RWD Issue 143: January 2014
Here we are once again, kicking off yet another year of RWD and yet another list. We’ll be honest, putting together the #13for13 recap feature was pretty bloody painful at times, but there were a couple of gems in there for sure – without pointing it out, you know the ones we continue to support. But anyway, what exactly does 2014 have in store? Well, if last year was all about every corner of the club and wrecking a mic just right, then this year is about serenading you into soulful bliss as all types of R&B flows your way. Don’t bother trying to avoid it either, if it isn’t the sexy sonics of our cover star Ella Eyre infiltrating your ears, the ridiculously gifted Sampha, experimental Kelela or smoked up songstress Jhene Aiko are all waiting in the wings. Saying that, we will be blessed with hard beats a la hip hop from LuckyMe’s S-Type and then the deep dark bass of Gorgon City and #ReadyForAnything stars My Nu Leng. Plus the homegrown realness of Krept & Konan.
Outside of music, Tego and Ben point out the ones to watch on the pitch whilst we head to the gym with Olympian and now professional boxer Anthony Joshua, and we get a glimpse into the big screen with some pretty big releases this month.
Last but by no means least you lot also get to see what a month of emails to Charlamagne Tha God’s PA results in. Basically a 10MB audio file full of expletives and below the belt blows we’re kindly sharing with you in a very special Speaker’s Corner as the antagonisitc radio don goes in on 2014, before it has even begun. Make sure you also head online to the brand new RWDmag.com to check out exclusive guest mixes and interviews with our #RWD14for14 stars.