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Terminal Vibration X (Machine Soul)

February 25, 2019

Where does machine funk intersect with post punk? The chrome-plated technicolor world of machine soul. It's arguably the most vital form of popular music (still!)...

Machines On Murray Hill

February 13, 2019

Dusk falls on Murray Hill, cloudy skies bathed in moonlight and the city lights below. Geology has its way with the streets in this secluded enclave...

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.

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.

AG Memories: In The Heights

November 21, 2016

It was in that moment that she could see the connections, like a lattice of accord stretching over what once seemed like a tangle of happenstance.

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.

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.

Quik Is The Name

March 28, 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...