By Noah McCarty Making its rerecorded debut on “Twin Peaks: the Return,” this Chromatics track embodies the band’s trademark sweet-but-somber synth-pop style. Topped with longing, atmospheric vocals, “Shadow” is a shining example of why, 16 years after the band’s start, Chromatics is still worthy of our attention.
KCOU General Manager Pierce Porterfield and DJ Alaina Curran met with A.CHAL Aug. 26, delving into the R&B artist’s songwriting technique, his new album “ON GAZ” and his plans for future music. “If I wasn’t an artist, I would probably only have one picture of myself,” A.CHAL said about his social media presence. View the […]
By Ryan Groom B. Cool-Aid, the sun-dried LA duo consisting of beat maker Ahwlee and rapper Pink Siifu, recently dropped a new EP called “BRWN.” Strapped with sounds that range from D’Angelo to Outkast, this hazy release stands out among the sea of main-stream hip-hop. One track in particular, called “holditin|out,” displays Siifus’ incredible ability […]
By Ethan Brown For the first time in U.S. history, hip-hop is the most popular genre in the country. But that’s already in jeopardy as artists like XXXTentacion stake their claim while leaving bruises on women in “black and blue, purple, every color under the rainbow.” This haunting description is one of many included in […]
By Elorm Nutakor It’s 5 a.m. in Toronto, and I sit at a flight terminal in Pearson International Airport, waiting for boarding call. Naturally, my headphones are blasting Drake’s “5AM in Toronto” as I soak in the moment. It’s clearly cause for celebration considering I just checked off another bucket list item. I’m on a […]
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