Just as Yaya Bey’s sound is one in constant evolution, her selections for our Record & Tape Exchange chart her divergent sources of inspiration and influence. Taking in the Motown and ’90s hip-hop that was on rotation in the family home, her hometown of New York City and her Bajan heritage, her playlist is one with family and feeling at its core.
Ahead of his new album, the Grime OG talks us through some of the garage, jungle, and 140 bpm that holds significance in his life.
The New York-based artist also known as KING VISION ULTRA shares some of the tapes, records, and CDs that have shaped his craft.
The brains behind AHH, Kodakk, shares nine selections essential to Atlanta, the number one exporter of contemporary rap music.
The London lyricist and NYC producer join the dots from Peckham to Brooklyn as they talk us through their Record & Tape Exchange selections.
Keeya Keys picks out some of the songs that have soundtracked his life so far for this week's Record & Tape Exchange, featuring Kano, Mac Miller, and Kanye.
The Montreal trio give us a world tour of their defining music memories, from Haiti to London.
An artist in every sense of the word, Atlanta-born singer-songwriter James Bambu takes a uniquely considered approach to his craft, determined to break down barriers for the future of R&B.