The 405 met up with party starting superstars Major Lazer ahead of the release of their upcoming third album. Fresh off the back of playing Paris Fashion Week and hours after a tiny pub show in Dalston, the crew were all set to fly to Panama to kick off a massive South American tour. In […]

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Jon Hopkins works hard. Late Night Tales is released as his mammoth Immunity audiovisual tour comes to a close. It’s set to be a special few weeks for Hopkins as it marks the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. Late Night Tales as a collection of songs is a mirror to the […]

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When attempting to tackle a 22-track pop album from an EDM-dabbling hip-hop artist, it’s best to start by working out what the hell you’re listening to. In this highly scientific review, I categorise and dissect Nicki Minaj‘s The Pinkprint to work out if she is ‘any good’. Prediction: This album will be the beginning of […]

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A review for when nobody got time for dat. Ferg Forever is the A$AP mob members first major release since the unexpected success of Hood Pope. The mixtape clocks in at just over an hour with 18 tracks. There are a couple of Clams Casino beats and some great features from Twista, SZA and A$AP […]

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J. Cole is a funny old guy. In the States he is tagged as being a singles guy who can’t put together an album, and in the UK his singles rarely make a dent while his albums grab all the attention. However, both sides of the pond tend to agree he hasn’t really lived up […]

At this semi-festive time of year the internet continues to gift incredible words via the brilliant medium that is YouTube comments. This is part 2 of a series of articles which will continue until my dying day. I hope people enjoy this┬ánonsensical gibberish as much as I do. 6. All Saints – Pure Shores hanaa […]

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In compiling these lists I realised quite how poor 2014 has been for music on the whole. There’s been a lot of it but no one has really put together a classic album, mixtape or EP. A few people have come pretty close but no way near as consistently as last year. Regardless of my […]