Matthew E. White and his studio team dissect some choice productions with a track-by-track lightning round, and talk songwriting with eccentric LA-via-Queens wordsmith Mac DeMarco.
From Harry Nilsson’s appropriately political “Beehive State” and Pet Sounds’ jangly “I Know There’s An Answer” to the Jay Z classic “Big Pimpin’‘” and D’Angelo’ …
By the way, that's how you use an MPC, courtesy of Erick Sermon.
What exactly is the "John Cage method"? Hint: it's related to the I Ching.
Listen to this supreme tribute to Charles Stepney, then [learn]((http://daily.redbullmusicacademy.com/2016/02/key-tracks-earth-wind-and-fire-thats-the-way-of-the-world) how he shaped Earth, Wind & Fire's "That's The Way Of the World."
Revisit Matthew's interview with the Meters' George Porter, Jr. for the Spacebomb Sound's special on New Orleans music.
Watch Kendrick Lamar's insane video for "For Free?"
Listen to the debut EP from Beach Fossils frontman Dustin Payseur's other project Laced, over at his label Bayonet Records' website.
For more on Bob Dylan, read Bard scholar Greil Marcus' Harvard lecture on "The Ballad of Hollis Brown".
Van Dyke Parks on Brian Wilson's mastery of the control room during the recording of the Beach Boys' classic "Good Vibrations."