Scene Canvassing: NABIL Elderkin

This artist flashlight focuses on NABIL Elderkin: Mr. Welcome to Heartbreak NABIL combined the most basic elements of 808s and Heartbreak – tech and raw humanity – to create this apropos masterpiece of 2009. Like West, NABIL did not try to beautify the chaos that catalyzed the creative process; he delved deeper into the distortion….

Distriction Playlistic: Memorial Day ’09 Mix

Quick and dirty lunchtime/BBQ mix for the holiday. Literal mix of older, new-ish, pop, hip-hop, this and that. It’s a general smattering: a bit random, not particularly thematic, but a universally decent mix for a mid-day holiday meal. Start off mellow for the swelter. Pre-interlude: less local, a bit bossa nova and ska over funk,…

Distriction Playlistic: Metro Mix May 13

In the midst of a massive blogger’s block. When in doubt: recap. So here’s a quick commuter’s playlist a la whatever the iPod shuffled up — with a twist. I’ll go with the first song shuffle picked and do a six degrees of separation to muster a Metro Mix … I don’t know. Let’s just…