Ezra Collective@ Stealth 17/11/2018

Emilio Cruzalegui/ November 19, 2018

London jazz group Ezra Collective bring their headline tour, and the party, to Stealth for a sold-out show. From observing current trends in popular ‘mainstream’ music, it would appear at a first glance that with the dominance of pop, hip-hop and rock, jazz is presently a seriously undervalued genre. This is despite it being a style of music with plenty

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Album Review: Brockhampton-Iridescence

Emilio Cruzalegui/ September 29, 2018

“The world’s greatest boy band” Brockhampton returned in September with their first album since signing to a major label (RCA) at the end of March this year. The young California-based hip-hop collective exploded onto the scene in 2017 with three superb albums as part of their ‘SATURATION’ trilogy and really seemed to be the next big act in hip-hop. On

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Alt-J Track Reviews: “3WW” and “In Cold Blood”

Emilio Cruzalegui/ April 5, 2017

Five years ago, four students from Leeds were just starting to break through the indie scene, having only released a handful of singles including tracks such as “Tessellate” and “Fitzpleasure”. A Mercury Prize, an Ivor Novello Award and various BRIT and Grammy nominations later,  Alt-J have become one of the biggest British indie bands around and perhaps one of the

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Album Review: Danny Brown- Atrocity Exhibition

Emilio Cruzalegui/ October 10, 2016

Danny Brown has always been one of the most eccentric rappers in today’s hip-hop scene. I’ve always found he had somewhat of a Jekyll and Hyde quality about him; capable of a chilled out, socially conscious track immediately followed by an outrageous hedonistically mindless party banger. That’s probably just proof of his versatility but for some reason, that stark contrast

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Album Review: James Blake – The Colour in Anything

Emilio Cruzalegui/ May 9, 2016

Three years after winning the Mercury Prize with his stunning sophomore album Overgrown, James Blake is back with the rather poetically titled The Colour in Anything. The young British electronic maestro returns after two critically acclaimed releases with a 17-track effort, which also features Bon Iver guitarist Justin Vernon and joint song writing from the now elusive Frank Ocean.  Tracks

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Alt-J @ Capital FM Arena, 08/12/15

Emilio Cruzalegui/ December 11, 2015

Arriving in the standing area of the Capital FM Arena on Tuesday, about half an hour before showtime, it certainly felt like we were in for a special night. This early, there weren’t many already settled but the space was slowly filling up as stagehands finished their work, everyone buzzing with excitement. At 7:30 sharp, darkness fell as Ghostpoet and

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Alt-J ready to wrap up 2015 at the Capital FM Arena

Emilio Cruzalegui/ December 7, 2015

Alt-J are now the reaching the stage where they almost don’t need to be introduced and 2015 has been an incredible year for them. Following the release of their sophomore effort ‘This is All Yours’, they’ve been nominated for a Grammy, played Glastonbury’s legendary Pyramid Stage and have really become one of the biggest names in the ‘indiesphere’. After touring

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Mercury Prize 2015 Verdict: My thoughts

Emilio Cruzalegui/ November 25, 2015

So the winner of this year’s Mercury Prize was announced on Friday, showcasing once again the very best of the British and Irish music industry from the past year. This year’s excellent shortlist included established names Florence and the Machine and Aphex Twin, rising stars Wolf Alice and Slaves as well as complete unknowns C Duncan and ESKA (exactly, no

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‘Caracal’ by Disclosure

Emilio Cruzalegui/ October 25, 2015

British house duo Disclosure burst onto the scene two years ago with their debut album entitled ‘Settle’. With its slick and enticing sounds influenced by classic house, the album was both a critical and commercial success, with brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence deservingly being nominated for the Mercury Prize and a Grammy in 2013, and also having several hits on

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