Jon Tanners

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

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5 On It: Eric Dingus Plays the Hits

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. For this week’s edition of 5 On... Read more »

Premiere: Pr0files – “Forgive”

With its stomping, synthesized insistence, it would be easy to mistake Los Angeles (or, as they put it, “sunny, but twisted Los Angeles, California”) duo Pr0files’ new single “Forgive” for a thought rattling around Kavinsky’s brain. The work of... Read more »

Talos – “Bloom”

Our initial contact with Ireland’s Talos came on gorgeous, chilling debut track “Tethered Bones.” Seven months and over 300,000 plays later—a testament to the steady build that can accompany a great song—Talos returns with “Bloom,” another... Read more »

5 On It: From the Strip Club to the Street to the Bedroom

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. Here’s a moody anthem for whatever strip-club... Read more »

Premiere: Snoh ft. Common “Bad Things”

No matter how scattered and seemingly Frankenstein’d the state of the music industry might make the nature of modern creation seem, one thing remains (mostly) true: More often than not, the right combinations of producer and artist... Read more »

Nothing But Thieves – “Tempt You (Evocatio)”

Londoners Nothing But Thieves have a knack for building atmosphere without losing the shape of a song. “Tempt You (Evocatio)” avoids the typical traps of so-called “vibe-y” music with a concerted focus on refrains and structure... Read more »

5 On It: A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That

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. Paul Fisher – Lil Fish Coming to... Read more »

Stream Brooklyn Producer Yung Gutted’s Heavy New “Towers” EP

In the past, Brooklyn producer Yung Gutted has assaulted speakers with the sort of bass and distortion that frighten parents and deafen fans. It is exciting, then, to see Gutted take things in a different but no less... Read more »

D/C – “The Fall”

Rugged voiced London singer and past Daily Discovery D/C returns with new single “The Fall,” a song that feels of a piece with pop’s recent fixation on unorthodox ballads and stripped back electronic compositions (as evidenced by... Read more »

Even The Sun Goes Down

I didn’t think I was going to get to see Outkast. My favorite group of all time was reuniting for a major tour. I’d never seen them live. I never would. When they played Coachella, I... Read more »

HANAH – “Hideaway”

Brooklyn-based, Boulder, Colorado-raised singer HANAH follows up July’s gauzy “Out of Touch” with “Hideaway,” another co-production with Luca Buccellati (the talented producer behind Yellerkin and Tei Shi). “Hideaway” is simultaneously expansive and intimate, Buccellati’s icy, airy sound... Read more »

5 On It: The Rough Edges

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. Cal Rips – Phor You When artists... Read more »

Black El – “Golden Child”

No matter how perfect I tried to be, I constantly felt like the world would reject me, so I would revert back to doing things that were just as messed up as what I was seeing... Read more »

Stream Maryland Rapper Ace Cosgrove’s New Project “USvsROBOTS”

Maryland’s Ace Cosgrove is one of several intriguing voices rising from the DMV, a hip-hop hotbed, with an identity perhaps defined by its lack of concrete cohesion. Many scenes and styles loosely thread a region as eclectic... Read more »

5 On It: Dreams of Future Past

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. 5 On It Video Premiere: MakinOut –... Read more »