One of the greatest facets of being a journalist is the conversation... talking with artists and musicians about the latest news and trends as it happens. No frills. No filter. Just the nitty gritty. That’s what this is all about. Art and the people that make it.
Daniel Offner is currently an on-air radio personality with BBOX Radio in Brooklyn. He is also the senior editor at Salute Magazine and has worked for several award-winning publications all across Queens, Long Island and Westchester County. For more visitmedium.com/offner-offbeat and follow @offneroffbeat on all social media.
Brooklyn pop singer Inas X (pronounced Eye-Nez) shed her last name for the symbolic letter “X” in a stoic display of independence, empowerment, and determination… all of which she would use to write her debut single, “Love Is,” which went on to hit no. 10 on the Billboard Dance Charts, last year.
Two years ago, on the eve of his brand new album’s release, Mississippi Hip-Hop artist, David Banner, and Salute Magazine headquarters arranged an impromptu interview at 11:30 p.m., which we are now pleased to share. For more on The God Box, check out our review, and be sure to get a copy of his brand new full-length studio album, now available from A Banner Vision.
Alfa Anderson is an R&B/Dance music icon whose voice helped define an entire era of popular music, as one of the original lead vocalists of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominated Chic. Now, to the delight of fans around the world, Anderson has returned with the release of her debut solo album, “Music From My Heart.”
Tha Riot Squad was created by four young rappers from the same neighborhood, who linked up in the early 2000s to form a hip-hop supergroup the likes of which could never be duplicated. Unfortunately, the loss of Rayquan “Stack Bundles” Elliot, who was shot and killed in 2007 by an unknown assailant outside of his apartment building, and Lionel “Chinx Drugz” Pickens, who was shot and killed just three months prior to his 2015 debut album, “Welcome to JFK,” was scheduled to be released, further delayed the group’s plans to release a full-length posthumous record that would pay proper tribute to both Stack and Chinx.
Emerging young artists know that transition is an essential part of honing their craft and a necessary part of the creative process. Part of leaving yourself vulnerable means being open to criticism and change and that is exactly the kind of transformation that listeners hear on “Love Always, Mr. Right,” the brand new EP from AmirSaysNothing.
Since its release in 1997, “New Forms,” the debut album from Roni Size and UK drum and bass collective Reprazent, has been regarded as a trailblazer for the electronic music sub-genre. To celebrate the expansive 20th-anniversary reissue of the Mercury Music Prize-winning debut album, Roni Size has returned to the U.S. for his first-ever solo tour, featuring live instrumentation and new hardware.
Joan Wasser delivers a powerhouse performance with her latest work, Damned Devotion, the fifth full-length studio album by her band, Joan as Police Woman. Since its release in February, the album has quickly become one of her more celebrated records, for its captivating lyrics and darker, more dramatic sound.
Shortly after the release of her dynamic new album, which has since gone on to chart in several European countries, Wasser returned to New York City for a performance at Rough Trade Records in Brooklyn.
Salute Magazine managing editor and fashion journalist Money Jensen talks with me about travel restrictions, Biggie Smalls in the ‘90s, new music from The Deftones, and the HBO Original Documentary “Leaving Neverland.”
Cameron Dietz is an emerging singer, songwriter, and producer whose emotionally charged melodies and hooks take listeners by surprise.
His breakout single, “Hill Valley,” has already gained a lot of attention.
For the very first episode of the podcast guests Malcolm Daly and Shawn Kaiser join me for a roundtable discussion about the state of the music industry. We talk about 21 Savage, YNW Melly, The Grammy’s, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and more.