The Los Angeles musical collective known as Pollyn is comprised of vocalist Genevieve Artadi, guitarist Anthony Cava, and beatmaker Adam Jay Weissman. Pollyn creates atmospheric pop songs with lush electronic overtones. With heavy rotation on KCRW and featured on Urb’s Next 100, the band has remixed several high profile acts including Gorillaz, Liquid Liquid, Buffalo Daughter, Health, and Exile. Their second Remix EP for the song Still Love features remixes by dEbruit, Blue Daisy and Sid Roams. Today, we are sharing the Sid Roams Remix, who is known for his production work with Dilated Peoples, Prodigy, and many others, and is one of the more hip hop friendly tracks from this recently released EP.
“What’s up, New York?!!” screamed Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux at Manhattan’s Le Poisson Rouge during her first US tour last earlier this month. “I’ve always wanted to say ‘What’s Up, New York?’” she told the crowd, a wide smile across her face.
Tijoux had been waiting a long time for that moment, and now is her moment. Her whirlwind string of performances (more than a dozen dates in 30 days) to support her new solo album, 1977 (Nacional Records), kicked off at SXSW in Austin and took her to more than 10 cities in the US and Canada. No doubt, an ambitious tour for a Spanish-language female rapper barely known here. But Tijoux’s easy flow, sharp verbal skills and confidence clearly appeal beyond language and genres.
The “next school” is quickly becoming the “now school.” Artists such as L.A.’s Blu & Exile and fellow SoCal artist Fashawn have all made noise in the past few years. Toss in Diamond District out of D.C. and that’s the makings of a rather dope show. That’s exactly what went down earlier this month. This excellent video from the Mass Corporation blog was shot by Mr. Mass himself. Blu and Fashawn are featured prominently through out the video, but the real treat comes at about the five minute mark. It features Exile, the dope producer, “play” the MPC live and in living color. If you haven’t seen Exile on the MPC, then this video is well worth watching. The video itself is a very professional looking and creative look at the show.