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August 1, 2022 Bucky Turco

📷: Camilo J. Vergara Decades ago, when American kids started engaging in wildly interesting and fun new activities such as skateboarding, graffiti, rapping, breakdancing and gaming, the media struggled in its attempt to define these emerging subcultures. Many of the vintage articles on these subjects share some common threads: they’re typically condescending, alarmist, and almost […]

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July 22, 2015 Aymann Ismail

For “Listen In,” we ask musicians to curate a mixtape-length playlist of songs they’re currently digging. Click the big play button above to hear the whole playlist or scroll down to see and hear individual tracks. When rapper Your Old Droog‘s first mixtape dropped in June 2014, it stirred up a flurry of conspiracy theories […]

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July 20, 2015 Aymann Ismail

For “Listen In,” we ask musicians to curate a mixtape-length playlist of songs they’re currently digging. Click the big play button above to hear the whole playlist or scroll down to see and hear individual tracks. Cayucas is a West Coast answer to Vampire Weekend. The Santa Monica-based indie band uses Ezra Koening & co’s […]

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July 14, 2015 Liam Mathews

When I get ahold of Alec Reinstein late on Monday night he sounds tired. It’s been a big couple of days for him. Reinstein, better known as Despot, the rapper from Queens who signed to El-P’s Def Jux label in 2004 and has yet to release an album due to his crippling perfectionism, put out […]

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July 13, 2015 Aymann Ismail

For “Listen In,” we ask musicians to curate a mixtape-length playlist of songs they’re currently digging. Click the big play button above to hear the whole playlist or scroll down to see and hear individual tracks. Orenda Fink has been part of Omaha’s tight-knit Saddle Creek Records community for years. Both solo and with groups […]

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July 10, 2015 Liam Mathews

“Listen In” is a feature in which we ask musicians to curate a mixtape-length playlist of songs they’re currently digging. Click the big play button above to hear the whole playlist or scroll down to see and hear individual tracks. Brooklyn indie-pop crew Fort Lean makes hooky songs that are as slick as they are […]

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July 6, 2015 Prachi Gupta

“Listen In” is a feature in which we ask musicians to curate a mixtape-length playlist of songs they’re currently digging. Click the big play button above to hear the whole playlist or scroll down to see and hear individual tracks. With the release of her fourth album, Illusion of You, New York-based artist and musician […]

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July 3, 2015 Prachi Gupta

“Listen In” is a feature in which we ask musicians to curate a mixtape-length playlist of songs they’re currently digging. Click the big play button above to hear the whole playlist or scroll down to see and hear individual tracks. British/Californian outfit The Acid makes gloomy, minimal synth-pop. Their track “Ghost” from last year’s album […]

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June 29, 2015 Aymann Ismail

“Listen In” is a feature in which we ask musicians to curate a mixtape-length YouTube playlist of songs they’re currently digging. Click the big play button above to hear the whole playlist or scroll down to see and hear individual tracks. Los Angeles-based beat master Knxwledge keeps up with the tradition of obscure samples and […]

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June 26, 2015 Aymann Ismail

“Listen In” is a feature in which we ask musicians to curate a mixtape-length playlist of songs they’re currently digging. Click the big play button above to hear the whole playlist or scroll down to see and hear individual tracks. Michna is everywhere. The Brooklyn-based DJ and music producer has left his mark on HBO’s […]

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