Cochise, Mr. Professor of Trap Sounds
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Cochise
Mr. Professor of Trap Sounds
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James Bay
Found New Shades of Vulnerability
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Cochise, Mr. Professor of Trap Sounds
If you want something to be done, you have to do it yourself,” says Cochise (pronounced Ko-Cheese) confidently over the phone. The proverb-like statement is not a testament to his lone-wolf mentality but rather his studied musical expertise which extends to his production as much as his lyrics and vocal experimentation. “If you like your […]
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Kelsea Ballerini Is Embracing Change
My definition of success is are you happy? which is an ever-evolving answer because what makes you happy is always changing,” Kelsea Ballerini muses while perched on the sofa in her New York hotel room chatting to me through Zoom. It’s exactly two weeks before her new album is released, she’s in town for New […]
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Johnny Orlando Is Coming Into His Own
Standing with both arms outstretched, a fashion assistant adjusts the creases and folds of a white T-shirt underneath a textured Issey Miyake vest, Johnny Orlando remains still. He patiently waits for her to finish, in the middle of Universal Music’s Toronto offices, then pivots to look at an iPhone camera documenting the look for our […]
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Doechii’s Class Is in Session
When people look at the title, most people get uncomfortable with it and I kind of like that because I really want people to think about why they get uncomfortable with the title ‘black bitch’ and how much negativity and oppression is attached with that slur,” Doechii says over Zoom, explaining the concept for her […]
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James Bay Found New Shades of Vulnerability
I’ve never had the courage or sense of vulnerability to say here’s everything these songs are about because they often related to parts of my private life I didn’t want to open up about,” James Bay says in his distinct British accent via Zoom. Our conversation takes place right after the release of “One Life”, […]
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Cuco Invites You on a Psychedelic Trip
An abstract art gallery curated by a Mexican,” Cuco tells me as the best way to describe his music. Born Omar Benos, the genre-defying artist’s 23rd year on earth is a good one as he wraps up performances at music festivals like Coachella and Primavera in Spain before releasing his sophomore studio album Fantasy Gateway […]
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Maren Morris Knows Who She Is
There are other things about me that I need to love more than just being musical,” says Maren Morris on the revelations she had during covid and the inescapable downtime it forced upon her. During that time she also gave birth to her son, Hayes, and worked on her sixth studio album, Humble Quest. Both […]
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Koffee Carries Jamaica’s Warmth Worldwide
Blessings, yes I can hear you,” Koffee says as she connects to our Zoom call from Jamaica. The simple greeting, in contrast to the typical North American “hi, how are you?”, expresses Koffee’s organic desire to give thanks embedded in her code as a person and her lyrics as an artist. It’s also the start […]
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Foo Fighters Take a Trip to Studio 666
Fortunately, I’ve never had Lionel Richie come in and fucking scare the shit out of me,” Dave Grohl says to me via Zoom referencing a scene in the Foo Fighters’ new horror film, Studio 666, set to release on February 25th. The film begins with the band being pressured by their label’s chief executive (played […]
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BEAM Bridges The Gap Between Decades & Genres
You know when you hit a real breaking point in your life? Your back’s against the wall and you’re like man I have nothing to lose type of vibe,” BEAM softly says to me over Zoom from his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The breaking point he’s referring to was in his early 20s when […]
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