Wednesday 16 Apr

Dustin Prinz - Eleven

Few musicians take the time to master their instrument in the way that Oklahoma City singer-songwriter Dustin Prinz has; he’s a guitar virtuoso in every sense of the word, and Eleven gives him the chance to show just how far he can push that skill.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0

Horse Thief – Fear in Bliss

Listening to Horse Thief’s previous release — the haphazardly melodramatic Grow Deep, Grow Wild — felt like a chore. Whatever potential the Oklahoma City folk-pop act demonstrated on the EP was obscured behind a formulaic, contrived and ultimately hollow cloud. But it at least offered a glimmer of promise for a band consisting of, frankly, five pretty talented dudes. Critics saw it; the band’s management saw it; its current label, Bella Union, saw it; and its increasingly fervid fan base saw it.
04/08/2014 | Comments 0

Colourmusic — May You Marry Rich

There’s always a sense of danger when debuting songs in a live setting and playing them well. Without having heard the studio versions, expectations are set according to the live incarnations. But capturing the breadth of free-flowing atmosphere and sheer volume on a disc, vinyl or digital file isn’t the easiest thing to do, especially for a band as vociferous as Colourmusic.
04/01/2014 | Comments 0

Em and the MotherSuperiors — Churches into Theaters

As titles go, Churches into Theaters is an apt descriptor for the debut album from Oklahoma City rockers Em and the MotherSuperiors. It’s a reverential record, one that shares the gospel of classic rock, blues and soul but embraces the need to refashion it for modern times, channeling The Dead Weather, Grace Potter and Cage the Elephant along the way.
03/25/2014 | Comments 0

Rachel Brashear — Revolution

Rachel Brashear’s second EP, Revolution, starts with a kick to the shins.
03/18/2014 | 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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