Mixtape: The Bay Area’s Standout Hip Hop and R&B Producers

This episode first ran on KQED.org. Download: Mixtape: The Bay Area's Standout Hip Hop and R&B Producers (Podcast #426) The Bay Area's vibrant hip hop and R&B scenes include a wealth of talented MCs and singers, but it's often easy to forget the important behind-the-scenes role that music producers play in crafting great songs. A skilled producer doesn't just provide a instrumental backdrop for an artist to showcase their craft; instead, the best producers elevate their artists, adding emphasis that highlights a song's melodic immediacy or depth that demands repeat listens. This mixtape showcases a dozen songs from local hip [...]

Mixtape: Northern California’s Best Music Festivals

This episode first appeared on KQED.org. http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Festivals_2017_Mixtape.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Northern California's Best Music Festivals (Podcast #407) Music festival season unofficially kicked off over Memorial Day weekend, with the latest installment of the BottleRock Napa Valley festival attracting 120,000 attendees for three days of food, wine, and over 80 bands ranging from the Foo Fighters to the Napa Youth Symphony. The number and types of music fests has grown considerably in recent years -- among this year's new offerings are not one, but two new music and comedy weekends coming to the Bay in June -- surely to the dismay of [...]

The Bay Bridged Band-To-Band Relay: Abbot Kinney to Kev Choice

Words by Annie Bacon If you missed it last month, the Band-to-Band Relay is part of The Bay Bridged’s ongoing desire to curate and deepen your awareness of your local music scene. We know you’re oversaturated, and we know how important curators are to our modern musical experience. Who better than the bands you love to point you in the direction of great music being made around you? Each month we’ll start off with a single local artist, write about why we like them, and then ask them to pick and talk about another local artist they dig. We'll carry [...]

Kev Choice to perform “88 Steps to Eternity” at Yoshi’s

Kev Choice is a staple in the Bay Area hip-hop scene. There's no doubting it. He's recorded and toured with the likes of Too $hort, Lauryn Hill, and Goapele, worked with Souls of Mischief and Martin Luther, and has performed solo alongside Mos Def, Digable Planets, and DJ Quik. From The Power of Choice to Love and Revolution, he's put out releases that have highlighted his lyrical proficiency as well as his production knowledge. Now he's back with a mostly instrumental project titled 88 Steps to Eternity, which is set to be released later this spring. 88 Steps to Eternity is a demonstration [...]

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