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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 with Galt’s compositions. I caughtup...
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...
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 3 of the best sets...
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.   Remind me where the...
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...
Jeremy Ellis

Jeremy Ellis

As a multi-instrumentalist and pioneer of live MPC & Maschine sets, Jeremy Ellis has built up a reputation as one of Hip Hop and electronic music’s most innovative live performers. Ellis has an acclaimed album The Lotus Blooms on Ubiquity Records and a recent single Unlike Any Other on Exchange Bureau Music. The Hungry Ear...