Day: February 27, 2024

From Benin (Africa) to The Bronx (America): 400 years of Hip-Hop Foundations and Influences

Jacob spins a music history lesson, establishing the early roots and foundations of hip-hop.

Funky Live Loop Set: MF Doom, Czarface, Danny Brown, Talib Kweli, Blackalicious

Here’s a little funky live-loop set I recorded recently, enjoy: What’s Live Looping? Live looping is the process of building a song in real time by recording snippets that repeat on endless loops (sometimes a few bars long, sometimes much longer) using instruments, samplers and voices. Each recorded loop must sit well in the overall […]

Tropicália 101, Part Two: Religion and the Supernatural

We untangle the complex and sometimes seemingly contradictory messages regarding religion, the occult and the supernatural that came from Tropicália in Part 2 of our Feature Series on Tropicália.