Southsiders 2020 Album of the Year Lists

Southsiders 2020 Album of the Year Lists

While 2020 will go down in history as one of the most devastating and socially destructive years in living memory, it must be said that, through the horrors, hip-hop had an excellent year, producing some stellar albums that will also go down in history. Whether the pandemic directly influenced this creativity with artists forced to [...]

DOOM Radio Tribute

DOOM Radio Tribute

In collaboration with our friends at The Sound Lab, the SOUTHSIDERS crew recently got together to pay tribute to the one and only supervillain, MF DOOM. The two-hour retrospective - hosted on Glasgow's renowned Clyde Built Radio - showcases a selection of Daniel Dumile's finest work, sharing memories and melodies, as well as vocal contributions [...]

Southsiders: 2020 Halfway Looks

Southsiders: 2020 Halfway Looks

Yeah, admittedly we’re a bit late to the game with this years half year round-up but as you are no doubt all aware, 2020 has been an interesting year, both for hip hop and for the wider world. As such, we’ve spent some time in the middle of this year to just take a breath, [...]

Behind The Scenes of Hip-Hop – An Interview with Safiya Mae Lewis

Behind The Scenes of Hip-Hop – An Interview with Safiya Mae Lewis

Safiya Mae Lewis is a veteran of the music industry. During her time, she has organised tours and held events for some of the most well-known names in the industry, from Puff and Jay-Z to Method Man and Ghostface. We sat down with her to explore what it’s like to manage such big names and [...]

Quarantine Quandaries – Vinyl

Quarantine Quandaries – Vinyl

As I write this the world is on lock-down. Quarantine is in effect and the world seems to be grinding to a halt as we try to carry on daily life amid a truly global pandemic. In light of that I find myself given more time at home, inside. And despite everything that is ongoing, [...]

LOVE LETTER TO A CLASSIC: CANNIBAL OX – THE COLD VEIN

LOVE LETTER TO A CLASSIC: CANNIBAL OX – THE COLD VEIN

Have you ever noticed when you’re insufferably cold, it’s all you can think about?  The body clenches and stutters in freezing temperatures, the mind craves warmth and refuge. Pieces of music often elicit flickers of emotion, gently reviving impulses and thought trains - however, rarely do they conjure fully-fleshed feelings of constant urgency; of survival.But [...]

Mac Miller – Circles [Warner Records]

Mac Miller – Circles [Warner Records]

It became hard for me to reconcile excitement for this Mac Miller project. I knew that it was potentially the full stop on a tremendously diverse musical career which has seen me through my twenties. That battle inside me manifested between the forces of palpable anticipation and a melancholic hesitation both reigning blows on one [...]