LISTED REVIEWS

The 78ers
The 78ers People Of Today Mello Music Group • 2014

‘People Of Today’ is a collage of observations: social commentary, random musings about everyday events, moral shifts and human behaviour. Although this album deals with today’s generation, we dare to say The 1978ers made a time document.

POSTED 11|18|2014
The Black Opera
The Black Opera The Great Year Mello Music Group • 2014

The world ain’t no pretty place. Gloomy, pitch black synthesizers tinge like a threatening thunder sky. Steady drums pre-echo the clicking hoofs of the Apocalypse’s horses.

POSTED 11|04|2014
Tunnel Movement
Tunnel Movement Overlooked Just Listen • 2014

The record is a showcase of raw, hungry rhymes. Rough voices that dance to rigid drums and melodic samples. Introspective, from the heart and with passion.

POSTED 10|20|2014
Open Mike Eagle
Open Mike Eagle Dark Comedy Mello Music Group • 2014

The record showcases the art rapper’s unique style,wayward pen, and key ability to create a world with words.

POSTED 08|22|2014
Amp Live
Amp Live Headphone Concerto Plug Research • 2014

String, brass and woodwind never sounded more contemporary than on ‘Headphone Concerto’.

POSTED 08|22|2014
Nocando
Nocando Jimmy The Burnout Hellfyre Club • 2014

Besides coolness there’s stress. Besides the bragging there’s uncertainty. What’s great about this record is the duality, the schizophrenic mood that mellows through.

POSTED 04|18|2014
The Grouch & Eligh
The Grouch & Eligh The Tortoise And The Crow LLE • 2014

Listening to rappers rappin about getting drunk and stoned gets boring after a while, right? 'Sober is the new cool', as The Grouch predicted a few years ago. Call us dull, but rappin about a garden has something adventurous.

POSTED 03|07|2014
Danny Brown
Danny Brown Concert Review Botanique Brussels • 28.02.2014

Much as his style, this performance too, was different than most other rapper’s: he interacts poorly with the audience and does no biss songs. Didn’t he enjoy himself? Did he rather go and party with the crowd instead of being on stage -like he said himself?

POSTED 03|02|2014
Dag Savage (Exile & Johaz)
Dag Savage (Exile & Johaz) E & J Dirty Science • 2014

We expected a firm album, hence both artists fortes and the quality of the E&J singles and video's that were already released. But still both West Coast manage to surprise us. Their first full length is a winning combination.

POSTED 02|17|2014
The Regiment
The Regiment Live From The Coney Island Soul Tools • 2014

The ‘Coney Island’ from the title is a restaurant run by Greek immigrants who made something out of nothing. The Motor City might’ve lost some of its horse power, but the American dream still lives in the there.

POSTED 01|31|2014
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