Artists – People I admire
WOW. This project is so hot right now. Reeps One, dope beatboxer, and, for my second time writing on this dude, filmmaker BD. He seems to specialize in music videos of all kinds. His youtube channel is here. Check out the colors maaaaaaaaaaaaan.
Dude, I think this guy is nasty on so many levels! From Germany…Babeli.
Of the many unexplained phenomena on Earth, one haunts me more than most. It is, of course, the strange concentration of math teachers in Montgomery County using instructive raps to enhance their students’ comprehension. I personally know of two, and I suspect there are many more. The Washington Post recently wrote about the math rapper/teacher [...]
Wendel Patrick is one of Baltimore’s most prolific musicians. His talents include pianist, producer, band leader, composer, beatboxer, turntablist, and those are just the best known. You always get the sense that there are still more things in WP’s box waiting to be unleashed on the world. He takes his work seriously, and his new [...]
Aphex Twin is my…welllll…..yes, he’s my favorite musician ever. I remember listening as a teenager to Aphex’s weird, unpredictable yet enthralling drum patterns topped with lush analog synths and being changed forever. I spent many an hour trying to sound like Aphex Twin (before I realized that it’s probably better to spend time trying to [...]
The Mediterranean Sea meets the Tyrrhenian Sea and there you will find the ruggedly beautiful island of Sardinia. To this day the Sardinian people practice an indigenous style of choral quartet called Cantu A Tenore. Sardinia is a rather large island, and the island’s ancient tradition of polyphonic overtone singing varies by region. Historians believe [...]
Beatboxing was and, to a diminishing extent, still is, the art of making music when you have no other instruments at hand. It is, of course, not an only child in the universal musical family. Recently I have found myself searching out and studying all those musical cultures and techniques which fall in that category of [...]
Nick Petr is interested in space. Not the telescope and beret kind. More like the space that humans inhabit and navigate daily. His artwork integrates subtle, beautiful wood sculpture and furniture, painting, music, architectural design, and the tendency to re-use rather than trash stuff. And now, forts. You know Nick loves the kids, so why [...]
Since the day I met him back circa 1999, I have met few artists with as much drive, dedication and consistency as the musician known as Oddisee. He started out writing rhymes, progressed naturally into beat production, and began steadily released material to the MD/DC/VA underground. I’ve checked in with Oddisee when I get the [...]