Our Week In Music: Broken Beat, Actual Live Performances, & Musician Interviews

In case you couldn’t keep up with the musicians, bands, and artists we’ve been throwing at you all week, here’s a quick recap…


This week, on The Music Meetup, Elena Childers chatted with a DJ WheelUP from West London. He explained what broken beat is and chatted new music. Plus, you can listen to his newest EP Wanezi in full.


For our BTR Live Studio (at Home), Bryan Bruchman chatted with Sam Burton, an indie-folk musician originally from Utah, now living in LA. They spoke back when Sam was on the road back from Austin to LA, and chatted about the record, hanging out on a pecan orchard, and the effect that moving to LA has had on his songwriting and life in general.


We also had another episode of When We See Each Other. Host Nikkiesha McLeod interviewed the rapper Billy Dean Thomas, born in Harlem, but now living in Boston. We also heard a few tracks off their new EP For Better or Worse, which is available on all platforms now.


Plus, on another BTR Live Studio (at Home) Crazy DJ Bazarro talks with rapper GangaLee. From Jamaica to the Bronx, GangaLee’s been Hip-Hop influenced her whole life and has tons of history from being an MC to running DOE Records. She joined Crazy DJ Bazarro to tell her story and share a raw at-home performance.


Finally, our Top Artist of the Week is Death Valley Girls! We listened to their newest album, Under The Spell of Joy the most this week—out now on Suicide Squeeze.




You can also watch exclusive performances from our latest BTR Live Studio (at Home) sessions with Sam Burton and GangaLee right here, with a previously unreleased At-Home Live Studio with Looms from back in August:



Our week started with photos from Brooklyn’s Sultan Room #LiftEveryVote live performances. They filmed several NYC bands on their rooftop called Turk’s Inn to encourage everyone to vote. They called it #LiftEveryVote and it was the first live show our music journalist has been able to experience in-person since February.


We also debuted soulful teen Ceci Leon’s first original song “Make It Easy.” This Florida teen’s vocals had us feeling smooth and wanting to groove.


Another premiere had grave flowers coming alive in the music video for Color Tongue’s “Garden.” The NYC group showed you that life can be celebrated even when you’re surrounded by death.


Our last premiere for the week features garage rockers The Unders. They’ve created a cool-guy anthem called “He Combs His Hair & Brushes His Teeth.” It’s hard to define cool, but somehow The Unders successfully made a very clearly cool tune.


Finally, go check out the written Music Meetup feature on DJ WheelUP from West London. He defined broken beat and we listened to his newest EP, Wanezi, which is an insanely danceable EP that features Alabama rapper Brint Story.


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