Articles by: Jake Hawkes

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Knucks and WizzyWow team up and head to Southern France for new song “Cannes”

Knucks and WizzyWow team up and head to Southern France for new song “Cannes”

Knucks started producing music before he was rapping, even making beats for people like Fekky. So what does it take for him to hand over the reins? Two grammy nominations can’t hurt, which is exactly what producer WizzyWow brings to the table. The result can be heard on new track // Read More

by × August 10, 2017 ×

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Animal House at The Hope & Ruin

Animal House at The Hope & Ruin

Australia may not be known for its cowboys, but that news doesn’t seem to have reached the ears of Animal House. The band come on in spurs, stetsons and questionable shirts, firing pound shop pistols and sharing the stage with cacti made from fairy lights. It’s a sight to behold, // Read More

by × August 7, 2017 ×

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Why you should be at AFROPUNK London this weekend

Why you should be at AFROPUNK London this weekend

AFROPUNK may have been held in New York since 2005, but last year was the first time it made the foray across the Atlantic, and into London. As much a political statement as a music festival, the event promises “an eclectic line-up and an audience as diverse as the acts they // Read More

by × July 19, 2017 ×

Articles, Music

10 moments that changed grime forever

10 moments that changed grime forever

With Stormzy’s debut album topping the charts and Boy Better Know headlining The Other Stage at Glastonbury, it’s safe to say that grime is back in a big way. But how did it get from ‘I Luv U’ to ‘Rolex Sweep’ and back again? We’ve picked out ten moments that // Read More

by × July 14, 2017 ×

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Strange Cages ooze out into the light on their new EP “The Cracks”

Strange Cages ooze out into the light on their new EP “The Cracks”

Brighton sleaze-rock connoisseurs Strange Cages have just dropped their new EP “The Cracks”, a slice of psychedelic-meets-psychosis that could happily soundtrack a Hammer Horror reboot. Strange Cages have always borrowed a lot from cult heroes The Cramps, but the selection of tracks on offer here push further away from this // Read More

by × June 26, 2017 ×

Articles, Interviews, Music

Knucks: Meet UK rap’s rising star

Knucks: Meet UK rap’s rising star

Knucks has just come off stage and sat down in what is normally the VIP area of Shoosh, a Brighton nightclub that’s hosting the GRM Daily stage at this year’s Great Escape Festival. Today it’s the backstage area for the artists playing, and instead of champagne in the cooler there’s // Read More

by × June 5, 2017 ×

Articles, Music

20 acts to see at this year’s Great Escape festival (4/4)

20 acts to see at this year’s Great Escape festival (4/4)

The final week of our 20 ones to watch for The Great Escape, and we thought we’d wake you up a bit by suggesting a few more out-there artists to go and see. We can’t promise everyone on this list is good in a conventional sense, but they’re all interesting, // Read More

by × May 17, 2017 ×

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20 acts to see at this year’s Great Escape festival (3/4)

20 acts to see at this year’s Great Escape festival (3/4)

Another week, another five acts. It’s bloody exhausting, isn’t it? But it’s worth it, because all of them are great, so stop complaining. See below for this week’s five, don’t enjoy yourselves too much (but do enjoy yourself a little bit). Salen Salen is a village in Sweden with 652 // Read More

by × May 5, 2017 ×

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20 Acts to see at this year’s Great Escape Festival (2/4)

20 Acts to see at this year’s Great Escape Festival (2/4)

You’ve had a whole week to listen to the five acts we recommended for The Great Escape, so if you’ve done that then well done. If you haven’t then we aren’t angry, we’re just disappointed. But don’t worry, here’s five more you can check out to make up for it! // Read More

by × April 29, 2017 ×