The DubTalk ft. Hamza

Hamza’s newly released EP “Tracks from Mars” was one of the key windows we got into the outcome of his practiced craft. He performed the EP’s title track as well as “One Two”, both tracks clearly demonstrating his self professed obsession with writing short, dense lines painting tales in pictures. His performance of his poem “Impassable Stretches” was our second opportunity to see him at work, albeit in a different frame of mind. For Hamza, rap and poetry occupy two distinct modes of expression that, although sometimes utilizing the same techniques, scratch different pieces of his artistic itch. If you’re pressed for time, you can see the performances on our new series “TRAX”, which is a compilation of all of the performances from The DubTalk.Related Links: Raymond Antrobus‘ collection of poems The Perseverance. The HBO series, Def Poetry Jam, from which you should find clips. TQ’s track “Westside” Scott Storch’s Wiki. Mike...

JAMZ ft. Hamza | The DubTalk

Hamza Beg was our guest for this month’s episode of The DubTalk. Though he isn’t usually one to freestyle, the spirit of the session overtook him, and he jammed out with us like a pro. JAMZ is our new series which compiles all of the best musical moments from The DubTalk so you can enjoy them when you’re in the mood to groove. We’ll be posting an episode of JAMZ every month in the lead up to the release of The DubTalk, so stay tuned. Episode 302 of The DubTalk premiers on Friday at 1700 CET! Hamza’s EP Tracks from Mars is available for listening and purchase on BandCamp. Editing, Mixing, Mastering done by Phips Witt who can be found on his website. Thanks for watching! Don’t forget to subscribe if you like the vibe.

TRAX by Hamza | The DubTalk

Hamza is the second guest to be featured on this season of The DubTalk. As you know if you’ve been keeping up with the weekly updates, we’ve decided to upload shorter compilations of some of the best moments from the episode in the lead up to its release. Our first new series is TRAX, a collection of all of the pieces performed by our guest. Hamza’s first piece is the title track off “Tracks from Mars”. He opens his EP with a clear statement of intent and style, which he delivered in the studio in his typical understated nonchalance. The second piece is a poem entitled “Impassable Stretches” wherein Hamza comes to a realization about depression while sitting in a chapel in solitude. His third and final performance in the K12 was a cheeky little number from “Tracks from Mars” entitled “One Two”. This track is a nod to all...

The DubTalk ft. Breezy

Season 3 is here, and for the first time, The DubTalk is on video. We invited Breezy to the K12 studio to talk about her new “Tragic Mulatto” EP. The session is a wealth of knowledge and infectious improvised tunes. From minute one, Breezy was candid and honest with Lex and Eli. Off of the back of her open demeanor, we quickly dove into serious conversation about her road to “Tragic Mulatto”. Returning to American culture was rough for Breezy after a year in Berlin studying at dBs Music Berlin. She spent some dramatic time in L.A., which ended in her decision to return back to her home on the east coast. It was there that “Tragic Mulatto” grew into the moving piece of music that it is. The album is informed by “sources”, as Breezy calls them in the interview. These short skit-like interludes come between each track and...

[Teaser] The DubTalk Season 3 Premier

We have been working hard to make this season something special. We’ll be sharing the first episode with y’all come Sunday. Here is the second taste of what’s to come. We’re going to be trying out the new Premier feature on YouTube, so you will be able to watch the video with us when it comes out. That means you’ll be able to chat with us about what’s going on and maybe even give us feedback on the show. Would love to have you there!  

The DubTalk ft. Pete D’elia

When we weren’t making music, Pete had a bit of insight for us on how he goes about songwriting. Being a light-hearted soul, Pete writes mostly comedic songs, but he has come to find a nice balance between his comedic tunes and the more somber ones when playing live. He played us his tune “Pistol Pete and Missy Mae” to close out the episode, and we gave that shit a wacky remix. Thanks for listening y’all. This season has been a blast. One more in store for ya. If you like what you’re hearing, let us know on social media.

The DubTalk ft. Nebulake

Nebulake left the K12 with the promise of coming back from their mutual winter travels with an album full of their charismatic and educational treasures. You won’t want to miss it, so be sure to head over to their Facebook page and follow them. Thanks for listening! Catch you next month. Same time. Same place.

The DubTalk ft. Sam Boulton

Sam Boulton blundered into the K12 firing shit talk straight from the hip, literally. We didn’t get down to business until we’d gotten all of our rambunctious banter off of the table. Well… nearly all of it. Sam’s quick wit and blunt style of humor color this episode of the Dub Talk with something special. Originally performing as a poet, Sam quickly learned that she was better suited to stand up. She tells us the story of that transition and the motivations behind it. We also delve deep into her past and uncover her alter ego, SAM NASTY THE RAP QUEEN. That’s right. This white girl can rap, or at least, she thought she could when she was a teenager. When we heard this, we had to get her to spit some bars for us, so we gave her a crash course in freestyling and coaxed her into at cypher...