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: 2016-12-12T14:22:36-08:00
Roberto Carlos Lange’s approach — talking about his skin as if it’s a lifelong companion — opens up an deep well of perspective on color, representation, and self-regard, extending further to a broader message of inclusivity and empowerment.
Post date: 2016-12-05T16:45:46-08:00
In "Space Diaspora," OY came upon the idea of a future in which the “recurring loops of human behavior” — incessant wars, endless political disputes, even art movements — finally cycled past themselves.
Post date: 2016-11-28T15:51:38-08:00
For Débruit, the record is as much a portrait of Istanbul's diverse, colorful music scene as it is a recollection of a crazy two-week trip to the city on the Bosphorus.
Post date: 2016-11-21T10:50:32-08:00
Much of Alsarah’s music deals with the ever-unfolding complexities that arise from dislocation and immigration — ideas that have impacted Alsarah throughout her life.
Post date: 2016-11-14T16:50:12-08:00
Record label RVNG Intl. pairs younger musical travelers with more seasoned ones, for inter-generational collaborations that span geography, aesthetic, and genre.
Post date: 2016-11-07T15:49:31-08:00
Every Sunday, female wrestlers called “cholitas” prepare to battle in layered skirts, colorful shawls, and pumps. This has become a way for some indigenous women to define themselves on new terms.