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OKG Newsletter

Topic: beats

Jabee - Lucky Me

Hip Hop/Rap

Stephen Carradini
Although the album is a pretty chill affair, Jabee puts on a show vocally. In the standout track “Jewels,” he raps quickly but evenly over old-school soul/R&B horns sample. “Coretta Scott” showcases his lyrical abilities, with a solid set of rhymes that boasts a reason for existence (alas, songs with “a point” are missing in much modern rap).
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sleigh Bells — Reign of Terror

2010’s hot indie innovators return without any new bells or whistles. Thank goodness.


Matt Carney
Two albums in, I’m certain that Sleigh Bells’ distinct brand of girly noise-pop was assembled in some covert lab so as to make me look as ridiculous as possible when commuting to work.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Payday heyday


Gazette staff
When our fair state beats out the other 49 for the top spot on a list, we celebrate. So break out the bubbly: Oklahoma has the most payday-advance borrowers in the U.S.!
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Beat it

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

Beats Antique beats boredom. We’d expect nothing less from a band that bills itself as “live electro-acoustic, heavy bass, belly dancing and roots music.” In advance of its forthcoming album, the aptly titled Contraption Vol. 2, the group cranks up its Animale Mechanique Tour at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Diamond Ballroom, 8001 S. Eastern. Tickets are $17-$19. Call 677-9169 or visit

Wednesday, Sept. 12

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Beat street

Lucky Date’s route to house-music stardom was paved with a blend of the academic and the spiritual.


Zach Hale
Lucky Date with Kids at the Bar and Crystal Vision
9 p.m. Wednesday, May 29
Kamps 1310 Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Music Made Me: Sardashhh


Joshua Boydston
Norman beatmaker and instrumental hip-hop artist Sardashhh — born Joseph Sardashti — likes to keep busy over the summer. Last year, he released his debut “beat tape” (think mixtape — but without the rapping), The Feast, and he promptly followed that up with Vol. 2 this June, sampling anything and everything from Key & Peele and Adventure Time to classic R&B and soul jams. Oklahoma Gazette asked Sardashti to spell out what fuels his eclectic sense and style of production.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014