THE INTERNET – SPECIAL AFFAIR

The Internet performs “Special Affair,” off their record Ego Death, live in studio after a long conversation with Intuition on the Kinda Neat podcast.

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EPISODE 90: THE INTERNET

In our 90th episode we talked to Matt Martians and Syd of The Internet before they head for a city near you on tour. Their new record, Ego Death, is a breezy dreamscape of a soul album that finds Syd more mature, more comfortable with her voice, and more revealing of her personality than their prior releases. It’s easy to pick up on why these two would work together creatively so well. Their energies almost seem opposite; Syd laid back, cool and quiet, seemingly scoping things out, while Matt is boisterous and opinionated, speaking with authority on a myriad of subjects. But the longer you talk, the more you see their dynamic occasionally flip flop and realize there’s a definitive give and take that alludes to their obvious teamwork. Hear us talk about learning as you go and improving along the way, first impressions being hard shake, and why you should be nice to venue security.

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SCALLOPS HOTEL – BOOKOO BREAD CO

Milo (as Scallops Hotel) performs “Bookoo Bread Co” live in studio after a long conversation with Intuition on the Kinda Neat podcast.

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EPISODE 89: MILO

When we last spoke to Milo (2.5 years ago already yeesh) he’d recently won the favor of his rap heroes and joined their team. At the time he was thinking of moving to LA. He eventually did, but things didn’t go quite as planned. He’s since moved back to Wisconsin and begun to regroup and rebuild. Here us talk about record label woes, neighborhood threats, and the great tape debate.

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MARC E. BASSY – LET’S CRUISE

Marc E. Bassy premieres “Let’s Cruise” live in studio after a long conversation with Intuition on the Kinda Neat podcast.

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EPISODE 88: MARC E. BASSY

This week we sat down with singer / songwriter Marc E. Bassy. I first heard of him when Kendrick tweeted a link to his East Hollywood EP. Spent the afternoon listening to it twice in a row. The record is filled with vibey stylized pop music you can tell was written by someone that grew up loving rap music. It seemed to have come out of nowhere but, like any good music story, there were many years of hard work in Marc’s story. After moving to LA from the Bay to pursue music a decade ago, getting signed, having a Top 40 song, parting ways with the band, and taking his turn writing for others, he’s found a renewed passion as an artist and EHEP is a sign of that. Hear us talk about touring frat houses to garner buzz, people quitting great jobs to join his band, and throwing a blazer over his t-shirt to play the mid-2000’s image game.

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SAHTYRE – SKELETONS

Sahtyre performs “Skeletons” live in studio after a long conversation with Intuition on the Kinda Neat podcast.

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EPISODE 87: SAHTYRE

I’ve known Sahtyre for almost a decade now. We’ve never been close, if anything there’s always been a strange tension between us, so learning about his background during our discussion was a bit of a mind fuck. His childhood was tumultuous to say the least and, while I’d heard murmurs about his upbringing, hearing the extent of some of his family’s dark moments from the source was very moving. During the convo we realize our past differences probably stem from the similarities in our character. This was a very open and cathartic conversation and, admittedly, we waited far too long to have it. Hear us talk about his drug addled early family life, starting kindergarten at age 3, and our mutual textbook need for validation.

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ROME FORTUNE – LEADERS

Rome Fortune performs “Leaders” (produced by Four Tet) live in studio after a long conversation with Intuition on the Kinda Neat podcast.

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EPISODE 86: ROME FORTUNE

This week we sat down with Rome Fortune. The Atlanta rapper was in LA to escape for a bit but, like any hard working artist, ended up in a few studios here (because sometimes it’s harder not to work). I’ll be honest: in my head with my own bias, I’d labeled him a “fashion rapper. I feared he would be snobby or overly egotistical. I was pleasantly proven wrong. Rome is jovial, warm, thoughtful, skilled and humble. He’s a true student of the game, an artist not afraid to experiment, and most importantly a rapper striving to make his music as open and personal as it can be. Here us talk about his jazz lineage, Home Depot hustles, and how the beard ended up green.

This episode is available on iTunes or Stitcher.  Remember to download the  Podcast App, and subscribe to Kinda Neat.  Leave a 5 star rating on iTunes, comment about who you’d like to see on the show, and tell a friend!

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