Review: Divergent Soundtrack

March 11, 2014 No comments yet

The soundtrack for the upcoming film Divergent is out, and just like the books, the soundtrack is trying to follow in the footsteps of successful predecessors Twilight and The Hunger Games. Divergent is set in the dystopian future, and the soundtrack is definitely trying to get there by using some cues from the dysfunctional present. […]

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Review: ScHoolboy Q – “Oxymoron”

February 26, 2014 No comments yet

By Alex Siber Figueroa Street runs for thirty continuous miles, binding together a series of neighborhoods, ethnicities and nationally known landmarks in Los Angeles County, California. Raised towards the southern portion of what he refers to as Figg St., ScHoolboy Q personifies what it means to have started at the bottom: narcotics, crime and an […]

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Review: Drake – “Nothing Was The Same”

September 24, 2013 2 comments

On the smokey, distorted stripper endorsement “305 to My City”, tacked onto the tail end of Drake’s third album Nothing Was the Same, Drake ensures his subject, us and, most likely, himself that he “get’s it.” In fact, the Future knockoff, and fellow Young Money signee, Detail, is tasked with repeating the reassuring refrain more […]

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Stream: Monsieur Adi – “What’s Going On” Feat. A*M*E (The Knocks Remix)

September 23, 2013 No comments yet

NYC favorites The Knocks have remixed French producer Monsieur Adi’s “What’s Going On” into a fresh faced disco-tinged jam that will transport you to the dancefloor. And those chords. Basically, it’s another perfectly executed remix by The Knocks. The remix is a part of a “What’s Going On” remix album out  out November 17th that will feature Belanger, Max Sanna […]

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Review: Earl Sweatshirt – “Doris”

August 20, 2013 3 comments

“Told you he can rap, dumb muthafucka” Above, the final words spoken on “Pigeons” by Tyler, the Creator, from Earl Sweatshirt’s lionized, 2010 debut mixtape, Earl. It’s a callback to said project’s opening skit, which sees members of Sweatshirt’s Odd Future crew satirically mocking their “new” member upon introduction, only to be immediately defended by […]

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Review: Julia Holter – “Loud City Song”

August 19, 2013 No comments yet

Multi-instrumentalist, experimental singer-songwriter, ambient vocalist; very few descriptions of LA’s Julia Holter suggest accessibility. While avoiding the suggestion of pretension, of course, there’s a stigma carried with the phrase “baroque pop,” and when it’s thrown around, images of harpsichord wielding, ex-Polyphonic Spree members making whimsical tunes in 7/8 time come to mind. And, besides the […]

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