From Snow Tha Product to the Cure: The eighty-fourth LA Weekly playlist, reviewing the musicians that we’ve been writing about all week, is live now. There’s electronic music from AMEME, hip-hop from Snow Tha Product and Bone Thugs, punk from the Venomous Pinks and the Sex Pistols, and so much more.

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Rachel Eckroth Spends Time in the Garden

Rachel Eckroth (Shervin Lainez)

From Snow Tha Product to the Cure 

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Rachel Eckroth told us that, “I was always composing and writing, and then I started songwriting when I was about 30,” she says. “The progression of how it all went was, I’ve always been a leader and creating my own gigs and shows, and I guess it was always that way from the beginning. But I’ve also been a side-man a lot of the time too. It all came in different forms.”

She was about 15 when she discovered jazz, joining the high school jazz band and going to jazz camp for the summer.

“I learned so much about harmony and improvisation, and playing with people,” she says. “As a pianist, you grow up not playing with other musicians because you’re at home practicing by yourself. So it was really fun to be in a band and actually make music with other people. I started studying jazz and getting to know the musicians that came before and that are current. I just really loved the improvisational aspect of it.”

AMEME said of the current stat if electronic music that, “There are lot of sub genres that are getting a lot more momentum than they have had in the past, especially Afrohouse which has become extremely popular over the past few years on a global scale,” he says. “I remember when I started using Beatport there was not even an Afrohouse genre at that time. When live shows were essentially non-existent that obviously had a negative impact on a lot of artists, promoters, crew, and others in the industry who relied on the income from these shows. Since live events have returned in most places however, we have seen a resurgence like we have not seen before. I think if there is a silver lining from that period its that it forced people to be even more creative than before and gave artists such as myself a period of time to focus on creating new art.”

 

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