Moving on from clubby beats and auto-tuned hooks, the latest from Moosh & Twist is surprisingly hard-hitting, and it’s awesome to hear. These suburban Philly natives have already shown how much they excel in the world of pop bangers – here we see they can do the same with the more aggressive forms of hip-hop. Continue reading →
I don’t want to gush. But I’d be lying if I said that this latest collection of performances from The Key Studio Sessions wasn’t special to me.
In the past four months, I’ve recorded one of my favorite Philadelphia bands of the past 20 years – shamanistic psychedelic rock masters Bardo Pond, whose performance was a thrill – as well as one of my favorite new Philadelphia bands – the brilliant duo Girlpool, transported locally from LA this winter with a unique sound and an incredible collection of songs in tow. I also recorded a local guitar icon whose work I’ve admired since I first began covering the scene for City Paper 15 years ago, Mike “Slo-Mo” Brenner, doing a set of his raga-influenced compositions on the 22-stringed chaturangui. (Brenner also sat in on lap steel with folk outfit Kicking Down Doors.)
Folkadelphia has presented its session with Ryley Walker. The Chicago guitarist will release his sophomore LP Primrose Green at the end of March, but stopped by the WXPN studios last summer to record a few tracks as preview. You can now hear “Griffith Bucks Blues” off of the new LP (below), as well as a handful of others by visiting the Folkadelphia bandcamp page here.
It wasn’t all that long ago that DeQuincy “Moosh” Coleman McRae and Oliver “Twist” Feighan were Haverford High School kids matching up beats with their rhymes and envisioning one day when they’d be rocking massive crowds with their party-positive jams. In just about five years, OCD: Moosh & Twist has grown from being an after school hobby of two dudes who have been friends since sixth grade to becoming their legit careers. They’ve put out a string of well-received mixtapes – The Welcome Mat in 2011, The Vestibule in 2012, and Back to the Basement in 2013 – and last year dropped their first official album, Living Out Loud. Continue reading →
Support for The Key Studio Sessions, from Dogfish Head
Yep, I said it. You can see all of these big-ticket artists for free this weekend. Some big names in a such small venue, right? Well, the aim of these shows is to involve major artists with intimate concerts to join the movement to end severe poverty by 2030. Continue reading →
New York city rapper Yonas has shared a new video for “Roller Coaster” featuring our favorite local hip-hop duo, Moosh & Twist. The song is from Yonas’s forthcoming collection, The Transition. Moosh & Twist each contribute a verse to the song, and sing harmonies along to the lilting melody.
Two of our most favorite Philly rappers, Moosh & Twist, have just released a new video, “Every Single Day,” that you can watch below. The song was produced by D.K. The Punisher and the video was done by Rex Arrow. The always charismatic duo have made yet another uplifting video. Moosh & Twist are with Hoodie Allen on his Party With Your Friends tour, coming to the Electric Factory on Saturday, November 23rd.
Moosh & Twist are playing their record release party for at the TLA on Thursday, May 16th. Our favorite sons of the Philly hip-hop scene have a new album, Back To The Basement that you can listen to and download below. Go here for tickets to the show.
One of our favorite local hip-hop duos, Moosh & Twist recently released their new mixtape for free, Back To The Basement. From start to finsh, it’s the duo’s best work so far and one of the highlights on the record is the song “Top Of The World,” an inspiring tune about the duo’s rise. Moosh & Twist filmed a video for the song at the Philadelphia School – where Moosh & Twist met as first graders. Download the song (or the full album) and watch the video below.