From Saweetie to TayTay: The 168th LA Weekly playlist, reviewing the musicians that we’ve been writing about all week, is live now. There’s electronic music from Blossom, pop from Taylor Swift, Americana from the Waymores and Dale Watson, hip-hop from Saweetie, and so much more.

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Regina Spektor (Shervin Lainez)

From Saweetie to TayTay

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Print star Regina Spektor told us that, “I don’t write specific songs for specific records. I just write songs as I live my life, and they accumulate. It’s almost like, every time it’s time to start making a record, through whatever strange process, I lay out everything from the newest things I’ve written to the oldest things that maybe have never been on a record, and some are always asking their turn from their Island of Forgotten Toys, and a lot of that has to do with people who come to the shows and start requesting certain songs that maybe live only in live versions online. They come back into my consciousness for whatever reason. I really put everything out there and see what feels right in that moment. I’m more of a fiction writer, so I really love fairy tales and stories and made-up things. Different characters and perspectives.”

In “Not Another DJ,” Blossom said, “In my own little pink planet world, I have an amazing community that supports me wholeheartedly in everything that I do. I’ve had a few people come up to me recently to tell me they’ve been to 4 or 5 shows of mine this year, and that’s so incredible and mind blowing! So to me, my electronic music world is very happy and positive. As for my analysis on music in general, I’m loving the slow ascent of drum & bass to a more mainstream genre in the states. I know that every year is ‘drum & bass’s year!’ but I genuinely feel the energy and have gotten great feedback from my fans when I play it. I’m also really enjoying the renewed interest in UKG and UK dubstep. I think this has been a really cool year for genre-bending releases.”































































































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