It has been said that everybody has one great book in them. Many of these books are perhaps best left inside the heads of their respective authors, and only a small minority of these literary litany who will ever see their novel on the shelf.
First published in Clash. The core components of the hip hop holy trinity – comprising graffiti, breakdance, and the complementary skills of the DJ and MC – have long been understood. Integral to each of these elements however are a slew of other skills. Crate digging – or the sourcing of records – whether for sampling, DJ’ing or simply to satisfy a gap in a record collection, remains something of a dark art.
First appeared in iDJ Magazine. The nineties proved a confusing time for the dance music connoisseur, what with already slippery genres managing to morph into something new in the few short seconds between lifting a twelve from the racks and making it to the counter of the local record store. As trip replaced hip, so the entire rave movement disappeared without a whistle – an entire generation seeing hardcore for what it truly was, an […]