Afropunk 2015

Afropunk 2015

Afropunk 2015

Grace Jones is an ageless, unshakable muse. Lauryn Hill is a confusion of prestige, soul, pride, disdain and ego. Adia Victoria should be the one to rewrite the notion of blues as deep, dark and transparent beauty. Lion Babe are awful short in the tooth but they overcrowd their infancy...

Review by Charles
Afropunk 2015 Artist Spotlight: Candiria

Afropunk 2015 Artist Spotlight: Candiria

What the WHAT?!?!? Dudes, this is for real. Way back when metal was first letting itself get made over with all manner of hardcore hysterics, rhythmic invention, hip hop approval and ambient worship (which would lead alternately to post hardcore and nu metal among other less headache inducing genres) there...

Review by Charles
Afropunk 2015 Artist Spotlight: Young Paris

Afropunk 2015 Artist Spotlight: Young Paris

It’s easy to forget that revolutionary music can actually be enjoyable and that a voice of global consciousness can opine readily in the context of rhythm and melody over beats that send the body shivering to free the mind in communal ecstasy. And that’s funny because the best way to...

Review by Charles
Afropunk 2015 Artist Spotlight: Adia Victoria

Afropunk 2015 Artist Spotlight: Adia Victoria

There’s such a cool cat strut that can come with blues. Cracked alley slink and prowl. You don’t see it much now that Lucille’s gone ghost for good and the dust’s traded its red roots for a polymer hue in the popular canon of passing chicanery but Adia Victoria, man…hot...

Review by Charles
Afropunk 2015 Artist Spotlight: Death Grips

Afropunk 2015 Artist Spotlight: Death Grips

Yeah, I know you don’t need me to hype Death Grips but I’m going to because no matter what the fuck all manner of petty punk nihilistic bullshit they’ve pulled over their brief career of high concept, low groaning histrionics, the fact of the matter is they’re one of the...

Review by Charles