production

Interviews

Devi McCallion and Katie Dey’s Album Makes the End of the World Sound Fun

'Some New Form of Life' is a funny and fucked record about the end of everything and what comes after. Or something like that.
Colin Joyce
11.8.18
New music

Toronto’s Junia-T Assembles Laid Back Belligerence on Soulful “Know Better”

The new track is a breezy re-introduction to the Toronto artist and features fellow acts Miloh Smith, Sean Leon and Julian Thomas.
Devin Pacholik
8.10.18
Interviews

Just John Makes Like Goku and Breaks Out of His Hyperbolic Chamber on 'DON'

Beatsmith Dom Dias and the Scarborough rapper talk the death of artist-producer collaborations and the value of always supporting your community.
Corinne Przybyslawski
6.20.18
all the good shit

J Hus Holds Nothing Back on His New 'Big Spang' EP

... and in doing so solidifies why he and producer Jae5 are among the kings of the UK's many afrobeats fusion subgenres.
Ryan Bassil
5.31.18
Major Keys

Lil Yachty Still Can't Escape the Innocent, Innovative Sound of 'Lil Boat'

'Lil Boat 2' finds the young Atlanta rapper largely succeeding at making minor-key trap, but perhaps he was more refreshing rapping over happier video game samples.
Phil Witmer
3.14.18
New music

PartyNextDoor Goes on Overnight Tear, Releases Two More New Songs

"Put It On Silent" and "Naked" hit Soundcloud in the very early hours of Sunday morning.
Alex Robert Ross
8.29.17
Essays

Frank Ocean’s “Seigfried” Builds on the Beatles’ Production Legacy

On the one-year anniversary of 'Blonde,' we look at the album's most experimental song and its ties to '60s psychedelia.
Phil Witmer
8.21.17
Internet Exploring

Producer Says Blame Metallica for Shitty Sound on '...And Justice for All'

How a metal classic was robbed of its bass, according to those who produced it.
Phil Witmer
8.16.17
Essays

21 Savage's 'Issa Album' Sounds Chilling Because Science Says It Should Be

Horror movies and our own natural expectations of musical tones help explain why the street rap of the South is so ghoulish.
Phil Witmer
7.13.17
Interview

How FrancisGotHeat Ended Up Producing Sampha's Soulful 'More Life' Highlight "4422"

The 20-year-old Toronto producer sent Drake this beat three years ago and the rest, they say, is history.
Andrea Gambardella
4.5.17
Internet Exploring

A Genius Turned Desiigner's Nardwuar Interview into a Beat That's Harder Than Diamonds

If Desiigner rapped on a beat made out of Desiigner sounds... We must go deeper.
Phil Witmer
3.23.17
Essays

A Brief History of That Kickass Flute Sample on Future’s “Mask Off”

The surprising story starts at an MLK-themed musical, goes to Atmosphere and ends up at... Swedish rap?
Phil Witmer
2.24.17
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