Saturday, October 31, 2020

Tag: Hip-hop

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....

Diving into Sespool’s genre-agnostic indie rap

Before Rin Tin Tiger, Westwood & Willow, Pericardium, or the weird-ass Christmas album, he was Sespool—the “SES” coming from his initials, Sean E. Sullivan. The music he released under...

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...

Boy bands to bomba: Fresh Meat Fest shines with trans & queer performance

I'm writing this as I'm taking in the Supreme Court decision that people cannot be legally fired for being LGBTQ, a momentous act that was made possible by the...

Screen Grabs: Into ‘The Vast of Night’—and beyond

A couple restored minor classics, plus new features about recording-industry sexism, Islamic fundamentalism and UFO invasion, make this another wide-ranging week in the streaming world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqWv-3IkV-0 THE GREY FOX Released into the...

Streaming for Shorter: Epic all-star benefit for jazz great comes online

In the 25-year stretch from 1977-2002, saxophonist Wayne Shorter—described by The New York Times as “probably jazz's greatest living small-group composer and a contender for the greatest living improviser”—appeared...

His marathon rap for COVID relief broke the Guinness World Record

When George Watsky turned 33, his roommate looked him in the eye and told him it would be the best year of his life. Then coronavirus happened.  But aside from...

New Music: From Roy Ayers, vibes sovereign, a lost 1977 jam

While it's proper to acknowledge the current global ballyhoo of a Tik-Tok (if you will) generation of acolytes newfound obsession in jazz, let's be clear. This is not the...