Interview: Multi-Instrumentalist + Producer Alice Ivy

Out tomorrow, "Don't Sleep" features countless collaborations and amplifies less-heard voices

Two years ago, Australian musician, songwriter and producer Alice Ivy (aka Annika Schmarsel) released her acclaimed debut album, I’m Dreaming—an ethereal, textured, synth-heavy record concurrently tranquil and dynamic. Tomorrow she shares Don’t Sleep, her second full-length album, consisting of songs crafted all over the world—from London to Los Angeles, Toronto to Sydney—with an endless parade of rappers and singers. Featuring the gauzy “In My Mind” with Ecca …

Interview: Recording Artist Bruno Major

From literary lyrics to precise production, an in-depth discussion with the singer-songwriter and musician

To read the track list of British singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer Bruno Major‘s brand new album, To Let A Good Thing Die, offers a hint not only of what listeners will find there but also of the spirit and character of the recording artist himself. “Old Soul,” “Old Fashioned” and “I’ll Sleep When I’m Older” tease to a fixation with time and there’s a reason …

Interview: Recording Artist Naeem

Formerly known as Spank Rock, Naeem Juwan sees his newest record as an opportunity to reflect and grow

Baltimore-born Naeem Juwan (who began as part of the duo Spank Rock, then retained the name Spank Rock as a solo artist, and now records as Naeem) never intended to shed his initial moniker. Spank Rock albums released in 2006 and 2011 and EPs in 2007, 2012, and 2014 established a specific style: raucous, club-influenced party rap. But, Naeem grew, and his interests shifted. Public perception, however, …