Voltage Music, which was co-founded in 2001 by DJ Tomas (a.k.a Double Identity and Dub I.D.) and XLR8R founder Andrew Smith (a.k.a Professor Smith and Jackie’s Army), has spent the last eight years releasing West Coast dub, broken beat, electro, and dubstep tunes. Read more »
It's been nearly 40 years since Florian Schneider and Ralf Hütter first joined forces and began making the music Kraftwerk would eventually become famous for, but from here on out, it seems that Hütter will be carrying the torch solo. Recent reports across the web, not to mention an announcement on the official Kraftwerk fan site, state that Schneider has finally called it quits, thereby leaving Hütter as the only original member of the group.
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For the first video from Karin Dreijer's Fever Ray project, nothing less than creepy will do, and she doesn't disappoint on "If I Had a Heart." Besides the ominous string arrangements and eerie choral chants, we also get two kids and a torch floating down a black lake before the video cuts to an interior scene that could easily function as the set of a gothic horror flick. Andreas Nilsson—who regularly collaborates with The Knife for visuals—directed the video. Read more »
Antidotes, the debut album from Britain's lovable indie-rocking quintet Foals, was only released last March (and made it to a couple "Best of 2008" lists currently circulating the web), but the band has already announced some details on a new full-length.
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Boozoo Bajou starts off the new year armed with a brand-new album, set for release in early spring. This is the first proper full-length from the Nuremberg, Germany-based duo since 2005's Dust My Broom, and the new offering is said to be inspired less by the Cajun sounds that have marked Florian Seyberth’s and Peter Heider's earlier work and more by the acoustic musings of Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and Jackson Browne. No doubt the two have thrown some electronic elements in among the singer-songwriter influences. Read more »
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