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Spotlight: Jonwayne

Calm and meticulous, and in no hurry whatsoever, LA upstart Jonwayne has a delivery that likens itself to Gift of Gab, and stands at the forefront of whatever beat he rhymes over, approaching the mic with […]

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Spotlight: Postiljonen

Combining the shoegaze melodies of the Cocteau Twins and the cinematic dream-pop of M83 with saxophone riffs worthy of a mid-80s NYC skyline, and an inspired use of film dialogue which perfectly encapsulates their escapist intentions, […]

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Spotlight: MC Tree G

As the father of SoulTrap – a genre that blends, as the title suggests, soul and trap – Tremaine Johnson a.k.a. MC Tree G describes his upbringing in a surprisingly modest way, not nearly as dramatic […]

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Spotlight: Andrew Cedermark

“I can’t believe I wrote some of the stuff I did,” NYC-based talent Andrew Cedermark tells us of his poetic vision for sophmore effort, Home Life. Dropped this past July, the former guitarist of Springsteenian punk stalwarts, […]

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Spotlight: Dog Shredder

Bellingham, WA trio Dog Shredder was born from two ideas, both stemming from “late-night conversations over cheap beer.” First, the comically-brutal moniker (relax, PETA) originally represented an imaginary band that would “have to rip,” the band […]

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Spotlight: ProbCause

Chicago has held a firm grip on rap. Its hands have chopped and molded the genre into innovative factions, and the results have been nothing short of groundbreaking. It hasn’t come as a surprise either, […]

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Spotlight: Jen Wood

Twelve years ago, emotional-downtempo producer Dntel pleased his cult fanbase by wrangling some guest vocals out of future-O.C.-darling Ben Gibbard. The resulting track would be so well loved, it would inspire them to form an indie-tronic pet […]

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Spotlight: Rose Windows

Incubated at a home in Seattle’s Central District circa 2010, where a group of seven psych-rock leaning hearts could band together over a mutual love for drone pioneers, Earth, Rose Windows are a curious breed […]

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Spotlight: Thundercat

Having already found success with contemporaries like Sa-Ra Creative Partners, Erykah Badu, and Snoop Dogg, bass virtuoso Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner continues to take seismic steps forward in his development as a front man. His debut […]

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Spotlight: The Uncluded

Having already collaborated on three separate projects, including an appearance on each other’s respective solo albums, Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson - together known as The Uncluded - make collaborations between bombastic rappers and soft spoken singer-songwriters […]

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