We Are Family by Sister Sledge

Atlantic Records, 1979 tracklist/favesA1. He’s the Greatest DancerA2. Lost in MusicA3. Somebody Loves MeA4. Thinking of YouB1. We Are FamilyB2. Easier to LoveB3. You’re a Friend to MeB4. One More Time A classic in every sense. Sister Sledge is one of those rare household staples, whether everyone realizes their name or not. Their sound defines the ’70s for me, and that’s saying a lot when … Continue reading We Are Family by Sister Sledge

Aroe Phoenix Uses Pain for Good on Bouncy New Single “Cansar en Paz”

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. “Music is that kind of thing that continues to pour into your soul and never takes anything from you,” said Aroe Phoenix, a trilingual singer-songwriter based in L.A. Born in Los Angeles and raised for most of her adolescence in México, Aroe Phoenix’s precious voice adds to the mystique of her altogether fresh take on R&B. She has not slowed her … Continue reading Aroe Phoenix Uses Pain for Good on Bouncy New Single “Cansar en Paz”

Claim Your “Space” with Audrey Nuna’s Latest Single

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. When you have had it with everyone and everything, sneak away to spend some time with Audrey Nuna’s latest release “Space”. The first generation Korean-American artist has become known for her advanced flow, with sucker-punch singles like “damn Right” and “Comic Sans,” but “Space” shows her range. The newest cut lacks rapping altogether, instead favoring subtle yet seismic production accompaniment. … Continue reading Claim Your “Space” with Audrey Nuna’s Latest Single

Tourmates Turned Collaborators: Durand Jones & the Indications and Y La Bamba Deliver New Rendition “Cruisin’ to the Parque”

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. This time last year, Durand Jones and the Indications and Y La Bamba were on a tour that fortified their friendship. It was their last hurrah for many reasons, and with their new collaboration, they have chosen to celebrate the time they had rather than bury it in the mess that 2020 left us. Both artists joined forces in the … Continue reading Tourmates Turned Collaborators: Durand Jones & the Indications and Y La Bamba Deliver New Rendition “Cruisin’ to the Parque”

SAULT’s Untitled (Black Is) Is a Resistance Opus

sngalbums: SAULT’s Untitled siblings came out three months apart in the midst of a volatile time in the US. It turned out that the pandemic had only just begun for us when the murder of George Floyd spread like wildfire, flanked by recent stories of the murders of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. Just a few weeks later, on Juneteenth, the mysterious UK group SAULT … Continue reading SAULT’s Untitled (Black Is) Is a Resistance Opus

SAULT’s Untitled (Black Is) Is a Resistance Opus

SAULT’s Untitled siblings came out three months apart in the midst of a volatile time in the US. It turned out that the pandemic had only just begun for us when the murder of George Floyd spread like wildfire, flanked by recent stories of the murders of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. Just a few weeks later, on Juneteenth, the mysterious UK group SAULT released … Continue reading SAULT’s Untitled (Black Is) Is a Resistance Opus

Describing the Indescribable: Sundry Rock Song Stock by Yves Jarvis

sngalbums: Prior to his 2019 album, The Same But By Different Means, Yves Jarvis was not used to having deadlines. It was only when he signed with ANTI- that he suddenly had stakeholders in his creative process. Not that they slowed him down; he didn’t compromise on anything and completed the project on his schedule. It stands out as a wonderful record on its own, … Continue reading Describing the Indescribable: Sundry Rock Song Stock by Yves Jarvis

Describing the Indescribable: Sundry Rock Song Stock by Yves Jarvis

Prior to his 2019 album, The Same But By Different Means, Yves Jarvis was not used to having deadlines. It was only when he signed with ANTI- that he suddenly had stakeholders in his creative process. Not that they slowed him down; he didn’t compromise on anything and completed the project on his schedule. It stands out as a wonderful record on its own, and … Continue reading Describing the Indescribable: Sundry Rock Song Stock by Yves Jarvis

Best Songs of 2020: 1. def.sound & Zhao

sawdustandgin: Bouncy bars travel along smooth terrain before reaching a mystical destination. Get electrocuted by love, courtesy of Def Sound and Zhao.  Best Songs of 20201. def.sound – “STRUCK!” produced by Zhao The friendships I forged with both def.sound and Zhao stoke the fire of my love for this track—”STRUCK!“ is energized by life, love, and art. My relationship with these artists may have been eroded by … Continue reading Best Songs of 2020: 1. def.sound & Zhao

Best Songs of 2020: 6. Tolliver

Best Songs of 20206. Tolliver – “Drugs in College”  Though the production on “Drugs in College” is understated, Tolliver’s message is heard loud and clear. Grab a glass of water because partying and fucking are the only items on the agenda tonight. And maybe a misdemeanor (or three). Tolliver | SnG coverage | order ThinBlackDuke EP | website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | … Continue reading Best Songs of 2020: 6. Tolliver