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RAS_G AND THE AFRIKAN SPACE PROGRAM: DANCE OF THE COSMOS

February 15th, 2019

When it comes to L.A.’s “beat” scene, few figures are as influential as Ras G. While contemporaries like Flying Lotus may have wider name recognition, Ras G has been releasing music since 2005 and helping to grow L.A. beats from a local strain of Dilla-fied boom bap to a progressive musical movement known for punishing subwoofers worldwide. But on Dance of the Cosmos, Ras G turns away from the beats he’s known for and dives headfirst into the world of house music.

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RAS G AND THE AFRIKAN SPACE PROGRAM: STARGATE MUSIC

April 23rd, 2018

This is a record about all of us, about universal and fundamental truths—it's the human condition as seen from space.

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PLAYLIST: ONE REPORTER’S OPINION – JAN. 17, 2018 – MAD WALLS GUEST DJ SET!

January 19th, 2018

Here’s the playlist from L.A. RECORD editor Chris Ziegler‘s monthly radio show “One Reporter’s Opinion,” aired on dublab on Wed., Jan. 17, with new music from Earth Girl Helen Brown, Olivia Kaplan, Healing Gems and more … plus a guest DJ set by L.A. psychedelicists Mad Walls! Listen to the show here! The next edition of “One Reporter’s Opinion” will be at noon on Wed., Feb. 21. Send us music for consideration! Details on submitting at bottom.

Interview

ILL CAMILLE: I JUST DO IT

June 27th, 2017

Time is a common denominator in the struggles of most artists. Camille Davis—better known to us as Ill Camille—is no exception to the rule. 2012’s Illustrated along with her appearance on Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City and work with Crenshaw jazz producer Terrace Martin made her the talk of the town in the L.A. scene. And then time passed. Now five years later—five years spent working with a who’s who in the tight-knit L.A. community, mind you—she blesses us with her new record Heirloom. This is her time. She performs on Wed., June 28, at Low End Theory. This interview by Senay Kenfe.

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THE KOREATOWN ODDITY: FINNA BE PAST TENSE

January 13th, 2017

Lead single “Yesterday’s News” is the mission statement, a welcome-to-the-real-world pep talk with a head-bobbing bed of sampledelia underneath. Lines like “My pops said we’re gonna die two deaths / he said ‘I ain’t tryna scare you, just want you to be prepared’” are illustrations of Purdy’s approach: dour and fatalistic, but with enough wit and brevity to get you reading back over his lyrics long after you wear out your tape.

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RAS G: GOSPEL OF THE GODSPELL

November 12th, 2016

Ras G’s most recent cassette release from Street Corner Music is a complex commentary on religious appropriation and the legacy of Egyptian spirituality, routed through Ras’s symbolic samples of American gospel records. After a three-week expedition through the gospel overstock at Poo-Bah Records, the result is as academic as it is aurally pleasing.