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Interview with TVBOO

A look into the thoughts of genre-transcending bass producer hailing from Jackson, Mississippi, TVBOO. Check out his newest release, “Tantrum.” KSDT: Who are your musical influences? TVBOO: Blink 182, Bring Me The Horizon, Jantsen, Attila, G Jones… The list never ends, I get influenced by someone new everyday. KSDT: What movie could you see yourself […]

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Discovering Old Ramon // by Tino Tirado

You could teach an entire class about Mark Kozelek. The San Francisco-via-Ohio native has been in the scene for thoughtful, numbing folk and rock ever since the 90s, where he led his band, The Red House Painters, through 6 albums up until 2001. Admittedly, I never listened to that much of the band, but both […]

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A Defense of Garage // by DJ Phenomenology

The scene: high school prom. The location: Croydon, London. Rather than sultry suggestive slow dancing or cool-cat shuffling, all the bodies in the room are jerking, twisting, convulsing. That’s because the soundtrack to this moody night is the notorious sound of south London – dubstep. I’ve spent many nights moving counterintuitively to the screeching frequencies […]

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I never thought my neck would have hurt so much after a night of head-bobbing, but there’s something about Moonchild’s sound that makes you continuously groove. Whether it’s in the irresistible backbeats, the colorful horn harmonies, or the soothing melodies coming from lead singer Amber Navran, Moonchild’s show on November 11th resulted in a whole […]

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A Conversation with The Marías

Gliding through warm water in the furthest-back parts of your mind until submerging completely in it, immersed in the reflections of stars– there’s something about The Marías and their seamless, psychedelic pop-soul-funk that creates waves in your soul, blending the ocean into a painted sky across the horizon. “It’s like if you were in a […]

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Insistent keys and snare coupled with guitar riffs and grooving bass built up as music group La Luz began playing “Cicada,” one of the songs from their upcoming album, Floating Features. Guitarist Shana Cleveland’s voice wasn’t alone in lyrics for long; other band members Marian Li Pino, Alice Sandahl, and Lena Simon soon joined, cementing […]

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