Tamborine by Prince via Afrikan Sciences Prince was easily a huge influence for me. I even still remember being a kid and wilding out whenever “Let’s Go Crazy” came on. I always imagined the scene where Prince was wilding out smashing up his father’s sheet music, so I had to recreate that. So when […]
I’m Ready by Kano via Christopher Logan “Loganic” This is one of the first songs that ever gave me an instant charge. One of my first musical curiosities and loves. I can’t recall the exact first time hearing it, but I fondly remember it’s power on one occasion. My elementary school hosted neighborhood parties […]
Gone Til November via Heiko-Thandeka Ncube This song used to run on TV when I was around 9. This was in Harare/Zimbabwe where I spent my childhood. At the time my family and I were already in the process of moving to Germany. Zimbabwe was facing a political and economical crisis and my parents […]
Cerca Di Mi (Nico’s Mix) by Louie Vega feat. Raúl Midón via John Morrison For as long as I can remember, music has been the centerpiece of my life. I was born in the 80s and it’s still impossible for me to hear songs like “Sucker MCs”, and “The Show” without imagining their booming, […]
Mothership Connection (Star Child) /Swing Low Sweet Chariot by Parliament via Sheree Renée Thomas One of my earliest memories is hearing this music. If there was a soundtrack for my early life, surely George Clinton and Parliament would be a significant part of it. I can still see my parents rocking their magnificent afros, […]
Movements by Roots Manuva via Rebecca Tantony I was in my late teens when ‘Brand New Second Hand’ came out. I wasn’t a writer then, more falling through words rather than into them. More longing and not sure how to make sense, than sense being made. But I was hungry for language and the […]
Lunatic Harness by u-ziq via Zufu Back in 1998 in Lima, it was very rare to listen to electronic music if it wasn’t for Mtv and a couple radio shows.The music in the electronic parties was more focused into house, techno, and trance. So, one of my best friends from high school has a […]
Battery by Metallica via Diego Hernadez It was 1994 as I pressed Play on a cassette that my new friend Kohler (saludos!) had handed me over after school; the description was doodled over the stickie surface of a correction pen, who knows what other music stories had been erased. Side A read METALLICA […]
A Love Supreme by John Coltrane via Ingrid LaFleur A sunny Sunday Sunshine outside Inside our house The first and last house of which my family shared before the divorce My dad would play this record over and over He would be walking around or reading in the library It was a sizeable house […]
EXP by Jimi Hendrix via Hprizm EXP – The intro to Axis Bold As Love album greatly impacted me and expanded my thoughts on sound and extraterrestrial life. The pitch processing on the vocals and guitar effects were equally as “alien” as the question Jimi posed. It was playful but provocative at once. […]
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