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“.
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“.
Leaving Records Presents Swarvy’s “Elderberry” comes crunchy and warm from the jazzy and soulsonic EP
Leaving Records presents a crispy EP for the neo beat-scene of 2016 “Lyon is a long-awaited syrupy EP invention from potent electro-funk producer Devonwho.
Off Fourthcoming ‘Animals Have Feelings’ It all started at a Detroit strip club called Platinum, with a platter of deep-fried beef taquitos and a dancer whose face looked a bit like Burt Reynolds. It was here that Sam Baker first met a self-described fan of
Album Preview R&B vocalist Anderson .Paak and producer Knxwledge are working together as NxWorries (pronounced “No Worries”). Last Spring, they debuted with the single “Suede” which quickly found the ears of Dr. Dre.
Introducing Anderson .Paak aka Breezy Lovejoy “L.A.’s most amazing young vocalist/drummer Anderson .Paak is presented through a contemporary rock/alt/hip-hop/R&B song-sculpting lens to create the next genre and sound. With a dynamic vocal range to pave the way for things to come from this uprising talent”.
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,
A 36-minute rap cassette. No digital. No CD. No vinyl. Just cassette! Last year Stones Throw released new rap tracks by Jonwayne on a cassette they called Cassette – no digital, no CD, no vinyl – just a cassette, designed to look like a pack
Jonwayne’s new release is a a 24-minute rap cassette tape. That is to say, a hip-hop album called Cassette, released only on cassette, playable on a cassette player. There’s no track list, and it will not be released on anything but a cassette. Side A
West Coast MC and beatmaker Jonwayne caught the ear with his debut full-length, Bowser, back in 2011. Since then a slew of beat tapes, including his mammoth Oodles of Doodles release on Stones Throw earlier this year, have shown his talent for production, and mixtapes