RECORD REVIEW: SZA - CTRL

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RECORD REVIEW: SZA - CTRL

It's been a long journey for SZA and her debut LP. Despite signing with TDE in 2013 and releasing critically acclaimed EP's from 2011-2014, fans and music lovers alike have been waiting for her full-length debut for some time. Now, the wait is over and the listener finds out rather quickly that CTRL is well worth the wait.  

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: VYBZ ON FIRE

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: VYBZ ON FIRE

Anything Vybz Kartel touches is fire, even at his prison. Earlier this week a fire broke out at the Tower Adult Correctional Center where Vybz Kartel is incarcerated. The fire erupted in a different section of the facility from where Kartel is located and no injuries were reported. Leave it up to the internet to supply us with "fire" memes.

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THE LISTEN DOWN VOL. 21

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THE LISTEN DOWN VOL. 21

A lot good stuff to get too. Lots of new music, such little time. So, let's get the countdown moving. A lot good stuff to get too. Lots of new music, such little time. So, let's get the countdown moving.

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THE LISTEN DOWN VOL. 20

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THE LISTEN DOWN VOL. 20

It's on once again. The Listen Down, catching you up on some things you may have missed. Songs and videos that are still hitting, even after a little time in the musical world. So, catch up with us below.  

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: TOSH ALEXANDER

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: TOSH ALEXANDER

Musicians, poets, visual artists, designers ... what makes them interesting isn't just the music they make, the art they create, or the style they have. What really makes them interesting is that they are our mirror. They reflect back to us, all the things that make us human. Our moment to moment humanity. Whether that be our moments of triumph, our moments of feeling confident - yet also, and sometimes most importantly - they reflect back to us our worries, our insecurities, our difficult moments. They give us the human experience through art, and we appreciate their sacrifice.  

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MIXTAPE MUSINGS -  PAGES - AFROBEATS SPRING MIX VOL.1

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MIXTAPE MUSINGS - PAGES - AFROBEATS SPRING MIX VOL.1

As Afrobeats continue to win dancehall fans the world over, due to its rhythms which come from the same low-end theory as dancehall, we're tuning into a few selectors curating massive vibes with the music! One such selector is PAGES, a Ghanaian DJ and producer based in Los Angeles, CA. PAGES is a veteran on the scene, spinning at Afrobeat parties such as Afrolituation.

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: CHAM IS BACK

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: CHAM IS BACK

Cham, or Baby Cham to many of fans, is the old school, now new school man of dancehall. It's been a while since Cham has promoted an album and boy is he back with a story to tell. Earlier this week Cham graced the stage at the Dub Club here in Los Angeles and we were all ears. 

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THE LISTEN DOWN VOL. 18

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THE LISTEN DOWN VOL. 18

We are back. Big tings brewing, excited about life, that's what the Listen Down vibes give us. Here is another listing of our favorite tracks, so that you can feel our good vibes too.  

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COLDCUT: STAMP MIX #86 & SKANKING VIBES

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COLDCUT: STAMP MIX #86 & SKANKING VIBES

Matt Black and Jonathon Moore of the legendary UK duo Coldcut put together an easy skanking mix of riddims, old island reggae jams, and dub breaks. The duo is considered to be one of the pioneers of pop sampling and the UK's first electronic music stars. So, you know a mix of some of their favorite tunes from these veteran selectors will most definitely make the vibes right.

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PATSO DIMITROV: THE ART OF THE OLD SCHOOL COVER

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PATSO DIMITROV: THE ART OF THE OLD SCHOOL COVER

Cover art has changed since the advent of social media. As music has become a less physical experience - going to a record store to pick up your favorite CD or record - the classic cover has been updated. Although still important, the life of a physical record has lost its luster to many.

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