The Guardian recently published an article called “Scene and heard: Drag.” They get into the emergence of artists such as Balam Acab, Salem, oOoOO and the short history of chopped and screwed, syrupy slow hip hop and what it has morphed into in a short amount of time.

This is one of my favorite things happening in music right now. You’ve seen many of these songs and this type of music here for quite some time.

Here is a little roundup:

      White Ring - IxC999

      Salem - Tent

      Balam Acab - Heavy Living Things

      Balam Acab - See Birds

      Lil Wayne - Lollipop (Chopped and Screwed by DJ Young Redd)

      oOoOO - Mumbai

As previously reportedRobin from 20 Jazz Funk Greats has started up a new label, Tri Angle, supporting this scene. If you want to find one of the originals check out this label Disaro from Houston. Looking forward to what’s to come from all of this.

LivingEars Radio 02.27.10

Scene Not Heard is now LivingEars Radio

Tune in every Saturday night 9-10:30 MST to catch me spinning (digitally) the latest and greatest…

You can listen to a replay of the show at your convenience for the next two weeks right here.

If you will be at SXSW and want to set up an interview for broadcast on UtahFM and this site please contact me.

LivingEars Radio 02.20.10 Playlist

Bullion – Say Goodbye to What
Yeasayer – I Remember
Lemonade – Banana Republic

      Snoop Dogg - That Tree
(ftg Kid Cudi, Prod. by Diplo)
Javelin – Susie Cues
Javelin – Dep
Joanna Newsom – Does Not Suffice
White Hinterland – Cataract
Four Tet – She Just Likes to Fight
      Adventure - Lifeguarddddddd

      I AM NOXIOUS - Show You Everything

Hot Chip – Brothers
      Mathemagic - Breaststroke

      Fur - Friends of Friends

Daedelus – The Finishing of a Thing
      Fur - Swimming

      BALAM ACAB - Heavy Living Things

      Lois Magic - Dead Quiet

      Grave Babies - Eating Babies

      Grave Babies - Drugs


      Javelin - Oh Centra!
 (Read my post about Javelin HERE)