Interview: Jesse Sussman - Ten Million Sounds

Interview: Jesse Sussman - Ten Million Sounds

I recently had the chance to chat with Jesse Sussman, the man behind 10 Million Sounds, a label which releases compilation albums and donates 100% of the earnings to charity. He had many interesting things to say, and I am very honoured to feature him on my website and raise awareness on his work. Check out the interview and also the music, which besides serving a higher purpose is actually good. 

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Let's talk about lo-fi and its duration

Let's talk about lo-fi and its duration

Lo fi hip-hop seems to be everywhere lately, filling out bandcamp recommendations and soundcloud feeds. It appears as an ideal resort for many artists for different reasons and It can have various characteristics and take many (and vastly different) forms. Rather than a broad overview, the focus of this article will be on one of the two cornerstones of lo-fi; Song Duration. I will explain why the short song durations is a problem, and the gap it creates between artists and listeners.

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Interview: brandon*

Interview: brandon*

Earlier this week I had the chance to have a chat with brandon*, a very talented musician and beatmaker. He started music from a very young age, and so far he has released 11 albums, with the next one coming in 2016. He has a very unique way of sampling and composing, with Jazz and Bossa Nova being on the centre of his influences. And as it turns out, he is also really fun to talk to. 

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A(nother) Eulogy to Nujabes

A(nother) Eulogy to Nujabes

There are many articles, tribute albums and everyday confessions, praising the music and the short life of Nujabes. But despite being on the verge of overconsumption (or even exploitation), one can argue that they are not merely enough. How did this artist become so great in the eyes and ears of beat-makers and listeners?

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