All posts by Mike Turzilli
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
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
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
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
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
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
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