Jon Tanners

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

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EP Premiere: Flaxo – “Sleepover”

New York-based producer Flaxo’s new EP Sleepover represents an interesting twist on anthemic electronic music at a time when much of what you might compare it to feels flatly derivative. “I grabbed a lot of different voices—literal... Read more »

Premiere: Cam Sheely – “All The Money”

Atlanta’s Cam Sheely hasn’t put out much music, but with each release he pushes himself forward, capitalizing on the sounds of his city while sharpening his rapping. On “All The Money,” Sheely grabs a menacing Ducko... Read more »

Premiere: X&G – “Mancha”

At some point, all music writers do verbal backflips (and often don’t stick the landing) trying to classify genres or dive into insanely specific subgenre because life is always easier when things are neatly codified and... Read more »

5 On It: The Process

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. Javon Johnson – “1759” Houston’s Javon Johnson... Read more »

Video Premiere: Mackned ft. Key Nyata – “100 Oz.”

For lack of a better description, Seattle’s Mackned is one of the more Based rappers to pass through the digital pages of P&P in recent memory. Introduced to us in an edition of 5 On It a month back,... Read more »

Stream the Premiere of pizza boy.’s New Album “this is pizza boy.”

In the seven months since pizza boy. entered the P&P galaxy, the young rapper has formed one of the web’s most idiosyncratic, intelligent personas. In that time, too, he’s polished his dense, deeply referential, self-deprecating raps,... Read more »

Video Premiere: Mikey Mike – “Cut My Hair”

When we first met Maryland-born artist/producer Mikey Mike, he was sneaking his way onto Rihanna’s Unapologetic by pretending to be a retired female porn star managing a friend of “her” brother who happened to be a... Read more »

Video Premiere: Salomon Faye – “W.T.F.”

Paris-born, Harlem-raised, and now Brooklyn-based Salomon Faye has something a lot of up-and-coming rappers lack: presence. Rapping like a not-so-distant cousin of Rawkus-era Mos Def, Faye leans on each word with deliberate weight and conviction. The video... Read more »

Premiere: Sam Dew – “Desperately”

It’s rare and exciting to see a songwriter emerge from behind the curtain. With features on Wale’s “Love Hate Thing” and Skrillex’s “Stranger” writing credits for Rihanna, Estelle, Wale, Mary J. Blige and Jessie Ware, Chicago... Read more »

5 On It: The Best Is Yet To Come

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: Caleb Brown ft. Alexander – “Breathe” It’s... Read more »