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2013 Stories by Alexis Stephens

Archives: 2014 | 2013
  • Mykki Blanco

    published December 25, 2013

    Mykki Blanco recently posted the Facebook status update, "I'm over gender. I'm into species," and paired it with an Apple Store selfie of the... More >>

  • Shabazz Palaces

    published August 7, 2013

    In the intro to “Borough Check” Digable Planet’s Ishmael “Butterfly/Ish” Butler and Mary Ann... More >>

  • Anamanaguchi

    published May 8, 2013

    Dripping with nostalgia for a childhood spent on the cusp between the 1980s and 1990s, you wonder whether Anamanaguchi’s members are even... More >>

  • Fred Falke

    published April 24, 2013

    The BMF of the “Alan Braxe and Friends” featured in the classic french house album The Upper Cuts, Fred Falke’s most... More >>

  • Mavado

    published March 6, 2013

    New Yorkers might recognize Mavado’s throat-achy posturing from 2009’s “So Special”—think Flatbush dollar vans... More >>

  • Daedelus+Salva

    published February 20, 2013

    The Difference Engine, William Gibson and Bruce Sterling' 1990 novel, spawned steampunk, thereby outfitting your local baristas with twirly... More >>

  • Los Rakas

    published January 30, 2013

    Pretty boys Raka Rich and Raka Dun of the Bay Area group Los Rakas dish out Panamanian hyphy generously topped with the duo's molasses flow. Their... More >>

  • Octo Octa

    published January 30, 2013

    Octo Octa’s 4/4 orbits near diva house and classic Chicago house, then gently gets caught in the gravitational pull of chillwave’s... More >>

  • Teengirl Fantasy+Kelela+Laurel Halo+Fatherhood

    published January 30, 2013

    Meandering through the unisex level of Spa Castle, terry-cloth-robed Teengirl Fantasy performs 2012’s Tracer in the glow of projected... More >>

  • Addison Groove

    published January 23, 2013

    The memory of reckless youth prevents me from reaching for Sparks when I’m at the bodega, even though it still has a sweet 6 percent alcohol... More >>

  • Addison Groove

    published January 23, 2013

    As Addison Groove, Tony Williams (formerly Headhunter) revels in analog frequencies—his 808 makes space breaks (ugh, sorry). Last... More >>

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