Tag: beats

17 Oct 2018

SPINE // Blake Skowron & The Otherworldly Experimentations of His Debut LP for Dome of Doom

Blake Skowron Spine Dome of Doom Released October 16, 2018 By Neil Weeks Modern electronic music has splintered into an endless stream of forms, encapsulating degrees of experimentation that have put the genre into the forefront of musical innovation. In the path of the next generation of forward-thinking electronic producers comes Chicago’s Blake Skowron, launching his […]

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29 May 2018

Q+A // DAEDELUS on LA’s Beat Scene, the Culture of Digging & His New Album, TAUT

By John-Paul Shiver Alfred Darlington, a deep-rooted architect of L.A.’s beat scene, has tinkered with these limits since 2001.  Recording under the well-respected moniker of Daedelus, his brand of left field electronic composition—hip-hop, r&b and jazz blasted through an EDM filter—was an early tent pole in the post-genre beatmakers camp in Southern California. Taut, his […]

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25 Apr 2018

Pulp Lab Playlist // April 2018

By John-Paul Shiver Los Angeles based musician, singer, songwriter, and producer Kadhja Bonet is so expansive with her retro colour wheel of sounds on Childqueen, you swear it was playing on the crappy Radio Shack ceiling speakers at the local Gas & Shop during the early 1980’s.   And that is meant as a compliment.  Straight […]

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19 Mar 2018

Pulp Lab Playlist // March 2018

By John-Paul Shiver Typically, March is the month where “fashionable” musicians, techies and the media descend upon Austin, Texas for ten days of networking over Shiner Bock and breakfast tacos. Southby (aka SXSW) is the rare occasion where bands are either coming off of or just beginning a tour schedule. For artists from other countries, […]

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16 Mar 2018

#FillingSpots Woolymammoth’s Debut Full-Length Shapeshifts from Dank to Dark. And back.

Shadeslove Woolymammoth Filling Spots Alpha Pup By John-Paul Shiver The peripheral old boom bap that aligns itself with bass tones—shapeshifting from dank to dark. And back—are scattered about with notable placement on the ominous feeling “rude boy version” of Shadeslove. The track serves as an all-encompassing idea that remains pervasive throughout the debut full-length album […]

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14 Jul 2017

#ComeMehWay: Sudan Archives Mixes Her Violin into Beats

Come Meh Way Sudan Archives EP Stones Throw By John-Paul Shiver What started as just a lark, mixing the violin playing style of Northeast Africa with electronic beats production, has quickly brought the unique talent of Sudan Archives upfront. “I started mixing my violin into beats,” she says, “It wasn’t complicated — I’d just sing […]

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