For nearly a decade the producer, engineer, drummer, pianist, bassist, and guitarist born Devonne Harris has been making songs the old-fashioned way—largely sample-free and recorded straight to tape.
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.
Karriem Riggins is best known as a jazz drummer and hip- hop producer for artists like Common, Kanye West, The Roots, and Kaytranada, but he doesn’t categorize himself as anything but an artist.
A compilation of underground’s best hip-hop and soul curated by Sofie Fatouretchi. “Sofie’s SOS Tape” is a compilation of underground’s best hip-hop and soul curated by Sofie Fatouretchi, one of the original crew of Boiler Room.
There’s a well-worn phrase that moochers and slackers trot out to justify their lackluster output of anything in general that goes something like: “Nobody ever died saying they’d wished they worked more.“
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“.