11 days ago | Hip-Hop
Kool Keith is a national treasure, unquestionably chiseled into the Mt. Rushmore of outsider rap. You may know him as a member of Ultramagnetic MCs or via gonzo monikers Dr. Octagon, Dr. Dooom, Black Elvis, Keith Korg, or Number One Producer. His ...
2 months ago | Don't Know Shit About
L.A.’s summer now stretches well into November, so what better way to kick off the sweaty marathon season than by celebrating the most summer-specific school of music there is: balearic. While any musical movement can be difficult to nail down, th...
3 months ago | People 2016
Almost a decade ago, a young music producer named Jesse Rogg went to a house party in Silver Lake. Questlove, drummer for The Roots, was DJing for a small crowd in someone’s living room. Rogg sprinted home to grab a CD that had a song he had just ...
4 months ago | Lists
Dubstep is a tricky one. Like electro or deep house, it can be a descriptor for multiple types of music that are often in direct opposition to each other, but confusingly called the same thing. Most Americans were introduced to dubstep around 2010...
4 months ago | Environment
“Whale music meets ambient” might be something you’d expect to see over the CD rack next to the rain sticks at a Nature Company in 1996. But it is, in a simplistic nutshell, what a project born in L.A. called Pod Tune is all about. And this “exper...
5 months ago | Hip-Hop
New Orleans bounce music has been part of the mainstream for years now, most recently making an appearance in Beyonce’s NOLA-centric “Formation” video. And its associated dance style, twerking, has become a household term, thanks to Diplo and Mile...