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Losing Control: Jae Matthews and Gus Muller of Boy Harsher

January 19, 2017

Losing Control: Jae Matthews and Gus Muller of Boy Harsher Boy Harsher is Jae Matthews and Gus Muller, originally formed in Savannah, Georgia and currently living in Massachusetts. Their first full-length, Yr Body is Nothing, was a runaway success on DKA Records last year, following up a well-received EP in 2014, Lesser Man — which saw several of... 

Escape to Atlanta with 10th Letter

January 17, 2017

Escape to Atlanta with 10th Letter 10th Letter is South Carolina-born and now Atlanta-based Jeremi Johnson, a longtime producer/multi-instrumentalist with a brilliant flair for idiosyncratic beats and atmospheres. As I wrote last year, I first encountered 10th Letter thanks to the defunct Wigflip imprint out of Baltimore — a pioneer... 

It’s Hitting Hard: Ed Balloon on Life as a Young Black Artist at the Dawn of the Trump Age

January 5, 2017

It’s Hitting Hard: Ed Balloon on Life as a Young Black Artist at the Dawn of the Trump Age As submissions go, Ed Balloon’s email regarding his Yellow 20-Somethings mixtape stood out. For the music it contained, certainly, because Balloon knows his way around a tune, but also for the way, in a single short paragraph, the Boston native encapsulated the fear and uncertainty that America...