Andrew Matson

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First Listen: The Alchemist & Oh No, 'Welcome To Los Santos'

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Welcome To Los Santos is a collection of new songs created by hip-hop producers The Alchemist and Oh No and inspired by the 2013 video game Grand Theft Auto V — Los Santos being the fictional setting of the gangster-fantasy adventure. Its release comes as part of the promotion for ...


First Listen: Shabazz Palaces, 'Lese Majesty'

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Broadcasting live from the land of legal weed and sliding into the frame like a giant Pacific octopus, here comes Lese Majesty, the third album from Seattle's Shabazz Palaces. It's definitely hip-hop, but... was that a drum? Human? Synthesizer? Sample of an old record? We may never know. MC ...


First Listen: Clipping., 'CLPPNG'

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Let the band and album names be a warning for this industrial act featuring copious rapping. You are about to receive rough treatment, heavily stylized.

The Los Angeles trio — consisting of MC Daveed Diggs tacked onto industrial soundscapes made by Jonathan Snipes and William Hutson — did not come ...


First Listen: Raz Simone, 'Cognitive Dissonance'

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Heavy psychological difficulty is a hot theme in chart-topping hip-hop these days, with artists like Eminem and Rihanna making Al-Anon worthy testimonies to codependency, and Macklemore vying for soberest man in all of pop. Joining them could be Seattle's Raz Simone — he's part of a scene within the local ...


It's A Process: Mount Kimbie On Making Their New Album

Friday, May 24, 2013

In the last few years, a scene of no scenes has emerged from the U.K. music underground. Musicians like James Blake, The xx, Actress, the LuckyMe collective and Micachu and the Shapes are all in their 20s. All make electronic pop and dance music with large amounts of emotion and ...