The penultimate edition of Son Raw's retrospective review series is a three-album installment, weaving together the impact of 'Voodoo,' 'Like Water for Chocolate,' and 'Mama's Gun.'
Jack Riedy re-visits Erykah Badu's excellent 'New Amerykah Part One' on its tenth anniversary.
Mano Sundaresan speaks with Zach Witness about Dallas Boogie, music as a fighting force, and Andre 3000.
The prolific Robert Glasper returns with a Miles Davis cover with help from Erykah Badu.
Harold Stallworth held you down for six summers. Last week, after many months of grueling deliberation, I finally trudged down to my leasing office and served the property manager with a notice to vacate. In the very near future, I’ll bid a fond farewell to the quaint streets of Montgomery County, to the farmers markets […]
Spring Mix: Evan Nabavian April 30, 2014
Evan Nabavian has feelings only he and Lebron know Spring brings to mind my hot seventh grade math teacher who, come April, went sleeveless and changed the course of my academic career. I lingered after class on the last day of school but she never tore her clothes off. It was not meant to be […]
Producer/DJ Bonobo (Simon Green) is one of the pillars of the UK’s pioneering electronic music label Ninja Tune  (Blockhead, The Cinematic Orchestra, Daedelus), and is among most well-known practitioners of what many generally refer to as “downtempo.” Though it’s fair to say he’s transcended that label with each and every album (2010’s Black Sands is my personal […]
The word rumbling around Low End Theory last year was that Flying Lotus and Empress Badu were recording a joint album. That explained the DJ sets in Lincoln Heights, the public Tweeting, and the trail of pixie dust that briefly lingered in the Airliner after she graced the club. Recently, Lotus revealed that the songs […]
Max Bell produced that turkey sandwich. You’re in your ride. It’s late. The bar was dead and the beautiful babies didn’t know you were fucking money (I’m sorry. I’ve been on a Swingers bender). So it’s time to throw on jazz drummer/hip-hop producer Karriem Riggins new mix—the fittingly titled “Karriem Riggins Produced That”—as you try […]
Jonah Bromwich has been dogged by long-time comparisons to James Franco. Thanks to the good folks over at Blind I for the Kids, I’ve just started listening to yet another perfect summery slab of music. Made by the unfortunately/hilariously named Modlee and Vlooper (Modlee is the singer, Vlooper the producer), the EP is called Sunwalk […]