MURS, 9TH WONDER & THE SOUL COUNCIL – THE ILIAD IS DEAD AND THE ODYSSEY IS OVER (JAMLA/EMPIRE)

MURS, 9TH WONDER & THE SOUL COUNCIL – THE ILIAD IS DEAD AND THE ODYSSEY IS OVER (JAMLA/EMPIRE)

Musical collaborations tend to go one of two ways – either they become stale over time or they evolve to become richer and deeper than before. Happily for Murs and 9th Wonder, the latter is decidedly the case. It has now been fifteen years since the two first collaborated together on Murs 3:16: The 9th Edition [...]

B. Dolan Interview

B. Dolan Interview

Earlier this year we caught up with Sage Francis about Epic Beard Men’s latest album, This Was Supposed To Be Fun. Now EBM are about to go on their European tour and we sat down with B. Dolan to get the other half of the story on how the album was created. Having reviewed the album [...]

EPIC BEARD MEN – THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE FUN (STRANGE FAMOUS RECORDS)

EPIC BEARD MEN – THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE FUN (STRANGE FAMOUS RECORDS)

Sage and B. Dolan are back for their second official outing as the super-duo Epic Beard Men and this time, with their debut LP, they’re looking to kick back and have fun. Both Sage and Dolan have been in the game for several decades and have earned a hard-core cadre of fans thanks to their [...]

P.O.S – Never Better [Tenth Anniversary Edition] (Rhymesayers Entertainment)

P.O.S – Never Better [Tenth Anniversary Edition] (Rhymesayers Entertainment)

Ten years ago to this day, I put Never Better on for the first time. It seems incredible to say it now but my first reaction was actually slight disappointment. P.O.S had changed his sound, something he would do repeatedly throughout his career, moving away from the raw, punk-infused skittering energy of Ipecac Neat and [...]

Atmosphere Madness – Results and Reflections

Atmosphere Madness – Results and Reflections

Inspired by the recent viral 'Kanye Madness' phenomenon, earlier this month the Southsiders gang got together to do our own, more indie-minded bracket - 'Atmosphere Madness'. 64 tracks, carefully selected from every Atmosphere project up until Mi Vida Local. The 64-song bracket aimed to reflect the entirety of the duo's work, ensuring each aspect of their [...]