Moki’s fourth album, Visions Of Paraíso drops today, on September 24th. Before this record, Moki was signed to Paxico Records but switched to Leaving Records after fellow beatmaker, Mndsgn, introduced him to Matthewdavid. The 18- track album will be the first of three upcoming collaborative albums between Lionmilk and Leaving Records. The lead singles have already dropped, listen to Arched Feet From Now On and Chuva de Verão here.
Before delving into this new project, however, I’d like to take a step backward— before the days of Spotify profiles and label promotions— when Moki didn’t have Instagram and lived in New York City.
This was my first show at Madison Square Garden; I tend to avoid such large venues but it was also Anderson .Paak’s first show at MSG and I simply HAD to witness it. Joining him on his ‘Best Teef in the Game’ tour was Earl Sweatshirt, who just released his third-studio album Some Rap Songs, and Thundercat.
Kamaal Wiliams’ (aka Henry Wu) reputation continues to be one of class, his show at Le Poisson Rouge on March 9th, 2019 strengthened that stature beyond doubt. After, releasing his album The Return and founding his own label Black Focus! (the same title as Yussef Kamaal’s famed debut album) Wu began embodying the continuation of Yussef Kamaal sound as a solo-artist. Knowing all this, I arrived at LPR beaming with excitement—I knew I was in for a treat.
I hope you’ve already delved into last week’s roundup, but if not I’m here for you! We’ve got some seriously groovy music on the roundup including new music from Monte Booker, Andrea Valle, and Omo Frenchie.
I am a music blogger in New York City and I wanted to know whether my home crowd is likely to rely on my curatorial efforts to discover their next favorite artist, or trusted sources beyond my control. So, I hung around Union Square for a day, and asked 25 people these three questions:
It was a strikingly cold January evening, and I had tickets to a show— reluctantly, still, I got ready to attend a Kirk Knight concert at Rough Trade in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. My resistance quickly faded as I stepped into a familiar venue where, of course, another Pro Era member Dessy Hinds was opening. A young Brooklyn rapper known for his hit Savior Dessy prepped the audience perfectly for the man I came to listen to, Kirk Knight.
Hujari is more than a musician—more than a researcher. To describe him with a single title would be small-minded and would fail to fully capture the true essence of who he is. Simply put, Hujairi is an experimental sound artist, oud player, write, and ethnomusicologist.
If you’ve already delved into this week’s soundtrack—great! If not, allow me to walk you through these new releases. We finally have new music from James Blake, Toro Y Moi, and surprisingly 9th Wonder. Honorable mentions go to Everything Coagulates by Bremen, a small Japanese duo producing high-quality, psychedelic instrumentals that will shake your frozen little hearts back to life. Read on!
Hello all, I know I’ve been M.I.A— the blog has been on a bit of a hiatus and I apologize for missing the reviews . The playlist, however, is always updated so you can still get your #7songs for the week! With that said, this week’s roundup features new music from Burna Boy, Future, and the lovely Noname.
Like many music blogs, I am posting a ‘reflection’ post on 2018 but rather than being a positive nostalgic, I am choosing a different route— here’s my roundup of the worst songs of 2018! Finally, I get to take off my mask of a supportive, encouraging music blogger and show you the hater I truly am.