Chris Daly has the illest costumes OK, admittedly, this may not be the first Halloween mix you hear this year. Hell, it might not even be the first one you cop from Passion of the Weiss (props to Evan). Let’s not kid ourselves, though, one can never have enough musical accompaniment for a night filled […]
46 raw beats from the Fruityloops era mixed at high speeds in a pirate radio style.
Frank N Beats Mix: 005 August 11, 2014
Aaron Frank wrote this from the 38th parallel north of the Internet. As we work our way through the hottest part of the summer, I’ve included some downtempo tracks on this month’s mix to reflect the oppressive humidity we’ve been experiencing here in the South. Starting with back-to-back tracks from the burgeoning LuckyMe camp out […]
Son Raw’s Loose Synths August 7, 2014
And now, a word from Son Raw’s sponsor Another mix, another awkward self promotional write up from myself. Honestly, I can big up the artists I support all day long but writing about my own DJing is about as painful a task as I can imagine. As such, I’ll dodge that obligation by heaping praise […]
Jimmy Ness only fools with charcoal “Welcome to the land where it just don’t stop. Trunks pop, tops drop, and the front-end hop.” I like to imagine summer is a lot like the world Houston rapper Fat Pat [RIP] describes on “Tops Pop,” where the music is funky, the cars have impractical modifications and the […]
Summer Mixtape: PremRock July 24, 2014
Premrock is trying to one-up Joel Embiid’s Twitter feed. Photo by Gianna Leo Falcon. Chinatown will always hold a special place in my heart. Not the noir film set in LA but the one of a kind neighborhood in New York City. Summertime in Chinatown smells awful but if you want the best dumplings you […]
Bizarre Summer Mix, 2014 July 23, 2014
It’s mid-summer and mercury thermometers across Southern California are slated to scream all weekend long. Triple digits. $150 ski masks to the beach. Weird randoms staring at your tiger-colored one-piece. Holler if you hear none of this. You may have noticed that I was mix-less while the rest of the POW staff stayed pouring gas […]
Torii MacAdams just finished wiping his car down Summer jams are supposed to be breezy, feel-good anthems, girding the assumption that shit is sweet. It’s easy to view summertime with soft-focus nostalgia, especially in Southern California, a supposed paradise marketed to doe-eyed outsiders since the mid-Nineteenth Century. The truth is, the proverbial shit ain’t sweet, […]
Max Bell once played basketball with Nate Dogg.  Last week, a friend and recent L.A. transplant told me 2Pac and Dr. Dre songs left still bodies staring at the deserted dance floor of a Westside lounge. Outsiders equate lack of motion to tracks from the accepted West Coast rap suzerain with treason. And yet, this reaction […]
Just like T.I., Evan Nabavian was born in the trap The trap is easily the most rewarding source of rap music in 2014. Guys with names like Skippa The Flippa and Purp So Cold give no thought to restraint, convention, or bodily health as they howl and ululate over beats from some garish dystopia. A […]