October 6, 2020

Listening Alone: Untangling the Best Music of 2020 So Far

The global pandemic has affected politics, economics, and human behavior in ways that will take years to fully realize, never mind the effect this paradigm shift will have on the world of music. 
December 27, 2020

2020: The Year In Music Mixes

Having now put what I consider to be the best music of this year all in one place, I realize that this has surreptitiously been one of the best years of musical output in recent history.
May 4, 2021

DJ Shadow: Endtroducing – 25th Anniversary Sample Mix

Cited as one of the best records of the nineties by most major music publications and included in Time Magazine’s list of greatest albums of all time, one of the keys to the resounding impact of DJ Shadow’s Entroducing can be found in the title of one of its less substantial cuts, a 43-second interlude entitled “Why Hip Hop Sucks in ‘96”. It kind of did.
August 17, 2021

Beauty And The Beat – The London Dance Party Built on 50 Years of History

The beat has shaped our history in myriad, complex patterns for thousands of years. Not the least of which is a private party started in New York City in 1970 which became known as The Loft and spawned countless imitators and spin-offs, but only a handful of anointed successors. One of these being London, England’s Beauty and The Beat.