Pick of the Week: 12/13/16

(Image courtesy of Far Out Recordings.)

As the year comes to a close, the number of new releases really begins to slow down, so to compensate for that, here is an old release that should be important to note for its reissue this year. Come and take a dive into the era of Popular Brazilian Music. Continue reading “Pick of the Week: 12/13/16”

Thoughts On: “Crown” by Run the Jewels

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“Crown” is one of the more interesting singles to pop out  from 2015, and it’s also one of the more compelling from hip hop and music in general. Run the Jewels were a fantastic duo already taking the music world by storm with their debut, and their second release only confirmed the serious political fury they present with “Crown.” Continue reading “Thoughts On: “Crown” by Run the Jewels”

Album Discussion: The Disintegration Loops by William Basinski

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William Basinski is an experienced avant-garde musician in New York City from the late 90’s. While I’d urge to check out the rest of his discography, when someone mentions Basinski, The Disintegration Loops comes to mind. Read on to find out why this series of albums still affects listener to this day.
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Album Review: 3D: Die a Hero by 3D Blast

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Sampled funk and soul may have gone stale after all these years of future funk squeezing out every possible ounce of fun from it, but 3D Blast aims to be smarter and bigger than its peers. The results are one of the funnest and bombastic listens you’ll hear!
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Interview: Short Takes with Renjā

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Today I took some time off to finally buckle down a short talk with the amazing Renjā, a beat and electronic artist with an expansive self-released catalog and some huge label releases to match it. From No Problema to Dream Catalogue and BLCR Laboratories, this is an artist to watch out for. Take a gander and have fun reading. Continue reading “Interview: Short Takes with Renjā”

Label Watch: Doom Trip Records

Possibly one of my favorite labels out right now, Doom Trip Records is a talented collective of artists with an impressive owner from California.With seven releases out, they may seem like a small group, but the music within is of a vastly expansive and beautiful experience. Continue reading “Label Watch: Doom Trip Records”

Thoughts On: “Hi” by Hannah Diamond

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Last year felt the growth of the PC Music label, a group of bubblegum pop artists that eventually evolved from kitsch to this world’s pop glamour. While there are many tracks and artists responsible for the increasing attention towards PC Music, Hannah Diamond has always stood out as one of the main manufactured pop stars. So, let’s talk what made Hannah Diamond rise to the top with “Hi.” Continue reading “Thoughts On: “Hi” by Hannah Diamond”