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Record Store Day: Hip Hop

Record Store Day is fast approaching. The day is full of exclusive releases, reissues of rare classics, and all things any vinylphile would love. Something Record Store Day does well every year is representing hip hop, both contemporary trends and long lost classics. This, the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day, is no different. Let […]


Record Store Day: The 7″

Last week, Record Store Day announced its 10th anniversary list. Full of chart-toppers, hard-rockers, and be-boppers, the list is one of the most diverse of recent years. Something Record Store Day does that no one else does better is exclusive 7″. Whether it’s their mystery 7″ series, their side by side series, their picture discs, […]



If 6LACK‘s debut, FREE 6LACK, says anything it’s that 1) Atlanta is the new Motown and 2) once a sad RnB singer makes it, another comes up who is sadder and moodier. FREE 6LACK follows the same grimy RnB put forth by Abra but with a distinctively self-reflexive vibe. When Abra skews sensual, 6LACK focuses instead on […]


Kaytranada Kills 99.9% of Weak Beats

If you haven’t listened to Kaytranada yet, then you’ve been missing out. The beat maker/producer/DJ makes some of the best neo-soul electronica I’ve heard in a minute. His debut, 99.9%, mixes synthpop, hip hop, and electronica to create an hour of feel goodery that never resorts the plodding kick-snare repetitions that define upbeat electronica. Kaytranada, with […]