Category Archives: Music

Oceaán

Listen // Oceaán – “Veritas”

With serious jazz feels and a tangible soul that hugs your entire being, Oceaán‘s latest track, “Veritas” will win you over from all angles.  It’s very textural – undulating synths that are almost disorienting; 8-bit electronic sounds; and vocals that

Oceaán

Listen // Oceaán – “Veritas”

With serious jazz feels and a tangible soul that hugs your entire being, Oceaán‘s latest track, “Veritas” will win you over from all angles.  It’s very textural – undulating synths that are almost disorienting; 8-bit electronic sounds; and vocals that

RTJ2

Free Download // Run The Jewels 2

SURPRISE!  While yall were sleeping, Killer Mike an El-P (aka Run The Jewels) dropped their highly-anticipated sophomore album, Run The Jewels 2.  It was originally slated for release on Monday, 10/27 via Mass Appeal Records, but I guess there was

RTJ2

Free Download // Run The Jewels 2

SURPRISE!  While yall were sleeping, Killer Mike an El-P (aka Run The Jewels) dropped their highly-anticipated sophomore album, Run The Jewels 2.  It was originally slated for release on Monday, 10/27 via Mass Appeal Records, but I guess there was

Misun

Listen // Misun – “Superstitions”

Truth be told, it almost felt like I was going through a breakup when Misun and the boys packed their bags and moved from the hustlin’, bustlin’ streets of DC to the sandy beaches and cool breezes of LA. They

Misun

Listen // Misun – “Superstitions”

Truth be told, it almost felt like I was going through a breakup when Misun and the boys packed their bags and moved from the hustlin’, bustlin’ streets of DC to the sandy beaches and cool breezes of LA. They

Panda Bear

Video // Panda Bear – “Mr. Noah” (plus Bonus Mix!)

We (as in the party people of the Planet Earth and beyond) haven’t heard any full-length material from Panda Bear since 2011’s Tomboy. And to be quite honest, I’m never too sure what’s poppin’ with Panda Bear (aka Noah Lennox)

Panda Bear

Video // Panda Bear – “Mr. Noah” (plus Bonus Mix!)

We (as in the party people of the Planet Earth and beyond) haven’t heard any full-length material from Panda Bear since 2011’s Tomboy. And to be quite honest, I’m never too sure what’s poppin’ with Panda Bear (aka Noah Lennox)

Rick Rubin

Watch // Rick Was Here

If you know anything about hip-hop, you gotta know all about the infamous story of how Rick Rubin started Def Jam Records in his Weinstein Hall dorm room of NYU in 1984.  Yo, Def Jam was everything.  It was all

Rick Rubin

Watch // Rick Was Here

If you know anything about hip-hop, you gotta know all about the infamous story of how Rick Rubin started Def Jam Records in his Weinstein Hall dorm room of NYU in 1984.  Yo, Def Jam was everything.  It was all

Adult Jazz

Listen // Adult Jazz – “Springful” (Shabazz Palaces Remix)

Leeds meets Seattle.  Jazzy chamber pop meets experimental hip-hop.  Four-piece Adult Jazz meets the Shabazz Palaces duo here on one of the more perplexing remixes I’ve heard all week.  The original version of “Springful” from Adult Jazz’s Gist Is feels

Adult Jazz

Listen // Adult Jazz – “Springful” (Shabazz Palaces Remix)

Leeds meets Seattle.  Jazzy chamber pop meets experimental hip-hop.  Four-piece Adult Jazz meets the Shabazz Palaces duo here on one of the more perplexing remixes I’ve heard all week.  The original version of “Springful” from Adult Jazz’s Gist Is feels

Blue Hawaii

Free Download // Blue Hawaii – “Get Happy” & “Get Happier”

Blue Hawaii, the synth-pop side project of Braid’s Raphaelle Standell and Alex Cowan, released a wonderful pair of tracks this week that have a crazy way of making me feel good about life. The first, “Get Happy” is a blissful,

Blue Hawaii

Free Download // Blue Hawaii – “Get Happy” & “Get Happier”

Blue Hawaii, the synth-pop side project of Braid’s Raphaelle Standell and Alex Cowan, released a wonderful pair of tracks this week that have a crazy way of making me feel good about life. The first, “Get Happy” is a blissful,

Mathias x Kaytranada

Free Download // Mathias. – Opening Set for Kaytranada at U Street Music Hall (10/16/14)

Teklun, Kaytranada, and Mathias @ U Street Music Hall, DC Last week I had the pleasure of seeing one of my greatest friends, Mathias, play an opening DJ set for one of my favorite DJs, Kaytranada, at U Street Music

Mathias x Kaytranada

Free Download // Mathias. – Opening Set for Kaytranada at U Street Music Hall (10/16/14)

Teklun, Kaytranada, and Mathias @ U Street Music Hall, DC Last week I had the pleasure of seeing one of my greatest friends, Mathias, play an opening DJ set for one of my favorite DJs, Kaytranada, at U Street Music

Bugatti

Video // Tiga – “Bugatti”

This three-minute video hypnotized me into actually liking this song. Clips of ass smacks timed with ketchup bottle slapping, shaving cream squeezing out of the tip, and close-ups of lipsticked-mouths speaking the lyrics to the only hook of the song

Bugatti

Video // Tiga – “Bugatti”

This three-minute video hypnotized me into actually liking this song. Clips of ass smacks timed with ketchup bottle slapping, shaving cream squeezing out of the tip, and close-ups of lipsticked-mouths speaking the lyrics to the only hook of the song

Starfoxxx

Mix // Starfoxxx for THUMP

Keep it movin’ with this dope mix from Chicago’s Starfoxxx!  If you get down with juke, footwork, and all varieties of east coast club music, this one’s for you.  As an affiliate of Feeltrip Records and Donky Pitch of the

Starfoxxx

Mix // Starfoxxx for THUMP

Keep it movin’ with this dope mix from Chicago’s Starfoxxx!  If you get down with juke, footwork, and all varieties of east coast club music, this one’s for you.  As an affiliate of Feeltrip Records and Donky Pitch of the

Leon Bridges

Free Download // Leon Bridges – “Coming Home” & “Better Man”

Okay, real talk – it’s been a long, long time since I’ve heard some real music that has left me with no words to say – just an automatic physical response like goosebumps on my skin, the hair on the

Leon Bridges

Free Download // Leon Bridges – “Coming Home” & “Better Man”

Okay, real talk – it’s been a long, long time since I’ve heard some real music that has left me with no words to say – just an automatic physical response like goosebumps on my skin, the hair on the

Already

Free Download // Abdu Ali & Schwarz – Already

Both Baltimore-based artists, Abdu Ali and Schwarz are out of this fucking world. And I mean that in the best way possible. Neither artist prefers to follow in the footsteps of anyone else, opting to pave their own path instead. 

Already

Free Download // Abdu Ali & Schwarz – Already

Both Baltimore-based artists, Abdu Ali and Schwarz are out of this fucking world. And I mean that in the best way possible. Neither artist prefers to follow in the footsteps of anyone else, opting to pave their own path instead.