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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...

13 Beats: 2/6/2020

Tristan Niskanen, Maroon-News Staff

February 6, 2020

1. “Dreaming About You” by The BlackbyrdsThe Blackbyrds are a jazz-funk band that have been sampled by many hip-hop greats, from MF DOOM to Gang Starr. “Dreaming About You” has smooth harmonies layered over dreamy horns and crisp drums. 2. “Yes. I’m Ready” by Barbara MasonMason’s voice is ak...

13 Beats: Best Albums of 2019

Tristan Niskanen, Maroon-News Staff

December 12, 2019

1. Igor by Tyler, the CreatorTyler does not stop surprising us. He’s had quite an evolution since his Bastard days. Igor is in a lane of its own and is a generational album. It’s a career defining album that showcases his superb and idiosyncratic production style, his reflective songwriting and many g...

13 Beats

Tristan Niskanen, Maroon-News Staff

November 7, 2019

1. “Lucha Bros” by Westside Gunn, Curren$y and Benny the Butcher A beautiful beat by featured artist Alchemist, a Ghostface Killah-esque verse from Westside Gunn and some gritty bars from Curren$y and a braggadocious outro by Benny the Butcher.   2. “Better Days” by 2Pac When you...

13 Beats of the Week, 9/26

Tristan Niskanen, Maroon-News Staff

September 27, 2019

1 “I Only Have Eyes for You” by The FlamingosEven if you haven’t met the one. Even if you don’t believe in the one. Maybe you’re with the one. Either way, this song will make you believe in only having eyes for that one special someone.2. “Zealots” by FugeesListen closely and you’ll n...

13 Beats of the Week

Alena Maiolo and Lauren Hutton

May 2, 2019

1. “Alaska” by Maggie Rogers Wherever pop and folk music successfully collide, Maggie Rogers is certain to be there. Listen to the song that got her discovered by Pharrell and launched her promising career. 2. “After the Storm (feat. Tyler, the Creator & Bootsy Collins)” by Kali U...

13 Beats of the Week – Editors’ Edition 

Maroon-News Editors

November 1, 2018

1. “Woman Like Me” by Little Mix feat. Nikki MinajAlthough I’m trying to stay impartial in this Cardi B and Nikki Minaj debate, Nikki’s verse adds to the great harmonies, amazing vocals and female empowerment that Little Mix already lays down.2. “Boris,” by Lo-FangWhile the content of this...

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