Cold Cut – Everything Is Under Control

Cold Cut's Matt Black and Jonathan More should need no introduction. Anyone who remembers their classic remix of Eric B + Rakim's "Paid In Full" or their rendition of "Autumn Leaves" that epitomized the early downtempo sound of the 90's probably knows these guys as the stealth duo behind the UK's preeminent avantgarde record label Ninjatune. Their nearly 20 year collaboration has included many ground-breaking …

Just For Kicks

A standout of this year's RESFEST, Just For Kicks is the first feature-length documentary to look at the phenomenon of sneaker culture. Co-produced by France's Canal Plus and SpikeTV, interviews span a diverse cast of characters, from La Haine director Mathieu Kassovitz to longtime collector and hip hop pioneer Grandmaster Caz. A head-nodding soundtrack emphasizes the way hip hop culture has been the driving force …

Blag

Neatly solving a toss-up between putting hip-hop balladeer Common (pictured left) or Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd on the cover, British magazine Blag chose both, placing the former on the front and the latter on the back. That kind of casual innovation is the norm for this arts-and-culture tome, founded over a decade ago and produced by twins Sarah and Sally Edwards. The most recent issue …