“I remember when I discovered purpose.”
Apollo Brown, L’ Orange, Mr. Lif, and Kool Keith; These are some of the artists that belong to Mello Music Group, a label that “sounds beautiful like the truth”. Stacked alongside their cast of artists stands the rapper/producer known as Oddisee, whose brand of wordplay paints a canvas of topics that are controversial in today’s heated social and political realms. Oddisee crafts intelligent hip-hop without getting lost behind modern-day production techniques. His music is simple but also progressive in multiple ways. Over the past 12 months, Oddisee has been paving a trail of album releases infused with luscious instrumentation. Continue reading Album Review | Oddisee – The Iceberg
Hobo Johnson is making waves in the music community. Read our review to get the latest on this trending alternative rap poet!
Music is an art without boundaries, and beat-making is no exception. Live beat production has created several doors that lead to infinite possibilities, and Memorecks breaks them down with a sledgehammer. Meet the producer from Toronto who is shaking skulls with his Maschine MkII and an arsenal of one-shot samples. Continue reading Memorecks | Toronto’s Favorite Pad-Pushing Producer
It’s time for some additional insight into the world’s favorite microphone, the Shure SM58; a legendary dynamic cardioid microphone. Shure provided a list of 10 things you probably don’t know about the SM58. Continue reading 10 Things You Might Not Know About the SM58 Mic
Recently, a Jimi Hendrix album called Both Sides of The Sky released, promising outtakes and unreleased tracks from 1968-1970. The album is the third body of work in a trio of “vault” releases. Continue reading Jimi Hendrix | Both Sides of The Sky
Beats. Rhymes. Life.
The kick and snare are the dual hearts of hip-hop music. A good beat can bring life to dead wordplay. Instrumental hip-hop is a beautiful form of grime in it’s own light. Many purists, like myself, enjoy just spinning a good 16-bar phrase. Sometimes that’s all you really need to catch an ear and spark the synapses. 9/10 your favorite beat from the 90s was produced on an Akai MPC.
Continue reading Exploring the Legendary Akai MPC Pads
Here’s a stellar mini-documentary from Ride Music & Entertainment about the sub-culture surrounding vinyl records, turntablism, and the heart-driven memories and experiences that belong to the dusty-fingered nomads who build black stacked mountains. Continue reading Revolution: A Vinyl Record Documentary — RIDE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
Why does the most recognized and widely accessible turntable accessory brand offer the least reliable products to vinyl collectors “At the forefront of the Vinyl Revolution”?
Continue reading Review of Crosley Vinyl Record Accessories | Are They Reliable?
The thought of a mobile record store sparks a chemical reaction in the brain comparable to the sugar buzz a 5-year-old gets when cotton candy graces his taste buds for the first time. Listen close kids. Heart of Vinyl is a pop-up record store that travels to different cities and sets up shop near – wait for it – breweries!
Continue reading Heart of Vinyl | Mobile Vinyl Record Store Visits Breweries