Hypnotic

The Far East Beckons In Soul Potion Journey 002 : Yūgen

Soul Potion is back from distant lands, returning only for his sounds to take us away again. In Japanese aesthetics, there is a concept called “Yūgen” that refers to an awareness of the profound grace and subtlety of the universe — an awareness which evokes feelings that are inexplicably deep and too mysterious for words. […]

The Mumbo Jumbo of Tierra Whack

Hip-hop journalists have coined the phrase “Mumble Rap” to lazily generalize a whole group of new artists who place a bigger emphasis on infectious melody and feeling than intricately written lyrics and clear pronunciation. There’s a lot of debate among hip-hop fans regarding the worth of  this current wave, mostly split along generational lines. Many […]

This Electronic Supergroup Dropped One Of The Vibiest Singles All Year

Look in the mirror, tell yourself you are Pretty Pretty. Go walking through through the town like you’re hot shit. P.S. You Are Hi Fashion is a state of mind, after all. And this state of mind is currently dripping with indulgence and sex. “Fashion is what one wears oneself. What is unfashionable is what […]

How EarthGang Is Going From Riches To Rags With Their New EP

Underground hip-hop duo EarthGang has finally emerged from the indie circuit with their recent signing to J-Cole’s Dreamville label. Composed of emcees Johnny Venus and Doctur Dot, the group formed in 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia, releasing their first EP, The Better Party, in 2010. Their first release on the new label, an EP entitled Rags, […]

Break Out Your Sweaters With The New Lane 8 Fall Mixtape

We’re halfway through September, festival season has come to a close (*assumes August 31st denotes any real “closing” of the season), and the leaves have started changing color. Somewhere. Not in Venice Beach, though. On this southern point of the West Coast seasons change with the music. In this case, Fall is ushered in with […]