Episode 120: TOKiMONSTA

“Bibimbap”

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Los Angeles producer and beatmaker Jennifer Lee released her first album as TOKiMONSTA in 2010. She has released music on Flying Lotus‘s label Brainfeeder, and has collaborated with Kool Keith and Anderson .Paak, among others. Her newest album, Lune Rouge, was released in October 2017. In this episode, TOKiMONSTA breaks down her song “Bibimbap,” which is named after a Korean dish.

You can get “Bibimbap” on iTunes.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

footnotes
Bibimbap
Pansori song used in episode
Short documentary on Pansori
Gayageum (traditional Korean stringed instrument)

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Episode 119: The Killers

“Rut”

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The Killers formed in Las Vegas in 2001. Since then, they’ve released five records. Their newest album, Wonderful Wonderful, came out in September 2017. In this episode, singer Brandon Flowers and drummer Ronnie Vannucci break down the song “Rut” from that album.

You can get “Rut” on iTunes.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

footnotes
The Desired Effect (Brandon Flowers’ Solo Album)
Jacknife Lee (producer)

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Episode 118: Lorde

“Sober”

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Lorde (aka Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor) is a Grammy-award winning singer, songwriter, and producer. Her second album, Melodrama, debuted at number one on the charts in June 2017 – five months before her 21st birthday. In this episode, Ella breaks down her song “Sober.” You’ll hear how it started, with the original demos she made with her co-producer Jack Antonoff, and how the song changed over the course of working on it for months and months.

You can get “Sober” on iTunes.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

footnotes
Malay (producer)
Kuk Harrell (vocal engineer)
Laura Sisk (engineer)
TNGHT

sponsors
This episode is sponsored by Lyft, Sonos (use code Song10), and ZipRecruiter.

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