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13 Beats of the Week: 11/20/20

November 23, 2020

13 Beats of the Week “Headboard,” by Lil Ugly Mane—Travis “Lil Ugly Mane” Miller regularly departs from his typical grimy Memphis rap style to produce more experimental and illusive songs...

13 Beats of the Week: 11/13/20

13 Beats of the Week: 11/13/20
November 14, 2020

“So Good at Being in Trouble,” by Unknown Mortal Orchestra — Before becoming juggernauts of psychedelic and disco, Unknown Mortal Orchestra produced lofi folksy tracks like “So Good at Being...

13 Beats of the Week: 11/6/2020

13 Beats of the Week: 11/6/2020
November 7, 2020

“iMi,” by Bon Iver – Justin Vernon continues to impress with electronica and multi-instrumentality on “iMi,” a single off of his most recent album i,i. Considered a culmination of all of...

13 Beats of the Week: 10/30/20

13 Beats of the Week: 10/30/20
October 31, 2020

“HIT EM WHERE IT HURTS,” by PawPaw Rod – Oklahoma’s own PawPaw Rod effortlessly fuses rap, house, funk and soul to create a new modern sound with driving percussion and beautiful pre-choruses....

13 Beats of the Week: 10/22/20

13 Beats of the Week: 10/22/20
October 24, 2020

“Wishmaster,” by Lil Ugly Mane — Lil Ugly Mane has long been a personal favorite, mostly because of the consistency – even on his B-sides – that cements his sound as something revolutionary...

13 Beats of the Week: 10/15/20

13 Beats of the Week: 10/15/20
October 15, 2020

  “Schemin,” by Inner Wave — California neo-psychedelia group Inner Wave pride themselves on reviving dance-floor jams with lo-fi twists and deadpan vocals. Reading that last sentence back,...

13 Beats of the Week: 10/8/2020

13 Beats of the Week: 10/8/2020
October 10, 2020

“It's Getting Old,” by Cottonwood Firing Squad—CFS has always been a favorite of mine for presenting emotion in a raw fashion. “It's Getting Old” is a comfortable entry into solo-musician...

13 Beats of the Week: 10/1/2020

13 Beats of the Week: 10/1/2020
October 3, 2020

“Raid,” by Madvillain & MED—MF DOOM has always presented himself in a theatrical fashion, playing character after character over ear worming samples and production (provided here by Madlib,...

13 Beats of the Week: 9/20/2020

13 Beats of the Week: 9/20/2020
September 22, 2020

“Tozonga na nganga wana,” by TPOK Jazz—Considered the father of modern Congolese music, legendary “Sorcerer of the Guitar” Franco produced “Tozonga nan ganga wana” with the help of Tout...

13 Beats of the Week: September 13, 2020

13 Beats of the Week: September 13, 2020
September 15, 2020

Indie Rock “Cold Blue Light,” by Kynsy—Hailing from the cultural epicenter of Dublin, Ireland, Kynsy composes music for static moments of consciousness in the middle of a bustle: sitting outside...

13 Beats of the Week: 9/9/2020

13 Beats of the Week: 9/9/2020
September 9, 2020

“Letting Go,” by Duster—You might recognize Duster for existing briefly in the late ’90s before evaporating from music, only collaborating to push out the occasional lo-fi album. The group...

13 Beats of the Week 3/15

13 Beats of the Week 3/15
April 15, 2020

“Devil’s Pie” by D’Angelo  Off of D’Angelo’s masterpiece, Voodoo, “Devil’s Pie” is a cut produced by DJ Premier and D’Angelo. The bass line on this song is sampled from Teddy...

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