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EDM From the Outside

by Daniel Friedland
This week, my editor suggested I write a review of the new GRiZ album, Ride Waves. Three tracks in and I had only felt one thing: Confusion. I listen to just about every genre, from industrial hip hop to ambient sound scapes. On rare occasions, I even listen to country (very rare occasions). But, I […]

Kevin Abstract Drops Surprise EP

by Daniel Friedland
Aside from a few hinting Instagram posts, Kevin Abstract‘s new EP ARIZONA baby was a complete surprise. At just barely 3 tracks (the first track is only a minute and a half), the EP is short. What it lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality. The EP opens with “Big Wheels,” an experimental […]

Top 10 Beats of 2019 (So Far)

by Daniel Friedland
We are just over a quarter way through the year, which means that tons of new songs, good and bad, have been released in 2019. Here’s my list of the 10 best hip hop beats from the first quarter of the year. 10. Juice WRLD – Flaws and Sins The 9th track off of his […]

How to Support the Artists You Love

by Daniel Friedland
The Music Industry is infamously ruthless. As a result, artists oftentimes get swindled out of the money they deserve. Here are some ways you can support the artists you cherish most. The Problem: Musicians don’t make money. It’s a common stereotype, but it stems from an air of truth. According to Kabir Sehgal of CNBC, […]

Why Lil Pump’s Harverd Dropout is Actually Good

by Daniel Friedland
Gazzy Garcia, the 18 year old rapper better known as Lil Pump, just dropped his long-awaited album, Harverd Dropout, on Friday. With more than a year’s worth of memes and press backing up the anticipation for the album, one question can finally be answered: Was the wait worth all the hype? The short answer is: […]

Grapetooth: Bringing the 80’s Back to Chicago

by Daniel Friedland
Chicago natives Clay Frankel, singer from Twin Peaks, and producer Chris Bailoni decided on a drunk whim in 2015 to make music together. 3 years later, they released their debut, self-titled album, Grapetooth. The Album Grapetooth’s dreamy 80s synth-pop vibes sound like the musical representation of the kid wearing sunglasses in the breakfast club. The […]