Author Archives: Matt Tarr

About Matt Tarr

With grime and hip hop being major influences on him growing up in South East London, Matt's passion is urban music but over the years he has gathered a hugely diverse taste, ranging from Wiley to The Smiths by way of Machine Head, that has made him a very open minded individual.

ALBUM REVIEW: Tre Mission ‘Stigmata’

Rating: With 99.9% of grime artists coming from the UK, it can be difficult for overseas acts to gain inclusion into the scene. However, one man who has accomplished this is Tre Mission. The Toronto born MC, who has been…

ALBUM REVIEW: Blacks ‘Sick Individual 2’

Rating: As part of South East London grime collective OGz along with MCs such as P Money, Little Dee and Jendor , Blacks has built up a huge reputation for his flow and energy on live sets. Having released Sick…

Listen: SOPHIE releases new single ‘Lemonade’

Following  previous single ‘Bipp’, which was released in June 2013, we hadn’t heard anything from mysterious future-electro producer SOPHIE, that is until now! ‘Lemonade’ is a futuristic piece of electronic music that takes influences from several genres with its electro…

Music Potential ‘Unleashed’ @ Camden Roundhouse, 4.8.14

Camden’s Roundhouse was the venue for the climax of Capital XTRA’s Music Potential, in partnership with Barclaycard which engages 16-25 year olds across London and Birmingham who are not in full-time education, employment or training (NEET). ‘Unleashed’ was the culmination…

ALBUM REVIEW: Charlie Simpson ‘Long Road Home’

Rating: It is difficult to name many people who have been on as much of a musical journey through their career as Charlie Simpson. With a cv that includes Brit Award winning Busted and critically acclaimed alternative rock outfit Fightstar,…