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.”