Archives: April 2015

Pokey LaFarge Talks w/ Rolling Stone

April 9th, 2015

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“A Pokey LaFarge concert is something akin to time travel. It’s not because the band and most of the audience wear vintage clothing — that’s pretty common these days — nor because of the throwback Americana lyrics. As LaFarge himself points out, everyone from Sharon Jones to Sturgill Simpson sings songs just as traditionally based as his. The time travel comes from LaFarge’s musical mix of western swing, traditional country, ragtime and jazz, wrapped around lyrics that are nothing short of short stories from a Midwestern perspective.” — Rolling Stone

Read the full Rolling Stone interview HERE. Or, check out “Something In The Water” below.

WATCH – Red Baraat (Live on KEXP)

April 8th, 2015

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Brooklyn’s Red Baraat stopped by the KEXP studios back in March, and performed a few cuts from their recent album “Gaadi of Truth” in the studio. If you’re a fan of Antibalas, Ozomatli or the Budos Band, you’ve got to watch the band perform Horizon Line, Zindabad, Gaadi of Truth, and Tunak Tunak Tan below!

WATCH – King Mono ‘Pet Peeves’

April 8th, 2015

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King Mono is the band/production duo of Little Shalimar (Torbitt Schwartz) and Jeremy Wilms. Little Shalimar is a multi-instrumentalist/producer/DJ that’s worked with: Elvis Costello, El-P, Steve Arrington, and Killer Mike, and Jeremy Wilms is known for his work with the musical Fela!. King Monoʼs sound should be welcomed by fans of other genre bending futurists like Gnarls Barkley and Little Dragon.

Watch the video for “Pet Peeves” here.

WATCH – Alison Wonderland // Ask:Reply

April 8th, 2015

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Fans wrote in with questions for Alison Wonderland, and she answers them on camera as part of the Ask:Reply series. Will she come to the U.S.? What was her favorite performance of all time? Who’s she looking forward to at Coachella? Click play below to find out!

LISTEN – Young Fathers ‘Solid Steel’ Mix

April 7th, 2015

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Young Fathers’ new album “White Men Are Black Men Too” is out now on Big Dada, as you well know, but did you listen to the mix they did for the Solid Steel radio show last week? The Edinburgh trio spins some dub, a little electro, and a couple hip-hop bangers, and in the process gives us some insight into their influences.

Check out the mix below!

LISTEN – MNDR “Lock & Load” (ft. Killer Mike)

April 7th, 2015

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“Rockstar Games and Mass Appeal Records present “Lock & Load” by MNDR Feat. Killer Mike, the second single from The Alchemist and Oh No Present: Welcome to Los Santos, the genre-spanning collection of new music for Grand Theft Auto V, available April 21st from Mass Appeal Records.” — via Mass Appeal

LISTEN – Niia In-Studio @ WV Public

April 6th, 2015

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“What do you get when you mix a classically trained voice with dreamy electronic beats? You’ll get Niia, an up-and-coming alt-pop singer with a debut EP called Generation Blue. I sat down with Niia to talk about her new release, how she handles stage fright and her love for all things James Bond. Note: We briefly talk about 50 Shades of Grey (nothing explicit!) and bring up some House of Cards Season 3 spoilers around 19:00 to 27:00, in case you need to avert your ears.” — via WV Public

Click HERE to listen to the interview, or check out the video for ‘Generation Blue’ below.