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Kamasi Washington Revisits Childhood with “Street Fighter Mas”

Whenever you wake up to new music from Kamasi Washington, it’s bound to be a good day. The 37-year-old saxophonist has recently shared a third song from his upcoming LP, Heaven and Earth. The latest, titled “Street Fighter Mas“, is a near 6-minute track that was, in fact, inspired by the popular video game. “When I was […]

ATCQ’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge Share “Questions”

A Tribe Called Quest may be gone, but its surviving members have continued to remain busy. Ali Shaheed Muhammad, former affiliate of the legendary hip-hop collective, has teamed up with frequent collaborator Adrian Younge – this time in the form of The Midnight Hour. The duo recently shared “Questions“, the first single from their forthcoming full-length […]

The Bones of J.R. Jones’ Chilling Performance at Bootleg Theatre LA

I had been missing hand-written set times stapled to the front door and freshly printed set lists dropped at the foot of the stage. This nostalgic and ‘not often experienced enough’ craving needed to be nourished. Hallelujah! My prayers have been answered by The Bone of J.R. Jones with a devoted and deeply impassioned record release […]

“Yves Klein Blue” Tunes In To Stevie Wolf’s Chromatic Feels

The hues of human emotion will infinitely vary for as long as we continue to expand our personal perspectives. One passionate singer/producer has expressed his exposure to an abundance of a blue aura in his seemingly black-and-white world. Stevie Wolf’s latest single, “Yves Klein Blue,” challenges his belief of love as his lyrics question if […]

Imagine All The “Evil People” Have Disappeared With Lycio’s Hypnotic Single

It’s hard to imagine there are “Evil People” in the world with music this good. Perhaps if all the evil was drenched in music akin to Lycio, things would begin to change. Maybe they already have, reflected in lead singer Mendez’ contemplative and piercing lyrics. “Evil People” brings an upbeat dance sensibility that contrasts its […]