By: Matt Innes For years, John TeOp Riley struggled to reconcile his creative passion for hip hop with his deep, yet often-conflicting, Christian beliefs. As lyricist and MC for Fonke Knomaads, Riley, along with John ‘DJ Soup’ Blake, blazed a pioneering trail for Aussie hip hop in the early 90s. Combining Soup’s skilfully crafted loops…

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Feeling blue? Under the weather? Sounds like you could use a nice, hot bowl of soup…DJ Soup that is. Take fresh samples, combine with phat, earthy beats and a handful of funk, and mmm-mmm electric hip hop never tasted so good. DJ Soup’s debut album is the perfect remedy for the tasteless, lacklustre musical recipes…

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DJ Soup returns for another piping hot serve of his delicious electronic hip hop, created with love and care in his sonic kitchen. This album sees the Australian DJ and producer create more layered soundscapes with a mix of sampling and original beats, resulting in a record that is more than just a collection of…

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By: Matt Innes   Good hip hop isn’t dead, it’s just getting harder to find. That’s the message coming loud and clear from Ollie Teeba (of The Herbaliser and Soundsci) on his debut record, ‘Short Order’. The English DJ/producer has created a superbly crafted album which encapsulates a growing nostalgia among hip hop lovers for…

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By: Matt Innes After 20 years creating visionary, jazz- and funk-infused hip hop with groups such as The Herbaliser and Soundsci, English DJ/producer Ollie Teeba released his first solo album, ‘Short Order’ in 2015. Speaking from his home in the UK, Ollie explains how the record encapsulates what is considered by many to be the…

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