Youth EB Picks: Mixed Blood Majority from Radio K

May 6, 2013 in GPRX Blog by Kristopher Buttafoco

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I'm going to start this with no hesitation like the guys in Mixed Blood Majority, from the start of the song "Fine Print" the beat comes on thick with a hypnotic feel to it. Then, the vocals come on aggressively with some groove, really riding these beats well. Next, comes "Hallucination Music" which has the chorus that is still stuck in my head, bringing melody of the woozy chords and the hard chanting with a lot of depth to it. In the interview, these guys seem pretty laid back with their stories of rap records and brunch.

The interviewer asked good questions considering the length of the interview, but I would've liked to hear more about where to hear more of them and who each of the guys are and their role in the group, but this interview definitely covered good ground. Finally, to end the piece with a bang I hear "Still Standing Still," in this song the abundant percussion jumps around my headphones with the heavy piano driving the beat, and the vocals starting with laughter but then quickly jumping in with some strong vocals and my favorite "Still, still, standing, standing still, killing time awaiting on a plane to make a crash landing."

Mixed Blood Majority brings a lot of energy and some depth to it also. Laserbeam's producing is strong and with lots of percussion panning across the sound scape. The two rappers ride the beat with energy, keeping it fresh as the beat pulls you in. Most of all these guys like brunch like me. Keep up the good work Radio K and Mixed Blood Majority.

Youth EB Picks: Spooky Chills from Pulse of Portland Music Project

October 3, 2012 in GPRX Blog by Rachel Snow

I enjoyed listening to all of the pieces I reviewed this month but the one that I liked the most was “Spooky Chills” from Pulse of Portland Music Project. The audio piece is not a PSA or news package but a song composed by Anh Le. The song was spooky and chilling but above all it made me smile and brought me into spirit of Halloween!

James Brown, Michael Jackson, and Prince

June 26, 2009 in Youthcast by Molly Adams

This video captures where Michael fits into the world of soul and R&B and musicianship. He had the singing chops of James Brown, the weirdness of Prince, and all three are kind of scarily good at performing. I hope Michael has the same kind of celebratory, moving, and joyful memorial service that was thrown for James Brown a year and a half ago.