Interviewed Ishmael, a.k.a. Palaceer Lazarro, from Shabazz Palaces for the July issue of Exclaim. Definitely one of the weirdest/randomest/nonlinear interviews that I’ve ever done, but a great talking experience nonetheless. Plus the new album, Black Up, is kind of beyond excellent—taking the joyous, otherworldly boom of beatmakers like Flying Lotus and Nosaj Thing, and pairing it with fantastic songwriting and esoteric lyrics. Go read it at exclaim.ca.

Interviewed Ishmael, a.k.a. Palaceer Lazarro, from Shabazz Palaces for the July issue of Exclaim. Definitely one of the weirdest/randomest/nonlinear interviews that I’ve ever done, but a great talking experience nonetheless. Plus the new album, Black Up, is kind of beyond excellent—taking the joyous, otherworldly boom of beatmakers like Flying Lotus and Nosaj Thing, and pairing it with fantastic songwriting and esoteric lyrics. Go read it at exclaim.ca.

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NXNE Primer: The 5 most stylish bands hitting NXNE this week

NXNE Primer: The 5 most stylish bands hitting NXNE this week