Artist: 
Twiztid
Label: 
Majik Ninja Entertainment

As someone who had a childhood under the imposing figure of a self-proclaimed juggalo father, I've been more or less subject to listening to ICP, Twiztid, and most of Psychopathic Records for the majority of my early life. Not quite a pleasant experience, but in regards to this single, I'm glad for the past experience to draw from. As such, my first instinct when listening to this track was that it wasn't at all the Twiztid I knew.

Sounds Like: 
ICP
Sounds Like: 
Boondox
Name: 
Kenny Bartz
Date Reviewed: 
03/21/2017
Artist: 
Once Human
Label: 
earMusic

I was truely glad to come upon such a fantastic example of modern day metalcore and local music. Once Human's album Evolution is one of the few metalcore albums I've listened to that truely encapsulates the feelings behind metal music and the aggression the artists seek to perfect, in terms of cadence, continuum, and rhythmic sound. The album begins with a wonderful introduction, with heavy riffs and mixed melodic sounds, it gives one a true sense of the word metalcore and also encompasses much of the sound one can expect in the album.

Sounds Like: 
System Divide
Sounds Like: 
Machine Head
Name: 
Kenny Bartz
Date Reviewed: 
03/21/2017
Artist: 
Kill the Precedent
Label: 
Minus HEAD Records

Kill the Precedent's recently released EP, Some Version of the Truth is an interesting collection of songs. It features seven tracks and each one is hard-hitting and relentless in terms of vocals and instrumentals. The vocals are mainly unclean and occasionally feature chanting but the way they are delivered is very appealing to me. The vocals in Some Version of the Truth have a more punk style to them compared to metal which is something I really enjoy.

Sounds Like: 
26000 Volts
Sounds Like: 
Deathlist 5
Name: 
Danielle Perry
Date Reviewed: 
03/21/2017
Artist: 
Lil Uzi Vert
Label: 
Self-released

Only 4 tracks on this mixtape, sure to make you headbob and have a few laughs. This was put out as just a bit of tease as Luv Is Rage 2 is still in production with an unknown release date. Don't be surprised if you still cant understand what he's saying, it should be a norm at this point if you're listening to this stuff. It's okay it still bangs, first track is probably the best, its got some cool pads with the choir in the background. Nothing really stands out, its worth listening to, but it might not be in your playlist for long, maybe not until 2.0 comes.

Sounds Like: 
Lil Yachty
Sounds Like: 
Young Thug
Name: 
Alex Paris
Date Reviewed: 
03/21/2017
Artist: 
Future
Label: 
Epic Records

Future doing what he does best, throwin bangers! This album came out of nowhere, no ads, not big hype, just a fat album with some great tracks. The percussion is nasty, its grimy, its hard, its everything this east coast ATL rapper is about, just making you feel badass. Songs like Rent Money has some killer savage lines and POA just lays down a hard trap beat. One of my favorite tracks, Mask Off, is an amazing production with a sweet flute sample and a catchy flow. I would be surprised if this doesn't make it to the charts.

Sounds Like: 
Gucci Mane
Sounds Like: 
Drake
Name: 
Alex Paris
Date Reviewed: 
03/21/2017

SHAED Interview @ SXSW

Our own DJ Amanda sat down with SHAED at the 2017 SXSW Music Festival to chat about music production, their debut EP "Just Wanna See", and what's to come! Listen below and follow the band @shaedband on social media! 

https://soundcloud.com/kamp-student-radio-1570am/shaed-interview-sxsw

Artist: 
Be Charlotte
Label: 
AWAI/Kobalt Label Service

One Drop EP by the Scottish singer-songwriter, Be Charlotte, is definitely refreshing to the ear. The songs are super fun and catchy to listen to. Be Charlotte songwriting is exceptionally good. She brings the lyrics of "Discover" and "Machines That Breathe" alive, the title speaks for itself as to what the song will sound like. "Discover" is a more upbeat and hopeful song, and "Machines That Breathe" brings out a more fascinated and curious sound.

Sounds Like: 
Lisa Mitchell
Sounds Like: 
Pumarosa
Sounds Like: 
La Roux
Name: 
Joann Kohng
Date Reviewed: 
03/21/2017
Artist: 
Ryme
Label: 
Tinderbox Music

Voices is the sophomore EP of Seattle native, Ryme. While this EP has only six tracks, it's full of unique sounding grunge bangers and experimental sounds. Each track is nothing short of fucking lit, and will leave you wanting more than a short EP. Because of the diverse and unique sounds of the EP, it's helpful to step back and evaluate each track before seeing the EP as a whole.

Sounds Like: 
Schoolboy Q
Sounds Like: 
Flatbrush Zombies
Name: 
Ali Shareef
Date Reviewed: 
03/21/2017

McDowell Mountain Music Festival

Acts: 
Flume
Acts: 
The Shins
Acts: 
Grouplove
Acts: 
Chromeo
Acts: 
DJ Mustard
Acts: 
Lettuce
Acts: 
Gov't Mule
Concert Date: 
Fri, 03/03/2017
Location: 
Hance Park, Downtown Phoenix, AZ

McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2017 was 100% a hit. This vibrant festival has been popping since 2004 with big names like The Flaming Lips, Porter Robinson, The Avett Brothers, and more. This local grassroots festival is one of Arizona's modern gems. Because of how well organized the event is and the popularity of the headliners, this festival brings out festival-goers of all ages. Additionally, the dedicated local artist stage and time slots really accentuate its unique Arizona flavor. M3F is a continuing hit and I am excited to see it continue to grow. 

Reviewer: 
Nick Ziolkowski
Artist: 
Valfreya
Label: 
Independent

Promised Land is viking metal band, Valfreya's newest release which has 12 songs on it. I already like viking metal and female vocals so I was already pretty excited for this album and I really wasn't disappointed. The songs are all interesting and engaging and combine both female and male vocals to create unique songs. Some have both and some have one or the other. I really enjoyed the female vocals and loved when classical instruments were incorporated into the songs.

Sounds Like: 
Nordheim
Sounds Like: 
Korpius
Name: 
Danielle Perry
Date Reviewed: 
03/20/2017