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Nerdcore: Next Level Hip-Hop?

Trebuchet explores the Nerdcore Hip-Hop movement, its relationship with modern culture and music, and the issues with rigid genre categorization with help from Mega Ran, Sammus and Ben Knight....

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Carve + Gaze (Wen)

Cautiously affirmative urban angst meets minimalist structure and Gaze theory. Win!...

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Disbelief is right there all the time: Maynard Flip Flap

Some audiences are horrible. Maynard Flip Flap's Rick Allen dares to voice the forbidden truth....

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Subverting the Domestic: The 2:1 show at Safehouse 2

A shattered yet still comforting vision of domesticity conveys the reality of contemporary urban life. Review...

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Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate

A mesmerizing mix of Afro-Cuban, African, urban and latin sounds, with a solid backbeat and vocals begging for you to listen and become entwined...

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Want to extend your life expectancy? Wear earplugs

In London more than 1.6 million people are exposed to daytime road traffic noise levels above 55dB, which the World Health Organization defines as a level of community noise that causes health...

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Gimmie Some Space! Tracking Pedestrian Movement

id we need a research project measuring a general law of how pedestrians interact? Surely the simple law is : extremely slowly, gaze morosely locked on smartphone screen, directly in front of the...

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James Narh (XXL Streetdance) : Interview

Street dance has to sit within contemporary culture to stand the test of time, and not end up as a fad that disappears after a session or two....

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Kelis : Food

An album that keeps its powder dry, thrills and teases, and on vocal performances such as 'Biscuits n' Gravy', enthrals. Kelis, Food. Review...

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“Cities can cut greenhouse emissions by 70%”

Cities around the world can significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by implementing aggressive but practical policy changes....

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DELS: Black Salad [EP]

The 'puttin' a bitch on the corner from the time I wuz fourteen, chill wit' my niggas, emceed my way up from the gutters' narrative that still, incomprehensibly, provides mid-west cornfed WASPs with...

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