How on-site drug testing at festivals can help save lives

This year, between six and 10 UK festivals are hoping to provide drug testing on site following the recent increase in drug-related deaths. As the UK appears to be slowly catching up with the rest  Europe in terms attitudes to harm reduction, April Clare Welsh explores whether this controversial practice can help save the lives recreational drug users. Imagine if you could […]

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FACT mix 611: Nídia

Príncipe-signed prodigy Nídia carves out a fresh path with fractured rhythms and booming basslines. Formally known as Nídia Minaj (after her musical idol Nicki), Nídia was still at high school when she began splicing together her own beats, influenced by the vibrant party scene in Bordeaux, France, where she lived. Before moving to France at […]

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J'Mar Grae Drops 12 track project Eunoia • Word Is Bond

Mississippi’s J’Mar Grae delivers his new project he calls “EUNOIA” with nothing but pure gusto and honesty from start to finish. The 12 track body work is a superb mix funk, soul, alternative hip-hop that also bumps while shedding some light into his person. Standouts on the project include “I’ll Be Okay” featuring Yori and […]

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O.J. Simpson Granted Parole After Almost 9 Years In Prison

Video After The Jump LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist, successfully making his case in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America’s enduring fascination with the former football star. Simpson, 70, could be a free man as early […]

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FYF FEST: TOP 10 MUST-SEE ARTISTS THIS WEEKEND! • Word Is Bond

If you have checked our social media accounts, you have been in the loop about the set-times for the various artists that will be performing this weekend at FYF Fest. But… considering the variety music you’ll get besides hiphop, like rock* (among other genres), we here at TWIB would like to give you OUR top […]

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Harmonious Monks redefine "The Theory" in their new video • Word Is Bond

Harmonious Monks newest video “The Theory” focus on the experiences being a black male in modern day America from a unique perspective. The video takes place at a bar with flashbacks MC Martin’s experience as a black man in America, fering a critical perspective on modern race relations in the United States. MC Martin makes […]

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Listen to a brand new Aphex Twin track made with Korg gear

It comes as part  an interview between Richard D James and former Korg engineer Tatsuya Takahashi. Renowned synth nerd Aphex Twin has released a new track alongside an interview with former Korg engineer Tatsuya Takahashi, discussing their collaboration on Korg’s recent Monologue instrument, vintage gear and more. Titled ‘korg funk 5′, the track was made with three […]

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Bass, the Final Frontier: 7 awesome VSTs for making basslines

No matter what kind music you make, a good bass instrument is essential. Scott Wilson picks seven the best bass VSTs for making deep low-end, chunky arpeggios and oscillating basslines. It doesn’t matter if you make banging warehouse techno, beatless ambient music, soulful deep house or indeed, almost any genre music: bass is a vital element […]

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