Peter Holslin
Peter Holslin is a freelance journalist, music writer, and musician originally from San Diego, Calif. He was born in 1986. He is super chill, can make a fine cappuccino, enjoys a good hike, often makes up words, and prefers goat meat to every other kind of meat.

Though he spends much of his time tearing his hair out and punching himself in the face trying to perfect his writerly craft, he also occasionally makes weird beats and songs. Hit him up on Twitter -

Currently Listening:

Kamasi Washington - The Epic

Ahmad Jamal - At the Pershing: But Not For Me

Charlie Parker - The Complete Verve Master Takes

Charlie Parker and friends - Complete Jazz at Massey Hall

Earl Sweatshirt - I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside

Too $hort - Get In Where You Fit In

Richie Rich - Don't Do It

Young Thug - Barter 6

The Coup - Genocide & Juice

Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part 1 (4th World War)

Nosaj Thing - Fated

Sam Cooke - The Complete Specialty Recordings

Funkadelic - Maggot Brain


Currently Watching:

Jazz (Ken Burns)

Game of Thrones

Silicon Valley

Cul de Sac: A Suburban War Story


Currently Reading:

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain

Black Music by Amiri Baraka

Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984 by Simon Reynolds

The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic by Jessica Hopper

In celebration of 25 years of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' iconic 1999 album Californication, Peter Holslin dives into how it still holds a grip on the modern Californian psyche.
Peter Holslin pays tribute to Steven Albini, the storied indie producer and artist.
Peter Holslin dives into the significance of LA-based imprint Discotchari's re-release of a forgotten 45RPM 7-inch record from 1970 – the sole collaboration between Armenian oud player John Bilezikjian and Lebanese percussionist Raja Zahr.
As POW premieres Egyptian artist Qow's new single, "Kol Maghanni," off of his forthcoming album El Mosameh Sherine, Peter Holslin writes about how the track finds him channelling deep emotions.
Peter Holslin dives into what makes the new EP from electronic artist Aphex Twin such a short yet satisfying listen from an artist beyond his career-peak.
Peter Holslin speaks to author Andew Simon about his book diving into cassette culture in modern Egypt, why they horrified the government, his extensive research process and much more.
Nancy Mounir's elegiac and ghostly dialogue with century-old nahda music makes her something of The Caretaker of Egypt.
Peter Holslin details how he discovered ZULI during a 2018 stint to Cairo and ventured down the wormhole of the producer's fascinating catalog.
Following the August chemical explosion which destroyed parts of the Lebanon capitol, Ma3azef has compiled a benefit compilation. Peter Holslin investigates.
Peter Holsin speaks with the founder of the San Diego collective about its origins in crate-digging and being "the Voltron Head" of his crew.