Far Out Recordings’ latest signing Zeep has just released its debut album, Nina Miranda and Chris Franck present Zeep. Former members of Brazilian influenced acts Smoke City and Da Lata, Zeep are inspired by a 1970s music ideology, when things were live, urgent, right-on, scruffy, funky, and folksy.Read more »
Label founder, TV personality, and radio-show host Tony Wilson has passed away at the age of 57. He was diagnosed with kidney cancer in February of this year, though the cause of death is reportedly a heart attack he suffered while undergoing treatment for the cancer.
Wilson, born in Manchester, UK, is credited as being the first person to book the Sex Pistols for a television appearance, on his So It Goes series in the late '70s. He was also one of the founders of the legendary Factory Records label and Hacienda nightclub in Manchester.
CMJ is Upon Us!
Almost, anyway. The New York City festival–a whopping 27 years old–will see Simian Mobile Disco (pictured above), Jesu, Devin the Dude, Crystal Castles, and a bunch of others invade the stage for five days, from October 16 - 20. Register by August 15 and save, uh, 19% off the $415 price tag for a badge. You do the math.
In the early ’70s, Hamburg-based Krautrock outfit Faust made history with its avant-garde, improvisational music. One signing with Polydor later, the band began to incorporate electronic cut-and-paste editing techniques, bizarre field recordings, and lush noise to its tracks, thus defining a new era of experimental music. The group eventually released the epic beast, Faust IV, on Virgin.Read more »
Transitioning from vinyl snob to digital DJ just got easier, with Native Instruments’ Traktor 3 Tutorial DVD. Featuring extensive videos that will guide novices as well as seasoned turntable pros, insider tips from DJs like Chris Liebing, and an interactive interface, this tutorial is more than just a lecture from some dude that gets paid to talk. The lengthy movie covers each function of NI’s Traktor software, from preparing improvisational loops to integrating effects and changing tempos.Read more »
Detroit-based Paul Randolph boasts quite the musical resume, which includes a stint in Sao Paulo, collaborations with Underground Resistance, Carl Craig, and John Arnold, and tracks encompassing every genre on the planet. Definitely an artist to know, for fans of all things Detroit.Read more »
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