To celebrate the release of Rah Zen’s sophomore album, Upon The Apex, and the rich culture of music he is bringing to the world, PulpLab is presenting an exclusive interview with the Boston artist about his new album and the voyage that brought its finality. Order a limited edition tape of Upon The Apex from Dome of Doom via Bandcamp and stream the album’s single second “New Beginnings feat. Kadeem” during the read.
Tag: NEW MUSIC
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 […]
The latest tracks from Medasin, David Guetta, Suzi Analogue, RL Grime & Graves, Lophiile and more.
“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 […]
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 […]
William Basinski & Lawrence English Selva Oscura Temporary Residence Ltd. by Neil Weeks Among the best ambient releases of the year comes the collaborative debut from William Basinski and Lawrence English, Selva Oscura. Dedicated to acclaimed experimental filmmaker Paul Clipson, the music is primal, emotionally complex, and texturally sublime, honoring their friend with tremendous respect and living up to the […]
By Neil Weeks One of the most eclectic and raw compilations this year comes in the form of Tempo Dreams, Vol. 5, put together by Los Angeles underground titan Free The Robots. Launched on respected Brooklyn label Bastard Jazz across high-quality vinyl and digital streaming platforms earlier this month, the music collects an array of […]
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 […]
CLYDE Homes Dome of Doom Release date: November 16, 2018 By Neil Weeks The underground has seen an exponential climb in sample-heavy beat makers since the early 2000s and close to two decades later, this growth continues. Whereas most are straying from the roots, only a few newcomers are bringing a tone as heavy and […]
Kenny Segal ‘happy little trees’ EPK Kenny Segal happy little trees Ruby Yacht Released on October 19, 2018 By William Sheehan We caught up with Kenny Segal (briefly, I might add) over the phone in his Brooklyn traipse; he’s not a stranger around here. The route warranted some attention, no doubt – it’s New York, but […]
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 […]
Excerpt via Music Business Worldwide BY TIM INGHAM SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 Spotify got the entire music business talking last week with the news that it has started offering artists the opportunity to directly distribute their material on the platform – without the requirement for a third-party aggregator or record label. The skinny: Spotify’s Kene Anoliefo […]
Departures is the soundtrack to a film that hasn’t been made yet. Seamless transitions mimic the 90s as Richard D. James subtleties find their way into the more memorable tracks: purity, reflection of loss, and single promissory note featuring prolific lyricist Looms.
By William Sheehan The party’s over. CD’s skipping. September’s the month where certain-let down correlates with a change in color you’ll see everywhere; on the branches of trees, in the shades of your neighbors’ wardrobe, or on their faces like uniformed angst with slanted mouths, minds idling. Acknowledge the spread: cut-and-dry, hardly-knew-ya, sure, but no […]
Papadosio’s infectious brand of DIY boom-bap persists with a vengeance on Content Coma, out on September 7th.
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, […]