Rookie of the Year – Mackned

Seattle-bred M.C. and producer Mackned has been stirring things up with THRAXXHOUSE‚ÄĒthe obscure Los Angeles label responsible for one of 2015’s most memorable displays of emo-tinged hip-hop‚ÄĒfor 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 […]

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Songs to Listen to During the Summer

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” […]

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Leaf Surfer – Petite League

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‚ÄĒthose artists¬†didn’t project¬†a strict social dogma onto the current music platform.¬†(Of […]

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SoundCloud Selects: February 2015

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 […]

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Baby Don’t Stop – Samo Sound Boy

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‚ÄĒa collab project with fellow Los Angelean¬†Jerome LOL‚ÄĒGriesemer 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 […]

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SoundCloud Selects: January 2015

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 […]

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i don’t need u – skycapo

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 […]

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