February 2020

Sevad Black Man's Government Review

Sevad – Black Man’s Government – Review

Sevad: Black Man’s Government Review – Steve Topple for Pauzeradio.com. There are times in music when someone’s talent catches you off guard; when you don’t know what to expect, and that expectation is met with a pleasant surprise. The latest album from Sevad is the perfect example of this. Sevad Black Man’s Government is a potent, conscious affair, taking numerous genres and styles and mashing them up to create an inspired project. It’s almost impossible to pin the album down to one genre. But what is possible is to say Sevad Black Man’s Government makes for fascinating listening. The album

Jonathan Emile Spaces-in-Between Review

Jonathan Emile – Spaces-in-Between – Review

Jonathan Emile: Spaces-in-Between review – Steve Topple for Pauzeradio.com. It’s perhaps a measure of an artist who can go from Hip Hop and Rap to Roots without blinking. Legendary Bay-C did similar with his move from Dancehall to Roots/MENA-inspired music on Holy Temple. So, enter stage left Jonathan Emile – who just made this musical transition perfectly. Spaces-in-Between, released by MindPeaceLove and Tuff Gong International, is quite the departure from Emile’s previous work, which was heavy on the Hip Hop and RnB. But that’s not to say this latest project doesn’t encompass those genres, either. Because Spaces-in-Between showcases this artist’s

Christos DC Self Evident Review

Christos DC – Self Evident – Review

Christos DC: Self Evident review – Steve Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Christos DC has come a long way since his 2008 debut album Time To Rise. And, for want of a better pun, it’s ‘self-evident’ that this accomplished artist is at the peak of his powers. Because his latest album displays his musical prowess to the full. Christos DC Self Evident, released by Honest Music, is of course what we’ve come to expect from this versatile artist. Fusing different genres to create skilled, musically pleasing sounds, Christos has created something of beauty, finesse and delicate intricacy. The album opens with Silence.

Eva Lazarus More Fyah Review

Eva Lazarus – More Fyah – Review

Mungo’s Hi Fi x Eva Lazarus: More Fyah review – Steve Topple For Pauzeradio.com There’s a constant ramming down our throats of everything ‘British’ at present. Obviously, this has a lot to do with Brexit, and not a lot to do with what being ‘British’ actually means. But if you do want something that is properly UK, then look no further than More Fyah from Mungo’s Hi Fi x Eva Lazarus. The album, Eva Lazarus More Fyah, released via Scotch Bonnet Records, dropped last year to widespread critical acclaim. And it’s deserving of this, as More Fyah is an abject

Verse iTal 100% Roots Review

Verse iTal – 100% Roots – Review

Verse iTal: 100% Roots review – Steve Topple For Pauzeradio.com So, I’m a bit behind the times. But often something is so good it’s worth coming back to. And that’s certainly the case with Verse iTal 100% Roots, his 2018 seminal release. Musically, the album kind-of does what it says on the tin. Lyrically it’s true to its title as well. But it’s Verse iTal’s precocious talent which makes 100% Roots a must-have in anyone’s music collection. Verse iTal 100% Roots opens with the title track. And it sets the tone for the rest of the project well. A pure

Sevad Black Man's Government Review

Sevad – Black Man’s Government – Review

Sevad: Black Man’s Government Review – Steve Topple for Pauzeradio.com. There are times in music when someone’s talent catches you off guard; when you don’t know what to expect, and that expectation is met with a pleasant surprise. The latest album from Sevad is the perfect example of this. Sevad Black Man’s Government is a potent, conscious affair, taking numerous genres and styles and mashing them up to create an inspired project. It’s almost impossible to pin the album down to one genre. But what is possible is to say Sevad Black Man’s Government makes for fascinating listening. The album

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Jonathan Emile Spaces-in-Between Review

Jonathan Emile – Spaces-in-Between – Review

Jonathan Emile: Spaces-in-Between review – Steve Topple for Pauzeradio.com. It’s perhaps a measure of an artist who can go from Hip Hop and Rap to Roots without blinking. Legendary Bay-C did similar with his move from Dancehall to Roots/MENA-inspired music on Holy Temple. So, enter stage left Jonathan Emile – who just made this musical transition perfectly. Spaces-in-Between, released by MindPeaceLove and Tuff Gong International, is quite the departure from Emile’s previous work, which was heavy on the Hip Hop and RnB. But that’s not to say this latest project doesn’t encompass those genres, either. Because Spaces-in-Between showcases this artist’s

Read More »
Christos DC Self Evident Review

Christos DC – Self Evident – Review

Christos DC: Self Evident review – Steve Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Christos DC has come a long way since his 2008 debut album Time To Rise. And, for want of a better pun, it’s ‘self-evident’ that this accomplished artist is at the peak of his powers. Because his latest album displays his musical prowess to the full. Christos DC Self Evident, released by Honest Music, is of course what we’ve come to expect from this versatile artist. Fusing different genres to create skilled, musically pleasing sounds, Christos has created something of beauty, finesse and delicate intricacy. The album opens with Silence.

Read More »
Eva Lazarus More Fyah Review

Eva Lazarus – More Fyah – Review

Mungo’s Hi Fi x Eva Lazarus: More Fyah review – Steve Topple For Pauzeradio.com There’s a constant ramming down our throats of everything ‘British’ at present. Obviously, this has a lot to do with Brexit, and not a lot to do with what being ‘British’ actually means. But if you do want something that is properly UK, then look no further than More Fyah from Mungo’s Hi Fi x Eva Lazarus. The album, Eva Lazarus More Fyah, released via Scotch Bonnet Records, dropped last year to widespread critical acclaim. And it’s deserving of this, as More Fyah is an abject

Read More »
Verse iTal 100% Roots Review

Verse iTal – 100% Roots – Review

Verse iTal: 100% Roots review – Steve Topple For Pauzeradio.com So, I’m a bit behind the times. But often something is so good it’s worth coming back to. And that’s certainly the case with Verse iTal 100% Roots, his 2018 seminal release. Musically, the album kind-of does what it says on the tin. Lyrically it’s true to its title as well. But it’s Verse iTal’s precocious talent which makes 100% Roots a must-have in anyone’s music collection. Verse iTal 100% Roots opens with the title track. And it sets the tone for the rest of the project well. A pure

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