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Introducing: Love Ssega

As you’d expect from a founding member of studious classical-electro outfit Clean Bandit, British-Ugandan vocalist/rapper Love Ssega certainly isn’t short on brainpower. Born and raised in South London, the 24-year-old graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, then made the brave decision to quit the aforementioned Grammy winners to finish his Ph.D. in laser sensing. Love Ssega (real name Ssegawa-Ssekintu Kiwanuka) is just as cultured as he […]

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DāM-FunK ‘Invite the Light’ – Album Review

Stone's Throw (2015)

Continuing his quest to revive the synth-funk sound of the 80s, Los Angeles producer Damon Riddick, aka DāM-FunK, has roped in an intriguing array of guest artists to provide assistance on third solo album, Invite the Light. Having previously recorded joint albums with Steve Arrington and Snoop Dogg (the latter of whom also shows up here on the low-slung G-funk of “Just Ease Your Mind From All Negativity”) 44-year-old Riddick […]


Melissa Etheridge Returns to Her Roots on “4th Street Feeling”

Island Def Jam (2012)

For some artists, a “return to roots” simply means the artist has returned to his/her musical roots—in other words, the music style that first put that artist on the map. However, on her new record 4th Street Feeling, rocker Melissa Etheridge takes this idea much deeper by returning to her roots in a much deeper sense—as in, returning to her upbringing, to her biographical roots. The end result is a […]