On Katy B's attempt to bridge the gap between underground UK dance music and pop stardom. Peter Holslin tells you why.
There's always been a weird uncanny valley effect to Murlo's music where South and East Asian tonalities and instruments collide to create world music from a country that doesn't really exist.
We’re living in the Golden Age of Son Raw No “1 DJ and 1 MC” nostalgia here – strictly up to the minute vibrations. While I’m a big fan of the adlibs, multiple flows and harmonizing that go on in contemporary Hip-Hop, there’s a tangible energy that you only get through live rapping and hour […]
Son Raw is the rap Bill Murray. No, this isn’t groundhog’s day – I wrote about this combination a few months back but like The Low End Theory and Autonomic Podcasts, when these crews hit Rinse it’s always worth a mention.  Dusk & Blackdown returned to radio after another extended absence, but while the irregularity […]
Son Raw experienced this mix at a rate of 7 bruck outs per song. Both Mumdance and Wen have had banner years, with the former reinventing his drum-machine heavy sound in collaboration with Logos, Pinch and Mao and the later practically inventing his own hybrid form combining Dubstep’s darkness, Grime’ urban aggression and Funky’s slink. […]
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Boxed takeover Rinse October 3, 2013
Son Raw can’t be boxed in. How can you tell if a Pirate Radio show is relevant? Well if the 90% of the Twitter shout outs are to producers huddling in front of their radios to hear new tunes and the other 10% are me, chances are you’ve hit a winner. Last Sunday’s Boxed takeover […]
Son Raw tried, he really did. Because I’d rather post a 7 year old radio session than review the new Skream single. What can I say,  I rate rap music ’cause I never dug disco. Download link and a Mala and Pokes live set from Fabric after the jump for the archeologists out there.
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 […]
Son Raw: does whatever a spider can. Slackk: Eskimo enthusiast, purveyor of thickly accented radio chatter, arachnophile. I’ve already said my piece regarding the music he’s been playing on Rinse, but he’s recorded another session so I’m compelled to repeat myself: these beats are great and you can download two hours of music for free. […]
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It’s Son Raw, again, he’ll turn up with a fat on again. Butterz on Rinse: half short and twice strong. Though the crew’s radio presence has once again folded into Elijah & Skilliam’s flagship show (with alternating hosts Royal-T and Swindle), this week’s episode definitely qualifies as a must-listen and a potent reminder that they’re […]