STN MTN/Kauai – Childish Gambino

Today we’re gonna go back to 2014 when Childish dropped two EP’s, one titled STN MTN exclusively on Datpiff and the other as Kauai on all major streaming platforms. Two completely different EP’s dropped within minutes of each other that when put together make Childish’s STN MTN/Kauai masterpiece. The names of the EP’s have a lot to do with the sounds that follow. Childish was born in … Continue reading STN MTN/Kauai – Childish Gambino

Beat Tape 2 – Tom Misch

Beat Tape 2 is Toms third project after his recording debut in 2014. I say recording debut because although he’s been making music all of his life, and releasing instrumentals on Soundcloud since 2012. I chose Beat Tape 2 because of a personal connection I have with this EP. As we know from my review of Geography, I’m a major Misch fan, really can’t get enough … Continue reading Beat Tape 2 – Tom Misch

The Essentials – Johnny Cash

This week I wanna take it back not only to 2005, when The Essentials was released – but to anywhere from the year he started in 1955 until the year he died in 2003. Johnny Cash is legendary, as well as one of my grandparents’ many favorite musicians. Unfortunately for my family, but fortunately for my grandpa…my grandma passed a few days ago at the … Continue reading The Essentials – Johnny Cash

Resurrection – RudeManners

It’s a new year at Colossus Music! That being said, I wanted to kick off the 2019 vibes by talking about an extremely talented artist and actually one of my friends who goes by RudeManners. Dalton Mannerud (Mannerud…RudeManners) is a 22-year-old Lo-Fi artist from Windham, New York. To say he’s groovy is an understatement, my dude has an insane mind and to hear and see … Continue reading Resurrection – RudeManners

JMax Top 5 of 2018

What a rollercoaster this year has been, huh? Especially for music. 2018 was a lot of things for music. We lost some great artists, we lost some not-so-great artists. Regardless their deaths caused waves in the music scene. We were also given a huuuge amount of new content! 2018 was really all-in-all a great year for music for everyone (I think). Every genre was productive … Continue reading JMax Top 5 of 2018

In Context- The Palmer Squares

First off, major thanks to my day one boy Chis for showing me The Palmer Squares. That being said, let’s set the scene with a quote by Acumental from “Whatever Makes You Happy” that pretty much sums up The Palmer Squares: “Term and Ac been emancipated by a rather enchanting imagination…” Term and Ac a.k.a Terminal Knowledge and Acumental a.k.a The Palmer Squares are a … Continue reading In Context- The Palmer Squares

Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life

It’s so painfully hard to even begin conceptualizing putting 3 hours of pure love into a 600-1200 word blog post. The statement “A Celebration of Life” is only the framework of what this beautiful memorial of Mac Miller turned out to be. What I watched was better described as a three-hour collaboration of eighteen beautiful memorial performances, as well as dozens of guest appearances in … Continue reading Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life

Geography- Tom Misch

I’m so proud to be able to not only talk about but really get into the international treasure that is Geography. I say international because the man who created this masterpiece was born and raised in London. Tom Misch is a vocalist, a multi-instrumentalist musician excelling in jazz guitar, as well as his own producer. Tom began releasing music on SoundCloud in 2012 and finally in 2018 … Continue reading Geography- Tom Misch

Cabin by the Sea – The Dirty Heads

I want to start this off by saying if you don’t know The Dirty Heads, you should get to…really well. The Dirty Heads are hard to categorize into one genre because they cover a multitude of genres within their unique and soothing sounds. But, I guess the best way to sum these guys up is a delightful blend of Reggae, Hip Hop, Alternative Rock, and … Continue reading Cabin by the Sea – The Dirty Heads