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D.C. musician Jules Hale is known for masterfully blending dark, experimental vibes with catchy, melodic hooks under her project, Den-Mate. On Hale’s new EP, Entropii, her pop sensibilities shine bright throughout the entire record. The record begins with “Vice,” where...

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In the wake of last year’s presidential election, one very controversial decision that stands to affect millions of people is Donald Trump’s threats to eliminate federal funding to Planned Parenthood. As its fate remains in limbo, experimental...

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For Kokayi’s February Beats and Beans conversation, the veteran D.C. singer-songwriter and producer invited GoldLink to share his experiences as a rising hip hop artist. This was after the skilled MC signed with a major label–RCA Records–and just...

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Despite going on three U.S. tours and performing at over 180 shows in 2016, D.C. musician Jonny Grave still found time to record and release two records this year. His latest, The Highest Bough, shows...

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D.C. emcee Ras Nebyu has just unveiled his third mixtape, the highly-anticipated Slizzatrism. A nod to the Ethiopian-American rapper’s collective known as the Washington Slizzards, the mixtape’s name reflects “the art of finessing good energy...

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Following the release of the dynamic singles “Summer” and “Flavour,” rising Maryland MC Innanet James has finally unveiled his impressive debut mixtape, Quebec Place. James has gotten a lot of comparisons to fellow DMV rapper...

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Maryland duo April+Vista’s debut release, Lanterns, was a well-received record whose ambient, avant-garde R&B offerings nonetheless left some critics scratching their heads. But the group’s new EP, Note to Self, is a more focused effort showcasing the duo’s...

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“Gotta get free, from people around me; then maybe I won’t be as lonely.” A feeling of dissociation permeates the lyrical and instrumental elements of June Gloom’s most recent effort, Fake Problems. Released with the...

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As legend has it, Greenland was named in collusion by the first early settlers of Iceland to trick the Vikings into bypassing their country for the icy lands of Greenland. Forgive me for the likely...

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When he was a member of Wanted Man, Johnny Fantastic told DCMD that DC’s music scene was “almost like a wine tasting and it shouldn’t be like that. It should be someone smashing your face with...

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On May 1,  the two track mini-EP See Through suddenly became available on Suzy Callahan’s Bandcamp page. It’s the first record the D.C.-area singer-songwriter has released since 2011’s fantastic folk sundry People Change. The album’s title was...

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The rollout of Fellow Creatures’ first LP has been a long time coming, spanning nearly three years following the dissolution of member Sam McCormally’s previous outfit Ugly Purple Sweater. Between the occasional single surfacing on Bandcamp...

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Jauze

New Music: ‘Two Demos’ by Jauze

February 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Photo by Alex Schelldorf Having been in the writing game for many years now, with most of those years centered on writing about music, I have come to find that describing what a band sounds...

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One of the first D.C. releases of 2016 comes from The Cornel West Theory, who were quick to follow-up their last full-length Coming From The Bottom with another dope record, The T​.​A​.​B​.​L​.​E. “During a season in which most hip...

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Today, electronic duo Tigers Are Bad For Horses released their new EP aptly named TABFH.  D.C. natives Mary Ellen Funke and Lyell Evans Roeder are the voice and production behind the project. Their sound is crisp, soulful...

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The opening seconds of “The Comments,” from Flavor Waster’s much-anticipated debut album It’s Always Sunny When You’re Cool, begin with off-kilter, spastic synth stabs that feel like a newly-sharpened pencil in the ear. But then, a singularly-arresting melody floats...

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