2017 Music: The Most High Exalted

2017 – what an absolutely ripping year for music. Probably the hardest to write about because of the sheer volume of incredible shit out there. On a personal note, I spent most of it traveling, began working at… Read More

Music In July, The Month Gone By

First up, big love to the readers. Was playing a show in Kolkata a couple of weeks ago and two dudes showed up just to say they read the blog and wait patiently for updates. I guess I… Read More

Monsoon Music – June 2017

Was forced to take a little break from writing here primarily because of DJ stuff, radio shows and a house renovation, but sh*t, I suppose I’m really not a music journalist anymore, especially when it turns out that… Read More

March in Music, Don’t Refuse It

Summer is here. Turn the volume up up up. Your Old Droog – What Happened To Fire? Bars, bars, bars hittin’ hard hard hard. Doesn’t hurt to have the major chops of Black Milk, !llmind and Statik Selektah… Read More

Welcome to THE MACHINE

March was a monumental month for rap music seeing as one of hip-hop’s biggest labels (Shady Records) signed two of hip-hop’s greatest underground rappers (Conway and Westside Gunn). And I celebrated. I celebrated because while the duo would have… Read More

Buy Moire’s No Future Right F**king Now or Forever Hold Your Peace

Do you remember Shelter,  Moire’s 2014 record on Werkdiscs? Yeah that was a trip and if you weren’t banging any of that shit out in your DJ sets “Mr. Successful DJ”, please stop reading right now. I’m kidding,… Read More

New Music – January/February

With a pretty full schedule over the last couple of months (NAMM + Los Angeles + Indonesia + touring), I’ve had little time to reflect on the music I’ve really been digging since the new year began. I’ll… Read More

miXXX: Ephemera by brnsctr

Enigmatic beatmaker brnsctr has just dropped a taut, laid-back selection on Mixcloud filled with some absolute gems ranging from Solange’s ‘Don’t Touch My Hair’ to Francoise Hardy to the criminally-overlooked Brazilian Jose Mauro to Nico Jaar’s ‘Colomb’ to a… Read More

Bump This Now: fre$h by Profound

February, as is custom, brings tributes to the late James Yancey b.k.a J Dilla by the hundreds. So, I’m gonna try (hard) to steer clear of likening the new beat tape by Profound to Dilla-anything. Decidedly, it’s sample-driven… Read More

2016 in Music – A Compendium

2016 was a year in which I played less DJ gigs but listened to five times as much music than the year before, a lot of it in rented sedans and long-haul flights. I was  grateful to be have… Read More