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Classic Material Bonus Mix #5: Hip Hop Soul ’92-98

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The Classic Material ‘bonus’ mixes fill the gaps in the original Classic Material Hip Hop History mixtape series, each exploring a specific sub genre or spin off genre not covered in the main series. #5 delves into Mid 90s R&B, specifically the pairing of R&B vocals with classic Hip Hop[…]

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Classic Material Bonus Mix #4: New Jack Rap ’89-93

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The Classic Material ‘bonus’ mixes fill the gaps in the original Classic Material Hip Hop History mixtape series, each exploring a specific sub genre or spin off genre not covered in the main series. #4 delves into the late 80s / early 90s sound of New Jack Swing, and more[…]

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Classic Material Bonus Mix #3: Hip House ’89-91

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About this time last year I put together a mix of Hip-House tracks as bonus mix for the Classic Material series, which filled a gap in the series’ coverage of 1989 which had previously overlooked the short-lived but still pretty important sub-genre of Hip-House. More people liked it than I[…]

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Website Update! New Features / Project Archive

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I’m very excited to let you know that after a month or so of busying myself during lockdown, there’s a load of new stuff up on the site. Aside from a general visual refresh and tidy up, there’s a brand new ‘Projects‘ page, where you can explore past and present[…]

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End of Year Wrap Up

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You don’t need me to tell you 2020 has been a pain the arse. I’ll spare you another doom and gloom round up or indulgent essay about 2020 being a learning experience and instead just say thanks to the various folks I’m grateful to have worked with this year. In[…]

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Follow My Newly Updated Youtube Channel

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About 10 years ago I set up a Youtube Channel and pretty much never uploaded anything there because why would that be the place you go to listen to music? Anyway, times done changed – I spent a good chunk of Lockdown 1.0 uploading pretty much everything the algorithm would[…]

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Karriem Riggins Interview for WhoSampled

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Blurb from WhoSampled: “For our latest interview, we’re very pleased to speak with Karriem Riggins, the Detroit born drummer and producer who, in addition to a raft of solo material, has collaborated with an absolute who’s who of talent in the worlds of Hip Hop, Jazz and Soul: J Dilla,[…]

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Suburban Architecture ‘Alternative Futures’ Promo Mix

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“In support of the release of our second E.P ‘Alternative Futures’, we’ve put together this 10 track mix containing all 4 tracks from E.P plus a selection of current favourites from contemporary producers also drawing influence from the sounds of 90s Suburbia: Kloke, Theory, Dave Wallace & Sully.” Listen on[…]

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