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“.
Stream singles; “Comsic Perspective” and “Ya Own Way” “Body Wash” is his second album for Stones Throw, a full set of realized songs that were only hinted at on “Yawn Zen“.
Essential Listening Inspired by recent events, the continuous search and unearthing of hidden but not so hidden musical gems, WUG presents our very own, bLanc1’s, “infinite places to go.”
The Album of Your Life If albums were sneakers, you’d probably find us camping outside for days in line in anticipation for this album. Anything by Mndsgn will have you pausing in your tracks to listen, but the same can be said for Mr. Ave.
Fresh Selects Presents Kirkis is essentially a madman. FS first came to know him as an affiliate of the Hiatus Kaiyote crew from Melbourne, with a completely unique brand of lo-fi, maniacal proto-punk, jazz-funk fusion that was unlike anything they’ve heard before. All with his
Essential Listening The Don is back! Strangely enough, it was just yesterday that I played one of his mixes and as well as talking about him alot lately to people. Mr. Pre, you have surely been missed!
Off fourthcoming “Helping Hands” album Listen to the sultry first single, “The Circle,” off the fourthcoming LP “Helping Hands,” with Ivan Ave on vocals and produced by MNDSGN.
Featuring: Ivan Ave, Mndsgn, Suff Daddy, Oddisee and more After “Summer In Jakarta” and “Winter In Jakarta” it is time for another season compilation by Jakarta as well as celebrating their 10th birthday as a label.
Artist Spotlight: Knxwledge Knxwledge (pronounced “knowledge”) is a 26 year old, Los Angeles based beat maker. Standing out in a sea of producers rising from the L.A. beat scene, the prolific artist and record collector produces his sound by creating a pastiche of soul, jazz
Essential Listening Never one to play by the rules and experiment with the weird and wonderful, the opening track, a gospel track, is testament – Mndsgn goes in on this one staying true to form. Get involved with a diverse array of sounds from gospel,