Family Affair: NorCal Hip-Hop Crew Ultimate Fantastic Drops Sophomore Stunner ‘Gadzooks’ [B.Getz on L4LM]

Ultimate Fantastic is not yet a household name, but they should be, and in short order. Boasting a colossal brand of electro bass-infused rap tunes, the idiosyncratic NorCal hip-hop collective defies genre, sets fire to preconceived notions, breaks rules, and blends soundscapes with an intoxicating spirit—a mojo that sets them light years apart from many contemporaries.

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Gone Gone Beyond ‘2030’: A Conversation With The Human Experience, David Block [B.Getz on L4LM]

Block’s international future-folk quartet Gone Gone Beyond recently released its stunning third full-length LP, 2030, to rave reviews from rabid fans and a chorus of critical acclaim.

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Upful Life’s 20 Favorite Records of 2020: Quarantine Deep Dive 365 [Reviews/Playlist]

20 favorite records reviewed, 20 more album recs, plus a smattering of singles and live sh*t. A collection of works that resonated with me most, during this complex, confounding revolution around the sun.

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The Upful LIFE Podcast- Ep.040: JONNY G. — lespecial (guitar/vocals/keyboards/samples)

JONNY G of lespecial hollers from the Music Cellar to discuss his influences, career, the band, and their fantastic 3rd LP ‘Ancient Homies’, released Dec. 2020 on Ropeadope. Episode 040 of *The Upful LIFE Podcast*!

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GOLDEN WOLF: Adam Deitch On The Philosophy & Methodology Behind ‘Age of Imperfection’ [B.Getz on L4LM]

Adam Deitch is a master of emotional instrumental collages across myriad musical projects. The erstwhile veteran is back from the lab with a phenomenal nine-track EP, Age of Imperfection. His latest offering is a solo production, released August 19, 2020 on Golden Wolf Records.

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