HASH Interview: sami.the.great

July 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

sami.the.great

By M. Sean Ryan

In January Sami Akbari emerged with a sticky stripe of ballads: sweetly sung, buoyed by the zest and harmonies of 1960s girl-groups, and wrapped in an acoustic intimacy akin to soloists like Jenny Owen Youngs. They’re collected together by sami.the.great (Bold Love), the pint-sized singer-songwriter’s debut under her current pen name.

 How did you land on sami.the.great?

I got to a point where I didn’t want to do Samirah Akbari because there are so many singer-songwriters out there that are just their names. [In Arabic] my last name means ‘the greatest.’ So I’m still going by Sami Akbari, but kind of a translation. It was also a kind of challenge to myself, like, “Now you’re playing under sami.the.great. You have to make people think that.”
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Video for “Dangling Teeth” by Kelli Scarr (Silence Breaks)

July 3, 2012 § Leave a comment

Happy 4th! The new video for Kelli Scarr’s “Dangling Teeth” will wrap you in Americana.

Count on hearing more from her with our upcoming issue!

HASH Magazine Wins Mag+ App Contest!

July 2, 2012 § Leave a comment


A big thanks again to all of who voted for HASH in the People’s Choice contest, recently hosted by Mag+. And a huge thanks to Mag+ for selecting our app the winner in its Music and Movies Category.

Stream “Won’t Get Lost”: New Aston Shuffle Mixtape… For An Hour

July 2, 2012 § Leave a comment

Aston Shuffle new mixtape HASH Maazine

credit: Ben Sullivan

Dropkick-start your week with this sublime mixtape The Aston Shuffle recently dropped. Won’t Get Lost (the tape) expands a namesake EP the Australian DJ duo released back in May, also on New York-based dance label Plant Music, and is an hour-long confection of house remixes that only digs deeper and grinds harder as it wears on.

Blast, pump and enjoy it, all week long.


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