CentralSauce isn’t like other platforms, and what makes us different is the community behind our platform.
We employ a bottom-up publishing approach where passion, creativity, and collaboration is prioritized over what things “should” be or “should” look like. We are highly selective about who joins our ranks and we hold each other to the highest of standards, creating substantive content that brings significance and context to the music we love. It’s why our website has been designated as an “important cultural artifact” and is archived by the US Library of Congress in perpetuity.
In life, you don’t often get an opportunity to relentlessly pursue your passion with the support of like-minded creatives who share your mindset and ambitions. Thanks to the incredible team below, CentralSauce is changing that.
Joined: April 2018
Based In: Sydney, AUS
CentralSauce does things differently. It favours deep, well-researched, immersive content over superficial or clickbait work that leaves you as quick as you read it. The content I create can take months to research and describe, and there’s no other outlet with the capacity to publish and highlight such deep dives. My content is in-depth and takes a lot of hard work, and this is exactly what CentralSauce is.”
Personal Blog: Ben’s Big Blog
Joined: Carter founded CentralSauce in December 2017.
Based In: Atlanta, GA
Media today is filled with a stifling lack of substance. With a look around at the ‘big’ outlets in music today, they constantly sacrifice passion and quality content for clickbait and memes. Music is the most important thing in our lives. It provides a soundtrack to the moments that mean the most. Music deserves better.”
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Joined: May 2019
Based In: Birmingham, UK
I wanted to find a place to express my pure passion for music without having to filter it for clicks. The zero tolerance for clickbait and the full embrace of passion at CentralSauce was a huge factor in my decision to write here. It is an environment in which I can express my love and talents to their full extent.”
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Joined: July 2018
Based In: Melbourne, AUS
CentralSauce is more than just a hip hop site: it’s home to a community of likeminded writers and creatives. Whether anticipating albums, reflecting on releases or workshopping ideas, we’re bonding over our mutual appreciation of the art, expanding our horizons and learning from each other. In substituting oft-impenetrable editorial structure with collaboration and friendship, CentralSauce not only helps me get the best out of myself, but gives that best straight to the readers.
Personal Blog: OneFourOne
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Joined: April 2019
Based In: Illinois, USA
I first encountered CentralSauce as a reader, and was drawn to the quality of the in depth writing that could only be done by individuals passionate about their content. As a journalist CentralSauce is an outlet for working towards my dreams in music journalism; as a human, CentralSauce is simply what makes me happy. I’ve never felt happier than when I’m standing in a crowd at a live show for an amazing artist, and writing for CentralSauce means I can always be around what I love, doing what I love.”
When I was first coming into music journalism, I needed a community that would help foster and nourish my skills. I happened to get lucky and found myself a group of not just coworkers but friends who were talented in the same field I wanted to go in. They’re the reason I keep writing. They’re pushing me to be better and say better.”Contact: Twitter | Instagram Essential Songs:
Joined: December, 2019
Based In: New York City
I think it’s important that collectives form to allow writers the freedom to create new horizons in journalism. CentralSauce has done just that, giving myself and many others the freedom to grow and create.”
We don't waste your time with top 10 lists, TMZ-style "news", or any other generic, low-effort content. Our community is dedicated to substantive content that brings significance and meaning to the music you love.