Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New Sounds: Time for Dominique Young Unique

Seventeen-year-old Florida rapper Dominique Young Unique may not be as original as her name suggests – it’s easy to compare her sound to other alt-hip hoppers Santigold and M.I.A. – but she has reason to be confident. Only two tracks sit on her MySpace page, slinky “Hot Girl” and the more accessible “Music Time” (downloadable below) – both with a spicy, mashup-style sound from Yo Majesty’s Hard Feelings production team – but they show Dominique is an MC to watch, or at least alert Pitchfork about...

Dominique Young Unique: Music Time

And for more new sounds, make sure to subscribe to my latest podcast, JeffMix2009.10.25 (also on iTunes), featuring music from Atlas Sound, Laura Veirs, Pennywise, and The Middle East, among others.

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