Lest you enter the new year without a fresh beat to step to, LA club bangers gLAdiator just dropped a new album — the aptly titled New. Trappy and glitchy in all the right places gLAdiator’s new tape also features friends and TNC partners in crime Bastille. Listen to the whole album below, then download it. You won’t need someone pretty to kiss at midnight. You’ll be dancing too hard.
“I kept seeing your hand wave goodbye like a windshield wiper in a flooding car
in the last real moment I believed the hurricane would let me out alive”
Sometimes criticized as sensationalist — a stereotypical slam poet pulling on too many heart strings — Andrea Gibson is, beyond reasonable doubt, a masterful artist of metaphor. In “Maybe I Need You,” Gibson (Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion and National Poetry Slam Finalist) offers up plenty of good examples. Accompanied by Robyn Aasmundstad on the guitar, “Maybe I Need You” is a touching and occasionally comical look back at a relationship in need of repair — and where Andrea really succeeds is in making her story incredibly easy to relate to. Enjoy, friends.
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Cy Kosis is back! Call it electro tribal, call it big bass, call it moombahton, call it grandmas-house-and–the-koolaid-all-tapped-out, call it the-sprinklers-are-on-and-we’re-not-wearing-undies, call it whatever you want to call it — we don’t need a genre to know that this new Zambo EP from Cy Kosis is the kind of mix that will have you head banging club kiddies going nuts all summer long. Here’s the new EP from our homie Cy Kosis.
One summer, 9 year old Caine Monroy built an arcade out of cardboard boxes and a lot of imagination. Now it’s Caine’s Arcade. Watch the video. No need to stop smiling. Visit his arcade. Check out his website. Help him get to college.
From Nirvan Mullick , the filmmaker:
I just finished this short film about a 9-year-old boy’s elaborate DIY cardboard arcade. Caine made his arcade using boxes from his dad’s used auto parts store. He hadn’t had many customers, so we set up a fun flashmob to make his day, and filmed his response. I hope it brings a smile to your day. P.S. Caine’s Arcade is in East LA. You should visit it sometime – Caine is still building new additions!”
Well, folks, you can certainly say you knew him when. TheNewConfusion has been kicking it with Cy Kosis since he was JT30 and kicking it with Jt30 since he was a dude named Jamaal. Dear reader, you too have been part of this evolution: Cy Kosis used to write for this site under the name ESC(clicking through some of his old posts is sure to give you a good understanding of his progression as an artist). This past week Moomba+, one of the premiere blogs for the burgeoning genre of moombahton music, posted an interview and exclusive track with the kid. Our little boy is all grown up.
To read the interview and listen to exclusive tracks from Cy Kosis click here!
Sam Long, the gorgeous genius man behind the best album we never posted, has been hard at work for the past year writing an album of songs that celebrate and explore the Connecticut River. The album, From Source to Sea, is a beautiful testament to Sam’s vision, and will finally be played in its full [...]
Further inspiring proof that the real world doesn’t stop people from dreaming: Daniel Hymanson, an aspiring film-maker, has a new project brewing, and he needs your help! The film, as planned, will tread the grey area between documentary and fiction, and will be based on the in-home installation work of Jackie Seiden, a Chicago-based artist [...]
Josh Smith & The Concert Gs are here with their debut EP as a band… it’s something else. Read on to learn about the band, and a little bit more about this release means to me in particular… To make a long, rambling story slightly less long and rambling, here’s the breakdown: I’ve seen all [...]
Poem by Mike Rosen Painting (“The Sisyphean Life”) by Jason Katzenstein Mike Rosen – Promise (poem) I’ve been looking for a way to incorporate my friend Jason Katzenstein’s artwork into my poetry for sometime, and I thought the story of Sisyphus was particularly relevant to the self-limiting cycle at work in the text. Major thanks [...]
In keeping with The Illdefined’s most recent post (which was quite to the point), I’m going to share some original work. If you have been reading our humble site for a while, you will notice that I have a habit of posting old soul (and sometimes new soul) that I’ve stumbled upon in the various [...]
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