You know it was a pretty good week when we got new songs from Jessie Ware, Zola Jesus, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, and Angel Olsen (among others), and none of those songs were included in 5 Best Songs. And this? This was a pretty good week, Check it out. 5. Holly Herndon [...]
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“Grindin,” the single Lil Wayne and Drake released as they embarked on their co-headlining tour, is no match for “Believe Me,” the first single the Young Money brethren released together this year. (“Believe Me” is an excellent bridge between “Started From The Bottom” and “0 To 100,” whereas “Grindin” sounds like a dubstep remix of [...]
Just saying “Electronic” is not enough. The different aspects of the genre are endless, & for NYC-based producer Lee Bannon, exploring those new directions is exactly his mission. Not being tied to one genre is a trend of Bannon’s. Gaining his popularity initially in hip hop with his work with Joey Bada$$, Curren$y + others, Lee then ventured off to pursue his solo project of drum & bass + ambient production. His latest release, Alternate/Endings, catapulted Lee’s career, making him a popular staple not only to press & other musicians, but fans alike.
With positive reviews in major outlets & tastemakers, Lee Bannon became a household name for lovers of drum & bass + other sub-genres of electronic music. On the heels of Alternate/Endings’ release, Lee immediately hit the studio to begin creating his new EP, Main/Flex.
Main/Flex is not simply a drum & bass EP. It combines traditional drum & bass elements with ambient passages & hypnotizing melodies. Its inspiration comes not only from other music, but from film, art, & worldly issues.
The EP, mastered by acclaimed producer & engineer Daddy Kev, features appearances by Hak of Ratking, Charlie Benante of Anthrax & Deejay Earl of TekLife. Look for Main/Flex in stores and digitally worldwide on November 4th.
A few weeks ago, the young Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins made an impact with The Water[s], the sort of mixtape that turns underground rappers into stars. Today, he released his first single since that mixtape arrived. Kaytranada, the rising Montreal dance producer, produced “Rain,” which samples Missy Elliott’s “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly),” turning its [...]
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