Friday, September 18, 2020

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.

New Music: A classic Oneness of Juju re-release jolts consciousness

Witness the rhythmic agency of soundtracking a movement. Prudent is the beat that moves your feet and mind simultaneously, jolting up new pathways of consciousness. Full-body instruction keeps a...

New Music: Compilation recalls the greatness of Om Records’ city synthesis

Better go grab yourself a burrito and Jarritos before you sit down to assess the money behind today's electronic music. According to the Ibiza Music Summit's last business report,...

Forget what makes sense: Anteloper vaporizes on ‘Tour Beats Vol. 1’

Free jazz trumpeter Jaimie Branch, and drummer Jason Nazary—longtime friends and collaborators—recorded over two years ago in a shipping container-turned-recording studio in Brooklyn. They pushed steadfast, brazenly into woozy...

New Music: Jayda G channels life-force into the moment with ‘Both of Us’

Let's get one thing straight. Jayda Guy is smart. Like nerdy, goofy, love the environment, NASA scientist-type intelligence. No joke. She's got the marine biologist paperwork to prove it....

New Music: With ‘Mordechai,’ Khruangbin follows inner compass to success

Attaining the title "DJ's DJ" during the early 2000s, a certain heyday for San Francisco's musical landscape, was one of the loftiest forms of a compliment any music presenter...

Out of the Crate: Revolutionary records to spin you into summer

With this past weekend, summer's officially here—and while that may not mean dancing in the streets, you can certainly use some new protest and home listening energy. Here's a...

New Music: An array of excellent sounds to discover (and artists to support)

Here we are halfway through 2020, with so much to keep an attentive eye on that you might walk into the shower fully clothed. For real. That shit happened....

New Music: With ‘Move Out,’ SUMif drops a rousing synth command

When the creative juices get ignited, possibilities ARE unlimited. Words pogo directly to and from the ole ticker. So instantly after Steph Wells, of the San Francisco-based electropop project SUMif—a...

New Music: Chroma’s ‘Source of Nurture’ comp features East Bay faves

When Chroma—the NYC collective and creative agency that advocates for centering the work and experience of womxn of color—reached out to DJ-producers Lara Sarkissian and 8ULENTINA, along with 23 other artists to compile...

Score new music on Juneteenth—and support NAACP Legal Fund

Once again leaping to action when leaders, politicians, and other music platforms continually remain tone-deaf and tardy in response, Bandcamp will be donating 100 percent of its revenue on...