8 Reasons why you should be listening to The Manor.

A year after releasing their acclaimed album Don’t Do What We Did, London trio, The Manor (Johnny Dutch, Scotty Stacks and Danny Graft), have managed to pull themselves from the brink of self-imposed retirement to a rather established spot among the flourishing UK Urban hopefuls. Even though I’ve just labelled the three, they’re defining characteristic is their…

The changing landscape of Ca(ytra)nada

99.9% was Kaytranada’s debut album, but only the tip of the iceberg in terms of the Canadian producer’s potential influence on the musical world. It’s not far-fetched, from a foreigner’s perspective, to say that Canada is currently undergoing a cultural upheaval. The NHL Playoffs are without a Canadian for the first time in 46 years….

Lunch with Blonde.

The strangely welcoming moniker of Blonde is one that oddly suits the Bristol duo of Jacob Manson and Adam Englefield. Despite the fact that only Adam is Blonde and that there are no hair or hair-colour related references in any of their deliciously tropical anthems, the simple name somehow encapsulates the ‘feel good’ vibes that…

An open letter to Drake.

As one of the most polarizing figures in not only Hip-Hop, but music as a whole, Drake has been an enigmatic figure in my life as a fan. After years of his music my personal jury is still out as to whether I can truly say I like him and his music or not, the…