Written by Noé Loyola
Ratings are one of the main ways we approach music these days. Even though it is a useful way to get a curated selection, it can often constrain the infinite possibilities music has to offer, as well as make our listening experience streamlined and impersonal. Looking beyond ratings is an opportunity to listen differently.
Ronny's Record Party is for lovers of the music pantheon. Streaming monthly on Oakland's Lower Grand Radio, the all-vinyl, all-genre show explores the threads weaving together the world’s sounds, from classical, jazz, and r&b to disco, punk, and poetry. This episode features a disco dance party, plus some folk and rock 'n roll.
It's Bandcamp Friday, which means it's time to open thy wallet! Need help figuring out what to purchase today? Below is a list of independent artists that deserve your ears and your support.
Your host Parisa takes you around the world with a two hour mix of both contemporary and traditional international releases. This set features 80s Iranian funk, Yemenite hip hop, Argentinian indietronica, Malian folk, Cambodian rock 'n roll, and so much more.
Check out the brand new dream pop single from guitar-heavy psych rockers Mute Swan of Tucson, AZ below, plus info about their first full length vinyl release!