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The Up-Turn Presents: A Conversation with Weston Wiener

The Up-Turn has always been devoted to music and musicians that we think are doing cool things but that doesn’t mean we still don’t like interviewing other cool people who do cool things.  Basically what I’m getting at here is that I recently saw an indiegogo video about some fundraising a cool dude named Weston Wiener was doing for his …

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The Up-Turn Presents: A Conversation with Tay Devenny

Tay Devenny doesn’t just want to be your next favorite rapper, he wants to be your next favorite artist.  Although he has been following the expected projection of an internet-age rapper thus far his most recent 11-minute track “vancouver/Palme” forces listeners to take Devenny as something different than just another rapper.  He has ambition and the creativity and drive to …

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The Up-Turn Presents: Mapping Hip-Hop

When I received an open-ended final assignment for my writing class this past semester I pretty much knew what I wanted to do right away.  The class was about being a writing tutor and how to teach people how to write so I decided to interview some of my favorite under-appreciated writers and lyricists about their writing process.  Although I’m …

pkelly94The Up-Turn Presents: Mapping Hip-Hop
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The Up-Turn Presents: A Conversation with SEENMR

  It’s not everyday that we run across an artist like Sean Cullen, the dude behind SEENMR and founding member of the Young Ho Collective.  Sean Cullen is so psyched on music, life and his crew that his personality beams through his recordings and has made his Chinatown Tape one of the most buzz-worthy beat tapes of the year.  I …

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The Up-Turn Presents: A Conversation With Sidewalk Kal

Over the past year, Soundcloud and the communities building in it have played a larger and larger part in how I found music.  Soundcloud has always been great for finding new ideas in electronic music, but not so much in other genres, especially rap.  Sidewalk Kal is one of the few rappers who has really stood out to me, and …

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The Up-Turn Presents: A Conversation With Trap Arnold

If you haven’t noticed yet, a new trend is sweeping through the electronic music scene.  The rolling hi-hats and pitched 808 bass drums of Southern hip-hop’s trap music are infiltrating the electronic music scene, creating a genre that many are calling Future Trap.  At the forefront of this genre is Boston’s extremely talented M|O|D crew which is a group of …

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The Up-Turn Presents: A Conversation with Tortilla Pass

Sometimes experimental musicians are too serious for their own good.  Somewhere between unlocking new dimensions of texture in sound and redefining the definition of noise, artists may lose the sense of fun that may have attracted them to music in the first place. Kallie Lampel of Tortilla Pass is not an artist that takes himself too seriously.  Maybe it’s just because he’s …

pkelly94The Up-Turn Presents: A Conversation with Tortilla Pass