Interviews

Mikky Ekko: An Honest Man

Mikky Ekko's debut album Time, released in January, takes listeners on a deeply emotional journey, one that's successfully (and beautifully) shared in just under an hour with exactly zero features. In an age of oft-watered down... Read more »

Techno in the Trap House: Brodinski on his Innovative Debut Album “BRAVA”

For anyone paying attention to electronic music, Brodinski will be a familiar name. He’s been a fixture in clubs and at festivals worldwide and he’s the co-founder of the always on-point label Bromance, which has released music from Gesaffelstein, Club... Read more »

Daily Discovery: Diet Cig

Diet Cig is the talk of the town in New Paltz right now, and for good reason. The music community in this region has been quietly thriving over the years, but as of late they've been... Read more »

Globetrotting Back Home: Heems and the Creation of “Eat.Pray.Thug.”

To describe Heems’ debut solo album as “anticipated” is insufficient. This is the man who turned rap on its head as a founding member of Das Racist, only to disband once the band’s notoriety started to... Read more »

Daily Discovery: Moving Castle

As someone who has lived in Washington, D.C. for the past four years, it's safe to say that the music scene in the nation's capital is severely underrated. D.C.'s reputation is practically non-existent in comparison to... Read more »

Daily Discovery: Spazzkid

We first came across Spazzkid’s music when we explored the wonderful world of Grimes’ blog a few weeks back. The timing could not have been better because he is currently on the road for a North... Read more »

Daily Discovery: Marvel Alexander

The credits of Marvel Alexander's new album Don't Die Yet read like a who's who of fast-rising, forward-thinking artists. Kaytranada, BADBADNOTGOOD, Sango, Gravez, Wiki from Ratking, D.R.A.M., and Michael Christmas are on the up and up,... Read more »

Maiden Names and Faceless Harmonies: Speaking with Appleby

When I met Appleby in December of 2014, he had four songs available to the public. Despite the small amount of music and only having songs online since September, he has received an impressive amount of... Read more »

Interview: Mark Ronson and the Art of Collaboration

By now, you will have encountered "Uptown Funk." It's the lead single from Mark Ronson's Uptown Special album, and it is everywhere. With the inimitable pipes of Bruno Mars and a horn section in full swing,... Read more »

Give Em Hell: A candid conversation with Key!

Key! isn’t much of a people person, and for that he’s sorry he’s not sorry. “I don’t even like trying to be personable with everybody,” he tells me over the phone. “I’m for the music. If... Read more »

Daily Discovery: The Parrots

Daily Discovery is a feature that will highlight a new or recently discovered artist that we’re excited about. See the rest of our Daily Discoveries here. By Ashley Strang The Madrid garage-surf trio The Parrots started... Read more »

clipping. Are Finding the Sweet Spot Between Experimental and Accessible

clipping. consists of rapper Daveed Diggs and producers Jonathan Snipes and William Hutson who, together, have concocted a new hip-hop potion—raw, aggressive rapping with a side of dry humor lain over noisy, industrial beats. The trio... Read more »

Men Among Boys: Love is the Most Powerful Thing

When I connect over Skype with Sait, one half of the cryptic group Men Among Boys, our voices cross time zones and miles of ocean. It’s 7:05 p.m. in the United Kingdom, where Sait and his... Read more »

BADBADNOTGOOD on Making Honest Music and Their Collaborative Album With Ghostface Killah

BadBadNotGood are currently in between albums. The Toronto trio released their third LP III back in May and in February of 2015, they will release Sour Soul, a collaborative LP with legendary Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface... Read more »

Tunji Ige: How The Youth Moves

I met Tunji Ige by chance on a beautiful Saturday in early May. There were maybe ten of us running around Brooklyn from sunrise to sunset that day working on Michael Christmas’s “Y’all Trippin” video including... Read more »