Posts Tagged ‘ras g’

Interview

DAKIM: PLAYING FOR THE SPIRIT

October 7th, 2019

The connection between music and spirituality gets frequent lip-service but it is a rare and special thing to find music that can function as a pathway towards the spirit. It is even rarer to have the privilege of recognizing a musician devoting themselves to music as a spiritual practice in real time. That’s been my experience with Dakim, the unassuming prodigal son of Detroit’s deep and fertile cultural legacy. A quiet warrior, Dakim’s art aims for the soul—he’s using the magic of sound to bring the discerning listener that much closer to the source. Dakim's regos_mined will be available digitally on Thurs., Oct. 10. This interview by sweeney kovar.

Album reviews

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.

Album reviews

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.

News

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.