- Words: Tyra Bangs
- Label: Up Above
Rap crew the Visionaries-which consists of LMNO, Key Kool, 2Mex, Zen, Dannu and DJ Rhettmatic-remind me a lot of early incarnations of the Black Eyed Peas and Jurassic 5. They're from LA, they're multiracial, and they lay down uplifting, at times didactic lyrics over swingy, quite classic-sounding hip-hop beats-here provided by guest producers like Beat Junkie J-Rocc to Dilated Peoples' Evidence and Shape Shifters' Life Rexall. Suffice to say, if you like your breaks funk-derived and your rhymes conscious, you'll probably be feeling this. I, for one, am gonna go pop on that 50 Cent.
- September 18: New Forms Festival 2014 with Oneohtrix Point Never, Hieroglyphic Being, Helena Hauff, Madlib, and More
- September 24: Decibel Festival with Marcel Dettmann, KiNK, FaltyDL, John Roberts, Steffi, Simian Mobile Disco, and More
- October 15: Amsterdam Dance Event with Four Tet, DJ Koze, Jon Hopkins, Karenn, Ben UFO, Floating Points, MCDE, Talaboman, and More
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