Beats sold over Soundcloud may have a huge influence on hip-hop in this day and age (if it be Chano’s will, at least), but the appeal of in-person, local, on-the-ground collaboration is tenacious. It certainly shows in Madison’s hip-hop output, where producers ranging from young upstart Engelwood to platinum-certified DJ Pain 1 keep a hand […]
On this week’s podcast, we take a brief look at a few recent releases that have made 2017 another interesting year for Madison music so far. The selections range from hip-hop to ambient music to scuzzy punk. Here’s where to find releases mentioned in this episode: Brian Daly, Luminous Ra’Shaun, “No Questions” Corridoré, Demo Golpe […]
Earlier this week, we at Tone Madison rounded up our favorite music that Madison artists released during 2016. We published our top 20 Madison records of the year list, and a longer list of honorable mentions. Several Tone Madison contributors helped pick the list and write about why we chose the releases that we did. Three of […]
(WORT) — This week we cover President Obama’s trip to Milwaukee, Governor Walker at CPAC, The Frequency’s one-year ban on Hip Hop, and an early season opener for Madison’s new skate park.
(WORT) — The downtown Madison music venue The Frequency has announced that it will take a one-year break from booking hip hop shows. Dylan Brogan talked with Tone Madison’s Scott Gordon about the intense debate surrounding the decision.
Tone Madison‘s Scott Gordon sits down with Madison-based MC Rich Robbins and several of his collaborators to discuss the ambitious show they’re plotting for February 26 at the Memorial Union Play Circle. Dubbed Nimbus 2.0, the show will revisit Robbins’ 2015 album Nimbus with a Madison-centric cast of guest MCs and musicians. Subscribe to the Tone Madison/WORT-FM podcast […]