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Listen: nemuri winter - nemuri winter vol. 1

Shutting Christmas' back door behind me, I circumnavigate the block without my winter coat for the first time in weeks. Front lawns are slightly thawed, yet still bear their frosted tips. From afar they resemble fat pieces of spearmint chewing gum: hospital green with powdered white highlights. Between premature coldspells and January malaise, now is the winter of contentment.

Column: Favorite Rap Mixtapes of November & December 2016

With a daunting cascade of releases spewing from the likes of DatPiff, LiveMixtapes, Bandcamp, and SoundCloud, it can be difficult to keep up with the overbearing yet increasingly vital mixtape game. In this column, we aim to immerse ourselves in this hyper-prolific world and share our favorite releases each month. Show More Summary

RIP: Alphonse Mouzon, jazz fusion drummer

From The New York Times : Alphonse Mouzon, a powerful jazz drummer who made his greatest contributions with a funk backbeat, forging a standard for 1970s fusion, died on Sunday at his home in the Granada Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles. Show More Summary

Watch: Jane Zhang - “Dust My Shoulders Off”

Since moving to Flushing, Queens, I’ve been using a live-translation application with my work-phone. It’s something I do in transit from home to work and work to home. Mostly Mandarin with some Korean, as the demographics here are 75% Chinese and 17% Korean. Show More Summary

? Listen: Payroll Giovanni & Cardo - Big Bossin Vol.1

The DJ Quik produced Big Bossin Vol.1 MC’d by Payroll Giovani & Cardo is exactly the sort of warm-feels we all need on those dark-at-noon winter days that are grey at sunrise, street-lamp lit for 20 hours a day. Classic gangster funk...Show More Summary

? Listen: Holy Fuck - “Shivering”

Abandonment. It’s a word that doesn’t get tossed around all that much, but you can feel it permeating. What is this year, but a sense of abandonment of anything meaningful? This isn’t about what happened on a particular day a month ago. Show More Summary

Live Blog: Amanda Palmer

Amanda Palmer Thalia Hall; Chicago, IL [11-13-2016] by Amanda Athon on 12-29-2016 I n my Clark Kent life, I teach rhetoric at a university. In my courses, we talk a lot about a concept called kairos, or a device coined by the philosopher...Show More Summary

? Listen: MEINSCHAFT - “The Midday Sun at Midnight”

In windmills of fire, I go under, forgotting everything that happens after the burn (post-truth / post-music / post-fake). I am being carted around by Little Man in a longaberger basket. We’re on our way to the ceremony, taking place among the daisies. Show More Summary

Listen: Lil B - “My House” (prod. Metro Boomin)

Lil B's long-gestating Black Ken mixtape is finally on the horizon, and "My House" is its first official single. The Bone Thugs-sampling track is produced by Metro Boomin, and it finds The BasedGod doing what he does best: ? ? ? ? ? Fact: If Black Ken doesn't come out within the next few days, it'll be the first year that Lil B didn't drop a mixtape. Listen to "My House" here:

Watch: Future - “Buy Love”

Future counting stacks. Future pissin' out this Ace like Franklins. Future on some Honest vibes. Future got these ice drops. Future reworking a nasty falsetto. Future tastin' pink molly like it's Easter. Future pilin' up these hundreds like oooh. Future drenched in autotune. Future has you workin' all night.

Listen: Uncivilized - “Stupid Gurus” ft. Jib Kidder

Imagine a Department of Education run by illiterate creationists, an EPA run by oil tycoons, an FDA by cannibal cokeheads. Best case scenario, where does this leave us? An optimist's view of the future might see digression to fundamentalism as the second early step en route to the kind of anarcho-syndicalist utopia we see in Star Trek: TNG. Show More Summary

Listen: 24hrs - “Not Impressed ft. Gucci Mane”

"banger." -SoundCloud comment Despite 2016 being a pretty shit year, it did bless us with Gucci's return. It also blessed us with the come-up of Atlanta's 24hrs, an artist I've been kinda into recently both for his auto-tuned crooning and immaculate selection of beats. Show More Summary


Lo, and tidings, the gift of GOD SHIT: thick; lit; holy, like swiss. As LAMPGOD instructs in "Paper Mate," it's time to take wine from the decanter. Taste the difference: the essence of fresh air. This EP feels full of re-. Reimagined beats, reapplied makeup, revisited memories, revised motifs, reupholstered leather, re-installed shag carpeting. Show More Summary

? Listen: Lil B - “My House” (prod. Metro Boomin)

Lil B’s long-gestating Black Ken mixtape is finally on the horizon, and “My House” is its first official single. The Bone Thugs-sampling track is produced by Metro Boomin, and it finds The BasedGod doing what he does best: ? ? ? ? If Black Ken doesn’t come out within the next few days, it’ll be the first year that Lil B didn’t drop a mixtape. Listen to “My House” here:

Grouper releases surprise 7-inch “Paradise Valley”

Grouper has released a surprise 7-inch titled Paradise Valley. This is a great holiday treat, as Liz Harris hasn’t released anything as Grouper since 2014’s excellent LP Ruins (although her band Helen released an album last year). Paradise...Show More Summary

Listen: you c - kifaru

You lean against an invisible railing, standing on the tiptoes of your unlaced tennis shoes to get a peek. As an acoustic guitar is aimlessly fingerpicked in the distance, the congested bleat of a melodica and a kalimba’s metallic chirp are introduced to you c’s musical ecosystem. Show More Summary


Faith in music beings to deteriorate once something feels too familiar. Even my wife just shit all over that Kero Kero Bonito album TMT put into their Top 50 of 2016. Then I slap on some MATERFAD COMPILATION by VV. AA. via Nyapster, and she's just sipping wine reading about ankhs on YouTube. Show More Summary

Listen: Howdy Persephone - “The Indirect Way”

a long windbag day under the big top and now for some downtime. respite in the virtual arena. peeking between the curtains to see if the stage is still empty. It is. the volunteer never returned from wherever it was they disappeared to. Show More Summary

Listen: Zolitude - Zolitude

Just as Zolitude comes crashing in, aye? The old "Motive into Matter," they always say. Forever walking into a room with a smile as a natural reaction to everything. Yo: Outpost: Then everything hit's Zolitude with a double positive. No apologize to the GPS for not following its direction. Why you always worried? Quantum Natives is forever a compass:

Listen: DuermeDuerme - GamineGamine

The urge to transform the flow of one's existence into a musicality abstracted and crystallized from the continuous flow of noise that surrounds us. The demand of a level of attention more and more absorbing, with no other horizon other...Show More Summary

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