Crate Dig: The De Jure, The De Facto, The Glory of Britney Spears’ Tribal Gospel

So… in the years and miscellany of months since Britney Jean… many dramatic learning scenarios have unfolded… for the shown world, and both a one Miss Britney Jean Spears, and mutually exclusively, myself #swiperitsnotaboutyou #iknow #itsalwaysbeenaboutdora #yesiknow #everypopstarisdora #igetit #keepitmoving #peoplearetryingtoreadhere #anyway Much like Britney Jean, said Spears nor myself have anything to prove in…

A.V Hub: Lady Gaga’s “The Edge of Glory”

“The Edge of Glory:” It’s an edge, and it’s glorious – and that’s all we need to say about that. I love this video. When I saw this video, some less fatigued part of me wanted to run across the Brooklyn Bridge and upload footage of said jog to YouTube #literally – some more juvenile,…

for score: kenosis flows, alchemist rose … in search of duende

the artist journeys along a mellow metronomic road, a compass echoes from the lips of alchemy’s chalice, as an emerald turntable beckons sonic guidance to its mystic maestro … the angel and muse accompany in tune, hovering just beyond both shoulders … this voyage defines, in rhythm and rhyme, a creator’s indelible signature on the…

re:code.fm :: Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool

Whatever it was that N.E.R.D. was in search of: Lupe Fiasco found with his 2007 release The Cool. What is Cool? Cool is a living contradiction. Lupe adopts the nature of the cool, through and through; rather than avoid the gilded crux of our modern phantasm, Fiasco clutches to it like an insomniac and the…

Now Playing: Leila Adu

Leila Adu reserves an unassumingly distinct sound, a sonic signature which finds its own fresh niche among the mainstream current within a well-curated crevice of restored antiquity. Adu’s music reflects her own rich and diverse identity, blending indigenous sounds from the South Pacific and Ghana with tangibly fantastical instrumentation – a sonic funhouse of second…

Mood Musik: Shadow’s Cast

“To light a candle is to cast a shadow.” ~ Ursula K. LeGuin, A Wizard of Earthsea ~ Shuffled up a steady set from the archives … vinyl-tinged spins from analogue-sampled trips and well-aged hops, some downtempo chillwave, splash of low-fi baroque, echoes of the ambient social conscience coast along the crest, deep rhythmic blues…

re:code.fm :: La Roux’s La Roux

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill painted a music scene reflective of urban culture on the brink of a new millennium; eleven years later we – as a culture and creative class – had evolved and devolved from that reality. We had since found our souls in the synthetic, and were given our new sonic aesthetic…

Circuit 2012: Azealia Banks’ “1991”

So, spinning retrospective… the year is 2012, lesson of the season: by George, the Mayans had it all kinds of right — and said solar cycle projected a sonic renaissance of apocalyptic proportions. Let’s revisit the space, and sample a serve, for gold time’s sake … So, the year is 2012 … Yes, even amidst…

Crate Dig: Toro Y Moi’s “Go With You”

Whimsical, yet weathered… a sapient psalm respiring playground love’s ambient air… subtle psychedelic diapasons wafting along the breeze, as compass constellations navigate through rhythmic inquisitions of a matador’s melody …

Mood : Ring :: “Strange Fruition”

mood: coffee in the canyon, high tea on the hills… sunrise over silhouettes … c/o @theblakhat @wrdsmth, #murdoc “hollywood has been resting on its laurels far too long.”