What a year. What a fucked up year. I swear music is the only thing that truly heals. Some great rap and soul out in 2014 — here’s some faves, in no particular order…
pharoahe monch – ptsd
d’angelo – black messiah
dj nu-mark & slimkid3 – slimkid3 & dj nu-mark
the roots – and then you shoot your cousin
de la soul – smell the d.a.i.s.y.
schoolboy q – oxymoron
kelis – food
flying lotus – you’re dead
j cole – 2014 forest hills drive
homeboy sandman – hallways
dizzy wright – state of mind
ammbush – digital graffiti
Honored to take home the Legitmix X Turntable Lab ‘Time & Space’ Award for the BSTRD BOOTS 45 only release of “Your Dancing Feet Are Always On My Couch” from a few years back. Check out the list of winners here — in great company to say the least!
“The Bay Area’s Platurn is 2014’s first repeat winner. His left-brain-expanding remix bends time and genres, mixing two styles that flourished in separate, faraway places: the 1989 Rhythm Nation and 60’s Island Ska. Although seemingly simple in execution, the thought process and timing are to be commended.”
It might seem useless, trivial, and pointless to post music clips behind a screen many worlds away, but in times like these, music prevails, uplifts, and brings poignant focus to the madness at hand — play a few of these for some direction and insight into our current world gone mad, and pray that someday we might actually get it right. One love.