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All I Need Is One

All I Need Is One

We recruited all of the best talent at this year’s CMJ Marathon to find out one thing. What is the one item they can’t live without?

Sweater Beats
Sunday, October 21st – Atrium/Kith NYC
New York’s future funk-hop
Photos By: Ruben Henriquez

Why we loved him at CMJ: Drippy, sexed-up synths that dance the line between hip hop and future garage melt beneath Ginuwine, Mariah Carey and Destiny’s Child samples, making for refreshing updates on Top 40 hits. But what what really strikes a chord is how Antonia Cuna aka Sweater Beats weaves in his original productions. Taking his slow jam bedroom aesthetic to the dancefloor, Sweater Beats creates a live set that’s full of bangers, most of which you’ve probably never heard before, but can’t stop bobbing your head to.

Photo of Sweater Beats with his essential item for Mass Appeal's All I Need Is One series, shot by Ruben Henriquez.
Photo of Sweater Beats with his headphones for Mass Appeal's All I Need Is One series, shot by Ruben Henriquez.

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All I Need Is One:
“Since moving to New York a few years back, I’ve found that having headphones on hand for long train rides is kind of a necessity for me. I think train rides are the best time for me to really ponder, and having headphones on helps to filter external distractions. A lot of the decisions I make for tracks are made on these long rides, where I have nothing else to do but listen and think.”

Photo of Sweater Beats amongst the NYC streets for Mass Appeal's All I Need Is One series, shot by Ruben Henriquez.