Five years have passed since six dudes with a lust for Chicago house and electro founded what has become one of the keystone labels for dancefloors across the globe. Founded by production magnates Booka Shade, DJ T, M.A.N.D.Y., and Chelonis R. Jones, Get Physical has poured out nearly 80 releases that encompass all things bouncing, funky, and consistently banging.
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Quango Records is releasing the first-ever Bob Marley remix that’s actually receiving approval from both the Marley family and Island Records’ founder Chris Blackwell–far from an easy task, given Marley’s profoundly timeless production. Fortunately, Roots, Rock, Remixed’s sole aim is to respect the original recordings, while updating them for the dancefloor–not the mass market (if that’s possible). And if the Marley family approves, the Marley family approves.Read more »
Representing the Netherlands-based collective Beat Dimensions, Hudson Mohawke joins the circle of hip-hop producers following the electro-heavy footsteps of the late J Dilla and company. "Trace" runs through synth squiggles, deep hip-hop percussion, and tons of layered effects, helping propel a scene bourgeoning with appreciation for the untapped.
Montreal’s Mutek has been going strong since 2000, and this year is no exception. Over 100 artists will converge in five separate venues over five days at the end of May. Those already initiated know what to expect, but newcomers are sure to be blown away.Read more »
Logan Hicks (a.k.a. Workhorse) has called Los Angeles home for the last seven years, and it's certainly embedded throughout his work (which includes graffiti prints and custom bandannas for XLarge, but now the artist sets his sights on New York to continue his artistic mission.
Hicks began his career as a screen-print artist, working with Shepard Fairey and Dave Kinsey in Baltimore before moving to Los Angeles to ransack the bustling urban art scene. Unfortunately, he had to sell his equipment in order to move, leading to his best-known forum: stenciling.Read more »
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