January 3, 2008
Still Alive - spread on a slice of life
Again, it's difficult for me to hide my personally affinity for the seaside city of Portland, Maine. The streets have a certain air of possibility- where creation does not only seem possible but definite. Dipping in and out of the beer spots, roving the winding cobblestones, breathing deep of that seabreeze...the Portland experience is surely distinct. Likewise, true Maine hip hop seems to exist in some incomparable frame of the unique. Anticon vet DJ Mayonnaise presents his latest concoction, 8 years after his last solo effort. The soundscape is gripping, paralyzing, and dense while simultaneously liberating and fresh. Def head to UGHH to taste the dichotomy.