Buku News: AF The Naysayer's "Parts Act 1" Reflects His Life and Times

I first interviewed AF the Naysayer in 2015 after the release of The Autodidact Instrumentals Vol. 1. The album/long EP collected tracks that began life as songs to accompany a Baton Rouge rapper, but when the project fell apart, the pieces got the opportunity to stand on their own. They had the living, breathing pocket of a J. Dilla song—an influence, AF says—and the sonic language of ’80s.

Buku 2017 Features Deadmau5, Travis Scott, Zeds Dead, Young Thug

Deadmau5, Travis Scott, Zeds Dead, Young Thug, Zhu, Tycho, Jauz, 21 Savage and Sleigh Bells are among the artists who’ll perform at the BUKU Music and Art Project March 10 and 11 at Mardi Gras World. Last year, BUKU focused on its core constituency—the electronic dance music audience—and had its strongest year yet.

AF the Naysayer Reveals the Soundtracks Behind His Soundtrack

Last year, indie producer AF THE NAYSAYER’s The Autodidact Instrumentals Vol. 1 began life as a set of beats that suddenly had to stand alone when his planned collaboration with a rapper fell apart. His affection for West Coast G-funk and new jack swing shows through in the tracks, so much so that one, “R-96,” got a second life when the Japanese rapper Shizuku Kawahara added vocals to it.

New Orleans Music Awards Become the My Spilt Milk Awards

From here on out, My Spilt Milk's New Orleans Music Awards will be the My Spilt Milk Awards. We learned today that people were confusing us with the NOLA Music Awards, which honors hip-hop and urban music in New Orleans. That kind of confusion doesn't serve either awards shows or the music community well, so we've decided to change our name. 

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