As is the standard in the current state of play, NPR have adapted their much-cherished Tiny Desk performances into a homemade version, which allows the artists to perform from the isolation of their own homes, but also allows us to continue enjoying the kick of seeing them perform. The latest to put on a show is Oddisee, who rounded up his band, Good Company, for a typically compelling performance. It’s in stark contrast to Oddisee’s first foray into the Tiny Desk world, which was five years ago, with only a drummer and keys player in tow. The group throw down five songs, which are all lifted from Oddisee’s recent Odd Cure EP.
Next month Bristol welcomes back High Focus Records for their infamous Summer Block Party. Held in the courtyard of legendary venue, Lakota, for the past few years the event has proven to be a huge success and judging by the summer we are currently experiencing, we could see it reach it new heights this time round. Continue reading “High Focus Block Party: Competition”
Dr Syntax should be a name known to anyone who has followed UK rap at any point during the last 10 years. Since his early days working with the likes of Foreign Beggars, to his more recent success as front man of The Mouse Outfit and his work with Pete Cannon, Syntax has built up a worthy following of fans. I recently had the chance to chat with him before The Mouse Outfit show in Bristol last month. We spoke about how he came to work with Mouse Outfit, where hip hop could be headed and his future plans with Pete Cannon. Continue reading “Dr Syntax: Interview”
Sims recently released his new album and so he dropped into Audiotree to showcase some of the latest material. This is the full session – 37 mins in total – and is a good example of why Sims has always been up there with my favourite indy rappers. Continue reading “Sims: Audiotree Live Session”