Interviews

DonMonique: Making The Work Stretch

It’s a rainy afternoon in New  York City. Not a torrential downpour, but enough that I look foolish without an umbrella. DonMonique and I are supposed to meet on the basketball courts near West 4th, where we’re planning... Read more »

You Will Need Music More Than Ever: The Past, Present, and Future of Tri Angle Records

On May 15, 2015, Tri Angle Records celebrated its fifth birthday in New York as part of Red Bull Music Academy’s month long festival. The party took place in the basement and vault of the former headquarters of... Read more »

The Abyss Stares Back: A Houston Rapper’s Life on the Edge

A story of homelessness, abuse, and hope, as told by Houston rapper Javon Johnson. The rapper shares his story with the release of his new mixtape, 'Hermann Park.'... Read more »

Purity Ring: Beyond ‘Eternity’

What a difference four years can make. Purity Ring's Shrines, released in 2011, was a cultural event that seemed to get stronger as its ripples spread ever outward: "Fineshrine" became a battle cry for the incoming... Read more »

Danny L Harle: Silly is a Feeling, Too

Danny L Harle is an anomaly within the anomaly that is PC Music. He plays the straight man to A. G. Cook's mad scientist, the classicist to counter the psycho-pop mania of Hannah Diamond and QT. ... Read more »

Video Premiere: Dom McLennon – “Tempest”

Brockhampton‘s Dom McLennon has been hanging around in the background of his friends’ projects for the past year or so, remaining relatively quiet when it comes to his solo output. Slowly polishing off his considerable talents ever since... Read more »

My First Time: Aesop Rock Remembers 1996

In the 20 years he's been rapping, Aesop Rock has established himself as one of hip-hop's pioneering poets. But it had to start somewhere. Back in 1996, Aesop was just a fine arts student with a... Read more »

Shamir: A Pop Star, For Now

The last 12 months have been surreal for 20-year old dance pop diva Shamir Bailey. The Las Vegas native has gone from buzzing artist on Brooklyn indie label Godmode (where he released the scintillating Northtown EP... Read more »

A Family Gathering With Uncle Snoop

It's the middle of the summer, the sun's shining, food and drinks are abundant; I'm glad to be here. It's a little awkward though. Family reunions always are, I suppose. There's a whole lot of mingling,... Read more »

Tove Styrke Speaks on Her Re-Emergence in Music and Her Upcoming Album and Tour

Swedish pop artist Tove Styrke has been in the music industry since she was 16 years old, but it feels like we're just meeting her now. After returning to her hometown and experimenting musically for two... Read more »