Bay Area

RAG019: Winter 2019

January 31, 2019

This is the sound of cloud-covered days and rain-slicked streets, half-lit street corners and errant rhythm boxes spooling out the Chiba City blues.

Dâm-Funk

December 22, 2018

A tribute to Damon G. Riddick, L.A.'s laidback ambassador of machine soul, and his sprawling nocturnal wonderland laid out beneath a neon glow.

Geology 35

November 18, 2018

Now we venture beyond the cozy climes of Laurel Canyon and assorted outposts into the realm of the metaphysical, the music that lies at the fringes of canyon proper.

Terminal Vibration VIII (Modern Funk Beats)

May 15, 2018

The elegant beat matrix of electro is to rave what the blues were to rock 'n roll. In other words... it all started with Kraftwerk.

…One More Thing

April 26, 2018

"Once we get out of the 80s, the 90s are gonna make the 60s look like the 50s." There was a sense that the table had been set for the coming decade.

Soul Machine

April 11, 2017

I recall wandering the vast corridors on an indoor mall only to find a record shop nestled in one of its murky corners.

’45

April 5, 2017

I recall wandering the vast corridors on an indoor mall only to find a record shop nestled in one of its murky corners.

Day-Glo Dreams

December 16, 2016

There exists a particular sound that seems to leap out the speakers in vivid colors, engulfing its surroundings and drawing you into its world.

4th Quarter Report*

December 31, 2015

2015 was an interesting year. It didn't start out as such, but then I didn't yet know my life would change by its closure. But more about that later...