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.

Coco Gets “Big N Serious” And Puts Sheffield, England On The Map

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The city of Sheffield (in Northern England) is famed for a variety of culturally significant things, from their infamous steel industry, Jarvis Cocker (of Britpop sensations Pulp) and the 1997 megahit of a movie The Full Monty about male strippers trying to make a dollar after being made redundant. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Rappers […]

Meet One Of The UK’s Brightest New Rap Talents, Benji Wild

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Benji Wild isn’t your average MC. Combining a potent mixture of the rawness of the street with polished, well cut beats that delve into Grime, Hip Hop, rock and a whole lot more, his newly found solo career is expected to get heads turning. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Benji was born and raised in Wales, […]

British/European Album of the Month: Massive Attack’s ‘Ritual Spirit’

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Following on from last month’s somber tribute to David Bowie’s Blackstar (which in all honesty would still have been album of the month despite the legend’s tragic death), we turn our attentions to a group that have had an equally awe-inspiring effect on British music, Trip Hop pioneers Massive Attack. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information […]

UK Star Jammer Shines with “Sun City”


Jammer a.k.a. Jahmek Power has been an integral, irreplaceable cog in the fundamental clockwork of Grime and has helped solidify the scene as a core genre of the British underground. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The 33-year old Leytonstone native is a vibrant producer, emcee and creator of Lord of the Mics, a legendary YouTube […]

British Invasion: Digital Channel SBTV Announces Stage at SXSW


SBTV is growing in stature and magnitude by the day, fronted by head honcho Jamal Edwards (who gave The Source an insightful interview last week). Jamal made clear his aspirations to take SBTV international and appeal to a much larger audience than in Britain solely. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information What better way to do […]

First Listen: Kojey Radical ’23Winters’ EP


After appearing in our ‘British Artists To Watch’ series earlier this year, Kojey Radical gives The Source an exclusive first listen of the hotly anticipated 23Winters, a provocative powerful insight into the parallel universe of the poet extraordinaire. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The EP/Mixtape is a personal heartfelt analysis of the tumultuous relationship between […]

Lovebox Festival: The Place To Be This Summer


There’s something oh so joyously intrinsic between summer and music festivals, it seems like they’ve been around since the dawn of time however it’s only in the last 15 years the festival explosion has really taken a hold of mainstream culture. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Festivals like Woodstock and Glastonbury obviously completely disprove this […]

‘Daft Punk Unchained’ Is Set To Finally Grace Our Screens

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Earlier this week it was revealed the documentary on French dance legends Daft Punk entitled Daft Punk Unchained will get its official small screen release on BBC4 on February 19. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The much-heralded documentary was first screened for free in East London last September at Oval Space, where tickets sold out […]

British Artists To Watch: Kutmah


Following on from last week’s insightful look at the impending massive years for Kojey Radical and Skepta, we give you the final installment in our predictions: one of the emerging stars of UK Hip Hop who has a story to tell to say the least; the hallucinatory inspired virtuosity that is Kutmah. Visit streaming.thesource.com for […]

British Artist Watch: Skepta


Following on from yesterday’s [Tuesday, February 2] featured look at the emerging Kojey Radical, we give you the next British artist expected to have a blinding year, the one and only Skepta. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information To be brutally honest, Skepta (AKA Joseph Junior Adenuga) has been one to watch since his arrival on […]

British Artist To Watch: Kojey Radical

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Over the course of the next week, we’re counting down the three UK artists who are expected to have a storming year with their innovating use of songwriting and sound. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information First up is the artist, poet and musician Kojey Radical, whose array of influences and originality run deep through a […]

[WAtch] Hudson Mohawke Unveils Video for “System”

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Since the turn of the decade, Hudson Mohawke a.k.a. Ross Birchard has become one of the most sought after British producer/DJs in the land. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Combining an addictive mix of experimental electronic and Hip Hop beats, Hud Mo remains one of the key British figures in the US scene. His debut […]

UK Artist Stormzy Delivers “One Take” To Silence His Haters

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In the Grime world, the ability to execute deft freestyles with originality and precision has the highest currency of all. It’s ultimately a weapon to shoot down your most vocal opponent that threatens your ranking. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information At present, there’s nobody in the Grime scene with a higher ranking than Stormzy, simply […]

Watch Kevin Hart “Battle” UK’s Stormzy, With Ice Cube Refereeing

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With the promotional tour of Ride Along 2 hitting the UK this week, Kevin Hart and Ice Cube took time out from their busy schedules to spit a few bars with none other than the present prince of Grime, Stormzy. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The Londoner has had a year to remember, seeming to […]

UK/European Album Of The Month: David Bowie’s ★ (Blackstar)

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January’s UK/European Album of the month is David Bowie’s final release before his passing last Monday, January 11 2016, ★ (Blackstar), a final farewell gift to the world Bowie graced all so amicably. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information This jazz-oriented album has subtle hints of the conscious Hip Hop that connected with Bowie during his […]

A Look At David Bowie’s Legacy and Impact On Hip Hop

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Yesterday [Monday, January 11 2016] the news of David Bowie’s passing, after an 18 month battle with cancer, shook music fans worldwide. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The tributes and news coverage of some of Major Tom’s finest moments that shaped twentieth and twenty-first century pop culture were replayed over to joyous yet painful onlookers, […]

“Shakespeare Lives” On During The 400th Anniversary Year Of His Death

Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information One of the most intriguing and influential characters in popular culture, William Shakespeare, died exactly 400 years ago this April. The unparalleled genius of the world’s greatest known playwright is still alive and well and will no doubt outlive us all as a source of inspiration for years to come. […]

Albums Revisited: Funky DL’s ‘Blackcurrent Jazz’ [England]


As another year passes us by, the albums that came to define our characters get a little bit older. Consigned to the effects of time, many albums that connected intrusively seem to gather dust not only physically but also in our consciousness. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Every now and again, the joy of revisiting […]

Top 5 UK/European Albums of 2015

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2015 has been a year blessed with excellent quality music from a plethora of artists each doing their own unique thing. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information In America, Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly has been rubber-stamped indefinitely as universally acclaimed and unrivaled as not only the best album of the year, but possibly one of […]