Red Bull Music Academy H∆SHTAG$ Season II

H∆SHTAG$ Season II

As more and more of the global population comes of age online, the distinction between URL and IRL becomes increasingly hazy. We live in a world of open-source subcultures, where the hyper-local and the hyper-specific never stay that way for long. H∆SHTAG$ Season II focuses in on what happens after a homebrewed music scene or movement becomes a global phenomenon. Who’s left standing once a trend has hit peak hype?

H∆SHTAG$  – Season II A discussion on internet music phenomena and digital culture
H∆SHTAG$ – Season II A discussion on internet music phenomena and digital culture

From the streets of Durban to the hard drives of Europe’s dance music vanguard via WhatsApp: these are the coordinates that map out the journey of South Africa’s recent club craze, gqom. Continue reading “Red Bull Music Academy H∆SHTAG$ Season II”

TRACK FOCUS | A Forest Mighty Black | The Lavender Playlist by KR8T

The Following  TRACK FOCUS is on “A Forest Mighty Black” track called “ReBirth”

||Weekly playlist selections that combine the deep soulful creations of my favorite electronic creators.  have a listen here KR8T – Lavender ||

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Nominally based around a series of hard bop and film music samples amplified with crunchy beats, Mellowdramatic is an exceptional record of downtempo grooves and late-night Rhodes keyboards. Producer Bernd Kunz has an excellent sense of atmosphere concerning what a laid-back trip-hop album should be, illustrated by tracks like “Minigame,” “Everything,” and “Duo Trippin’.” [The German release was the first version of the album to get released, and it features different packaging and an obvious language difference.]

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