Tonight’s Four Ways commentary comes from DJ Pain 1 from the Urban Community Arts Network and is the second in the four-part series. DJ Pain 1 tells us why hip hop should very much be considered a part of the local, thriving arts and cultural economy… but to grow this musical arts scene, it […]
In the first of four installments of the Four Ways podcast commentaries, we’ll meet Mark Evans who is among the Madisonians who has a deep commitment to hip-hop culture. Better known as ShaH… he has been a part of a movement to bounce back from unfair bans on live hip-hop shows and has worked hard […]
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.