It's been a busy few weeks. After finalizing the interview with Jeff Bennett (read below posts!), I was able to enjoy Suburban Dream's latest recording out of Ireland.
I'm currently listening to a few new albums and mixes that came in the last two weeks:
- Cosmic Rocker's Action Breaks EP - a downtempo album out of New York from
- Global Noize's self titled world jazz album
- an excellent mix from DJ Riff Raff
- a Mike Monday mix
- A taste of Blackfish's ambient favorites - self produced by Blackfish
I've been getting a good taste of hip hop these days too, and actually went to the Rock the Bells festival a few weeks ago in Boston. Saw so many hip-hop pioneers on one stage - Nas, Tribe Called Quest, Ghostface Killer, Method Man, Rakim, Mos Def, De La Soul. Mos Def was by far my favorite, but maybe that's because "Black on Both Sides" is one of my favorite hip-hop albums ever. Nas was really good, and I'm glad I saw him live because it helps me enjoy his new CD even more. I haven't been into hard rap or hip-hop, much more trip-hop and more soulful stuff (another reason Mos Def lands as a favorite), but this show was pretty dope.
I've also got tix for Aesop Rock in Boston on August 15, and just saw that Federico Aubele is touring and making a stop in Boston in the beginning of September. That'll go on my list...
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