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Blacksheepmag quiz new super-cool artist K.Flay

By Joanna Chaundy | 15 September 2016
Published in: Interviews
Kristine Flaherty,also known as K.Flay, hailing from Illinois (and also a graduate of StamfordUniversity in California), is the latest "genre defying" artist to hit people'sradar. On the scene since 2014,supporting the likes of Snoop Dogg on tour, K-Flay has managed to fuse, punk/Indie/popand hip-hop together. 'Blood in the Cut' the… Continue>
This podcast is being published on the 20th anniversary of the murder of Tupac Shakur. The murder of his friend-turned-adversary Notorious BIG followed in almost identical circumstances six months later. Guesting to talk at length about these crimes is journalist Sonia Poulton. Sonia is well-known for her contemporary work in… Continue>
As if to drive home the absolute corporate dominance at all levels of the US market, even those artists commonly thought of as 'conscious' rappers, whose music has stayed outside of the obvious corporate agendas, have offered the odd clue as to the true nature of their industry owners. Continue>

Grand Brandt

By Felix Mensah | 15 April 2016
Published in: Interviews
Hailing originally from Boston but now based in Seattle, Billy Brandt is making serious waves with his own unique take on contemporary jazz blending elements of blues and rock within that take……with a little help from his backing band The Thing and The Stuff Band. To help promote the release… Continue>

Is soul music dead?

By Duncan Payne | 05 April 2016
Published in: Interviews
Long time soul music fanatic and Blacksheep magazine contributor Duncan Payne goes exclusively deep in this interactive article challenging that often long winded debate about the fate and current state of what we all know and love as soul music and asks if …..Is Soul Music Dead? Continue>

A real Lord of the Dance!

By Felix Mensah | 24 March 2016
Published in: Interviews
The Car Wash club brand is officially Europe’s longest-running disco and funk night. One of the founders DJ Steve Altman has kindly decided to take time out of his ever busy schedule to share the secrets and beauty of it’s longevity, and how disco music will never die, the much… Continue>

True pioneer of the Down Under club scene

By Felix Mensah | 21 March 2016
Published in: Interviews
Australia’s very own pioneering soul boy DJ John Portelli aka as DJ John John is a man with a very rich history in not only with his family background but also helping to bring his love and genuine respect of African-American culture specifically the music direct to the suburbs and… Continue>

Regression: it's the new progression

By Ewen Ramsbottom | 16 February 2016
Published in: Hoof to the Head
Besides reinforcing criminal stereotypes, there is another aspect to the insidious agenda which has been slowly rolled out in hip-hop over the past two decades. Continue>

The strange enigma of Jay Electronica

By Ewen Ramsbottom | 20 November 2015
Published in: Hoof to the Head
When resolving to discover the true nature of an artist and what motivates their actions, there are few examples full of more apparent contradictions and paradoxes than the case of Jay Electronica. His very persona has an air of unexplained mystery about it, and those who have met him have… Continue>
If consistency is the qualifying factor, Prague's Soul Train Weekender can certainly lay rightful claim to being Europe's leading black-music club night. The event has almost eighteen years of weekly parties under its belt, and now, to keep things fresh and inspiring, has just moved from its long-standing home of… Continue>
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