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Top 30 Albums of 2016 (in Haiku)

In 2016, 2016 Year End, December 2016, Features by eseids

I like writing. I love music. But sometimes writing about the music that I love is hard. And it can be especially difficult for me to articulate why certain music makes me feel certain ways, and for instance, why I think some albums are a cut above the rest. Which is precisely why instead of writing full-on album reviews for …

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FYF 2016 Festival Recap

In 2016, Archives, Features, September 2016 by eseids0 Comments

For the last weekend of August, I was in LA for FYF Fest 2016. I’m not sure what 2015 was the year of, but 2016 is now undeniably the year of festivals – this one was 4 of 5 for me and my crew of usual suspects. I consider FYF to have the strongest lineup of the Summer festivals, expertly curated and …

Weekly Musings – Aug 8th 2016

In 2016, Archives, August 2016, Features by eseids0 Comments

Okay, so Frank Ocean still hasn’t released his follow up to 2012’s Channel Orange despite making us think that this past week could actually be the week. However, in my music world, three other lovely things happened in the past 7 days that are worth noting despite Frank pulling at my heartstrings again. Adele sings her heart out at Oracle Arena // 8.2.16 Like many others, …

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Despacio

In 2016, Archives, Features, July 2016 by eseids2 Comments

This year when I got back from Coachella and people asked me who my favorite act was, I had to consistently try to explain that it was not in fact an artist, but a sound system slash immersive musical experience that I felt was impossible to put into words. It was Despacio, a 50,000-watt sound system developed by James Murphy (of LCD Soundsystem), …