Tag: DJ

17 Mar 2019

PULP LAB SXSW ’19 PICKS

By William Sheehan   Annoying // Dayne Jordan & Decap One of the more recent releases by Dayne Jordan and San Francisco’s Decap – real name Nicholas John Piantedosi. Decap’s a man in demand and – while we’re on the topic of annoyances, a follow up to this collaboration can’t come fast enough. Among Unlovers […]

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25 Jan 2019

#FoodAndMusic ‘IN THE MIX WITH MATT FX’ // New Digital Series Premiere

“No matter where your travels take you, there are two universal languages: food and music.”  – Matt FX ‘IN THE MIX WITH MATT FX,’ a brand new digital series created by Matt FX and Genius Kitchen, explores the intersection between modern food and music culture. A fascinating view into Matt’s world of late nights and big meals, the show […]

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04 Dec 2018

Homeboy Sandman & Edan’s Stones Throw Debut Humble Pi

Homeboy Sandman & Edan Humble Pi Stones Throw by Neil Weeks Homebody Sandman and Edan’s collaborative debut, Humble Pi, is a pivotal release for the year, adding another landmark group effort to the Stones Throw catalog. They are charting a new path for modern hip-hop in the 2010s and one that couldn’t be needed any […]

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20 Nov 2018

#NewStalgia // Superior Viaduct Unearths Two Lee “Scratch” Perry & The Upsetters Albums From The ’70s

By Neil Weeks The work of Lee “Scratch” Perry and his group The Upsetters are entering the archival ranks of San Francisco based label Superior Viaduct and their new imprint Antarctica Starts Here. Double Seven (Trojan, 1973) and Scratch The Upsetter Again (Upsetter, 1970) will hit record shelves over the next month, including liners by […]

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04 Aug 2018

Alekesam’s ‘Sound Proof Heart’ ft Hugh Masekela

Alekesam Sound Proof Heart Alpha Pup Records Release Date: August 10, 2018 By William Sheehan Presumptuously speaking, neither Sal Masekela nor Sunny Levine seem to sleep much. It wouldn’t be the strangest thing to contemplate, not quite like the arguably unusual circumstances surrounding the band’s formation. While Alekesam never needed flair to drive their point home, […]

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07 Jun 2018

Pulp Lab Presents “Sorry Steve” by GREAT DANE- First Listen

Sorry Steve Gamma Ray Great Dane ADBC Records by William Sheehan Dane Morris hasn’t been without his sonics; along with a Euro-tour last winter, a generous slot on the Shambhala undercard let the Low End Theory-enthusiast bask in the shine, while casual appearances on the local circuit kept his craft in check. The almost two-year […]

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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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23 May 2018

Pulp Lab Playlist // May 2018 – Featuring Binker and Moses

By John-Paul Shiver Pulling from the influence of grime, hip-hop, electronic music, blog culture and jazz, Binker and Moses are among the pacesetters of the London based jazz renaissance happening now.  ‘Alive In The East?’, their new live album slotted to drop this upcoming June, captures the drummer and sax player in full “shamanic” spiritual free jazz […]

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20 Feb 2018

Pulp Lab Playlist // February 2018

By John-Paul Shiver With a plethora of new UK Jazz artists and beat scene producers getting airplay around the planet, February acts as a compass type of set-up month. Pointing to what the year will have an abundance of sonically. From the adventurous Quelle Chris and Jean Grae group project to the chopped and screwed […]

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29 Jan 2018

Pulp Lab Playlist //\\ January 2018

It’s a new year, new gear and a new fit. And as January closes out we have a playlist to recap some of the underneath-the-radar, slept-on music that maybe you missed the first time. These artists could be future Grammy winners or just performers who create songs that smack upside the head now…. and make you pay attention.

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21 Aug 2017

#THISISHIPHOP: Your Old Droog’s New Video for “Bangladesh”

Your Old Droog Bangladesh (ft Heems) PACKS By John-Paul Shiver Displaying the well-paired ying-yang punch of grimy flow versus nasal tone, the single Bangladesh by Your Old Droog and featuring Heems from Das Racist, is the “straight-talk no-filter” poster child for what genuine NYC hip-hop has been and remains. Droog, the Ukrainian-born, and Brooklyn based […]

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17 Aug 2017

Detroit Part II: Feels like a House Party in Shigeto’s Detroit

Shigeto Detroit Part II The New Monday Ghostly International By John-Paul Shiver It is a rare and fine occurrence to have a vibey deep house statement be appropriately paired with organic and matter of fact visual representation.  Detroit Part II, the lead single and video from the forthcoming release The New Monday by Zach Saginaw aka Shigeto. Opts […]

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15 Nov 2016

Daniel Avery Debuts DJ-Kicks Mix on !K-7 Records

WHO: Daniel Avery WHAT: DJ-Kicks WHERE: Lot 613, 613 Imperial St. , Los Angeles, California (323) 464-7300 Daniel Avery DJ-Kicks !K-7 Records By John-Paul Shiver The essential proof is in the pudding scenario for all great art is that the anticipation and duration of time leading up to being taken on a journey, is the ability to loose track of […]

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29 Oct 2016

MOBY x CIRCLE V Music + Food Event Raises $80K for Animal Rights

“Circle V is more than a music festival; it’s a movement. By spotlighting vegan food, speakers, and artists, we hope this event inspires and empowers people to take action to make the world a kinder place for animals.” Nathan Runkle, President, Mercy For Animals On Sunday, October 23rd over 2,000 festivalgoers gathered in Hollywood at the Fonda […]

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