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Hungriest MC in Hip-Hop | “Eggs” – Wiki

Hungriest MC in Hip-Hop | “Eggs” – Wiki

Matt Stando, Senior Staff Editor

October 8, 2019

If you ever go on r/hiphopheads or talk to a hip hop listener from the ‘90s, you will vehemently be reminded that New York rap is dead and gone. I’m sorry, but that’s a bunch of shit. Yes, it’s not exactly the same as boom-bap era hits, but rap music made by and for NYC veterans is alive and ...

Sounds of Nostalgia | “Crash Pad/King for a Day” – George Clanton & Nick Hexum

Sounds of Nostalgia | “Crash Pad/King for a Day” – George Clanton & Nick Hexum

Matt Cruz, Writer/Volunteer

October 7, 2019

George Clanton and Nick Hexum’s double single “Crash Pad/King for a Day” highlights the versatile and nostalgically ubiquitous sounds at the cutting edge of underground electronica.  Over the past few years, George Clanton has risen from a little known chillwave producer in the niche underground of elec...

Haunted By Demons | “lucy” – Soccer Mommy

Haunted By Demons | “lucy” – Soccer Mommy

Sarah Beltran, Senior Staff Writer

October 1, 2019

Sophie Allison, otherwise known as Soccer Mommy, has released her first single since her smash debut studio album Clean. Her new song “lucy” captures the same charming darkness as her previous tunes, but in a more elaborate sense. In addition to evolving her sound, she has also started exploring new ...

Angelic Trap | “holy terrain” – FKA twigs (feat. Future)

Angelic Trap | “holy terrain” – FKA twigs (feat. Future)

Sarah Beltran, Senior Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

FKA twigs has released the second single from her forthcoming sophomore album, MAGDALENE. “holy terrain” is sort of the sonic antithesis to “Cellophane,” but it expounds upon the same themes. When discussing MAGDALENE, twigs has said she “never thought heartbreak could be so all-encompass...

New Music Monday | (Sandy) Alex G, Charli XCX & More

New Music Monday | (Sandy) Alex G, Charli XCX & More

Sarah Beltran, Senior Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

Maybe it was the full moon in Pisces, or the start of the Mid-Autumn Festival, or the fact that it was the elusive yet exciting Friday the 13th, but something was in the air last week. All of these cosmic events came together to bring us one of the best new music Fridays in a minute. Amongst the...

A Moment For Soft Rock | “Valleys (My Love)” – Whitney

A Moment For Soft Rock | “Valleys (My Love)” – Whitney

Josiah Leach, Managing Editor

September 9, 2019

After three years, Chicago soft rock band Whitney have returned with a brand new album, Forever Turned Around, released on Aug. 30. Today’s Jam of the Day spotlights the song “Valleys (My Love)”, one of the album’s acoustic highpoints. Listen below. If you’re familiar with Impact’s sound,...

We Watch It For The Music | Euphoria

We Watch It For The Music | Euphoria

Matt Stando, Senior Staff Editor

September 4, 2019

Euphoria is a show I’ve been wanting to talk about since it premiered earlier this summer but I’ve been holding back on in case it turned out to be bad. However, since it has yet to disappoint and the first season just came to a close, I now feel confident in delving into it. Euphoria is a co...

Throwback Thursday | “Chocolate Matter” – Sweet Trip (2003)

Throwback Thursday | “Chocolate Matter” – Sweet Trip (2003)

Sarah Beltran, Senior Staff Writer

August 29, 2019

Living in a tech-savvy yet analog-obsessed world, musicians have learned to balance computer and instrument. This is the norm of modern music-making. However, that gap was not always so easily filled. In the ‘90s and early ‘00s, this was done by a number of more avant-garde artists from all over the world...

Rising Local Talent | “Shooting Hoops” – Bedtime Khal

Rising Local Talent | “Shooting Hoops” – Bedtime Khal

Sarah Beltran, Senior Staff Writer

August 20, 2019

In the haze of this Midwest heatwave, local artist Bedtime Khal has blessed us with a refreshing new track. Khal Malik is a recent MSU graduate who you may have spotted at local shows fronting The Plastic Bears up until now. “Shooting Hoops” is the most recent single from the Lansing-based artist...

The Coolest Backyard Concert in West Michigan | EMBER FEST 2019

The Coolest Backyard Concert in West Michigan | EMBER FEST 2019

Stephanie Stapert and George McNeill

July 28, 2019

Why local? Why indie? Every artist starts at this level when it comes to music, so why not support it? It’s also kinda our thing at Impact 89FM. Working at WDBM has allowed for a multitude of opportunities to meet, collaborate and build relationships with a variety of artists. From the bigges...

A Case Study of Controversy | “TOO DEEP TO TURN BACK” – Daniel Caesar

A Case Study of Controversy | “TOO DEEP TO TURN BACK” – Daniel Caesar

Josiah Leach, Managing Editor

July 26, 2019

It has not been a good year for Daniel Caesar.  The Canadian soul and R&B artist was scrutinized recently for comments he made defending YesJulz, a controversial online figure and personal friend of his, who made racist and offensive comments in a freestyle video. Coming to her defense (a bit ...

We Watch It For The Music | Patriot

We Watch It For The Music | Patriot

George McNeill, Assistant Program Director

July 24, 2019

Hey, internet. It’s me, George, from WDBM. Listen up. This is one of the most important articles I’ve ever written; not just because it’s grounded in love and admiration, but because I think today’s We Watch It For The Music entry is one of the most underrated gems in our society. And, in m...

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