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DE LA SOUL | LIVE REVIEW

DE LA SOUL | LIVE REVIEW Tramshed, Cardiff, Sat 4th March   The fathers of alternative rap and the funkiest samplers known to the hip-hop genre performed to a sold-out venue on a night wholly focused on De La Soul’s three decades of recording and performing. The group take a lot of influence from jazz, […]

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MODULAR | CLUB PREVIEW

MODULAR | CLUB PREVIEW The Angel Inn, Aberystwyth, Fri 17 Feb The third instalment of Aberystwyth’s very own independent techno event, Modular, arrives this Friday. For a relatively small seaside town in mid-Wales, this is a unique enterprise. Solely run by a collective of producers and DJs, some are often referred to as the “Techno […]

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KRS-ONE | LIVE REVIEW

KRS-ONE | LIVE REVIEW   Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Thurs 9 Feb A hugely anticipated hip-hop event took place in Cardiff last week as KRS-One – aka The Blastmaster or Teacha – found himself in Wales for the first time. It became evident by the demographic of the crowd that KRS-One’s performance had been awaited […]

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WILEY | LIVE REVIEW

WILEY | LIVE REVIEW   Y Plas, Cardiff University Students Union, Sun 5 Feb A rare Cardiff appearance from an artist who was present at the founding of the genre he performs in. Grime sprang from garage and dancehall origins and Wiley, arguably more than any other figure, helped transform the scene into what it […]