Chris Kissel | KCET
Chris Kissel is a DJ and freelance music and culture writer based in Los Angeles. In addition to Border Blaster, he has contributed to L.A. Weekly, Tiny Mix Tapes, Consequence of Sound, Noisey, and Paste, among other publications. He hosts the Contact Wave radio program on Dublab.
Post date: 2017-01-23T12:55:26-08:00
Listen to Los Angeles-based Buyepongo's special Border Blaster mix, spanning ome of the farthest reaching tendrils of the buyangú sound, from Indonesian gamelan to breathless Honduran punta.
Post date: 2017-01-17T12:10:54-08:00
For Denitza Todorova, aka DENA, filming at the Turkish Market in Neukölln helped communicate a theme central to her work: the idea of “home" in a fluctuating world, and how access to culture and prestige fluctuates with it.
Post date: 2017-01-09T13:58:11-08:00
“Psychopomp" directly confronts loss from different points in the grieving process, at the same time meditating on other crises — for instance, the nature of broken relationships, or the lasting psychic damage of one’s hometown.
Post date: 2017-01-03T16:25:49-08:00
All the songs feel, in one way or another, enamored with life and its possibilities, nodding sometimes toward life’s more somber aspects without becoming somber themselves.
Post date: 2016-12-27T15:34:04-08:00
Anwandter's two major works released in 2016 are both dedicated to drawing out the intersection with the personal and political, particularly with regard to violence against the LGBT community.
Post date: 2016-12-19T19:06:21-08:00
Duppy Gun Productions = What happens when two musical outsiders leave the comfort of L.A. to immerse themselves in a small scene of vocalists in Jamaica — one of the most influential, yet fundamentally conservative, music scenes in the entire world.