic debut All Souled Out, released June 25th, […]

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LA Daze

Palm trees in the wind and pizza by the slice. Catching up with old friends under cloudy skies. Writing by blue swimming pools and pink sunsets behind the hills of Hollywood. Oh Los Angeles, since getting to you earlier this month, time has been flying by too fast.  I’m feeling very lucky to be spending […]

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De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead 25th Anniversary Mixtape

Today is the 25th anniversary of De La Soul’s sophomore album De La Soul Is Dead. I bought De La Soul Is Dead on CD at the formative age of seventeen, and remember listening to it all the goddamn time. It is such a special record, full of hilarious skits and truly dope samples. I’m super excited […]

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Having Big Fun

Propelled by the energies of joy, it is no secret that time takes flight when you are having fun. I love spending time here in California, and, it feels like the past week has somewhat flown by … A lot of dope music has come through my inbox just recently, so I’ve had a mix […]

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Breathe & Stop

I just got back from a pretty magical month in India studying Yoga at a school called Sampoorna. Hot, sunshine infused days were spent practising meditation and asanas amongst the lushest jungle vistas you can imagine. It’s hard to summarise the impact of an experience so removed from one’s usual routine, and I think I’m […]

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Brand Nubian One for All 25th Anniversary Mixtape

Last weekend saw the 25th anniversary of Brand Nubian’s debut album One for All. To mark the occasion, my homie Chris put together this sweet mix of album tracks and original sample material. There are some real gems from the likes of James Brown, Steve Arrington, Kool & the Gang, Earth, Wind & Fire, and […]