Brad Beatson is Grand like Puba Treated in black and white, this documentary chronicles the duo of DJ Rashad and DJ Spinn during a trip to Mexico as they find kush, encounter Spanish slang and gain intimate knowledge of the Monterrey sewage system. TEKLife is and will always be the best life.
Son Raw’s in the fast lane. I spend most of my time here writing about Grime out of personal interest, but let there be no doubt that over on the other side of the Atlantic, Juke/Footwork is just as vital a musical form. In addition to its revitalizing impact on Drum & Bass and foundational […]
Son Raw has gone through 150+ war dubs this week. Please stop. In case I haven’t made it obvious, Visionist is a shoe-in for my producer of the year. Equally beloved by Grime’s new wave and the amorphous East Coast beat scene coalescing around acts like Nguzunguzu and Fatima Al Qadiri, he’s slowly developed his […]
Son Raw wants to know why you smoking reggie? It’s impossible to listen to the music DJs Rashad, Spinn and Earl are making these days without making connections. Connections to the records they sample – 90s Hip-Hop classics like Lyrics to Go,  Luchini and C.R.E.A.M get atomized and accelerated along with the classic soul platters Chicago […]
Adam Wray is in Berlin. As S. Combs once said: you can hate him now. It’s a wonderful time to be an avid footwork fan. As the 15-year plus genre matures and its popularity grows globally, its core artists are pushing the sound upwards and outwards while settling deeper into their own unique styles. DJ […]
Son Raw is posting bare videos. We are in rap’s reductionist phrase: less words per bar, simpler beats and atomized ideas re-arranged into near infinite combinations.  Footwork maestros Rashad and Spinn know this and abide: if rappers ain’t saying nothing there’s no reason to listen to a whole verse when you can loop the best […]
DJ Rashad gives no fucks June 17, 2013
Son Raw bumps jams like this before breakfast. I have just been informed that DJ Rashad, in fact, gives no fucks. This goes against previous counts that placed the number of fucks given as slightly higher than zero, so we should all breathe a sigh of relief now that this egregious error has been corrected. […]
These haters can’t hold Son Raw back. You’ve gotta love Hyperdub. It would be all too easy to sit back and count stacks every time Burial drops a new single, but so far, the label has all but avoided the easy path, searching far and wide for artists as likely to confound as to engage. […]
Hesk – At Night October 29, 2012
Son Raw could use more heartbroken Juke n’ B right now Much like The Biz, Hesk never sleeps. Even while on vacay in his native Netherlands and smoking the finest of ganjes, he still finds the time to drop some limited downloads for the Footwork massive. At Night flips a soulful R&B sample into dream-pop […]
Hesk & Paveun React October 8, 2012
Son Raw strongly identifies with this video. The underground music media does an absolutely horrible job of representing Montreal to the outside world. Whether it’s promoting hirsute and impish non-factors or confusing acts at hi-concept techno-tourist festivals* for stuff that gets played here on a regular basis, any coverage this city receives promotes a distorted […]