Big Church Day Out Spotlight: Andy Mineo

There’s no one on this year’s Big Church Day Out bill that we’re more excited about seeing than Andy Mineo. After the historic Lecrae set that we saw in 2015, Andy is the natural follow up. He’s right up there on the hip hop totem pole with his Reach Records boss. Andy Mineo burst onto…

When a rapper isn’t just a rapper

One of the reasons we love hip hop is the way rappers can tell revealing stories. It’s an art form that allows you to be transparent and very real. But what happens when even hip hop music isn’t freeform enough to get your message across? Well if the last year is anything to go by,…

Lecrae brings vinyl to a new generation

If there’s one thing we don’t miss about DJing back in the day is carrying heavy flight cases full of 12″ vinyl records. These days it’s strictly digital for doing gigs but that’s not to say the format is completely dead. Or maybe it once was but it’s now being resurrected. Exhibit A: the new limited…

Review: Big Church Day Out 2015

We gathered in our thousands, pitched our tents and prepared for what we expected to be an epic weekend of great music and a lot of fun. We got it by the bucket-load at this year’s Big Church Day Out. The eagled eyed readers of the Sound Doctrine will know that it has been five…

When will the barriers in Christian music come down?

Anyone who follows me on Twitter will know I’m a big fan of the Hillsong Young & Free This is Living EP. I’m particularly fond of the title track, which sees Hillsong collaborating with Lecare. But it got me thinking, why don’t we see more of this? In the world of Christian music, there are…

Has hip hop become the new shining light in Christian music?

Something historic happened in Christian music this past week. An artist from the ‘gospel’ scene became the first ever to reach the top of the US Billboard album chart. But the artist isn’t from one of the established gospel music families, or even the latest reality show winning singer or choir. It’s the rapper Lecrae….

Papa San releases Get Right video

  It wouldn’t be wrong to call Papa San a legend but it sounds like making anthems is like riding a bike for the dancehall artist – he will never forget how to do it! His son Tyshane Thompson is on the buttons, fresh from producing for The Fever for Lecrae on his mixtape Church Clothes…