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Cities Aviv – “Neutralizer” & “Graced And Blessed”

Cities Aviv has been an interesting, hard-to-pin-down presence in indie hip-hop for a few years now, pairing his shout-rap flow with highly textured electronic production that alternates between warm psychedelia and harsh distortion. Since the release of last year's Come To Life, he's been keeping himself busy lending his production talents and some More »

By: Peter Helman / February 26, 2015

Antwon – “Kyocera” (Prod. Cities Aviv)

If you aren't listening to Fucked Up frontman Damian Abraham's Turned Out A Punk podcast, you probably should be. It's a series of conversations with fascinating creative types about their experiences growing up with punk and hardcore, and these people have some stories. In the most recent episode, Abraham talks with Antwon, the L.A.-based… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 8, 2015

Mykki Blanco – “Moshin’ In The Front” (Feat. Cities Aviv)

Mykki Blanco has announced the release of Gay Dog Food, a new project that's out at the end of the month. It features collaborations with Kathleen Hanna, Cakes Da Killa, Katie Got Bandz, and more. "Moshin' In The Front" is the first song we've heard from the release and it's an oppressive, noisy number featuring… More »

By: James Rettig / October 14, 2014

Cities Aviv – “Don’t Ever Look Back” Video

While Cities Aviv's last video saw him surrounded by friends, the video for "Don't Ever Look Back" finds the producer completely alone and vulnerable. The clip, directed by Rimar Villaseñor, mainly converses in flashing lights and shades of grey. "This piece was meant to speak as a coordination between the internal and extraterrestrial nature… More »

By: James Rettig / January 14, 2014

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Typically, in this space, we do the week as a Thursday-to-Thursday thing, and we wait a week to consider any videos that come out the same Friday as this column runs. As you may have noticed, one Beyoncé Knowles happened to give us a new "visual album," with 17 new music videos, just last… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 13, 2013

Cities Aviv – “URL IRL” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Around this time last year we awarded Cities Aviv's Black Pleasure Mixtape Of The Week. Before exploring that "stark and unforgiving" release, Tom described the Memphis rapper/producer like so:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 9, 2013

Antwon – “Still Guarded” Video

Last year, the San Jose rapper Antwon made a name for himself with his End Of Earth mixtape. Later this month, he'll follow it up with a new one called In Dark Denim, and first single "Still Guarded" is a fashionably decaying, noisy thing with production from fellow punk-reared rapper Cities Aviv. RomofaceMore »

By: Tom Breihan / February 1, 2013

Mixtape Of The Week: Cities Aviv Black Pleasure

First up: If anyone released a worthy rap mixtape in the past seven days, I haven't been able to find it. The closest thing would be Trina's Back 2 Business, which French Montana "executive produced," and which sounds pretty much the way a middling French Montana mixtape would sound if French had a more… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 5, 2012

Download Cities Aviv Black Pleasure Mixtape (Stereogum Premiere)

On 2011's Digital Lows, Memphis rapper Cities Aviv established himself as something of an oddity in the landscape; while he can clearly rap, he showed off an ear for unusual textures that sync up with his forceful flow. On his new mixtape, he wades deeper into the noise; naturally he's calling it his More »

By: Corban Goble / November 14, 2012

Cities Aviv – “G A L L E R Y G U R L Z” (Prod. Star Slinger)

Cities Aviv is a Memphis rapper who projects regular-dudeness even as he throws bits of goopy psych and noise-rock into his productions. Star Slinger is a British producer whose tracks flirt with hazy bass-music ideas while still maintaining a Southern rap thump. These guys, then, are natural fits for one another, and it's nice to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 4, 2012

Lushlife – “She’s A Buddhist, I’m A Cubist (Remix Feat. Angel Deradoorian, Cities Aviv, G-Side, Big Baby Gandhi, Deniro Farrar, KDz Kenny Dennis)”

Here's a remix of Philly rapper Lushlife's Plateau Vision cut "She's A Buddhist, I'm A Cubist," a track that's given a lush, spirited reimagination thanks to help from folks like Angel Deradoorian, Big Baby Gandhi, and G-Side. It's also about as twice as long as the original, which also features like-minded voyager Cities Aviv. More »

By: Corban Goble / June 12, 2012

Cities Aviv – “Normal Immortal”

Last year, the Memphis indie-rapper Cities Aviv broke out with Digital Lows, a plainspoken, psychedelic online album. Today, we've got a new track from him called "Normal Immortal," and it's a pretty significant departure, a brief and furious punk-rap track that verges on Death Grips levels of bellowy bile. Download it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 30, 2012

Cities Aviv – “Wet Dream”

Memphis's Cities Aviv creates dense, style-sampling rap music and his new song, "Wet Dream," is another example of his experimentation with unconventional production, beats teeming with texture as Cities flaunts a hypnotizing flow pattern. It certainly can fall under the veil of "cloud rap," but it's a little edgier and sharper on the edges. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 7, 2011