DAM-FUNK’S “INVITE THE LIGHT” LP OUT SEPTEMBER 4TH, LISTEN NOW ON NPR

DAM-FUNK’S “INVITE THE LIGHT” LP OUT SEPTEMBER 4TH, LISTEN NOW ON NPR

By | August 28, 2015 at 1:19 pm | No comments

Modern West Coast funkateer, Dam-Funk, will release his newest album (containing 20 tracks) on September 4th. "We Continue" is the uplifting lead single. Q-Tip and a few others make guest appearances. If you enjoyed the Snoop & Dam-Funk record, 7 Days Of Funk, you know how…

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MIKE HURST’S NEW “FIN” EP [BEATS/HIP HOP]

MIKE HURST’S NEW “FIN” EP [BEATS/HIP HOP]

By | August 26, 2015 at 1:22 pm | No comments

Columbia, Missouri producer, Mike Hurst, has a brand new EP out on soundcloud. The frequent Gee Watts collaborator, Hurst, is still in his early 20's to our knowledge, but he's put out a lot of jams in just the two or three years that we've been blogging about him. His latest…

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SATURDAY: KANSAS CITY ZINE CONVENTION @ UPTOWN THEATER

SATURDAY: KANSAS CITY ZINE CONVENTION @ UPTOWN THEATER

By | August 25, 2015 at 2:21 pm | No comments

This Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Kansas City's first "KC Zine Convention" will take place at the Uptown Theater in Midtown Kansas City. The theater typically plays host to weddings and big concerts, but this Saturday you can catch Demencha Magazine with a merch table…

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SILAS COOK LAUNCHES OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHY WEBSITE

SILAS COOK LAUNCHES OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHY WEBSITE

By | August 24, 2015 at 1:44 pm | No comments

Photo above courtesy of www.silascook.com Esteemed photographer, Silas Cook, launched a crispy new website live and effective over this past weekend. If you pay attention to the rising Kansas City-based music producer talents we've been highlighting for years, you may…

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MILKDROP & AIKIDO BRAY – “THEME MUSIC”

MILKDROP & AIKIDO BRAY – “THEME MUSIC”

By | August 24, 2015 at 12:47 pm | No comments

“If you can’t handle the jungle, go on back to the brush.” Milkdrop dropped a clever set of verses on Soundcloud this morning. “Theme Music,” produced by Approach (Aikido Bray), is a throbbing, electro-funk influenced beat that adds a danceable element to…

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BETTER LATE THAN NEVER: POP.MORRIS VOL. 1

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER: POP.MORRIS VOL. 1

By | August 23, 2015 at 1:40 pm | No comments

Bear Club Music Group's own, P. Morris, dropped this "Pop.Morris Vol. 1" mixtape a couple of months ago, I think, but the better-late-than-never rule certainly applies here. If you're into modern rap, r&b and remixes, this one is for you. P.MORRIS - POP.MORRIS VOL 1 by…

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FKA TWIGS’ NEW 16-MINUTE MUSIC VIDEO & EP

FKA TWIGS’ NEW 16-MINUTE MUSIC VIDEO & EP

By | August 21, 2015 at 5:22 pm | No comments

By now, you must know who FKA Twigs is, right? The British artist/singer/dancer might just be at the cutting-edge of this whole "future music" front, but her jaw-dropping single "Two Weeks" (from last year's LP1) still doesn't have near as much attention as the American pop…

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VOCODER VIBES FROM CHROMADADATA ON THE XTRAORDINAIRZ, “LOVE HIGH”

VOCODER VIBES FROM CHROMADADATA ON THE XTRAORDINAIRZ, “LOVE HIGH”

By | August 20, 2015 at 1:39 pm | No comments

Leonard DStroy and Dominique Sanders, together known as the Kansas City producer outfit, The Xtraordinairz, have a new track up with some vocoder magic from another area producer/jazz musician, ChromadaData. All three of these guys are constant Demencha-featured artists. …

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THE WORLD IS WATCHING: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN 2015

THE WORLD IS WATCHING: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN 2015

By | August 19, 2015 at 6:03 pm | No comments

Our ideas are as unique as our fingerprints. But creative types around the world may very well be living a nightmare in 2015. We find ourselves in an era where you can post a cell phone picture of the “best hot-wings” in town (steaming in front of your face at a…

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OUT HERE IN CAR COUNTRY: NO GOOD DEED

OUT HERE IN CAR COUNTRY: NO GOOD DEED

By | August 19, 2015 at 4:41 pm | No comments

The sun had set just enough to refract through the frame to frame crack in my windshield directly into my eyes, westbound on 39th. I felt walled in. Windows rolled up because the AC decided it was going to work today. It typically has two settings: hot mildewy towel and cold…

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GEE WATTS, NEMO, SPINSTYLES & MORE @ SHAMELESS SATURDAY [8/22]

GEE WATTS, NEMO, SPINSTYLES & MORE @ SHAMELESS SATURDAY [8/22]

By | August 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm | No comments

"Four years ago, you were one of maybe 20 people in this city who were listening to Gee Watts," one of our contributing writers dished recently. I'm willing to bet that there were plenty more than 20 people listening to Watts back then, as he did release a lot of hard copy…

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RECOMMENDED: VIVID ZEBRA COLLECTIVE [LAWRENCE, KS]

RECOMMENDED: VIVID ZEBRA COLLECTIVE [LAWRENCE, KS]

By | August 17, 2015 at 1:57 pm | No comments

Lawrence, KS-rooted music collective and crew, Vivid Zebra, have been dropping some tasty sounds as of late. Affiliations in their crew include Alccalh, Antione Dorsey, The Sphinx, Spencer Raymond, Kemper Robinson, Jipetto and Ricky Roosevelt (who we recently featured here)…

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RECOMMENDED: SIR, FAT RON & KNXWLEDGE – “UP IN THE SKY” [FRESH SELECTS]

RECOMMENDED: SIR, FAT RON & KNXWLEDGE – “UP IN THE SKY” [FRESH SELECTS]

By | August 16, 2015 at 3:39 pm | No comments

SiR is the Inglewood, CA-based vocalist on "Up In The Sky", featuring raps from Fat Ron. It is produced by white-hot producer, Knxwledge. SiR's latest LP is out on Fresh Selects, an Oregon-rooted music label, and the album is called Seven Sundays (released at the end of…

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CENTER OF ATTENTION TAKE VIRAL ROYALS ANTHEM RAP VIDEOS TO NEW HEIGHTS

CENTER OF ATTENTION TAKE VIRAL ROYALS ANTHEM RAP VIDEOS TO NEW HEIGHTS

By | August 14, 2015 at 4:55 pm | No comments

Rapper Fetty Wap, creator of the white-hot song, "Trap Queen", recently visited Kansas City just a couple of days ago, and even took pictures on the field at Kauffman Stadium with some Royals players. But Fetty Wap, who is apparently a New Jersey-bred rapper, is not the only…

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DEMENCHA FEATURED MIX: JOHN E. WINK [AUGUST 2015]

DEMENCHA FEATURED MIX: JOHN E. WINK [AUGUST 2015]

By | August 14, 2015 at 3:00 pm | No comments

[Photo by 5ive Media] John E. Wink has our Demencha Featured Mix, fresh for August 2015. The Kansas City-based DJ/producer has only been mixing since about 2012, but has quite a grip on "future bass" music stylings. If you salivate at the thought of new music from the likes…

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