Seattle-bred M.C. and producer Mackned has been stirring things up with THRAXXHOUSE—the obscure Los Angeles label responsible for one of 2015’s most memorable displays of emo-tinged hip-hop—for almost a year now: The rapper graced 2014 with multiple releases including a collab mixtape with labelmate Key Nyata and an eerie collection of instrumentals. 2015’s “Rookie of the Year” finds Mackned […]Read more "Rookie of the Year – Mackned"
Here’s a selection of songs with summer #feels. 1. “Cheerleader” (Felix Jaehn Remix) – OMI Type of #feels: pseudo-reggae commercial pop 2. “Costa Rica” – Uno (ft. Billionaire Black) Type of #feels: Escape from the cops on a speedboat 3. “Hard to Wait” – iji Type of #feels: Make omelets with your BB after good sex 4. “Kangaroo Pockets” […]Read more "Songs to Listen to During the Summer"
The Syracuse garage rock outfit Petite League is an anomaly in 2015. The quartet’s fuzzy bonhomie exists within a pop culture machine that quickly dismisses geniality in favor of opinionated seriousness. It’s no surprise that frivolous beach rockers like Best Coast and Wavves no longer have the blogosphere by the balls—those artists didn’t project a strict social dogma onto the current music platform. (Of […]Read more "Leaf Surfer – Petite League"
The mysterious and beautiful track “this is the thing” is the first and only song by the enigmatic female vocalist known as sosi and it is simply magnificent. Produced by the talented and up-and-coming Drip-133 from Bones’ TeamSesh, Sosi’s mesmerizing and poignant voice, both enchants and haunts over Drip-133’s powerfully evocative production. Although there is little information out […]Read more "SoundCloud Selects: February 2015"
For a dude who brings the club down on a daily basis, L.A. dance stalwart Samo Sound Boy a.k.a. Sam Griesemer seems like a pretty sentimental guy. Under the moniker DJ Dodger Stadium—a collab project with fellow Los Angelean Jerome LOL—Griesemer filled 2014’s dance halls with melancholy bass music and existential house, instilling a much needed romance into EDM and L.A.’s club scene. His […]Read more "Baby Don’t Stop – Samo Sound Boy"
SoundCloud Selects is a new feature which profiles the strange yet rewarding addiction that is SoundCloud. Our intern and SC fiend Dustin Madson takes his favorite producer discoveries of the month and serves em up hot and fresh for your enjoyment. So munch on these 16 tracks, have fun with it, and don’t take yourself […]Read more "SoundCloud Selects: January 2015"
Not much is known about skycapo: the Twitter and YouTube links on his Soundcloud are misleading and broken (but Googleable). His musical output is relatively sparse; he’s not verified. We only have twitter and this menacingly clean “visual accompaniment” to inform our opinions. Ostensibly, he’s just another blip in the massive void that is Soundcloud. I only stumbled upon skycapo because […]Read more "i don’t need u – skycapo"