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Essential Mixtape Alert: The Hood Internet Volume 7

Essential Mixtape Alert: The Hood Internet Volume 7

YO! This mix has been out since April, but I keep coming back to it over + over + OVER whenever I need a life boost. If you like Drake, Purity Ring, Danny Brown, Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake, Juicy J, Trinidad James, Action Bronson, Tame Impala, Dirty Projectors, Robyn….really, if you like ANY music at(…)

Amber Coffman Gets Free with Major Lazer on Jimmy Fallon

Amber Coffman Gets Free with Major Lazer on Jimmy Fallon

I must have watched this video of Major Lazer + Amber Coffman (of the Dirty Projectors) performing their song “Get Free” on the Jimmy Fallon show (with the Roots band!) about 20 times over the weekend.  You might recognize this tune from PA Nicole’s Banger Report: Vol.2, Lady Party. The song is lovely, but it(…)

The Banger Report Vol. 8

The Banger Report Vol. 8

Some realllllly good records have come out in the second half of 2012 and this installment of The Banger Report pays tribute to some of my favorites. Banger #1 is from the all-around excellent new Dirty Projectors record Swing Lo Magellan. The entire thing is awesome and worth having, but “About to Die” is one(…)

The Banger Report: Vol. 2, Lady Party

In this Lady Party edition of The Banger Report, I’d like to start with a song and video that evoke the deepest essence of ladyhood. That song and video: “QueenS” by the duo THEESatisfaction whose music was described better than I could by their label Sub Pop as “funk-psychedelic feminista sci-fi epics with the warmth(…)