Miami is the city N.O.R.E. has called home for the past ten years, so you can rest assured he knows his way around the best food spots. From highend South Beach steaks, to the best BBQ in the Florida, N.O.R.E. is giving an insider’s tour on where to feast and how do the MIA proper. Watch as the crew has a religious experience with Kent Jones on Ocean Drive, parties on a boat with Jim Jones, and then hits the strip club with legendary rapper Akinyele.
It’s homecoming time for N.O.R.E. in this extra-special episode of “On the Run Eating.” Watch the Lefrak native head back to his old neighborhood to revisit the tastes of his childhood and sample the new flavors of gentrified Brooklyn and Queens. N.O.R.E. and the crew kick it like mob bosses with Capone and Fat Joe, then hit the legendary Peter Luger Steakhouse with Eddie Huang. The eating spree finall comes full circle with a trip to N.O.R.E.’s old projects for a real-deal hood BBQ.
This week we catch up with genre-fluid artist London Future, who talks us through his way of making music, and why he chose to work in the world of production and songwriting.
The end of 2016 saw the release of ‘Don’t Stop’ through Ultra. Was that a good way to round off the year?
Indeed, the perfect way to end off a very rough year and the start of a new promising year. I’m always happy to get my new music out there.
How long did the track take to complete? Did you know straight away you wanted to work with Jem Cooke?
‘Don’t Stop’ actually took a few weeks of post-production until I was comfortable enough to send it off. I’ve yet to met Jem Cooke but she truly has amazing talent, I hope we can write more music in the near future.
What do you consider three of your biggest achievements from the last 12 months?
Being able to work with talent from my home country (Trinidad & Tobago) and then have said music released worldwide, would most definitely be my biggest achievement. Playing Tomorrowland for the first time was also a highlight, along with travelling the world and eating healthier.
You have done some wicked vocal collaborations within your catalogue, do you have plans for anymore at the moment?
Yes, they’ve been great to work with. This year I have a number of new vocal tracks to drop. I’m most excited about my song with Grammy Award Winner and legend Sean Paul. Looking forward to that release along with others I’ve produced while travelling between the Caribbean, Toronto, LA and Europe.
How would you describe your sound to someone who hadn’t heard your music before?
Hard to describe; a mix of what I’ve known and grown up with in Soca/dancehall with a current trap and hip-hop influences. I always describe my expression of art as the “unfound sound”, but I can feel we are well on the way to being heard and found!
What do you consider the pros and cons of being a musician?
(Mostly) self-determined success
Endless opportunity for growth
Cyclical stress patterns (work really hard, then take some time off > working kind of hard all the time)
Everyone else is relaxing when you’re working (what do you mean you can’t come the BBQ/christening/bachelor party?)
If you’re chasing stardom, your career will probably be short-lived
In the land down under, January 26th is a national holiday known as ‘Australia Day,’ easily understood as Australia’s Independence Day. And much like our holiday, Australia Day calls for mass celebration through BBQ’s, outdoor concerts, and fireworks. To help revelers enjoy the holiday, Australia’s own Knife Party have released a massive new mix on Annie Nightingale’s show on BBC Radio, featuring some of the biggest and best producers Australia has to offer.
Tracks from artists like Flume, What So Not, and Alison Wonderland, the mix seems to show off more of the group’s recent sound, while still including some harder names like TommyTrash, Mefjus, and of course, themselves. The group truly outdid themselves with a proper celebration of Australia, which you can check out below!
In addition to the mix from Knife Party, check out mixes from Flume and M-Phazes below.
The Australian DJ and producer Flume has announced separate collaborations projects with both Skrillex and Major Lazer. Recently Gary Richards, founder of HARD events announced that Skrillex had completed a two-track collaboration with Flume during an interview with the Miami New Times, but now we find out that Major Lazer has also been announced after hanging out at the 2014 Big Day Out.
inthemix asked if Major Lazer would team up with Flume in which Walshy Fire said “Yeah man, believe it or not we’re actually leaving Flume’s house right now, we had a nice time there. We just went over to his apartment for a BBQ. He’s an amazing producer, great guy, so, for sure.”