James Blake

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Examining Kalva Won's Bedroom Beats

    The nature of the beat scene in Orange County doesn't lend itself to being seen in public very often. For prolific local producers such as Kalva Won, the art of flipping open a laptop in his bedroom and composing kaleidoscopic soundscapes injected with hip-hop DNA doesn't require a ton of live perfo ... More >>

  • Music

    November 21, 2012

    Myspace Changed the Game for Musicians Everywhere. Then Facebook Messed Things Up

    Why the fallen king of social media was actually pretty damn good

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    Myspace Was Better Than Facebook (For Music)

    By: Moses SumneyWith Facebook's stock and growth rates skydiving, it's time to say something that should have been said a long time ago: Myspace was better. Maybe not when it came to its coding or those garish "personalized" pages, but definitely when it came to music. Back in the day -- say, about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Thursday 3/15/2012

    If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    James Blake at Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery Last Night

    Mi TranJames Blake​James Blake May 24, 2011Masonic Lodge, Hollywood Forever CemeteryEven before the release of his self-titled album, U.K. electronic artist James Blake had already captured the eyes and ears of every single music website and blog on the internet. The much deserved hype came from h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Shlohmo, Tokimonsta and Daedelus at the Glass House Saturday Night

    Lainna FaderDaedelus backed by Archimedes​ Shlohmo, Tokimonsta, and Daedelus April 23, 2011 Glass House, Pomona The Glass House was already filled with red smoke when the doors opened for the closing night of Daedelus' Magical Properties 3 tour. The last tour featured Low End Theory mainstays ... More >>