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13 Beats of the Week: 10/15/20

13 Beats of the Week: 10/15/20

Miller Downer, Managing Editor

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, it sounds like an insult, but I assure you: I mean it in the best way possible. “Shir...

13 Beats of the Week: 10/8/2020

13 Beats of the Week: 10/8/2020

Miller Downer, Managing Editor

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 Billi Rodriguez’s discography as it introduces a new listener to just about everything they need to ...

13 Beats of the Week: 10/1/2020

13 Beats of the Week: 10/1/2020

Miller Downer

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, the studio-half of the dynamic duo that is Madvillain). The boom-bap rapper DOOM uses “Raid”...

13 Beats of the Week: 9/20/2020

13 Beats of the Week: 9/20/2020

Miller Downer, Managing Editor

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 Puissant Orchestre Kinshasa, the “all-powerful Kinshasa orchestra.” The supergroup revolutionized ...

13 Beats of the Week: September 13, 2020

13 Beats of the Week: September 13, 2020

Miller Downer, Managing Editor

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 of a busy bar, walking to a third party fifteen minutes away or looking off of a balcony. “Cold Blu...

13 Beats of the Week: 9/9/2020

13 Beats of the Week: 9/9/2020

Miller Downer, Managing Editor

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 would eventually reconvene to produce music in the name of a contemporary shoegaze revival, inspirin...

13 Beats of the Week 3/15

13 Beats of the Week 3/15

Tristan Niskanen, Maroon-News Staff

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 Pendergrass’ “And if I Had.” There are several other vocal samples done in Preemo’s signa...

13 Beats: April

13 Beats: April

Tristan Niskanen, Maroon-News Staff

April 1, 2020

1. “On Avery Island / April 1st” by Neutral Milk Hotel On Avery Island was Neutral Milk Hotel’s first album and includes this great song to start off April. It’s a short song that feels like it belongs in a Wes Anderson movie, and features some muted horns and light organs. The song sounds ...

13 Beats: Quarantine Edition

13 Beats: Quarantine Edition

Tristan Niskanen, Maroon-News Staff

March 24, 2020

“Holding On for Life” by Broken Bells This Broken Bells song sounds like it could be a disco or 80s hit. It comes from Broken Bells’ second album, appropriately called After the Disco. Broken Bells is a powerhouse indie-alternative duo consisting of James Mercer, of the Shins and the producer mast...

13 Beats 3/12

Caylea Barone, Assistant Arts and Features Editor

March 12, 2020

1.“Blue Sky” by The Allman Brothers Band  As they celebrated their 50th anniversary at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night, the remaining Allman Brothers Band members continued to praise their cherished blue sky. It’s a feel-good tune that suits welcoming the sunshine and clear skies tha...

13 Beats 2/27

Tristan Niskanen, Maroon-News Staff

February 27, 2020

1. “Free Room (ft. Appleby)” by Ravyn LenaeThis house inspired pop song, produced by Smino collaborator Monte Booker, is an upbeat jam ready for any party. Ravyn’s vocals are playful and fun. Appleby closes out the track with a smooth verse and bridge. 2. “Take_it_Back_v2” by Denzel Curry an...

2/13: 13 beats

Tristan Niskanen, Maroon-News Staff

February 13, 2020

1. “Violets (ft. Phonte)” by Miles Davis and Robert GlasperRobert Glasper’s smooth update of Miles Davis’ “Blue in Green” features Phonte of North Carolina rap group Little Brother. This is one of the best tracks off this amazing jazz and hip-hop fusion album, “Everything’s Beautiful...

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