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REVIEW: Atmosphere @ KOKO

Rap shows are boring. It seems as though this notion has been formulated by today’s tech savvy, rave-loving, social media obsessed generation not satisfied enough with turntables and an angry MC. 429 more words


Vanilla's Sweet Soul Beats are the Sound of Your Early 20s

Vanilla is a new kind of famous. The unique sound of his sample-based instrumental hip-hop, often compared to J. Dilla, seems to connect with people on an intimate level and is heard throughout the world. 1,415 more words

"Me Yesterday//Corded"

Flying Lotus
Until The Quiet Comes, 2012

Flying Lotus, a.k.a. Steven Ellison, is hands-down my favorite producer right now. His work touches on multiple, seemingly disparate corners of the exploratory musical universe: the bass and drive of post-Dilla hip-hop; the energy and fuck-it attitude of free jazz; the precision and programming chops of IDMers like Aphex Twin. 74 more words