Baeilou, Nahuel Bronzini, Mani Draper release “Uneven”
Start your week with another striking work from Oakland's Baeilou. This time it's with help from producer Nahuel Bronzini and Mani Draper, recently featured on an Awkward Convos with Beejus podcast. "Uneven" centers around the homelessness crisis in the Bay Area — already a looming issue when the song was released a few weeks ago, now made even more urgent by the spread of coronavirus. Spanning styles like jazz, rock, and hip-hop, it's a great encapsulation of all the Bay Area music scene has to offer.
Awkward Convos with Beejus: Mani Draper
Hey. Hey guys. Beejus is back with this week's Awkward Convos, this one between him and Mani Draper. You'll find them chatting about, among other things, their respective podcasts and the realities of music-making burnout in the Bay.
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 [...]
Live This Month: December 2017 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts
http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_December_2017.mp3 Download: Live This Month: December 2017 (Podcast #418) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. Over half of the songs in this mix are from Bay Area artists, including a recent song from Sob Stories, a new jangle pop bad led by Joel Cusamano of Talkies, Cocktails, and DSTVV. Local hip hop duo DJ Flow & Mani Draper met earlier this year, but the pair's debut LP shows a natural chemistry between the Richmond MC and the local DJ/producer. Classic SF [...]
Mixtape: Over a dozen of the Bay Area’s best new and emerging rap artists
(Originally posted at KQED Arts) http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Bay_Area_Rap_2016.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Over a Dozen of the Bay Area's Best New and Emerging Rap Artists (Podcast #386) We haven't done a deep dive into the independent hip-hop scene in some time, but that certainly isn't due to a lack of new local rap talent. While artists like Iamsu and G-Eazy are among the latest Bay ambassadors to have gained mainstream attention, many exciting and relatively unknown MCs are emerging out of the San Francisco Bay Area. This mixtape collects 13 songs showcasing some of the best emerging rappers from the Bay. As you'll hear [...]