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2.18.17

Clyde Stubblefield, Most Sampled Drummer in Hip-Hop, Dead at 73

"The spirit of the greatest grace note left hand snare drummer will live on thru all of us," Questlove wrote in tribute.

7.13.16

The Unavoidable Sadness of the Race Beat

As a black writer, going on the internet feels like visiting a virtual graveyard.

4.13.16

Jameszoo's Strange, Funky Debut Doesn't Fit in Anywhere, and That's the Point

Mitchel van Dinther's music sounds like a bedroom producer’s take on jazz: layered and obsessive with flashes of brilliance. Listen to the premiere of "Flu" featuring Arthur Verocai.

12.9.14

Why It's So Hard to Talk About Male Anorexia

I was a teenage boy who thought anorexia was a "girl's problem." I was wrong.

10.6.14

UNiiQU3 is Going on Tour in Australia and We're (Virtually) Tagging Along

The Jersey-club queen is taking things international.

3.31.14

Remembering The 90s With Totems

Totems’ Reuben Winter explores the musical intersection between beat music, classic rave, psychedelic, jungle, footwork, dubstep and hip hop. Who knows what that actually means.

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3.1.08

Literary

We’ve been getting regular visits in print from everybody’s favourite radical-thinking former bodybuilder, ultimate fighter, bouncer, singer and all-round loveable loony tune since he wrote the Vice Guide to Getting Beaten Up for us way back when for...