This, too, is a story about control… It’s a manual, maybe half Rosetta Stone, half bird guide. It was made the way they made electronic music in the good old days, all analog everything, right after synthesizers shrunk to a manageable size
Devonwho returns with some more West Coast Funk. Devonwho’s, “Luz” on Leaving Records is the Instrumental West Coast Beats full-length from influential Devon Fox.
The Gaslamp Killer translates his musical interpretation of death into a situation of uncertainty, anxiousness, fear, but simultaneously a sense of peace in a world where being afraid of death is the norm.
Even when it’s conjuring visions of an early ‘80s roller rink, “Body Wash” feels distinct. “Body Wash” is his second album for Stones Throw, a full set of realized songs that were only hinted at on “Yawn Zen“.
The medication. The legendary Jamaica Queens born and raised producer, The Nativist, schools us on some of what he has to offer. At times brutal and heavy, his music reflects his deep appreciation for sound system pressure and the subtleties afforded by the tempo.
The voice you know. When Noname (fka Noname Gypsy) raps, she swims in the bleakness of a life that’s seen a lot of death and change. But even while reliving heartbreak her voice is soothing—resigned but optimistic, weary but hopeful.