Interview: Mr Bongo

10 August

Originally a small shop on UK record-collecting mecca, London's Berwick Street, Mr Bongo quickly became an important part of the vinyl loving community by being the first outside the US to stock releases by some of the giants of Hip Hop like Def Jam and Rawkus. At around the same…

Mavrik Mix #28 – MLiR

14 March

MLiR is the brainchild of Marco Gegenheimer and Einar Christoffersson. The individual letters stand for "Modern Life Is Rubbish" but this upbeat mix isn't nearly bleak as their name might suggest. The Swedish duo are also making inroads in the world of production, with their debut EP "Swedish Lo-Life" coming…

5 Tracks – Tyson Ballard

5 February

His music career began as a percussionist for The Fuglemen, a Hip Hop group that achieved underground acclaim and toured extensively. Tyson now owns the label Voyeurhythm and on it has delivered four of his own EPs as well as a handful of other brilliant records, including one of our…

Mavrik Mix #006 – Pablo Valentino

10 May

Founder of FACES and MCDE, Pablo Valentino is one half of Creative Swing Alliance and has produced alongside good friend Danilo Plessow under the alias Hipster Wonkaz. Drawing from a wide range of musical influences, Pablo manages to incorporate jazz, hip hop, house & techno into his music. Here's what the latest contributor to the mix…