The Journey of an Ambivert. The L.A. beat scene is made up of a sprawling collective of musicians cross-pollinating that has drastically reworked the idea of what it means to make beats within (and without) the hip-hop tradition.
The lyrical technician delivers again. Ivan Ave’s usual partner in crime is MNDSGN, and together they are an eclectic pair, but this time round he joins forces with Kaytranada and Kiefer aka KiefDaddySupreme.
“Examples,” the 28-track album by Eric Lau, is his third instrumental album, a veritable tapestry of vibes, ranging through Hip Hop, Soul, Jazz, Funk & Brazilian beats.
Jimetta Rose finds her inner warrior on her new album with Georgia Anne Muldrow. Beginning her journey of maturation at the heart of the Los Angeles music tradition, Jimetta Rose tackles a need for clarity through love in her mini-LP “The Light Bearer.
Lost for decades, South African band Batsumi, self-titled album finally see’s the light of day. Recorded in 1974 in Soweto, “Batsumi” is an intriguing, rousing reminder of the inventive styles that flourished in apartheid-era South Africa