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Beat Construction: Noah Breakfast

“Producing is deleting and massaging in a weird way. It’s more about reduction. That’s the hardest and rarest part of it.” The producer is one of the most crucial yet anonymous figures in all of … read more »

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Lungu Lungu: An Interview with Noura Mint Seymali, the Artist Taking Mauritanian Music to the World

“It’s always been my ambition to put Mauritania on the map musically.” Ghana-based Benjamin Lebrave speaks fluent French and English, and can schmooze in Spanish and Portuguese. He’ll report on new African music every month. … read more »

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Another Country: A Freewheeling Hour with Sturgill Simpson

An extended interview with a modern outlaw Every other Thursday, in his new column Another Country, Duncan Cooper showcases country, folk and bluegrass music that’s so often unsung around these parts, with an emphasis on … read more »

POSTED July 15, 2014 3:37PM IN COLUMNS, MUSIC INTERVIEWS Comments (10) TAGS: ,
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Beat Construction: ESTA

“It’s like a mixture of educating and listening. That’s what a lot of us in Soulection try to do.” The producer is one of the most crucial yet anonymous figures in all of music. Every … read more »

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Social Anxiety: Yung Lean, the Sad Boys and the Evolution of the Outsider Stance

Like Odd Future before them, Swedish rap crew Sad Boys has built a cult fan base. But what they’re selling is bafflingly familiar. In her bi-weekly column, Social Anxiety, Emilie Friedlander peeks underneath the artifacts … read more »

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What We’re Reading: Mick Jenkins on Illusionist Derren Brown and The Giver

Tired of reading the same recommended books from the usual sources? Just think of our bi-weekly What We’re Reading column as your non-committal book club with FADER and some of your favorite bands, artists and … read more »

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Another Country: The Uncompromising Arkansas Badass Christopher Denny

An eerie voice and getting better on your own terms Every other Thursday, in his new column Another Country, Duncan Cooper showcases country, folk and bluegrass music that’s so often unsung around these parts, with … read more »

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Visual Identity: Meet Eric N. Mack, the New York Artist Breathing New Life into Old Clothes

The New York artist on the grammar of garments and how the runway shapes his practice In a new monthly column called Visual Identity, Harry Gassel will highlight emerging voices in the ever-shifting worlds of … read more »

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Lungu Lungu: Senegalese Griot and Danish Hip-Hop Merge with Globetrotting Duo Fouma System

The making of an intercontinental collab Ghana-based Benjamin Lebrave speaks fluent French and English, and can schmooze in Spanish and Portuguese. He’ll report on new African music every month. Today, in the column’s return after … read more »

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Beat Construction: Meet Andrew “Pop” Wansel, the Producer Behind Nicki Minaj’s Soft Side

“Hip-hop shit is so high school. Most rappers are not innovative or open to different shit. They chase whatever’s working. The producer is one of the most crucial yet anonymous figures in all of music. … read more »

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