by Sam Retzer

Nov. 14, 2023  |  No. 158

Prince Paul: Happier Than Ever

by Sam Retzer

Prince Paul is happy. Happy to be back in New York, happy De La Soul is finally on streaming services, and happy to chat about the difference between the E-mu SP-12 and SP-1200 samplers. At 56 years...

July 13, 2023  |  No. 156

Jon Markson: It's a Livin' Thing

by Sam Retzer

Photo by John Forrestal If you've been keeping up with the explosion of popularity around hardcore and heavy alternative music, chances are you've heard the name Jon Markson. After a decade in...

Sept. 15, 2022  |  No. 151

Will Yip: Sheer Will Power

by Sam Retzer

Will Yip’s rise to fame is the stuff of legend. After digging for production credits on locally-produced hip-hop by Schoolly D and Fugees, he discovered that Studio 4’s Phil and Joe...

July 13, 2022  |  No. 150

Arthur Rizk

by Sam Retzer

It’s a snowy March morning, and I’m enroute to Corpus Studios in Queens to hang with Arthur Rizk. Arthur’s driven up from Philadelphia to chat before he works live sound at the...

Jan. 12, 2022  |  No. 147

Taylor Young: Valley of the Palm Mute

by Sam Retzer

There is a portal inside of a garage in Van Nuys, California, that leads to another world. A world of crushing heaviness, monstrous sounds, and violently compelling breakdowns. Despite its modest...