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Ep. #874: Mdou Moctar

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Mdou Moctar and Mikey Coltun discuss their band’s wondrous new album Funeral for Justice, singing new songs about worldwide problems and not just in Africa, landing on an album title that tonally suits the lyrics and sound of Funeral for Justice, jet lag and feeling sleepy, why doing interviews is so important to explain Mdou Moctar songs, trust and being a better band, why their music and vocals might incorporate repetition, Mikey’s new tape label Purplish Records and Marc Masters’ book about cassette history and culture, new Mdou Moctar music and philanthropic projects, touring the world, other future plans, and much more.

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Ep. #813: Marc Masters

Marc Masters discusses his fascinating new book, High Bias –The Distorted History of the Cassette Tape, why we fixate on music formats, the democratization of sound, why cassettes are still revered and collected around the world, tapers, the Grateful Dead, and Sonic Youth, how tapes foretold modern notions of on-demand music portability, what might be next for sound carriers and makers, book tour dates, other future plans, and much more.

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Ep. #800: Buck 65

In his first interview in nearly a decade, Buck 65 explains his self-imposed exile from hip-hop and why he’s back, incredible recent albums like 2022’s King of Drums and 2023’s Super Dope and making beats in secret, giving up space for other artists, attracting the attention of a New York Yankees scout as a kid and making a triumphant return to baseball as a middle-aged man, working with Controller 7 and asking Vincent Gallo for permission to create Billy, rapping his ass off, releasing more records, his Substack, other future plans, and much more.

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