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RARE EARTH : The Avalanches Interview

I often get asked how I fell so in love with hip-hop; it’s not what people expect me to say when asked about my tastes and profession. I didn’t exactly grow up surrounded by the music or culture – I grew up in Leicester, U.K. – and for the most part it wasn’t the music […]

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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 […]

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Reachin’ Mixtape

In case you missed it! Last month we dropped a mix to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Digable Planets’ 1993 debut LP Reachin’ as part of the Wax Poetics x WhoSampled mix series. I always love Chris’ mixtapes .. the way he puts it all together – original sample material, album tracks, alternative versions, interview snippets, etc. – just […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Wax Poetics x Le Pigalle w/ Jon 1st

For the December edition of our Wax Poetics residency at Le Pigalle, I am super psyched to have the homie Jon 1st coming over to Paris to spin a very special hip-hop set .. Come boogie! Saturday, December 2, 2017 10PM – 2AM Free Entry Le Pigalle 9 Rue Frochot Paris, France 75009

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Wax Poetics x Le Pigalle w/ Madame Ette & Meliss Witt

Following on from the first Wax Poetics party in Paris back in June, I’m excited to kick off a monthly residency with Le Pigalle every first Saturday. Each month I get to invite guest DJs and friends of the magazine to get down and spin the dopest ‘ish. Expect to hear expertly selected hip-hop, funk, soul, disco, and […]

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The After Dark Mixtape

  I originally intended to drop this one in the run up to the Wax Poetics After Dark party at Le Pigalle in Paris, but, sometimes shit happens and sometimes flower pots fall on laptops and mixtapes get lost. In my opinion it’s never too late for good music to circulate though, so, am excited […]

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Mecca and the Soul Brother Mixtape

  I remember falling in love so hard when I bought Mecca and the Soul Brother (shout out Rockaboom in Leicester, U.K.!) back when I was a teenager just like it was yesterday. Pete Rock’s production in tandem with CL Smooth’s rap style was perfection: the drums, the rolling rhyme flows, those sublime teasing interludes…  Everything sounded […]

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Record Rundown with Nanna.B

  I first met Nanna.B at the old Delicious Vinyl shop on Sunset Boulevard back in 2013, chatting boys and L.A. with our other homegirl Denisse (a.k.a. Girl Is Tough). Now years later, and after many West Coast parties, late night tarot sessions, and deep conversations, I am proud to count Nanna as one of […]