Gold Panda – NPR

An interesting interview with one of my favorite artists, Gold Panda:

When I first encountered the music of British producer Gold Panda on an episode of All Songs Considered, I loved what I heard. However, I had little to no idea what I was hearing or where the sounds came from. When it comes to electronic music, that can be a barrier to entry for some listeners. Without the usual visual cues of traditional Western music (a guitarist strumming a chord, say), it can be a challenge to think of the person behind a laptop pushing various buttons and turning assorted knobs as a “musician.”

See the full interview HERE

Guru – One Year Later

A year ago we lost one of the most gifted and unique MCs on the planet, Guru. He had so many memorable tunes with Gang Starr, but I’ll only give you an early one here: