MUSIC, PEOPLE

READ: RYAN HEMSWORTH INTERVIEW FOR ACCLAIM

I interviewed Canadian producer/DJ, Ryan Hemsworth just before his epic performance at Melbourne’s Listen Out festival. Click here to check it out via ACCLAIM magazine.

ACCLAIM mag is on FacebookTwitter, & Instagram

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MUSIC, PEOPLE

READ: FLYLO SPEAKS ON BRAINFEEDER FOR THE FADER

[Flying Lotus via The Line of Best Fit]

“I feel like I’m attracted to artists who are looking for the meaning of life, people seeking to understand the universe through their work.” – Flying Lotus

Great feature on an empire/record label called Brainfeeder, built by Flying Lotus, and cultivated with a little help from his friends. Read full article via the Fader.

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MUSIC

LISTEN: ARCSTRUMENTALS VOL 1

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[Photo by Ellington]

“This was originally created to replicate the feeling ‘we used to feel’ growing up as kids making our own mixtapes from songs that played on the radio. You would never get the full song from beginning to end, you would sometimes get some radio interference, commercials, etc. So of course you will hear some skips, pops, abrupt cuts and radio noise. That’s what made it beautiful.” – Erick

Erick: Website, SoundCloud, Twitter, & Instagram

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RTJ’s latest visual effort accompanies their frantic and bouncy track Close Your Eyes (And Count To F**k) and like much of their output, is a distinct political statement.

This completely black and white video beautifully illustrates the futility of violence; A powerful message made even more poignant by its 2 main characters – the white cop, and the young black man. Run The Jewels have been key players in the ongoing debate within music/culture about race and police brutality. (Kendrick even mentions Killer Mike on his track Hood Politics from To Pimp A Butterfly)

The video is confronting for all the right reasons.

Listen to RTJ2 in full here.

MUSIC

LISTEN: BBC RADIO 1

Flying Lotus:

Kaytranada:

Two of my favourites are back at it with the fire for BBC Radio 1’s Thursday night residencies. In this recent run, Flying Lotus takes us through an insane mix including Thom Yorke, Bjork, Aphex Twin, and Portishead, and even has a special guest on the air – fellow LA producer Gaslamp Killer.

Montreal’s Kaytranada serves up some greatness – Shalamar, Kali Uchis, Mac Demarco, The Isley Brothers, and Knxwledge.

Listen to the full shows here.

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MUSIC

SONG OF THE DAY

Judging by the amount of new music, features, mixes, djing, and touring he’s been doing lately, I think it’s safe to say Montreal producer, Kaytranada probably hasn’t slept in a year. To top that off, 2015 is already shaping up to belong to him and his team – and rightfully so.

This melodic and bouncy club tune featuring Chi-town’s Vic Mensa (their 2nd full-length collab – see also Wimme Nah), was uploaded to SoundCloud only 1 day ago and already boasts nearly 300k listens.

Sit back and watch the takeover.

[Kaytranada recently did an hour long BBC Radio 1 residency – Check that out here]

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