Monthly Archives: March 2018

Media Questions Of The Week

Is Chance The Rapper’s critique of Heineken’s “lighter is better” being deliberately racist  true? 

Is A Tribe Called Quest’s video for “The Space Program” really their last one? 




DJDS: No Pain Featuring Khalid, Charlie Wilson & Charlotte Day Wilson Official Video

 Los Angeles production duo DJDS share the video for their song “No Pain” featuring Khalid, Charlie Wilson and Charlotte Day Wilson. The gospel-heavy tune is the backdrop to a young couple in the video who manage to do the unbelievable by facing a lion and living to tell about it. Charlie Wilson’s hymn-like delivery reassures the wounded listener that emotional disappointment is in the past. 


Janet Jackson, The Internet & Kali Uchis Among FYF Fest Lineup

Janet Jackson, The Internet and Kali Uchis are some of the artists scheduled to perform at the FYF Fest this year. The festival takes place July 21st and 22nd at Exposition Park in Los Angeles. There are passes being sold for each day and a VIP option. There was some controversy surrounding the 15-year old event because its founder Sean Carlson faced sexual misconduct charges last year. Carlson’s stake in the company was then purchased by AEG and Goldenvoice nulling any future participation. See the full lineup for FYF Fest 2018 and buy tickets at the official site.


Sza Directs Video For Broken Clocks

 Sza’s self-directed video for “Broken Clocks” starts out at CTRL Camp and ends at a strip club. The camp appears to be a soft escape from the oppressive atmosphere of the late-night venue where she’s nursing a bloody nose. Sza’s CTRL is going to be released in a deluxe edition at a date that has yet to be announced. 


Adrian Younge Releases Voices Of Gemma (Album Stream)

Adrian Younge’s Voices Of Gemma album is a deeper study into his fascination with soul music dipped in LSD and mystic jazz funk. Brooke DeRosa and Rebecca Englehart are the voices featured on the album for their expertise in opera and jazz. Younge recorded the album exclusively in his Linear Labs analog studio. 

In addition to promoting the release of Voices Of Gemma, Adrian Younge will curate a DJ set with Ali Shaheed Muhammad for a Luther Vandross birthday celebration next month.  April 20th would’ve been Vandross’s 67th birthday and his estate, ArtDontSleep and Sony Legacy will honor his life with a party in Los Angeles on April 19th. Tickets for the event can be purchased here.

Stream Voices Of Gemma below: