James Murphy, DFA label boss and the delightfully quirky mastermind behind LCD Soundsystem, always wrote music that made folks want to party on the dancefloor, but it looks to be the first instance his musical creations will have people running for the treadmill. Thank Nike for making that happen. The sporting gear company commissioned Murphy to write a 45 minute track that would make good background music for a workout.Read more »
Infamy, latest film from Scratch director Doug Pray, premiered at 2005's RESfest Festival and detailed the lives of seven graffiti-obsessed individuals (including the hilarious Joe Connolly, who runs around LA erasing street art with the same vigor the artists have creating it). After a long wait, the film finally comes to DVD and should be one of the essential pieces of your documentary film library.Read more »
Big Rich Block Tested Hood Approved Koch
Big Rich is not just some random dude putting out another hyphy record with “E-40 presents…” attached. This is SF hip-hop free from muscle cars, silly goggles, and thizz references. Gritty rhymes, Rick Rock beats, and appearances from Sheeek Louch, J-Hood, and San Quinn make this the hardest record to come out of the bay this year.
Ghettotech trailblazer and multi-platinum producer Disco D-if you haven't kept up with the underground then you'll undoubtedly recognize his work for artists like 50 Cent-recently embarked on a new venture, his Disco Digital music house. Besides his own tracks, the business will license music out from Brazilian hip-hop group BRAZA, and the soundtrack to EA's NBA Live 07, as well as in-house licenses for MTV's The Duel: Real World Road Rules Challenge.Read more »
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