Jon Tanners

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

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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 »

Video Premiere: Harriet – “Up Against It”

We first encountered Los Angeles band Harriet through their quirky, cinematic video for last year’s single “Burbank.” They seemed like a band with a purposeful aesthetic sense and a taste for bizarre humor. Their latest video for... Read more »

5 On It: Excess Access

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. PREMIERE: Broderick Batts – 2001 Odyssey EP Tampa-raised,... Read more »

GIANTS ft. Josef Salvat – “Throwback”

GIANTS (the duo of songwriter Ben Burrows and producer Rich Cooper) create within the ever-expanding bounds of the pop music landscape, crafting music that pulls from various wells of inspiration without being indebted to any one... Read more »

Stream Salomon Faye’s “Stimulation” EP

Much of what makes Brooklyn-based Harlemite Salomon Faye intriguing derives from his presence, a commanding energy he brings to every record. He never overwhelms with technique in the way a rapper like Kendrick Lamar might, but... Read more »

Premiere: Rioux – “Evolver Theme”

New York-based, Detroit-raised producer Rioux is a rare beast for those that associate the letters E, D, and M with bright lights, fist pumping, and Molly. Rioux is a heady electronic musician, deeply considerate and invested... Read more »

Premiere: Deebs and Jarell Perry – “Giving U”

Toronto producer Deebs and Los Angeles singer Jarell Perry haven’t actually met, but their music that suggests, at very least, suggests serious synergy—at very least a shared vision aesthetic vision. On “Giving U” Deebs and co-producer... Read more »

Premiere: Appleby – “Bitter Boy”

Once upon a time, I was the ‘BITTER BOY.’ Recent P&P favorite Appleby is a curious sort of enigma. He obscures his face in every photo; he bares small pieces of his life and inner thoughts... Read more »

Premiere: Hira King – “Wild Fires / Cold Lovers”

To follow up his second single “Hummingbird,” London singer Hira King expands his formula, maintaining a similarly lo-fi aesthetic while channeling the spirit of socially conscious ’70s soul music on new release “Wild Fires / Cold... Read more »