Tag Archives: Hip Hop

Album Review: Lapalux - Nostalchic

Atmosphere reigns supreme on Nostalchic, the lush debut album from UK-based electronic producer Stuart Howard, a.k.a. Lapalux. Weaving elements of deconstructed R&B, soul, hip hop, and jazz with his astral, deeply textured production, Lapalux galvanizes a gorgeously infectious mood. Lopsided beats stutter and spin over layers of warm, airy loops. In the hands of aRead more...

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Album Review: Vox Mod - SYN-ÆSTHETIC

While space may be the final frontier, the cosmos also appear to be the creative studio of electronic producer Scot Porter, a.k.a. Vox Mod. On the debut full-length, SYN-ÆSTHETIC, Vox Mod’s galactic production and otherworldly synths hover over beats launched from sci-fi sequencers transporting listeners on a sonic joyride. Joining the voyage is a diverse groupRead more...

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Song of the Day: Young Fathers - Deadline

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Deadline” by Young Fathers fromRead more...

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Live Review: Jay Electronica @ Bumbershoot 9/5

Sunday 5.45pm Fisher Green Stage It’s funny that the widely-hailed hip hop visionary and emcee’s emcee Jay Electronica is credited for revolutionizing rap music by being best known for completely removing one of the central ingredients of rap music: the beat. Jay’s penchant for beatless spoken word/rap poetry is clear during his Bumbershoot set; almostRead more...

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Live Review: Victor Shade @ Bumbershoot 9/6

Monday 12.30pm Fisher Green Stage The first thing you notice about Victor Shade is that he is clearly all about the performance.

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