MUSIC: The Stuyvesants – Fine

When they aren’t getting jacked for beats, Brooklyn duo The Stuyvesants are making extremely dope instrumental hip-hop. Members Allan Cole and record Darien Victor Birks find that sweet spot between head nodding beats and music that you put on the background as you serve that special someone a bubbling glass of Andre. Listen below. [...]

October 22, 2014 Reginald Duvivier Music 0

TICKET GIVEAWAY: Ty Dolla $ign w/Mack Wilds at Irving Plaza, NYC

We’re going to keep this short and to the point.  Ty Dolla $ign‘s In Too Deep Tour lands in NYC on November 2nd, at Irving Plaza with special guests Mack Wilds and Lil’ Bibby.  Ty Dolla $ign is rapidly becoming one of Hip-Hop’s sort after singers, and ladies you know you like to be crooned to.  Oh and don’t [...]

October 21, 2014 gravity508 Music 0

MUSIC: Flatbush Zombies & The Underachievers are Clockwork Indigo

Considering they work so often together it should be no surprise that trip NYC hip-hop stalwarts Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers have formed a supergroup called Clockwork Indigo. They just dropped a collaborative EP and are setting off on a pretty dense tour that takes them across the US right up until the middle of [...]

October 21, 2014 Reginald Duvivier Music 0

MUSIC: Shabazz Palaces – Motion Sickness

Shabazz Palaces Lese Majesty is easily one of the more experimental releases of 2014; tracks bleed and blend into each other and as opposed to coming off as neat little self contained pop songs each song feels like snippets of a much larger journey. However the video for their latest single, Motion Sickness, is grounded [...]

October 20, 2014 Reginald Duvivier Music 0

MUSIC: DJ Quik Interviewed on NPR’s Bullseye

While many other names come to mind when we think of great hip-hop producers, there’s no doubt in my mind the most underrated hip-hop producer of all time is DJ Quik. Take him out of the equation and the sound of West Coast Hip-hop would drastically. Through personal drama and a few short lived retirements [...]

October 17, 2014 Reginald Duvivier Music 0

MUSIC: Vince Staples – Fire

While Vince Staples got his name by being an odd future associate(and totally ripping his verse on Earl Sweathshirt’s ‘Hive) his topics were always much headier. In his latest release, the EP Hell Can Wait he doubles down on dark takes on inner City life, it’s the darkest hip-hop EP I have heard since Ice [...]

October 16, 2014 Reginald Duvivier Music 0

MUSIC: Bonobo – Flashlight

While his spotlight has been growing in the last few years , British musician, producer and DJ, Bonobo has been making a noise going well into his second decade. He’s about to drop his Flashlight EP on Ninjatune and we’ve got the first track below, a banger. [...]

October 15, 2014 Reginald Duvivier Music 0

New Music: Kawehi – Anthem

So loop pedal musicians are nothing new. We’ve profiled a lot of them here at Couch Sessions, from Tune-Yards to Bernhoft over the past 10 years. However, the sheer artistry of the loop pedal never escapes me, and is continuing to push music forward. Case in point, Hawaiian artist Kawehi. Her mix of pop and [...]

October 13, 2014 Winston "Stone" Ford Music 0

MUSIC: The Dangerfeel Newbies – Hariet

The Dangerfeel Newbies is an Atlanta based band featuring Jamal Ahmad, Mark Angel, Darren “DJ” Wagner. They got their moniker from Dangerfield Newby, a member of John Brown’s raiders and arguably a real life, “Django Unchained”. They make soul music mired in the classics you expect but with two DJ’s in the group they defininately [...]

October 10, 2014 Reginald Duvivier Music 0

MUSIC: Suzi Analogue & Swarvy – Guarantee

Suzi Analogue & Swarvy have a project called Love Affair Vol. 1 out and they just released the latest track off of it, Guarantee. Guarantee is an odd little track that’s purposely off beat with a glitchy snare that kicks in with Suzi singing over the co-produced track, it’s mezmerising. Listen below. [...]

October 9, 2014 Reginald Duvivier Music 0

MUSIC: Open Mike Eagle feat. Kool AD – Informations

Open Mike Eagle releases another track from his great album Dark Comedy. The Informations has Open Mike walking around New York getting overly stimulated by all the bleeps, bloops, wifi’s, cellphone towers around him done Keith Haring style. Kool A.D., formerly from Das Racist, comes in and drops that endearing stilted flow he’s known for, [...]

October 8, 2014 Reginald Duvivier Music 0

MUSIC: TV On The Radio – Careful You

Tv On The Radio have a new album coming out November 18th, Seeds, and they just released a new video from the album called “Careful You”. Coming off the death of member Gerald Smith their last album Nine Types of Light was a positive but subdued affair. The tracks that have bee previewed off Seeds [...]

October 7, 2014 Reginald Duvivier Music 0