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Not A Review Volume 2: Steve Cobby

Opened up the email this morning, saw Steve Cobby had dropped yet another full-length album. This has been a regular occurrence over the last several years, new Cobby coming seemingly out of nowhere... and often. For those "In the know," anything that this man releases is reason to drop everything and listen. In fact, this has been the case here for 25 years. It all started with the discovery of legendary duo Fila Brazillia in college. Mr. Cobby, along with the also masterful David McSherry, began turning out extremely inviting, as well as extremely weird, beat-driven music in the early 90s. This was happening in Hull, in the UK, during what was likely one off the most exciting times in modern music, and Pork Recordings was at the center of it all releasing these precious oddities.
This is an interesting fact to note, due to context... In the first installment of "Not A Review," we covered Kelpe's new album and his work on DC Recordings. Yes, the DC Recordings …
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Not A Review Volume 1: Kelpe

Kelpe has been a musical fixture in my life for quite some time.15+ years in fact, going all the way back to his early work on D.C. Recordings.The attention paid to his music is always personal, as D.C. Recordings and the Depth Charge releases that they pioneered intersected with a very transitional period in my life; Freshman year of college in 1995, selling the drum kit for a pair of turntables and a mixer. As a huge fan of the label and their strange, eclectic approach to curating unique music, I was introduced to Kelpe's first output in 2004.This was the Sea Inside Body album, and it became immediately apparent that this was an artist that I would be following for the long haul.A couple more staggeringly strong Kelpe albums followed on the cult imprint, which now only exists in the ether of the internet.The end of said label was certainly sad, as they had contributed so much to forward-thinking music to the world ranging from electro to jazz, however it did seem to pave the w…

Two Birds One Blunt • Hoot Talks to Bleubird

It was an extremely hot, off night in Florida. Perfect reason to attend a Hurricane Party show, Bleubird's raucous collaborative project with rickoLus.  We were lucky enough to have him meet up with another artist we admire, a friend since day one, Hoot. We've been a fan of Bleu for some time, thus these two birds, chopping it up, is especially cool. Thanks to Hoot for conducting the interview and Bleubird for taking the time... 

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Interview: Oliver Booking Company

Welcome back to those that have visited, and "Hello" to anyone here for the first time.  I am truly excited to share our first interview for the blog, as Oliver Booking Company was kind enough to come through for a fun and insightful chat.  Well, truth be told, we actually recorded this interview on the way to/from the dispensary on a gorgeous and sunny southern New England afternoon.  Hence the minor background noise.Lots of laughs were had, many memories were shared, and Mr. Niklas Oliver spoke at length about his job as a booking agent for many of independent Hip Hop's finest (Milo, Jonwayne, Ceschi, Sadistik, Cage and many more).  Perhaps get familiar by listening to the man himself discuss his work.

Despite my idiotic Bhad Bhabie rant and allergy coughing, it's a fun listen and we thank him for his time.  
I will finish by saying that Nik is not only a gift to the independent music universe given his integrity and wit, but also a great friend that fortunately happ…

This Art Gallery is Full of Mirrors

Welcome to the first entry of 33 & an Eighth.  We here at FilthyBroke Recordings are excited to have our friend HD in 360p aka Dustin Kress as our first guest contributor."Fearless leader" of illustrious hip hop blog Extraordinary Nobodies since 2016, he released his first EP, (S)erenity, nearly a year ago right here on FBR. We are honored to have him back in our catalog once again with the release of his first full length albumThis Art Gallery is Full of Mirrors, dropping May 1.  Here we take a glimpse into Dustin's headspace whilst creating this album, enjoy ... This Art Gallery is Full of Mirrors By Guest Contributor Dustin
While discussing the release plans for my first full release, This Art Gallery is Full of Mirrors, Michael asked me if I would be interested in writing a little bit about the feelings and process that went into its creation. I agreed happily, as I don't often get to speak about what a disaster it can be when I sit down to work on music. I’m no…