From Rosalia to the Cramps: The 154th LA Weekly playlist, reviewing the musicians that we’ve been writing about all week, is live now. There’s electronic music from Whyte Fang and Blanke, hip-hop from Deante’ Hitchcock, punk from the Cramps and there Pistols, Classic rock from Neil Young and Stephen Stills, pop from Rosalia and so much more.

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Cannons (Nick Whitmill)From Rosalia to the Cramps

From Rosalia to the Cramps

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Print stars Cannons told us that, “Once everything opened back up after the pandemic, our first show was Lollapalooza, which was a little crazy for us because we’re a band that had success during the pandemic. So a song we had previously released in 2019, “Fire For You,” was used in the Netflix series Never Have I Ever. That series hit number one during the height of the pandemic. They used “Fire For You” for the most pivotal scene in the whole show, and they used the whole song. So that shot our song up to number one on the song and TV Billboard charts. It ended up being what got every single record label reaching out to us, and then eventually signing with Columbia. Since then, we’ve played so many festivals – Outside Lands, Life is Beautiful, Summerfest, Electric Forest – I can’t even name all of them right now.”

In “Not Another DJ,” Blanke said, “Purely because I don’t necessarily sit in a genre, or sound. My niche is very personal, in the sense that I just sound like me. I’ve always had a diverse sound, and while I’m actively trying to rein that in, my sound has almost developed to be a bit of everything. I think people are starting to understand and expect that they don’t know what to expect. But whatever it is, it will sound like “Blanke,” and I love that. I never wanted to sit in a genre box. I’m too erratic in what I make to do that and have a fulfilling career. I want to be able to make what I feel, what’s true to me at the time, what’s exciting to me and what people are excited for and not really be questioned for it because it’s “unusual” for me. I released a tear out dubstep tune in December with Kompany and so far this year I’ve released a Drum & Bass Remix for Ray Volpe’s massive tune ‘Laserbeam’ under my ÆON:MODE project, & two slower (yet energetic) melodic records… and that’s just fine! While that’s come with its own challenges (it might not be everyone’s cup of tea), I know in the long run it’ll make sense and it’ll give me legs to continue doing what I love for years on end.”




































































































































































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