Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier, better known by tech-house fans as Booka Shade, were showered with praise from Groove, Pitchfork, and, of course, XLR8R throughout 2006. The recognition was certainly deserved, given that they’ve been crafting their particularly progressive mix of electro and techno since the mid-’90s.Read more »
Southport Weekender–hailed as one of the friendliest and most musically diverse festivals around–celebrates its 40th edition this year, and it looks like you'll have to find a scalper and lots of extra cash to attend. Tickets to the three-day event are already sold out.
A master beatsmith and lover of abstract hip-hop, Eliot Lipp joined the Hefty Records family in 2006 with his second full-length, Tacoma Mockingbird. Much touring and love from the media followed, then last October, Lipp released his 30-minute, 10-track Steel Street Scraps EP, which saw him subtly incorporate rock, electro, soul, funk, and disco into his usual sound.
Three events are planned to honor the late David "Disco D" Shayman, who passed away on January 23, 2007. He was known for his musical innovation, which eventually led him to produce beats for the likes of Trick Daddy, 50 Cent, and others, as well as his own Gringo Louco imprint.Read more »
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