Monday, March 1, 2021

John-Paul Shiver

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John-Paul Shiver has been contributing to 48 Hills since 2019. His work as an experienced music journalist and pop culture commentator has appeared in the Wire, Resident Advisor, SF Weekly, Bandcamp Daily, PulpLab, AFROPUNK, and Drowned In Sound.

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After all we've been through, the perfect record for a cold one in your right hand and a cute one on your left.

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Colemine Records issues a 22-song collection highlighting deep grooves—and a little optimism.

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The wizard producer changed hip-hop several times over before his early death, and we're all still catching up.

Good Things: STR4TA drops ‘Aspects’—plus 4 more new reasons to groove

JWORDS with a much-needed sonic cleanse, a pair of releases by Mark de Clive-Lowe, and new Gilles Peterson

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'Somewhere Between' comp highlights moment when minimal electronic gestures seemed like big experiments.

Love in a to-go cup: An off-beat quar-times Valentine’s playlist

Full-tilt covers, bizarre takes, choice oddities—what to listen to when you can't really date.

Now Watch This: Four recent videos (metaphysical space queens included)

Drink in delights from Kalbells, Daedalus, and Pearl Charles—plus a "no video needed" from Rochelle Jordan.

New Music: Support these excellent artists directly this week

Sitka Sun, BĂ©zier, Juju, Danielle de Picciotto, Terry Gross (not that one), and more for Bandcamp Friday

New Music: 13 terrific-sounding releases on our list right now

Madlib, Arlo Parks, The Weather Station, J-Dilla, more recent and forthcoming releases that shine up 2021.

New Music: With ‘Family Album,’ Lia Ices marries Laurel Canyon to Wine Country

Written in Sonoma as she became a new mom, album supplies a bonny cluster of psychedelic-tinged Americana