Wednesday 23 Jul

TJ Mayes - "When Love Comes Down"

’50s era rock ’n’ roll had been long overdue for a rebirth. Thankfully, the stockpile of capable luminaries has not been in short supply over the past few years. 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Boare - "playdatshit"

The world is in the midst of an electronic music renaissance, and you find most of this boon of producers laying claim to the club-friendly, bass-dropping variety, holing up in the the free-flowing world of hip-hop beatmaking or pitching their tent on the out-there, boundary-pushing EDM camp.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Broncho - "Class Historian"

Broncho has never been hurting in the hook department. The success of the trio’s 2011 debut, Can’t Get Past the Lips, was predicated mostly on its ability to marry melodies with kinetic guitar riffs and anarchic energy. Yet we’ve heard nothing to the degree of pure pop catchiness on display in “Class Historian,” the new single from Broncho’s upcoming sophomore album, Just Enough Hip to Be Woman.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Manmade Objects - Monuments

No one wants to be forgotten; everyone wants some sort of legacy, a mark they leave behind as they exit this life for whatever lies beyond.

And for as long as there has been death, there have been monuments — whether austere or understated, abstract or concrete, prominent or tucked away in private — erected by the ones they loved to assure that remembrance, at least for a time.
07/15/2014 | Comments 0

Admirals - Amidst the Blue

Sometimes it helps to not be very good.

Some of the best albums and artists were born out of happy accidents owed to varying degrees of early suckage — the perfect note or chord for a song found by missing the one you are aiming for, failed mimicry of an idol bearing something entirely new and great instead.

07/09/2014 | Comments 0
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Edan brings old-school hip-hop to NMF Main Stage for the first time

Chris Parker April 22nd, 2010

Edan with Dagha5 P.M., Sunday, Main StageRapper/producer Edan, aka Edan Portnoy, constructs colorful, mind-bending tracks inspired by rappers of the late '80s and early '90s, from Slick Rick and Boogi...

Edan with Dagha
5 P.M., Sunday, Main Stage

Rapper/producer Edan, aka Edan Portnoy, constructs colorful, mind-bending tracks inspired by rappers of the late '80s and early '90s, from Slick Rick and Boogie Down Productions to Big Daddy Kane. One can particularly hear the influence of Prince Paul and De La Soul in his often-humorous raps, and dense samples.

After discovering rap, he began home recording in his teens, and graduated from Berklee College of Music. In the decade since, he's released a pair of albums, an EP and several mixtapes, the latest of which, "Echo Party," is really much more. Given access to the entire Traffic Entertainment Group (Kool Keith, BDP, Madlib) catalog, Edan forged a single, flowing 30-minute track.

"I knew that making a traditional mix would be boring for me first of all, so I added a lot of instrumentation to the mix " synth, guitar, kazoo, glockenspiel " and got very experimental patching in different sounds," Edan said. "Chris Parker
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