Posts By Chul Gugich

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Mndsgn – Yawn Zen

Mndsgn - Yawn Zen Stones Throw: 2014 Mndsgn (or Mind Design, if you’re still scratching your head) is the latest in a long line of vowel-dropping producers to emerge from the Los Angeles beat scene, a fertile stomping ground for those…

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The Bar – Barkada

The Bar - Barkada Beatrock Music: 2014 The Bar is a West Coast duo consisting of rappers Prometheus Brown (of Seattle’s Blue Scholars) and Bambu (former member of Los Angeles outfit Native Guns and now primarily a solo artist affiliated with…

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De La Soul – ‘Smell the DA.I.S.Y.’

De La Soul – Smell the DA.I.S.Y. Self-released: 2014 Objectivity is dead when trying to apply the critical sniff test to Smell the DA.I.S.Y., the new free album from De La Soul on which the legendary Long Island threesome rephrase…

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Luck-One Discusses Art, Life and Politics In New Interview

Luck-One is a well-regarded underground rapper from Portland, OR who recently relocated to New York City. 28Hundred Media caught up with him for an interview at his crib in Harlem and then tagged along to the Pyramid Club in Manhattan’s…

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Raz Simone – Cognitive Dissonance

Raz Simone – Cognitive Dissonance: Part One Black Umbrella: 2014 The New York City listening party for Seattle rapper Raz Simone’s new album, Cognitive Dissonance: Part One, was held last week at a midtown recording studio with a familiar address.…

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Apollo Brown & Planet Asia – Abrasions: Stitched Up

Apollo Brown & Planet Asia – Abrasions: Stitched Up Mello Music Group: 2014 The title of Apollo Brown and Planet Asia’s new five song EP is a reference to the stitched-together sample loops that the producer (Detroit’s Apollo) uses to reframe Planet…

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The Physics – Digital Wildlife

The Physics – Digital Wildlife Self-released: 2013 The conceit that our organic selves are at a constant odds with a synthetic realm isn’t a new topic of conversation in 2013, but rarely on wax has an interesting tension been achieved…

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Video: Get Familiar With Seattle’s The Flavr Blue

On Nov. 15, Seattle’s The Flavr Blue performed their second show in New York City at Mercury Lounge in the Lower East Side. I sat down with the trio (Lace Cadence, Hollis and Parker) to discuss the origin of the…

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Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2

Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 Interscope: 2013 Eminem is, by any definition of the term, a legacy artist. The cold hard facts bear that out. Statistically he’s the most popular rapper in the history of the genre and because…

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Download The Flavr Blue’s Infectious ‘Bright Vices’ EP

The Flavr Blue is an electro/dance trio from Seattle. You may have seen Hollis, their lead singer, on Good Morning America a few weeks ago singing the hook on Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ new single, “White Walls”. I much prefer…