It’s an age old tale. You’re at a late night knees up and an ipod comes out. One party wants hip-hop, the other, house. A stalemate ensues. Well, no more. SPLENDOR & SQUALOUR (yes, that’s how they spell it) are a limited-vinyl-only label and podcast series out of, of all places, Sligo. For those not geographically inclined – that’s in Ireland – and the brains behind the new imprint have contracted all star up-and-comers Brame & Hamo for their first ever podcast.
The track selections on S&S’s maiden podcast are nothing short of inspired; a perfect fusion of hip-hop turntablism and up-to-the-minute house, that work in easy harmony for the whole two hour slot. DJ buddies Brame & Hamo have succeed where so many others have failed – we’ve never heard house and hip-hop meet in the middle quite so harmoniously!