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Exclusive track premiere: Joel Shanahan’s “Staring Deep Into Nothing”

Portland-based producer Joel Shanahan, better known as Golden Donna, has just released “Staring Deep Into Nothing”, a new track from his ambitious upcoming ambient electronic album Frozen Clock Hovering on Ratskin Records. Shanahan’s newest release explores complex, esoteric rhythmic zones, electronic drones and otherworldly ambient spaces. “Staring Deep Into Nothing” begins with a delicate, ping pong arpeggiator reminiscent of early electronic recordings. Soon, that ping … Continue reading Exclusive track premiere: Joel Shanahan’s “Staring Deep Into Nothing”

Even silence has a hum: Inside the blues of Black Daddy Slim

Photo credit: Ginger Photography I first noticed Black Daddy Slim when he dropped, with a bang, five albums at once on Juneteenth, 2020. Emerging as one of Oakland’s most prolific and multifaceted artists, his work so far ranges from blues to hip hop to punk, throwing in the occasional poetry or funk. His newest blues album, American Home, is both haunting and heartbreaking. In between … Continue reading Even silence has a hum: Inside the blues of Black Daddy Slim

Where my witches at? Oakland’s dance diva Maya Songbird conjures up Maya’s Magic Shop

Already long recognized as one of Oakland’s most inspired – and most danceable – solo artists, Maya Songbird is also causing a buzz with her more recent endeavor: a candle shop, of course. While she has been making candles almost as long as she’s been making music, the candles have only recently graced the public with their presence. And though the two side by side … Continue reading Where my witches at? Oakland’s dance diva Maya Songbird conjures up Maya’s Magic Shop

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