In the world of hip-hop, producer mashups are hardly rare. Danger Mouse first made a name for himself in 2004 with The Grey Album, which combined the verses of Jay-Z’s The Black Album with the instrumentals of The Beatles’ The White Album. Tom Caruana did the same with Magical Mystery Tour and Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), deeming it Enter the Magical Mystery Chambers. And the subgenre of plunderphonics revolves around the overlaying of samples over hip-hop verses, leading to classics like Girl Talk’s Night Ripper.
The weekend is finally here and 5pm is coming faster than ever. Assignments have been turned in. Lunch has never tasted better. Classes are done. Work is finished. And you have plans tonight. Finally, you have plans tonight.
Until about three weeks ago, I refused to give in to the Spotify craze. While all my friends were raving about how amazing Spotify was, my stubborn self kept responding by saying how good ol’ iTunes was just fine for me. One day, I was browsing through my computer and stumbled upon the Spotify app that I had downloaded months back and decided to open it. After an hour of scrolling through different artists and playlists, I realized it was time to make the switch. I purchased Spotify premium and haven’t looked back since. [Read more…]
Opening acts live in a complicated space. In most cases, they’re small acts the crowd doesn’t know just trying to get their name out there. More times than not, they’re almost completely forgotten by the time the main act has taken the stage.
HANA was not one of these opening acts.