Son Raw dives into the Montreal multi-instrumentalist's latest album, which serves as a conscious effort to break the rules on the way to transcendence.
The latest project from Jai Nitai Lotus proves there's more to the Montreal hip-hop scene than a demographic boom, Son Raw writes.
Hesk – At Night October 29, 2012
Son Raw could use more heartbroken Juke n’ B right now Much like The Biz, Hesk never sleeps. Even while on vacay in his native Netherlands and smoking the finest of ganjes, he still finds the time to drop some limited downloads for the Footwork massive. At Night flips a soulful R&B sample into dream-pop […]
Hesk & Paveun React October 8, 2012
Son Raw strongly identifies with this video. The underground music media does an absolutely horrible job of representing Montreal to the outside world. Whether it’s promoting hirsute and impish non-factors or confusing acts at hi-concept techno-tourist festivals* for stuff that gets played here on a regular basis, any coverage this city receives promotes a distorted […]
Son Raw: reppin MTL since 1984 but is not affiliated with this label. Montreal label Raw Records’ free debut compilation is a couple of things: a collection of sick up to the minute beats, a major step up for the local bass music scene and a perhaps a tipping point for a couple of talented […]
Son Raw has climbed mountains but owns no electric guitars. Lots of interesting things happening on the margins in Montreal. A few months ago the Dubstep crowds and Bass-House kids couldn’t have been further apart musically, the former insisting on heavy-octane riffs and the later on a mix of 4×4 thumps and 10 year old […]
Son Raw don’t like your kind, you a bougie hoe. Lunice and Hudson Mohawke have apparently had enough of canny interlopers borrowing bits and pieces of their swag for the purpose of multi-million dollar rap hits. To be honest, I’m not too sure what they’re talking about: the dialogue between their luminescent brand of bass […]
Son Raw never saw so many people smiling because of music so pardon him if he gets a bit personal today. This is part show review, part confessional and mostly him just getting it all out on paper. We’ll return to your usual brand of snark and mockery ASAP. Full disclosure: had The Digital Mystikz […]
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Son Raw will be opening for Lunice at the July 29th edition of Piknic Electronik. There’s an odd link between Glasgow and Montreal. Perhaps it’s our shared distaste of British rule or our love of fattening foods but Scottish label Lucky Me has found a rich vein in signing Montreal musicians from Jacques Green to Ango […]
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Son Raw is going to be spinning LIVE on Nasty.FM with Habit & Pivot from 7-9PM EST. Fun fact, the first record I ever owned as a kid was an Alvin & The Chipmunks compilation of 80s hits: think “Uptown Girl” as sung by squeaky-voiced rodents. My favorite track on the LP was a brittle, […]