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Prescribing aural remedies for the revellers of London’s nightlife is Spin Doctor’s speciality. We caught up with one of the “kings of the capital’s hip-hop scene” for a chat.
Alice has an extensive chat with Rick Ross, the general manager of seminal west coast hip-hop label Delicious Vinyl.
Alice meets up for a chat with hip hop legend Fatlip (The Pharcyde) at Delicious Vinyl in Los Angeles, California.
Alice takes us through the sights and sounds of California and says farewell to the West Coast before she embarks on her journey back to our murky shores.
Alice catches up with Zzyzzx in LA, a hip hop father and son duo comprised of legendary emcee Mellow Man Ace, the Godfather of Latin hip-hop, and teenage protégé Cazal Organism
As fate would have it, the very night I got to LA earlier this month my boy Rob Swift of the X-Ecutioners was playing an intimate show at the Grand Star Jazz Club downtown. So, hot off a flight from SF, we ventured deep into the heart of Chinatown to catch Rob performing some of his intense scratching skills before a completely mesmerised crowd.
Soothing and stimulating at the same time – hip hop blended jazz with electronic frosting and sprinkles of just about anything; the music of Robert Glasper satiates just about any musical appetite – and, is truly beautiful.
Lostribe, the West-Coast group made up of producer JustLuv and vocalist Agustus ThElephant, just released their latest album ‘Sophie’ in the UK – think smooth hip hop laced with experimental electronic production and features from the likes of Talib Kweli and Gift of Gab. To me, the album sounds like what I imagine Prefuse 73 could do if they were given an attention span and made full vocal tracks (which, is something I’ve always yearned for…) So I’d recommend checking it out.
Earlier this month the French fashion Mecca Galeries Lafayette held the second ‘La Mode C’est Vous’, taking over the Boulevard Haussman in the centre of Paris for the world’s biggest fashion show. Stylish members of the public were invited to celebrate the distinct personalities of the four fashion capitals of the world…
True music, the kind that has a life of its own and just seems bigger than you or anything you’ve known, can be entirely intoxicating. And producer/ dj/ host/ all-round superman of the UK scene The Last Skeptik is a musician who seems to me to be crazy drunk on music.