"Guys shouldn’t be really going up there putting catalogue against catalogue"
Intricate drumplay, sunbaked grooves and UK funky fusionism from UK breakthrough Hagan
A fusionist known for intense bass and intricate drumplay, DJ and producer Hagan has built a name for himself by blending the sounds of UK funky and garage with those connected to his Ghanaian heritage, from hiplife to gospel. He tells Tice Cin about his early inspirations and lifelong obsession with percussion, which he captures perfectly in his Recognise mix
It features the story of the label’s rise as well as a look at its legendary artists and albums
Metapop is launching a competition to win one of 10 of the custom M32 MIDI keyboards
The song appeared in Season 2 of the Epix series Godfather of Harlem
The reissued album boasts 36 tracks and previously unreleased instrumentals
An electrifying ode to the club from Chicago's Smart Bar resident Ariel Zetina
Ariel Zetina’s DJ sets and productions have earned her a residency at Chicago's legendary Smart Bar, and seen her release EPs on labels like itsfemmeculture and Majia. Alongside her electrifying Recognise mix, she chats to Sophie McNulty about her theatre background, the importance of storytelling, and how her gender transition inspired her to pursue music
Raekwon shared an unreleased Griselda collaboration during the live stream
The duo will follow last week's showdown between Ghostface Killah and Raekwon
"What we talkin' about, New York City? Staten Island stand up! Wu vs. Wu. Raekwon vs. Ghostface Killah... dates to come."