Daily Yinz – Think Good Audio – day by day

Think Good Audio's Michael Haynes was hospitalized earlier this year with a severe case of COVID-19; his October release, Breathe, wordlessly chronicles the harrowing experience. Breathe's ten tracks, each less than two minutes long, lead the listener through the doors of the ICU, past beeping ventilators and disembodied gasps for air, and into the light … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Think Good Audio – day by day

Daily Yinz – Nice Rec – Cold Blood

Producer Nice Rec, whose tag you may have seen affixed to tracks by any number of Pittsburgh rappers and singers, goes the solo route with September's Drink The Blue Sky. The album's Bandcamp page features a quote from Russian author Yevgeny Zamyatin's We, a dystopian novel whose story revolves around the inhabitants of a totalitarian … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Nice Rec – Cold Blood

Daily Yinz – Bossy – Cali Red

Rapper and producer Bossy released Bramble a few weeks back; the album is full of vivid wordplay, sumptuous beats, and seamlessly integrated features. "Cali Red" is borne along by a weathered, string-laden beat; its jittery violins and horn flourishes sound like something out of an old crime movie. If this is a Mafioso scene, Bossy … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Bossy – Cali Red

Daily Yinz – Yorel Tifsim – Sweetngood

Producer and rapper Yorel Tifsim follows last year's excellent Theresonlynow with They Call Them Nownlaters, a collection of woozy instrumentals. The music found on Nownlaters, like the backing tracks that anchored the lush, blunted raps of Theresonlynow, is incredibly tactile, like a giant bean bag chair for your senses. The mellifluous "Sweetngood" allows you to … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Yorel Tifsim – Sweetngood

Daily Yinz – Glo Phase – Into the Quartz Era

Pittsburgh producer Glo Phase follows up January's slightly psychedelic Mezzotint with a downtempo release called Pearl Diving. Even though life has gotten a biiit more stressful since Mezzotint dropped nine long months ago, Pearl Diving is a serene record, evoking the sensation of floating in a still lagoon, glittering sunlight refracted from above through layers … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Glo Phase – Into the Quartz Era

Daily Yinz – BusCrates – How Ya Gonna Do It (ft. Kate Moe Dee)

Veteran Pittsburgh producer BusCrates teases his upcoming LP, Blasting Off (Bastard Jazz), with the ebullient lead single "How Ya Gonna Do It." The song taps into the classic funk energy that hangs in the air all around us, bringing to mind images of a time (well before I was born, mind you) that featured perms, … Continue reading Daily Yinz – BusCrates – How Ya Gonna Do It (ft. Kate Moe Dee)

Daily Yinz – Ky Vöss – Masochism

Ky Vöss, a Pittsburgh artist who makes dream pop music for the damned, returns with "Masochism," the first single from the upcoming Coping Mechanisms. "Masochism" is a streamlined arrow of a song, engineered to barrel ever forward through the banks of luminous synth that surround it, an electrified bullet train made of pure pop. Vöss, … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Ky Vöss – Masochism

Ali Berger – Direct Experience

Purchase Ali Berger's Direct Experience to support the National Council For Incarcerated And Formerly Incarcerated Women And Girls. The album is a series of improvised, minimally overdubbed synth excursions, featuring shifting layers of rhythms that hiss, splash, whir, and click like a sonic Rube Goldberg contraption. Check out some tunes below and follow the link … Continue reading Ali Berger – Direct Experience

Daily Yinz – jGGZ Patel – PANDEMONIUM

Pittsburgh producer jGGZ Patel created his new album, BLACK BODY RADIATION, as a "mini opus" in response to the uprisings of the past few weeks. About the project, Patel writes, "Black-body radiation is the thermal electromagnetic radiation within or surrounding a body in thermodynamic equilibrium with its environment, emitted by a black body." As you'd … Continue reading Daily Yinz – jGGZ Patel – PANDEMONIUM

Daily Yinz – Moemaw Naedon -Sun Beam War Ship

Moemaw Naedon is a Pittsburgh rapper and producer whose new instrumental project, Dismal Spring, is heavy on the analog grit. Whenever I walk around Pittsburgh, I feel like I see Moemaw Naedon stickers everywhere I look, plastered on overpasses, lamp posts, unspecified piles of rubble, what have you. The dude is ubiquitous. Something else that's … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Moemaw Naedon -Sun Beam War Ship