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All You Need

All You Need

So it’s back to that time of year again where my occupation is decidedly student: cramming knowledge, procrastinating, staring at a screen, procrastinating and living like royalty – i.e. eating out of a saucepan. But what about some funky music to fill your day, not only to remind you of the definition of fun but...
From Cuba With Love

From Cuba With Love

    Transport yourself to Havana here! Sample something [perhaps] a little different to shake up your pre-going-out-playlist with this infectiously upbeat mix of reggaeton and Latin American style tunes. The genre of reggaeton has its roots in Latin and Caribbean music, derived from Jamaican reggae, which spread around the world in the 1960s and...
THE STORY OF THE FREE  ART MACHINE

THE STORY OF THE FREE ART MACHINE

FIVE THINGS ABOUT: Max Goldman Artisan and science enthusiast Has a degree in chemistry from Roosevelt university Lived in the Himalayan mountains in the Buddhist commune for two years Formulates soap and pink hair products Teaches regular chemistry classes for kids Leo Rosen Photographer, videographer and studio artist Majored in film at Columbia college Mother...
Happy And I Know It

Happy And I Know It

  Get happy here! This week’s playlist is an eclectic mix of hip hop, reggae, drum&bass and dancehall genres, where artists have seamlessly mixed various cultures and sounds, as you can hear in the first track by Mos Def, where Brooklyn rap/Hip hop meets Jamaican reggae. Kat Dahlia (featured to the right) brings the dynamite with tracks Happy...
Doing the Unstuck

Doing the Unstuck

It’s a perfect day for letting go for setting fire to bridges boats and other dreary worlds you know - The Cure It has been a while since my last playlist, so this week’s playlist has a theme of getting back into things you should really be doing, whether it be that essay due in...
For All You Single Valentines

For All You Single Valentines

Live fast, die young, bad girls do it well. And so begins M.I.A.’s anthem of sexual female empowerment. Quite the song to start this Valentine’s Day playlist with, huh? What follows is a slew of favorite and oh-so classic single-girl hits, with a twist. Just see the David Aude remix of Beyonce’s classic ‘Single Girls (Put...
Thrilling Throwbacks, you feel?

Thrilling Throwbacks, you feel?

It is the era we grew up in; the era we feel most familiar and at home with; the era we have come to love the most as we roll into 2014. What is it? Why, the 90s of course. Compiled here are a list of the classics dating from 1990 to 1999. Madonna begins these...
Leaving Richmond

Leaving Richmond

Written by Melanie McKinley With over 5,000 miles between us, eight hours of time difference and two conflicting accents, I was speaking with one half of leaving richmond, Jordan Pier, for the very first time.     I had just been introduced to the music of    atmospheric, rock instrumental band. Jordan Pier made the 3,000 mile trip...
Sound Bite

Sound Bite

Written & Photographed by Ashley Laramie To fall in love with a band is a process- one with many stages. The album is purchased. Every lyric and guitar solo is inked on brain tissue to a neurotic degree. A crush is developed on the mysterious lead singer. The songs eventually hold more than just meaningless...
Bad Woman to Keep

Bad Woman to Keep

I’m a bad woman to keep Make me mad, I’m not here to please Paint me in a corner but my colour comes back Once you go black, you never go back I’m a black sheep Listen here!   Writing from a wintry London, feeling quite at ease in a chunky, oversized sweater, music is...
The Evolution of West

The Evolution of West

“You may be talented, but you’re not Kanye West.” Everything about this quote epitomizes the person Kanye West is and has become since the 2004 release of his debut album, College Dropout to his most recent 2013 album release, Yeezus. There is certainly no doubt that he has musical talent as demonstrated by his record...
Friday Night, Saturday Morning

Friday Night, Saturday Morning

Time to face the world? Maybe this playlist can gently ease you through this daunting transition to the land of living. Nouvelle Vague – “new wave” in French – is a French cover band of punk rock, post-punk and new-wave songs. The band also did a cover of The Clash’s Guns of Brixton, which makes...