This is an artist that popped up in my Spotify, and I just knew I had to write about his music. His music falls into a cool category known as “Trip Hop,” which is an electronic take on an old school Hip Hop beat/sound. Trip Hop has roots in the UK, and it is as chill as it sounds. This could either be the kind of music you bob your head along to while cruising down the street, or the music you listen to while you’re laying in bed staring at the ceiling. It all depends on the mood of the song and what kind of Trip Hop it is. Milk has a really wide range in his music as some of it has Jazzy/Bluesy elements to it (Wet Glass), whereas some of his other songs have more of an emotional feel (Regret). He is a Los Angeles based musician with a cool sort of lo fi sound that you can really vibe with in any scene. I like to listen to him when I’m cruising on a longboard because his music really helps me find my inner peace/ makes me feel like I’m in a cool Tony Hawk Pro Skater game. Seriously, those games always had the best music… Anyway check out some of Milk’s stuff below and enjoy!
Well for starters, Maggie Rogers is a 1994 baby like myself, so thats great… that makes me smile. Maggie Rogers is a new type of artist that has a style unlike any that I’ve heard before. She unleashes your inner wanderer with her cool, moving beats that have elements of nature in them. Her songs make you feel like you’re dancing around a campfire on a hippie nature quest you went on to find yourself. These songs awaken that part of you that wants to throw your phone in the ocean and live life off of the grid. Honestly, I’ve looked into finding a secluded cabin in the woods to live in, but let’s just say Craigslist is pretty scarce when it comes to finding an introvert’s paradise. I guess I’ll just have to stick to renting out shitty rooms by my school for now. Ok, back to the matter at hand here: Maggie Rogers. Her music really took off after her song “Alaska” was played for Pharell at an NYU master class (Pharrell NYU Master Class). Her songs are a great blend of folk with a little hint of pop. Her sound is definitely something the music world has been craving. Here’s her new EP:
A little fun fact about Maggie Rogers as well, she started out doing folk music with her main instrument being the banjo. That explains why her acoustic session of her single “Alaska” just sounds so right (Maggie Rogers Acoustic). She is definitely an artist to keep an eye out for.