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…

“Like Vogue on Paint…” In Conversession: Nick Lepard

Nick Lepard: painter by way of Vancouver with portraiture as richly layered as his artistic perspective… “My goal is to reflect people in the modern world, but not the modern world itself;” meet Nick Lepard, visual artist by way of Vancouver. As the product of a media immersed society, Lepard’s artwork represents the human in…

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…

Scene Canvassing: Padrick Bentley

Radio static of the ocular artisan sort hit my radar recently, not sure how said glitch made its way to this particular cove of the matrix, but, so it is and here we are. That said, Padrick Bentley, LA-based visual artist, his work piqued a visceral frequency … something a bit methodical-madness-for-the-sake-of-making-it-out-of-this-*gestures broadly at manufactured…