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Episode Eight: Podcast Updates and a Midyear Review

PODCAST: Podcast spin-off coming soon, plus a midyear roundup and more

A free flowing episode that covers amongst other topics:
  • The previous seven Influenced Podcast episodes
  • Projects of the year to date including a beattape must-listen that I omitted in error from our recent feature
  • Great music documentaries on Netflix and Amazon Prime
  • Influenced Soundbites: A forthcoming spinoff covering food, fashion, gigs and more
  • Jay Electronica's official debut full-length
  • The impact of Craig Mack's hip hop classic 'Flava In Ya Ear' and the equally memorable remix
Check out the episode on Spotify below:

Due to the nature of this week's episode, there's not a themed playlist.

Instead, check out a project which I talk about at around 40 minutes in. 

I accidently left this off of our recent 'Midyear Roundup' feature recently, best believe it will be in the year end roundup.  The hugely enjoyable concept-beattape dedicate to a certain classic SNES basketball game, 'Boom Shakalaka' by BoomBaptist.

Here's all Episodes and playlists on iTunes:

Credits coming soon.

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