ZEKIEL’s laid back, “just clocked out” attitude drove our conversation to relate over nearly everything else as we discussed a love for fantasy, science fiction, making up stories, Eminem’s “Cindarella Man,” and foolish failed attempts at early romances…
Perhaps only in music can intense reflection on very dark moments of life sound so uplifting. This phenomena may have been perfected recently in Tyler the Creator’s “GONE GONE / THANK YOU” as he expresses utter elation at falling out of love with a sound that is overwhelmingly positive and exciting. “D_LETE” successfully achieves the same complex emotional response with its uplifting retrospection, but in a way that is unique to Ali’s new vintage sound.
Check out the new single from Four Elements and Beyond, a song that takes you back to the days of Billie Holiday and Louie Armstrong without losing touch of modern day for a second. We sat down with the trio and their frequent collaborator Mothabug for a featured interview about their creative process and new forthcoming album, Brush Strokes.
Already drawn into Tairua’s world within the 2142 postal code of Australia, I felt attached to her struggles and successes before I was even halfway into the song. At every turn, there was something new to notice and appreciate, before being swept into the next gem.
After the release of his debut album, Red Wine Joint, Jordn. Cleo talks about using music as an emotional release and why there’s no such thing as a “perfect” album. Get to know the talented multi-instrumentalist and producer’s mentality and creative process in our exclusive interview. Jordn. Cleo (real name Jordan Argrett) is a breath […]
“Empty Conversations” has just the right blend of new-age production and funk, and features at least three instruments that I could count. But, as always, the real thing that brings you back to “Empty Conversations” over and over again is the voice of Harrison Sands himself.
We sat down with Joy Postell over a steaming bowl of Pho in downtown Baltimore after the release of her debut album. We spent over two hours talking about Joy’s creative process, her new album, Baltimore Club Music, and her experiences as a completely independent black female artist. Enjoy! Joy Postell: “Where Is Your Consciousness?” […]
We sat down with Abhi the Nomad for his very first interview on his first ever national tour. Our conversation explored his experiences with tour life, the art of live performance, the legacy of Pharrell and N.E.R.D., his production style & equipment, his biggest musical inspiration, and Super Smash Bro’s. Sit back and dive in. […]