Anderson Paak and the Free Nationals

Anderson Paak seems to do it all – drummer, singer, writer, melodious rapper, producer.  Accompanied with his talented crew, Paak’s performance is wonderfully effortless and honest yet not without a sense of humor.  His energy is unchained.  He seems to do whatever he feels …Go Ahead. Click it

Tash Sultana: Finding Her Way Back to Clarity Through Music

According to Busker Stories’ interview on Youtube (link below), Tash Sultana drew crowds as a street performer in Melvin. It was plan to see as people began to fill the sidewalks and stairs to H&M to watch her play. She is a solo-act, multi-instrumentalist. She has been playing since the age of 3 and has taught herself to play up to 10 instruments! It is no wonder she draws a crowd.  Sultana has gone from playing to 4 to 400 people! She describes her sound as “alternative root reggae oak”, mixing live on the spot as she plays for her audience.

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“Tadow”: the Perfect Expression for What’s Going Down at RedBull Studios

FKJ & Masego


You may have heard the term “stank face”. It’s the expression you make when something is so
good your face twists from sheer enjoyment of what you hear. FKJ and Masego do just that for me with “Tadow”. It’s compromised of a series of improvised overlaying beats and a duo of dueling multi-instrumental-ism.  All I can do is …Continue Reading

“Shivers” At Abbey Road

Photo: @sglewismusic

There’s something about Shivers” that gets down in the soul right away. There’s no distracting glitz of over production.  The ring of the guitar feels honest, vulnerable and wonderfully evocative over  the smooth groove and gentle bounce of the beat.  There’s a mystery in Lewis’ atmospheric approach that  keeps you excitingly uncomfortable  yet with a sense of something somehow familiar. It makes you feel… Keep Reading