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Wiley – Godfather Of Grime – Makes “Mistakes”

Posted on Monday, 11June07

Brrrup! Another sizzling Wiley video! Feel the beat drop in “Mistakes.” This tune is heartfelt and dare I say with conscious lyrics. Reminds me just a likkle bit of Dizzee’s “Brand New Day” from Boy In Da Corner, when he was still under Eski-boy’s wing. “Mistakes” video in high quality mov format or watch it […]

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Eski-Boy Goin Out With A Banger! Wiley’s New Video Is SMokin!

Posted on Friday, 1June07

Lots of Eski-boy goodies today! First of all, check the video for “50/50” off the upcoming Playtime Is Over album: 50/50 Vid Oh its just so UK dance! I love it! The album gets dropped worldwide on June 4th, but you can get the (320kbps) mp3s of “50/50” and “Bow E3” from BLEEP right now. […]

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REWIND #2 – Reporting Music Revolutions

Posted on Sunday, 17June07

This week was only 7 days long, yet I have 11 excellent posts to rewind today! It’s been a great week for music news! Before I get right down to the nitty gritty, I want to throw out a juicy tidbit of info that I have been mulling over. For awhile now, I have been […]

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Posted in +Greatest Hits+, activism, Beastie Boys, Bjork, culture, DRM, dubstep, electronica, experimental, guitar, hip hop, JA, LSF, mp3, music, music tech, new release, news, Ninja Tune, NYC, pop, robots, rock, shows, tour, UK, Wiley | Leave a Comment »

Have A Blast At The Glast!

Posted on Friday, 15June07

Glastonbury music festival descends upon the English countryside on Friday June 27th. The full lineup is absolutely insane, I can see how this is the biggest rock festival in the UK. Over 200 bands fill the lineup, and a press release states that over 177,000 people are expected to attend! Since I can’t possibly fit […]

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Posted in +Greatest Hits+, 8 bit, Bjork, breakcore, culture, dj, dub, dubstep, electronica, experimental, festivals, grime, guitar, hip hop, jazz, jungle, music, news, noise, radio, reggae, rock, shows, social, techno, UK | 1 Comment »

HearingTest – Rewind! #1!

Posted on Saturday, 9June07

Welcome to the premier edition of HT-Rewind! Issue 001! The Greatest Hits from the first week of June: Drones Of The Dour – Sunn O))), Wolf Eyes, Wolves In The Throneroom, Merzbow, Weedeater Shows Sunn O))) announced a string of West Coast US shows with the incredibly talented Wolves In The Throneroom bringing furious black […]

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Free Mix From Team Shadetek Feat. Tanya Stephens

Posted on Wednesday, 6June07

MORE FIRE!!! Boh! This mix is hot! MORE FIRE, MORE BASS is by one of my favOrite producers, Matt Shadetek. I actually heard part of this mix when it originally aired on Mary Anne Hobbs’ show on BBC Radio 1 on March 16th. I was packing my bags to go snowboarding while the sounds coming […]

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MUSIC

Posted on Tuesday, 29May07

This is a table of contents only : if you were looking for something else, start with the home page or the search box. Genres of music that have been covered on Hearing Test It gets harder and harder to categorize music, so often I use more than one genre per post. Thus, you will […]

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About The Author

Posted on Thursday, 29March07

i live in a dirty urban neighborhood where there are lots of tires squealing and trunks bumpin. i write music news and reviews for my bread and snowboarding fees. i participate in an amazing soundsystem collective that never ceases to inspire me by keeping the true spirit of music and creativity alive and thriving despite […]

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History Lesson – Eski Beat to Grime Music

Posted on Tuesday, 27March07

You have most likely heard of Lady Sovereign. You may have also heard of Dizzee Rascal. In the US we would tend to call that style of music hip-hop, because here, that’s what we call any music with words rapped over it. In the UK they currently call this style grime. It has words rapped […]

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Grime Explosion From UK To You

Posted on Wednesday, 21March07

What happened last weekend in Bow, or in the rest of UK for that matter? News from that neighborhood is exploding on Pitchfork this week with new releases from Dizzee Rascal, Wiley, Roll Deep, and Joker! i can’t even type fast enough to properly share all the details with you, but i will give it […]

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