ALBUM OF THE WEEK
LIV.E | FRANK
FRANK is the latest release from Dolfin Records, a Texas indie label with a prominent underground roster that includes rapper Lord Byron, producer Ben Hixon, R&B singer Jon Bap, and former Stanley Clarke drummer Mike Mitchell. Liv.e is one of the newer artists on the label, having previously collaborated with Hixon through a series of DJ parties in Dallas (“New Math Mondays”). Hixon and Bap have significant marks on this project, providing production, mixing, and background vocals. The beats they lend are often heavy on the drums, with short, hazy riffs that resemble Dilla-style syncopated loops.
She's one of our favorites for a reason. On Saturday, February 17th Ashina dropped by to celebrate the release of her new EP '10th Region' on her own imprint, Sovereign State. Listen and learn.
90s Kid Starter Pack courtesy of Boogie Munster Bangles.
"Fresh Roasted" live from Chicago! Two record collectors present samples to 4 beat-makers who have 90 mins to make a beat on the spot, and the audience decides who wins. This is one of the illest concepts for an event in the city and it goes down every 1st Thursday of the month at the Whistler in Logan Square. Peace to King Hippo for hosting 606 Records!