Last August, on a podcast episode of Song Exploder, St. Vincent, formally known as Annie Clark, fondly recalled the creation of the lead single for her new album, "New York". In speaking about the song, she quoted, “It's the first song I've written that I thought, 'Oh this might be someone's favorite song.' I've never had … Continue reading Album Review: St. Vincent – Masseduction
The Observatory Orange County capped off 2017 with a stacked bill last Saturday night in Santa Ana, featuring a headline performance by Tyler, The Creator and opening sets by breakout boy band BROCKHAMPTON, The Internet's Steve Lacy, and indie up and comers Clairo and Bane's World. I caught the show and have been eager to … Continue reading Tyler, The Creator @ The Observatory OC
Most of my listening time last month was dedicated to determining the ranks of my favorite albums of 2017, but there has still been a few recent releases I wanted to make sure I covered, including the latest installment of BROCKHAMPTON's Saturation series, the new N.E.R.D. album and the long awaited Travis Scott and Quavo collab. … Continue reading New music round up: Brockhampton, Charli XCX, N.E.R.D. and more
There is no mistaking that UK producer and rapper ReFlex the Architect is a hip-hop head. Born Stephen Adams, the Southampton native has been chopping up beats since his early teens and in listening to his official debut production album, From the Highest, it's easy to see how significant of a role golden era offspring, … Continue reading ReFlex the Architect on his new album, the art of producing and how he first fell in love with music
From Kendrick Lamar to Fleet Foxes, here are my favorite albums of 2017.