Because I have an eclectic ear for music, I’ve heard far and beyond of the sorts of sounds contemporary artists try to emulate in synthetic beat making. I compiled a diverse list of 10 songs that I believe would make for brilliant samples. Feel free to take me up on the suggestion and surprise me with a track or even a whole album to review based on your sampling execution style. Check out the list below, share your thoughts, and start creating!
Yesterday, I spent a total of 12 hours listening to Oks’ tape to determine my objective view on this body of work. From the 13 tracks, I’ve picked 8 that I feel are the most exceptional and representative of his aesthetic, flow, craft, reason, epistemology, and overall character as an artist and creative human being. This was a tough analysis, but here are my final thoughts.
I hit up my boy Mensa Kondo, a D.C.-native fine artist, to see if I could come through to chill with him at his spot and rap about his latest projects, plans for the year, and peep these super rare Yu-Gi-Oh! cards his art students gave him that afternoon. Check the goods.
Last night, Black Congolese journeyed into the burrows of Brooklyn to join BRIC Media House in their grand opening reception of their latest curated gallery, “Art Into Music,” featuring incredible artists from Dread Scott to Ward Shelley. Guest writer, RGB V CMYK, accompanied me and took field notes of the evening. Enjoy.
Tonight, Smokers Cough and Planet Cognac shut down the Southern Williamsburg venue, The Flat, to celebrate the first official release of Past Lives by eclectic instrumentalist, Rosegold, available today for stream and download on Band Camp.