To understand Suzi Analogue and the music is to understand her roots. Analogue is a hip-hop producer at heart, but much of her music sports glitchy, electronic flair, and has one eye fixed on the dance floor.
West coast jazz music is alive and well, with many entities in the movement breaking open doors with magnetic force and luminous brilliance.
Los Angeles musician Kiefer Shackelford (part of the Mndsgn LIVE Trio – Mndsgn, Swarvy, Kiefer and the Jonah Levine Collective) may be a new name to most, but the young keyboardist and producer has a small cult following.
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.
Mndsgn adorns Joyce Wrice & Kay Franklin’s ‘Rocket Science’ with a rush of synths and Rhodes and timeless ’80s r&b, all here for your summer dial.
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“.