Jon Tanners

A wayfaring stranger trying to make cool things before I die.

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Premiere: Pell ft. G-Eazy – “Got It Like That”

A year ago, Pell released Floating While Dreaming, the album that solidified him for us as a rising talent worth keeping an eye on. To commemorate the anniversary, Pell teams up with G-Eazy for “Got It... Read more »

Video: IshDARR – “Remember”

5 On It favorite IshDARR is one of the leaders of Milwaukee’s new school, more traditionally styled than some of his counterparts, making up in charisma and technical skill what he may occasionally lack in experimental... Read more »

Premiere: Jarryd James – “Give Me Something”

Jarryd James’ debut “Do You Remember” announced the Australian’s genre-mixing pop with a tasteful stomp, a song that satisfied without succumbing to the expected. Second single “Give Me Something” picks up largely where “Do You Remember” left... Read more »

EP Premiere: Joss Ryan – “A Dark Tale”

Producer Joss Ryan’s new EP A Dark Tale feels like an exercise in atmosphere creation, three songs comprising the vibe of a beautiful evening, steeped in warm, modern synths and ’90s R&B melodies. EP closer “Haunt You”... Read more »

Premiere: Mic Kellogg – “Moon N’ Back”

Milwaukee’s Mic Kellogg has only released two songs, but his small catalog already points to a strong artistic voice—positive without being overly sentimental or cheesy. New single “Moon N’ Back” (which features vocalist Bobby Knapp) highlights... Read more »

5 On It: It’s Your Party

5 On It is a feature that looks at five of the best under-the-radar rap findings from the past week, highlighting new or recently discovered artists, or interesting obscurities. Phil The God – “Broad Day” This... Read more »

Premiere: POWERS – “Beat Of My Drum”

We first met L.A.-based duo POWERS over a year ago through single “Money,” a song that set the tone for their ambitious take on electronic pop—streamlining elements from various sources of inspiration without pandering or falling... Read more »

5 On It: Player Ways

5 On It is a feature that looks at five of the best under-the-radar rap findings from the past week, highlighting new or recently discovered artists, or interesting obscurities. Slim Slater – The Slim Slater Tape... Read more »

Premiere: Bk Bambino – “Do What I Want”

Chicago’s Bk Bambino has the sort of charisma that makes up for the inevitable growing pains all young rappers face. New single “Do What I Want” feels like a logical progression from his recent EP The... Read more »

EP Premiere: GDNA – “Quadrants”

Los Angeles-based singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist GDNA’s new EP “Quadrants” works best taken as a whole—not necessarily a series of interlocking pieces, but rather a palette of similar sounds and pretty textures comprising a mellow mood. It’s music... Read more »