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Lotus Bootleg

Lotus Bootleg

Erez Dessel, Audio Editor October 5, 2015

“Lotus Bootleg,” released by rapper Jonwayne about three years ago, is the type of song that is beautiful for its simplicity rather than for a flashy aesthetic. Half of the beauty in this track comes...

Building a Ladder

Building a Ladder

Erez Dessel, Audio Editor September 30, 2015

For this year's first Song of the Day, I would like to start off with a song that displays the best of what today's music scene has to offer. "Building a Ladder," by Hiatus Kaiyote gives you the feeling...

E Go Betta

E Go Betta

Erez Dessel May 23, 2015

All aboard the groove train. Today’s song of the day is “E Go Betta” by afrobeat savant Dele Sosimi. Sosimi originally played keyboards with the legendary Fela Kuti, but now leads his own band, and...


Erez Dessel May 21, 2015

Where would we be without all the weird, unconventional songs that bands like to slip into their discography? Probably nowhere, as it is those same weird songs that inspire other artists to push the boundaries...

Belong to the World

Erez Dessel May 11, 2015

Today’s carefully curated Song of the Day is “Belong to the World,” by Oddisee. This track was painstakingly chosen by analyzing crucial factors such as “drivability,” “bumpability,” and...

Miss Understanding

Miss Understanding

Erez Dessel, Audio Editor April 23, 2015

Here at Song of the Day, we try to include a plethora of genres in our selections. However,  one genre in particular has been left out far too often, the genre of jazz. Luckily, Los Angeles saxophonist...

Knee Deep

Erez Dessel, Audio Editor April 2, 2015

I’ve never really been one for country music, but just recently, I was introduced to the aurally pleasing song “Knee Deep” by the Zac brown Band. This is the type of song that makes you want to kick...

King Kunta

Erez Dessel March 27, 2015

“Now I run the game got the whole world talkin', King Kunta//Everybody wanna cut the legs off him, Kunta.” Kendrick Lamar uses this line in the chorus of his new song, “King Kunta” off his sophomore...

I Wanna Be Like You

I Wanna Be Like You

Joel Appel-Kraut March 24, 2015

  When somebody asks me my favorite Disney movies, only a few specific ones come to mind: The Lion King, every single Toy Story movie, Finding Nemo and probably a few others. However, if someone asks...

Song of the Day

Song of the Day “Lost in the Supermarket” by The Clash

Erez Dessel March 19, 2015

Normally, if I was going to choose a song by The Clash for the Song of the Day, I would try to write about something that’s not from one of their more obvious albums, like “The Clash” or “London...

Song of the Day: Four

Song of the Day: Four “Five Seconds” by Lido and BrassTracks

Joel Appel-Kraut March 17, 2015

Kanye West has reinvented himself many times over the last 10 years. From the old-school rap of “College Dropout” and “Late Registration,” to the techno sounds of “808’s and Heartbreak,”...

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Song of The Day: “So Far to Go” by J Dilla ft. Common and D’Angelo

Joel Appel-Kraut, Dailies editor March 10, 2015

  Dedicated readers, I’m sorry for you to have to find out this way, but it appears I have made a grave mistake. Tuesday, Feb. 10 was a National Holiday, and I disrespected the entire hip-hop loving...

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