Bandcamp in 2020

For me (and no doubt many musicians around the world), Bandcamp felt like a beacon of hope amid the crushing reality of 2020. So many new rabbit holes to dive down, so many elders to speak with, so many stories to unearth before history returns to re-bury them. They kept me feeling inspired in a very debilitating time otherwise, so posting some of my favorites in one place:

On “Workaround,” Beatrice Dillon’s Imaginary Club Music Gets Fully Realized

A Brief Guide to the Music of Ann Peebles

A Guide to the Essential Al Green Deep Cuts

Before Dubstep and IDM, There Was Bleep

The Vin Du Select Qualitite Label Brings a Punk Aesthetic to Acoustic Music

In New “Stone Crush” Comp, A Definitive Introduction to Modern Memphis Soul

For Jazz Legend Gary Bartz, “Hearing is Like A Fingerprint”

On Craig Kupka’s New “Crystals” Reissue, an ’80s Ambient Hero is Reborn

A Guide to Motherfuckin’ Moodymann

A Brief Guide to the Animal Collective Discography

A Beginner’s Guide to Autechre

The New Sound of Electronic Music in Egypt