Review: Daniel Hope, Escape To Paradise: The Hollywood Album


Hope’s Exceptional Musicianship Shines on ‘Escape To Paradise: The Hollywood Album ’ Daniel Hope • Escape To Paradise: The Hollywood Album • Deutsche Grammophon • US Release Date: September 2, 2014 On his latest album, Escape to Paradise: The Hollywood Album, versatile and accomplished British  violinist Daniel Hope delivers nothing short of a musical tour de…

Review: Amp Live’s ‘Headphone Concerto’ is Sweet Music to the Ears


Amp Live • Headphone Concerto • Plug Research • US Release Date: August 5, 2014 The best way to describe Headphone Concerto: ambitious. On Headphone Concerto, hip-hop producer Amp Live truly flexes his creativity and musicianship to the upmost. Mixing cues from numerous genres including classical and jazz, Headphone Concerto is genuinely something special to…

Review: The Roots, ‘…And Then You Shoot Your Cousin’


The Roots continue to ‘transcend’ the confines of hip-hop on the ambitious …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin The Roots • …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin • Def Jam • US Release Date: May 19, 2014 The notion that “hip-hop don’t stop” is certainly a true statement as the genre hasn’t really ended, but…