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Migdalia van der Hoven – drums and percussion J Fashole-Luke – keyboards Wikus van der Hoven – EWI Philip Wain – bass Composition by Philip Wain Audio mixing by Wikus van der Hoven Video editing by Migdalia van der Hoven I was asked by Well Grounded to create something to celebrate their #supportthe234 project. Well […]

Ten albums from 2019

Toro y Moi – Outer Peace The tunes, the vibe, the lyrics…   Jacob Coller – Djesse Vol. 2 Varied and brilliant.   Rapsody – Eve The words, the delivery, and often the brilliance of Ninth Wonder’s production.   FKA Twigs – Magdalene Brave, innovative, experimental – there’s no-one like Twigs.   Mark Guiliana – […]

A History of London Coffee —- Part Three: The Scene is Set

2007 – A World Barista Championship win and the birth of Square Mile You may remember part one of our history of London coffee which set up the backstory before 2000. Part two took us up to the end of 2006. Now, are you sitting comfortably for part three?   In January 2007 Jorge Fernandez who had worked alongside Gwilym Davies at Monmouth set up […]

Ten albums from 2017

Let’s get straight to the point, Rapsody made the record of 2017, fulfilling the promise of previous albums and especially those incredible guest appearances with such as Kendrick Lamar with a brilliant hip-hop album – vital and enjoyable from start to finish. Lyrically, and in terms of delivery, Rapsody holds her own with anybody. What […]

16 albums from 2016

2016 was a challenging year, but a great year for music. I’ll choose 16 albums for you that rocked my world and some other highlights too. Feel free to comment with your choices… Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book Full of light and life, this was a record of joy and optimism, combining hip-hop and […]

Favourite Records of 2015

These lists are always hugely subjective but these are new sounds I’ve loved listening to this year – and if you know what I like – there might be something for you to check out too! Probably not everything though; this is a diverse list! The order I’ve chosen is a little spurious -just how […]

March – April London Coffee News

Openings: Kaffeine Eastcastle – Kaffiene – the doyen of cafe hospitality open their second location – Jared has a new kitchen too! Notes Kings Cross – Kings Cross very much a coffee destination – this bar/cafe with mezzanine also serves a fountained square – wine, beer, food and superb Notes Roastery coffee SL28 cafe serving three rotating […]