All posts by Mike Turzilli

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  • From ‘bedroom DJ passion’ to local performer

    From Monday to Friday afternoon, senior Ryan Walker assumes his daily routine as a history major. Come every Friday night, though, you can find Walker downstairs at Aunt Chilada’s in Hamden, displaying his talent as a deejay....

    • Posted February 15, 2012
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  • Artists to watch in 2012

    The Weeknd Toronto native Abel Tesfaye entered the music scene in early 2011 with his debut mixtape “House of Balloons.” Unlike most debut mixtapes, which often fail to bring any attention to its respective artist, “House of...

    • Posted February 1, 2012
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  • Flying Lotus creates musical complexity

    Steven Ellison, who performs as Flying Lotus, is by no means a new or undiscovered artist. He is however, an incredibly unique musician who has somehow managed to fly under the radar of most music buffs.

    • Posted November 8, 2011
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  • ASAP Rocky defies critics’ labels

    Harlem native ASAP Rocky is more focused on resisting the New York rapper label than acquiring it.

    • Posted October 31, 2011
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  • Jay Electronica resists the mainstream

    Today’s popular rappers tend to scream about guns and drugs, rather than speak about real issues. It’s lucky for true hip-hop fans that New Orleans native Jay Electronica holds the power to alter rap’s current state

    • Posted October 24, 2011
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  • James Blake fits no genre with original sound

    It’s not often that an artist creates a sound so unique, there is simply no genre to label it. The 23-year-old London native James Blake, however, has done just this. His work is so inventive and interesting,...

    • Posted October 12, 2011
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  • Das Racist offers new sound

    Das Racist, comprised of Himanshu Suri “Heems” and Victor Vazquez “Kool A.D.,” is likely the most interesting underground hip-hop group to surface within the last few years.

    • Posted October 5, 2011
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