MARTY HILLARD TALKS COWBOY INDIAN BEAR BREAK-UP, EBONY TUSKS & MORE

MARTY HILLARD TALKS COWBOY INDIAN BEAR BREAK-UP, EBONY TUSKS & MORE

By | November 24, 2014 at 5:31 pm | No comments

Marty Hillard, former front-man for the disbanded Lawrence indie group, Cowboy Indian Bear, and MC/rapper in the group Ebony Tusks, recently Q&A'd with us about the current he's been floating down as of late. Marty sang and played guitar in CIB, but raps as part of Ebony Tusks…

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YOUTUBE FIND: RON RON’S “CHOLIE BROWN” MIXTAPE [2005]

YOUTUBE FIND: RON RON’S “CHOLIE BROWN” MIXTAPE [2005]

By | November 24, 2014 at 4:24 pm | No comments

Kansas City rap legend, Ron Ron, has released a lot of music. So much that I still occasionally receive emails from people far and wide in search of rare Ron Ron music (we've been covering Ron Ron's moves since about 2008). The Kansas City MC released The Bride Of…

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TURN IT UP: MIKOS DA GAWD’S REMIX COMPILATION – “CAFFEINE VOL. 1″

TURN IT UP: MIKOS DA GAWD’S REMIX COMPILATION – “CAFFEINE VOL. 1″

By | November 23, 2014 at 5:20 pm | No comments

Soulection collaborator and San Francisco-based beat artist, Mikos Da Gawd, just turned in a flat-phenomenal collection of bootlegs and remixes for his latest release, Caffeine Vol. 1. The pick of the litter on this 16-track release is probably "Ay BayBayliens". The track…

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KANSAS CITY’S SIGRAH DELIVERS “TAKE ME THERE” EP [NET ELITE]

KANSAS CITY’S SIGRAH DELIVERS “TAKE ME THERE” EP [NET ELITE]

By | November 22, 2014 at 5:03 pm | No comments

KC producer/DJ act, Sigrah, just released his newest music (and best work thus far) on label, Net Elite. The EP is called Take Me There. You've probably heard Sigrah's name if you've been paying attention to our steadfast excitement over Sigrah and NMEZEE's "Futuro" DJ night at…

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RECOMMENDED: B. LEWIS

RECOMMENDED: B. LEWIS

By | November 21, 2014 at 7:37 pm | No comments

San Jose, CA-based producer, B. Lewis, is still tearing through a body of work, most available on his soundcloud and bandcamp. His electronic beats caught my ear nearly three years ago, and he's still cranking out a lot of tracks. If you're into any of this "future beat"…

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REVIEW: THE ABNORM’S “DARK AGES LP” IS HIS MOST PERSONAL WORK TO DATE

REVIEW: THE ABNORM’S “DARK AGES LP” IS HIS MOST PERSONAL WORK TO DATE

By | November 20, 2014 at 8:30 pm | No comments

Formerly Kansas City-based DJ, Beatbroker, once told me while I was feeling down, "A lot of classic albums were made like that." I was probably 20 or 21 at the time, and I don't think Beatbroker was aware that I never sang, rapped or played a traditional instrument, but what…

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GEE WATTS’ “KANSAS CITY STATE OF MIND” LISTENING PARTY [11/26]

GEE WATTS’ “KANSAS CITY STATE OF MIND” LISTENING PARTY [11/26]

By | November 19, 2014 at 7:45 pm | No comments

[Photo credit: Brandon Cale for Demencha Magazine] Kansas City MC, Gee Watts, is preparing to release his upcoming project, "Kansas City State Of Mind" via his own KC-based imprint, Distant Dreams. Watts' follow-up to April's 199X LP should be one of the best rap releases…

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FREE D/L: POLISH PRODUCER, MIKO, JUKES OUT RUN THE JEWELS

FREE D/L: POLISH PRODUCER, MIKO, JUKES OUT RUN THE JEWELS

By | November 19, 2014 at 11:42 am | No comments

Frequently Demencha-featured, Polish juke/footwork producer, Miko, just juked out Killer Mike and El-P's "Oh My Darling Don't Cry" from their recent RTJ2. Bold move? Yes, and for footwork music fans who also love Run The Jewels, this one seems like a match made in heaven. …

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BAHAMADIA, GEORGIA ANNE MULDROW ARE COMING TO RIOT ROOM SOON

BAHAMADIA, GEORGIA ANNE MULDROW ARE COMING TO RIOT ROOM SOON

By | November 18, 2014 at 9:02 pm | No comments

[Pictured above: Georgia Anne Muldrow] Expect the Riot Room in Westport to see higher-than-normal vibrations on December 7th. A soul-studded lineup consisting of hip hop MC, Bahamadia, LA-based singer/producer/wordsmith, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Dudley Perkins and Kankick…

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GALLERY: TY DOLLA $IGN @ RIOT ROOM [PHOTOS BY KIA RANDALL]

GALLERY: TY DOLLA $IGN @ RIOT ROOM [PHOTOS BY KIA RANDALL]

By | November 18, 2014 at 5:28 pm | No comments

KC-based photographer, Kia Randall, recently trekked out to the Riot Room in Kansas City to shoot the Ty Dolla $ign concert, just a couple of days ago. Some of her best shots are below and you can follow Ms. Randall on twitter: @KanjiRedWolf. Also make sure to like the…

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DONATE: JOHANN FERNANDEZ MEDICAL EXPENSE FUNDRAISER

DONATE: JOHANN FERNANDEZ MEDICAL EXPENSE FUNDRAISER

By | November 17, 2014 at 5:52 pm | No comments

Miami native, longtime Kansas City resident and artist, Johann Fernandez, is dealing with some serious health issues in a Florida hospital right now. Thankfully, Johann amassed an incredible group of very close friends while he was living in Kansas City. Those friends…

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VIDEO: KYLE JAMES OF C.O.A. – “THIS IS LOVE” [WILL HARRAH MEDIA]

VIDEO: KYLE JAMES OF C.O.A. – “THIS IS LOVE” [WILL HARRAH MEDIA]

By | November 17, 2014 at 4:18 pm | No comments

Kyle James (aka KJ) of the Kansas City-based C.O.A. crew alongside The Phantom, is currently out west, but seems to be building a lot of momentum with his music craft in California right now. His latest video, shot in downtown Kansas City, MO, is directed by KJ himself in…

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THURSDAY: SLICK RICK @ THE RIOT ROOM

THURSDAY: SLICK RICK @ THE RIOT ROOM

By | November 16, 2014 at 5:47 pm | No comments

Rap legend, Slick Rick, is headed to the Riot Room on 11/20. It should be one of the bigger hip hop draws at Riot Room in recent months, and we hear that he's going to perform his classic 1988 LP, The Great Adventures of Slick Rick, in its entirety. Slick Rick has played,…

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FLAVOR PAK REUNION JAM, DECEMBER 6TH w/ JOC MAX @ THE SHIP

FLAVOR PAK REUNION JAM, DECEMBER 6TH w/ JOC MAX @ THE SHIP

By | November 15, 2014 at 9:05 pm | No comments

Flavor Pak, established in 1993, predated most hip hop/graffiti-themed magazines around the world today. The Kansas City-based publication was comprised of a bevy of visual artists and graphic designers, writers, photographers, DJs, musicians, and was spearheaded by…

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GALLERY: DJ QBERT & JEREMY ELLIS @ RIOT ROOM [PHOTOS BY SILAS COOK]

GALLERY: DJ QBERT & JEREMY ELLIS @ RIOT ROOM [PHOTOS BY SILAS COOK]

By | November 15, 2014 at 12:05 am | No comments

Demencha contributing photographer, Silas Cook, recently snapped these shots for us at the Kansas City leg of the DJ QBert and Jeremy Ellis tour. If still shots aren't doing it for you (it was a phenomenal show), check our video from Jeremy Ellis' performance that night on our…

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