Archive for March, 2012

Fountain of Youth

Archy Marshall, who performers under the name King Krule (formerly Zoo Kid), is definitely a unique act. He’s seventeen or eighteen, has a thick London-accented voice as deep as an abyssal plain and treats the last thirty years of music — from post-punk to dubstep — on the same plane of influence. Like America’s wunderkind Wavves, King Krule has incredibly simple production techniques. You hear his voice, you hear his guitar and you hear what I can only describe as the...
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Heems? He a’ight, though

I’ve been meaning to make a big post about Das Racist for a while but, well, clearly I haven’t. However, in the meanwhile, Himanshu released a mixtape. It’s pretty good, and the highlight, for me, is this track in Punjabi. I’ve written about how much I enjoy hip-hop in languages I don’t know, and this fits neatly into that category. I have no idea what’s going on, but the sound and the production are right on point. The mixtape, Nehru Jackets, was released...
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