Far too often, I come across interviews that are little more than glamorized press releases. Feature articles read like a more filtered version of an artist’s Wikipedia pages, and any information presented is carefully curated and polished for public consumption. I understand the intention but when an artist(s) isn’t afraid of getting a little raw, […]Read More Required Reading: Run River North On Music, Friendship, and Struggling to Stay Together
I’ll admit it. I haven’t been as diligent in making sure you have some important reading to go with your scheduled regiment of a-Tunes news. Our Required Reading features were meant to alleviate that by bringing you some great contextual reads (and views) from other fine sources. So let’s just pick back up with things with this […]Read More Required Reading: Danny Chung Chops It Up with Legendary Producer Chops
Whoa. So GoPro definitely has something of a stranglehold on the Action Cam market, and a huge part of that is due to their focus on a variety of content in their marketing. I’m so glad I came across their feature on Cello Joe because the guy has a very cool skill set. Here’s a […]Read More Ever Heard of Joey Chang aka Cello Joe? Check Out His GoPro Feature
For the unaware, May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. CAPE has teamed up with Verizon to bring you a series of talent interviews, where they talk about their culture, journey, and passions and how they all come together to form their identity. A couple of the a-Tunes relevant entries in the series include Arden […]Read More Watch These Interviews by Jason Chen & Arden Cho On How Their Culture & Passions Intersect
Tsutomu Shimura is as dynamic of a musician as they come, so it’s only fitting that he wouldn’t want to be pigeon holed. You may better know him as Bay-Area artist Lyrics Born, who has never been afraid to push the boundaries of Hip-Hop and bring in elements of other genres and cultures and set it […]Read More Required Reading: “Don’t Try to Pigeonhole Asian-American MC Lyrics Born”
Rino Nakasone is one of the brightest stars of the dance world, and she’s certainly left her mark in music industries the world over. A new interview/article by Tokyo Weekender does a great high level review of Rino’s professional life – from it’s start to her semi-controversial days as a Harajuku girl to earning […]Read More Required Reading: Rino Nakasone Choreographs Her Dream Career
With SXSW firmly set in the rear view mirror, there is always so much to cover as it is always a jam-packed event. But one particularly noteworthy moment that is as a-Tunes press worthy as it could ever be is when Jin had the opportunity to reunite with an old mentor, Wyclef Jean. Clef was […]Read More Did You Watch Jin Reunite with Wyclef at SXSW?
This isn’t an incredibly long interview, but it hits a lot of the important points in just a few questions. Complex decided to check in on CL as she prepares for her upcoming US debut and picks her brain regarding the process. They talk about whether or not she’s gonna sex up her image, her […]Read More Required Reading: Complex Checks In with CL of 2NE1 and Her Upcoming US Debut
2014 was a fairly big year with Jin, with the veteran MC dropping a new album, video and amping up the media appearances. One such stop included a booking on Sway in the Morning. Well, it looks like a good connection was made because Jin was invited back for Sway’s end of the year 2014 […]Read More Did You Catch Jin Spittin’ on Sway’s Doomsday Cypher?
Far East Movement is getting ready to drop their K-Town Riot EP album tomorrow, and their new BTS series on VEVO gives a little context behind the project and the Koreatown Los Angeles neighborhood that they’ve been reppin’ since day one. In addition to the video, they have a brief interview session with LA Weekly, where the […]Read More Required Reading/Watching: Far East Movement & Friends Remember the ’92 LA K-Town Riots