Jack Garofalo

I like my beats with a hint of jazz and a dashing of funk. I cover UK ( & European) Hip-Hop for The Source.

Knox Brown Set To Release His Hotly Anticipated Debut EP ‘Searching’

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After previewing the tantalising “No Slaves” featuring the multi-talented Anderson .Paak, it’s time to reel in anticipation for the arrival of the debut EP this coming Friday (August 5) by the allusive yet effervescent Knox Brown entitled Searching. Brown has been on the radar of many a dedicated Hip Hop head for a while, his […]

What To Expect From The UK’s New Prime Minister Theresa May

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Following the turmoil that accompanied Britain’s referendum vote to exit the European Union, a new Prime Minister has taken the reigns after David Cameron’s rather embarrassing resignation. Her name is Theresa May, a former cabinet member of Cameron’s government, and the appointment has been greeted with ‘in with the new boss, same as the old […]

Euro 2016 – A Soccer Tournament Largely To Forget?

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On Sunday evening [July 10, 2016] Portugal won their first major trophy in soccer, despite heralding some of the finest players to have graced the beautiful game for nearly a century. Cristiano Ronaldo lifted the iconic European Championship trophy, albeit exiting the final match midway through the first half through injury (not to a moth […]

Knox Brown Introduces Himself With “No Slaves” Featuring Anderson .Paak

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The name Knox Brown is a somewhat unknown entity to many, including in Britain where the vocalist, producer and songwriter resides (Birmingham to be precise). However, the 27-year old has worked with some of the biggest names in the game already, being hailed as the musical secret behind JAY Z and Beyoncé, as well as collaborating […]

[Interview] Danish Maestro Slowolf Is Taking British Music By Storm

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Slowolf is the Danish supremo who is causing a whirlwind in British music at present. Having been raised on a healthy diet of jazz and studying jazz drumming strenuously, the producer is branching out with inspiration from everything from Grime to electro. He’s a man on a mission, who has had many struggles personally along the […]

Take A Closer Look At Skepta’s Brilliant ‘Konnichiwa’

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Following on in relation to Kano’s masterful Made in the Manor, here’s our May UK/European Album of the Month: the instant classic Konnichiwa by the ever-relevant Skepta. While Made In The Manor was instantly lauded as the first monumental album of the Grime revival, Konnichiwa abides by this trend but in an entirely different yet […]

The Miracle of Leicester City Winning The Premier League Title

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Football (or soccer as it is referred to in the US) in Britain has a close affiliation that goes deeper than the physical aspect of sport. It breeds an inherent, intrusive bond that few things in life can simulate, able to form an emotional attachment that goes further than kicking a ball into a net. […]

British Femcee Nolay Returns With Explosive Track “Gotta Love It”

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Isabella Gotti, otherwise known as Nolay, is widely renowned as one of the most beloved emcees within the British scene, capable of delivering vicious slaughtering wordplay at the drop of a hat to devastating effect. After being in the limelight for over a decade and collaborating with the biggest names in the UK including Dizzee Rascal, […]

The Top 5 European Festivals To Attend This Summer

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As the utopia of the summer months draw ever closer in, it’s time for revelers to start planning their musical festivities. Choosing a festival can be a daunting task that splits a friendship group like a divorce, so we’ve decided to make it a tad bit easier with our Top 5 picks of the places […]

Gregory Porter Gets The Funky Dancefloor Remix Treatment

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Gregory Porter is not only a household name within jazz, his wonderful soul stricken voice has branched out to become one of this centuries most talented and lovable personalities in music. His 2013 album Liquid Spirit catapulted him to dizzying heights, unearthing an artist of jazz infused soul onto the world which was lacking a […]

The People’s Champion Of Grime, Kano Debuts ‘Made In The Manor’

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Kano has long been viewed as the undercard warrior in the Grime scene in Britain, his raw individual style triumphing over more established names such as Wiley, Skepta, etc. He is perceived by the watching Grime faithful in similar comparison to Jay Adams (the influential figurehead of the Z-Boys skateboard movement that exploded in the […]

Attention Music Artists: Brapp Is Coming To A Screen Near You

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Since the dawn of the technological iPhone age, an app designated for musicians and songwriters to showcase their talents to aid the emerging protégés of the future has always been lacking. A new innovative app that could alter the music industry is set to grace our screens on April 14 at the Brighton Music Conference. […]

[Interview] Exciting Grime Talent Mez Aims For Worldwide Stardom

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Mez a.k.a. Uncle Mez is a young rapper with the world at his feet. As Grime goes international, this energetic lyricist is what many onlookers are calling the future of the movement, with a deadly assassin tongue that will duel any soul who dares to challenge. He knows his roots though and his unparalleled wisdom […]

Glastonbury 2016 Lineup Revealed

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Steeped in history and tradition, Glastonbury is the musical highlight of the year in Britain. Last year, Kanye West headlined the fabled Saturday night slot to controversial backlash and a whole lot of on stage mistakes (anyone remember the streaker darting across his periphery mid way through) and the self-proclamation of “witnessing the greatest living […]

[Interview] UK Rapper Scor-Zay-Zee Talks British Hip Hop & More

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After featuring as one of our Top 5 UK Rappers, we recently sat down with Scor-Zay-Zee, the man with the Midas touch who’s as underground as they come. We talked films, Nottingham, mental health, boxing and a whole lot more with the famed British lyricist. Hi Scorz, for our American readers explain a bit about […]

Rude Kid Pays Homage To Grime’s Pioneer With “Wiley Kat”

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One of the stellar names on the Grime circuit at present, Rude Kid is a name not many people know but assuredly he’s becoming one of the producing greats ever to grace the art form. After producing the monumental “One Take” only recently, the track has taken the underground by storm with remixes from heavyweights […]

Should Britain Stay With Or Leave The European Union?

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A question that has dominated British news proceedings over the past 12 months remains one of the most confusing, alliance-driven issues of the past decade: Should Britain leave the European Union and become an independent nation governed by their own set of rules and regulations, or stay put and challenge the issues that define our […]

Dizzee Rascal Set To Play ‘Boy In Da Corner’ In Full In New York

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Dizzee Rascal a.k.a. Dylan Kwabena Mills, is one of the best-loved musicians post-Millennium in the UK, erupting into mainstream consciousness during the Grime explosion in 2003. Since then the rapper has had huge success with hits such as “Bonkers,” “Holiday” and “Dance Wiv Me,” however it’s almost universally agreed nothing could ever top his debut […]

Looking At Donald Trump From A European Perspective

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Donald Trump is an unfathomable enigma that has left the rest of the world scratching their heads as to exactly who and what this man wants. One of the richest, and ultimately one of the most powerful, businessmen in the world, his rise to the top of American politics has coincided with a time when […]