Daniel Givens (Other Music Staff) / Recommendations

  • Best of 2016

    YEAR 2016, finally ENDs! Lots of trial and tribulations this year, from the political to the personal. The echoes of the summer fallout still rings in my ears. The community is still deeply missed as well as the ease of finding and sharing great music. These are musical moments pre and post OM that have served me well in my recovery. This year’s round up in grouped using the album titles from A Tribe Called Quest. Stay positive, stay proactive, progressive, and phunky! -Daniel Marcellus Givens We got it from here…thank you for your support (modern classical/jazz/experimental/soundtrack) JULIUS EASTMAN-Femenine (Frozen...

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  • Best of 2015

    This year, I'll let the store’s Best of 2015 speak for itself, meaning I'll try not duplicate releases that made it onto that list. As a contributor to the weekly newsletter, I often try to write about things I'm into, feeling, excited about, or find interesting on some level. That said, I felt it would be a waste to simply list those same releases again, since I listened to and enjoyed much more than just what I reviewed for our Update. So, though Arca, Fingers Inc., King Midas Sound/Fennesz, Patrick Cowley, Jamie xx, Hieroglyphic Being, Knxwledge, Tomeka Reid, and others are still...

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