Articles by: Jay Mcdougall

Music

Are you taking the piss? – Gi3mo releases new video for ‘Seat Down’

Are you taking the piss? – Gi3mo releases new video for ‘Seat Down’

As Gi3mo said himself, there appears to be very little bad rap music coming out of Brighton at the moment. The standard has definitely risen since this time two years ago. The main thing that really separates Brighton’s hip hop community from that of other cities is that our sense // Read More

by × June 10, 2014 ×

Interviews

Roska (Credit: Rinse FM)

Rinse FM’s Roska thinks that Brighton has the best crowds

A few weeks ago we were invited down to Standard Jam’s latest event, which featured two of the UK’s most progressive and influential DJs. One of those present was Rinse FM’s Roska.

by × June 9, 2014 ×

Reviews

The inevitable return of 50 Cent – Our review of ‘Animal Ambition’.

The inevitable return of 50 Cent – Our review of ‘Animal Ambition’.

It has been a long time since I anticipated an album so highly. In my youth 50 Cent was just one of the people you listened to, it wasn’t a matter of choice you just did. After a definite lull in quality over the last few years however, Curtis Jackson // Read More

by × June 6, 2014 ×

Reviews

‘An Exceptional Standard’ – Standard Jam Presents: Roska/Dismantle

‘An Exceptional Standard’ – Standard Jam Presents: Roska/Dismantle

Overall, this was a highly pleasing event to have been invited to attend. Despite a few technical issues which we will get into a little later, the event ran smoothly and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. The event was moderately busy from the moment we arrived at around 11:45. To // Read More

by × May 28, 2014 ×

Reviews

Deadbeat – Good 2 Me – Review

Deadbeat – Good 2 Me – Review

Brighton’s Bassline scene seems to be growing more rapidly every day despite having any multitude in Bassline based events. This means that the scene is being fuelled by the DJ’s and Producers alone! Deadbeat is one of those Producers and he has recently confirmed the release of his debut EP // Read More

by × May 27, 2014 ×

Reviews

High Pitched Hell – Our  review of Blu’s “Good To Be Home”

High Pitched Hell – Our review of Blu’s “Good To Be Home”

Blu is a name we constantly hear resonating around the US Hip Hop workings, yet unfortunately he has never seemed to be given the ultra-break that the likes of the incredible 2 Chainz has. Blu’s intricately polished flow and lyricism places very near the top of tree usually, but ‘Good // Read More

by × May 23, 2014 ×

Reviews

Gary Guttersnypes (One Point Five) – Yet another great release from Gi3MO

Gary Guttersnypes (One Point Five) – Yet another great release from Gi3MO

When it comes to releasing regular and consistently creative material, there are few hip hop acts in the UK that can really ride with Gi3mo. Not long after ‘The Tales of Gary Guttersnypes’, the Brighton based rapper has reappeared with another 8 track LP, this time entitled ‘Gary Guttersnypes: One // Read More

by × May 16, 2014 ×

What's On

Boom Bap Festival – Preview

Boom Bap Festival – Preview

On the 10th of July through to the 13th, The UK’s biggest independent Hip Hop festival is back for its third year. ‘Boom Bap Festival’ has been one of the most rapidly growing events in the UK since its birth in 2012 and they don’t seem to have any plans // Read More

by × May 15, 2014 ×

Reviews

Rising Stars EP – Review

Rising Stars EP – Review

U Wot Blud are one of the most rapidly growing Bass music labels in the UK, both in terms of their roster and number of quality releases. Their most recent project is a conglomeration of four of the South’s fastest upcoming Bassline and House producers. Pav, Albzzy, Forbid and Drone // Read More

by × May 8, 2014 ×