El Dia de la Madre

                        Three weeks ago the Holland-based blog Je Moeder asked our resident Funky Bompa to record a mix for Mothers Day. One that fits for the sunday morning vibe. Now this is exactly what he is into. Sweet smiling latin 50s and 60s tunes [...]

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Rasheed Chappell : “I feel like a kid in a toy store”

                        In a cold early february 2012, Brussels slept on Rasheed Chappell and his producer Kenny Dope Gonzalez. They were in town to introduce Rasheed’s album called « Future before Nostalgia » release on Kenny’s own Kay Dee imprint. A great album reminiscing of the boom [...]

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Video Interview : Rapping with Lee Fields

                        As Lee Fields and Truth & Soul Recordings are preparing the release of “Faithful man”, Lee’s new recording, they are posting a collection of videos called “Rapping with Lee”. A conversation in four parts and centered around the record, the music business, the [...]

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Audio Podcast : Zoom on Dj Amir

                    This is the first part in a new serie of radio documentaries called ZOOM. Recorded and edited by Funky Bompa (one of our resident dj’s in the Attic and Tropicalia specialist and record collector), these documentaries will dip us into the world of people who [...]

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Evidence : “I was more influenced by Epmd than by Nwa”

                          Photo : Sacha Lempereur I had the pleasure to meet Evidence during the Rhymesayers Tour that passed by the Ancienne Belgique (Brussels) in november. Several days before Ev’s come back with his trademark band, Dilated People, I thought I’d share the man’s [...]

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“Afro Blue” by Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Erykah Badu

                        Robert Glasper is back with a new album called “Black Radio” and to be released on february 28th. The first leak is this take on “Afro Blue” featuring Erykah Badu on the vocal duties, a composition by Mongo Santamaria that was made popular [...]

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Stan Smith : The Get Up Movement (Tokyo Dawn)

                      Let me get this straight to you, I’m very enthusisastic about this forthcoming release from the Tokyo Dawn camp. Stan Smith might be the next big thing from Atlanta (Georgia); a city where many talented cats are coming from (think about Goodie Mob, Andre [...]

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2011 According to Dj Kwak

Dj Kwak spearheaded Strictly Niceness with Bernard Dobbeleer and Dj Eleven many moons ago. Since then, he crossed many rivers and airs a radioshow on a weekly basis on Fm Brussel. He is the main blogger on your favourite site and casual Loft resident. ALBUMS +/ Beastie Boys : Hot Sauce Committee part 2 (Capitol) [...]

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Happy Birthday Daptone Records (Video)

              You know how much we’re die-hard fans of Daptone Records, here at Strictly Niceness HQ. For ten years, Gabe Roth and Neil Sugarman have been the heroes of that soul sound we love that much and most definetly put that sound back on the musical map … They [...]

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2011 according to Rik-O

Your second resident dj in the Attic is called Rik-O … a man of few words (and many 45′s) … instead of sending us a list, he sent a picture … Nothing released in 2011 ion this list, but hey, who cares ? The selection is dope !!

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