glocque

glocque – buy this

Some producers practice in short forms because Donut-sized bites play to the strength of loops; music that reaches towards infinity.  “buy this” defies the loop standard, shiny, hyper-real and wholly representative of the Internet-steeped sound of Swarm and Frolic.  Just let it take you. -PK

pkelly94glocque – buy this
Jalal Salaam cover

Dez – 3wisemen (ft. Tive & Jalal Salaam)

We’ve been following the growth of Jalal Salaam for a while now and it’s only more and more rewarding to call ourselves fans as he continues to produce out great hip-hop.  On “3wisemen”, Salaam teams up with Tive and Dez for Dez’s latest tape.  Probably the most surprising thing about the track is the dexterity displayed by Dez during his turn on the …

pkelly94Dez – 3wisemen (ft. Tive & Jalal Salaam)
Luui midnight kisses

Luui – Midnight Kisses

It’s hard to say that Luui is rapping over a beat on “Midnight Kisses”, the first single to drop from his upcoming Hollis EP.  It’s more of a feel.  A darkness afraid of fully entering the light. Hollis EP by Luui -PK

pkelly94Luui – Midnight Kisses
the $hoots smugglin

The $hoots – How Are You

A few months back I got excited about The $hoots, a Chicago-based hip-hop collective that made effortless rapping sound authentic.  On “How Are You”, the crew continues to impress with their reintroduction of the kind of “cool” that deserves quotes.  It takes over a minute before the first voice graces the jazzy instrumental, and even then, it’s just the group hardly breathing …

pkelly94The $hoots – How Are You
A DANCE TAPE FOR THE PEOPLE

SEENMR – A DANCE TAPE…

When he’s not traveling that globe with the rising Snack Skateboards crew, Sean Cullen likes fucking up the music game as the ever evolving SEENMR.  On his newest release, A DANCE TAPE FOR THE PEOPLE OF PLANET EARTH, SEENMR steps away from the highly textured beats that defined his earlier work into more structured, progressive dance songs.  He’s been flirting …

pkelly94SEENMR – A DANCE TAPE…