Lookin 4 Galt

Lookin 4 Galt

The French documentary-makers Gasface recently embarked on a search for the legendary composer of Hair (& many other classic albums) via the New York Hip Hop community who re-discovered him through sampling. Lookin 4 Galt provides fresh insights into the creative process of some legendary producers and their common affinity...
beats of mind

beats of mind

The initial brief for the Hennessy & Arts & Business-funded October weekend was for there to be a hip hop related act, a talk & film of the gig. With scope to bring over acts from the states. Producers & DJs took precedence over MCs simply as these guys have...
sweeney kovar

sweeney kovar

  I caughtup with California-based blogger/writer/youth worker Andres Reyes (aka sweeney kovar) ahead of the Beats Of Mind weekend during Queen’s Festival, Belfast. Andres was also kind enough to share a recent 45 min mixtape featuring a reflective music industry intro from Quelle Chris and plenty rap and beat exclusives....
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KNX. BUTTRSKOTCH

KNX. BUTTRSKOTCH

For me, the most exciting release this year was an 11minute (actual) beat tape. That may speak as much about the attention span of this listener as much as anything else, but Knxwledge was able to capture more feeling in those eleven 1 minute tracks than some producers could find within a years’ worth of...
T-Woc meets Bass Clef & Hungryghost...

T-Woc meets Bass Clef & Hungryghost…

  The Hungry Ear spoke to Mick Donohoe a.k.a T-Woc just before he jumped into a driving lesson. Like me he is a late comer to the world of cars and actually having a licence for one. He will need it too as he embarks on a relocating mission to Wicklow. He has decided on...
House Shoes-Let It Go album review

House Shoes-Let It Go album review

Let It Go is a near faultless Hip Hop record, in tune with the sound and feel of Tres Records previous output. Being House Shoes’ debut album after close to 2 decades of making beats on a lowkey level, the title feels really appropriate…He’s parting with some truly vintage MPC productions. Shoes is the first...
NOISIER STILL: Defections to Noise within Beats

NOISIER STILL: Defections to Noise within Beats

In the last few years, there has been a resurgence of prolificness in hip-hop. It’s a new bragging right for many of the current generation of talents: I work harder, and here is the irrefutable proof, my phenomenally huge output. It’s been true of many of the blogger’s favourite MCs, but it’s equally true for...
Kutmah Interview

Kutmah Interview

On June the 9th The Hungry Ear were very grateful to welcome back Justin Mcnulty aka Kutmah back to Belfast. Cheers to Dom Small for making that happen! We can’t thank Kutmah enough for the mind expanding and exclusive music he brought with him that night, exposed us to some exclusives from Jeremiah Jae, Jitwam...
The Hungry Ear 003

The Hungry Ear 003

A still suburban Copenhagen background would not have been the setting I might have imagined while listening to the blissfully wonky beats conducted by Jakob Einar la Cour. However on reflection Jakob has a darker side to his beat driven moniker, Zack Christ, in the form of alter ego, Tahlhoff Garten, a much more sinister...
House Shoes On The Beat

House Shoes On The Beat

It’s a reassuring thing when you find out your favourite DJs can produce, and in House Shoes’ case, really damn well. Educated Motor City-rooted Boom Bap productions of the highest calibre…  For those keeping a close eye, Shoes has had Beats for years. Now he’s curated his first album entirely of entirely his own compositions...
Tightface

Tightface

Tightface – Know How now by TheHungryEar Words by: Gus Sutherland Thanks to Tom for the exclusive tune and photos. Tightface’s Treasures of The 5 Boroughs mix was uploaded on One Handed Music label owner Alex Chase’s Soundcloud around a year ago. An audacious concept mix providing an audio journey through New York’s neighbourhoods, incorporating...
Names we trust...

Names we trust…

Words & Pics by Connie Bree   In the space of just six years ‘Names You Can Trust’ has established itself as one of the US’s most creative and unique record labels. Having already put out a string of acclaimed vinyl releases since its birth in 2006 (garnering play by the likes of Quantic, Mr....
Fantastic Plastic

Fantastic Plastic

Lee Bannon- Fantastic Plastic   Plug Research Records, 16 tracks, Released 28th February 2012 Lee Bannon has crafted an album showcasing his ear as a cratedigger with an ear for near-perfect loops, always captivating with a deft touch in infusing the simplest of 2 bar repetitions with a raw, live energy. The sounds Bannon utilises in his...
Patterns In Plastic

Patterns In Plastic

It’s been a while since The Hungry Ear approached this young duo from the north east of England about their music. Finally we have got round to having a chat with the boys behind Patterns In Plastic, finding out about their fourth coming releases with Tiny Lights Recordings and a little about  what these young...
Shigeto

Shigeto

The Hungry Ear & Rudimentary Records are delighted to be invovled in this years CQAF and even more delighted to be playing host to one of the finest beat makers around. This May B.Y.O down to the Barge on the Lagan river to savour some serious Beat music. Think Teebs, Shlohmo, a pinch of Flying...