As we wrap up our 2018 Awards and get right back to our regularly scheduled programming, we wanted to once again gather all of our favorite songs from 2018 and compile them in some handy-dandy Spotify playlists. This time however we’ve broken down our lists even more with not only our overall favorites and some Senior Editors favs, but focused lists as well including Electronic, Hip Hop, Mellow, + Rowdy!!
by Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen
In the afternoon of late November, I drove up to Scottsdale to interview Garrett “Tryb” Namenye, a DJ and producer based in the Valley who has not only opened for substantial names, but managed to build a strong, interactive following with bass-heavy music and inventive branding. While most DJs hide behind various personas and ego barriers, Tryb is managing to break these artificial walls by staying true to his work and gearing down on the nitty-gritty aspects of his career and family…
GLOB is pretty darn neat. A three-piece, A/V band that dabbles in experimentalambientelectronicdrone is right up our alley so we couldn’t be more excited about premiering their new live album FORM, we were all about it. FORM was recorded during FORM 2018, the music festival held in the desert eco-city
by Ashely Naftule – “Somewhere in these piles of shit I found heaven,” HIDE’s Heather Gabel snarls on their debut album. Castration Anxiety is a visceral piece of work: the sound of two people crawling through broken glass to get to somewhere better. And for all the noisy textures, industrial
by Carly Schorman – Wayward Sun Casual Stoicism The new LP from Wayward Sun awakens gently, but you astute listeners will begin to note that there seems to be a slight disquiet just beneath the gentle moving aural waves of Casual Stoicism. The dreamy atmosphere that pervades the album has moments