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by Geoff Stanfield

Nov. 15, 2022  |  No. 152

Xenia Rubinos: Regaining Spirit

by Geoff Stanfield

Xenia Rubinos could just as easily be on a bill with Flying Lotus and The Boredoms as she could with Erykah Badu and Esperanza Spalding [Tape Op #147]. Her unique genre-mixing of soul, punk, jazz,...

May 14, 2022  |  No. 149

Theo Croker: Expose the Hero

by Geoff Stanfield

With two feet planted firmly in the jazz world, as well as tentacles reaching into hip-hop, R&B, ambient, world music, and experimental genres, Grammy-nominated producer, composer, and trumpeter...

Jan. 13, 2022  |  No. 147

Tommy Brenneck & The Budos Band

by Geoff Stanfield

Producer and musician Tommy Brenneck got his start as a member of New York's Dap-Kings. He has since made an impression on the east coast music scene as a band member and producer on...

Jan. 13, 2022  |  No. 147

Eric Earley & Blitzen Trapper

by Geoff Stanfield

I’ve been following the career of Portland, Oregon's Blitzen Trapper since their first self-titled release in 2003. I think I bought the CD based on the name of the band and album cover alone. I...

May 6, 2021  |  No. 143

Nate Smith: Listening Hard

by Geoff Stanfield

A drummer can make or break a session, and I have always loved getting their perspectives on the recording process as well as the variety of roles they play in the studio. After several solo records...

May 13, 2021  |  No. 144

Purity Ring: Accidents & Textures

by Geoff Stanfield

Hailing from Edmonton, Canadian electronic pop duo Purity Ring made a splash with their debut album Shrines. The release was a document of Corin Roddick and singer Megan James’ long distance...

March 15, 2021  |  No. 142

Malay: Cooking Up Tracks

by Geoff Stanfield

If record credits were easier to find these days, you’d see the name Malay on the back of many a record sleeve or CD booklet. Born James Ryan Ho, Malay’s song-focused and sonically-rich...

Jan. 19, 2021  |  No. 141

Ricky Reed: Doing His Own Thing

by Geoff Stanfield

Growing up surrounded by the Bay Area’s rich mix of hip-hop, pop punk, funk, and soul, a door opened for producer Ricky Reed when one of his productions found its way to Jason Derulo and...

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