Jonah Bromwich aligns new releases from Rihanna, and AMTHST—a collaboration between Nite Jewel and Droop-E.
An examination of nostalgia, revivalism, and rapping for the sake of rapping.
Jonah Bromwich thinks your mother is an astronaut Bowie, Floyd, and Herbie Hancock. French electronic prog, Daft Punk and Marvin Gaye. It’s a cool stew of influences that powers Captain Supernova’s just-released “The Captain’s Theme.” The Captain has been active on Soundcloud for a little over half a year, but for the most part has […]
Jonah Bromwich’s DJ name is Pepsi Kona Killa Saint Pepsi’s Gin City is one of my favorite releases of the year, a post-Girl Talk, electronic pop party that resembles what might happen if the entirety of Night Ripper were remixed by Ryan Hemsworth. Since the tape was released in February, I’ve checked semi-religiously for the […]
Jonah Bromwich wants to fly with pelicans from here to Baghdad “Rather than narrativize history and culture, the rhizome presents history and culture as a map or wide array of attractions and influences with no specific origin or genesis, for a rhizome has no beginning or end.“ –Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari You couldn’t find […]
Jonah Bromwich has a 40 ounce with quinoa and hemp for breakfast Chester Watson’s got a new pay-what-you-like release on his bandcamp page called my girlfriend made me drop this, which had me imagining some stoned-out, space-alien-eating-R.-Kelly-and-wearing-his-skin-instrumentals. While that’s not quite the case here—these are rap beats proper—Chester has softened his sound a mite, from […]
Jonah Bromwich is just super-boring, you guys. Stones Throw trio The Stepkids have the kind of formal musical chops that you’d expect from session players who spent years touring with big-name acts, including Lauryn Hill and Alicia Keys. But formidable musical technique doesn’t always translate into songs with the energy and charisma you’d like to […]
I’ve spent a significant part of the last few years taking the death of gangster rap for granted. The narrative that I’ve run with tracks the rise in popularity of artists like (duh) Kanye West, the explicitly fake Rick Ross, and Drake, and the concurrent fall of Young Jeezy, the disappearance of 50 Cent, the […]
Despite this, Jonah Bromwich does not identify with the Sad Boys movement.  It’s hard to say whether every so often the music press just gets it right, or whether there are some albums that are so staggering that it’s impossible to deny them. I’d like to think that the latter is true of Sun Kil […]