N.W.A.

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.

Terminal Vibration VII (Edge Of No Control)

May 2, 2018

Material's Intonarumori is a sprawling double-album sourced in the seedy underbelly of hip hop. And it's as ugly and twisted as you could hope for.

Terminal Vibes

March 15, 2018

And so we've reached the halfway point in the Terminal Vibration saga, concluding the core eighties segment of the trip.

The Parallax 200

January 8, 2018

Picking up where the original Parallax 100 left off, this list represents the next hundred entries in my top 200 records of all time.

Album Cuts

June 7, 2017

Folk have been declaring the death of the album for years now, but in truth it has always supported less volume than the 7" single (for instance).

Fall Inna Bassbin

September 3, 2016

During what's turned out to be an exceptionally busy week, I've been vibing out practically non-stop to Woebot's latest mix: "Bands a make her dance."

Deep Space 100

August 3, 2016

Each of these records is a chapter in the story of music's dalliance with the cosmos, tracing a fascination with the stars through the 20th and beyond.

RAG016: Spring 2015

May 30, 2015

This Spring mix comes out later than usual, and therefore the mood is a bit more dusted, more sun-baked than it otherwise might have been.

LA14

March 31, 2015

The five years between Straight Outta Compton and The Chronic were probably the most important stretch in the development of a distinctive West Coast hip hop sound.