Let Me Ride

So it looks like I've nearly let a month slip by without delivering any goodies for you, and for that I have no apologies to offer (sometimes, reality just comes creeping in). I've got one feature that I'm in the process of putting together on L.A. hip hop, which is really just a little something … Continue reading Let Me Ride

Quik Is The Name

DJ Quik live @ The North Park Observatory 3/20/2015 Just a week ago I was lucky enough to catch the Warren G and DJ Quik show at the North Park Observatory. The hook was that they were performing the Regulate... G-Funk Era and Quik Is The Name records, respectively. I meant to get to this … Continue reading Quik Is The Name

RAG015: Winter 2015

Radio AG Episode 015: Winter 2015 It's been five years since I last did a Radio AG mixtape. This one is from a couple weeks back, and has been making the rounds in the Heights ever since. I thought I'd offer it up here just like old times. The idea is an aural representation of … Continue reading RAG015: Winter 2015

Liquid Swords Live

GZA live @ The North Park Observatory 2/26/2015 On a similar note as the Terranova, I just caught GZA performing Liquid Swords in its entirety last night at The North Park Observatory. The sound was unbelievably heavy, probably the most ear-punishing show I've been to since the Dieselboy tent at Coachella in 2001 (I need … Continue reading Liquid Swords Live

Terranova – DJ-Kicks

Terranova DJ-Kicks Studio !K7 1997 Was it last year that Studio !K7 held that poll in which people were asked to choose their top five DJ-Kicks mixes?1 This one was without a doubt my #1 pick,2 and it remains my second favorite mix CD of all time (hint: the first is from a different series … Continue reading Terranova – DJ-Kicks

The Parallax 100

This all germinated from an exchange between Sari (my wife), Andrew (my brother) and myself in which we each compiled our top 100 records of all time and then had a little party to review the lists while listening to bits of the records in them. It was a great excuse to talk music and … Continue reading The Parallax 100

It is happening again…

A blog returns... Time comes that I miss writing about music, recording those thoughts as they materialize. Music is my sanctuary, and the ideas that surround it fascinate me as much as the sound itself. From production and texture to the embedded thought and theory to the surrounding social and historic context, these elements are … Continue reading It is happening again…