Top 20 albums of the half year
‘Cause fuck it, I need something to do while I drink these beers. Burial - Kindred Simply the best piece of music out this year from the world’s most singular musical talent. Action Bronson - Blue Chips I haven’t fucked with Bronson heavy in the past but this is either his magnum opus or (hopefully, more likely) the moment where he comes into his own. Party Supplies delivers a...
babyshitgirlface asked: So, then, not that this is immediately related to the previous question, but: I'm curious how you see guys like Flying Lotus, Samiyam, or Hudson Mohawke fitting into that. I think it's clear that each of them was influenced by the Dilla skool of beatz, but at the same time what they created was original enough that it could stand on its own. Is that still the re-appropriation of cultural...
Anonymous asked: So, I’m wondering about this: is trap music an evolution of southern hip-hop & crunk styles?
Which is not to say all Trip-Hop (and so on) is derivative watered down Hip-Hop. The better musicians don’t even think in terms of that formula in the first place. Portishead went out of their way NOT to be reduced to that equation and Tricky always considered himself a punk first and foremost. Rather, it’s always the second generation of any variation the mucks it up.
A lot of what people think about when they think of that scene is electronic...– Shlohmo It’s funny. Every couple of years Hip-Hop producers come up with new rhythms and a every few years later the art crowd latches on and thinks “wow, this would sound great sans rappers.” Jazz-sampling Hip-Hop -> Acid Jazz Blunted Hip-Hop -> Trip-Hop Undergound Hip-Hop...
My videogame mind died after they stopped making wonderful escape worlds—...– El-P perfectly summing up how I feel about games today. Lots of other great quotes in there as well.