This autumn will definitely be something to behold, as Touch and Go Records’ spazz-punk outfit Enon prepares to run through the US for a brief stint, and Matthew Dear gathers his full band to tour as Matthew Dear’s Big Hands. Also, London-based electro duo Motor brings its heavy post-industrial set to the States, and Modeselektor makes a few stops at a series of huge European fests and super clubs.Read more »
Daddy Kev and his finance Danyell Jariel are running their Alpha Pup label like a top-flight, pure-breed kennel. They’ve planned a slew of new albums from some of L.A.’s finest underground hip-hop acts, and, along with labels like Plug Research and Mush, are defining the new century L.A. sound.Read more »
One can pretty much assume at this point that Madlib will try anything production-wise. We've seen this guy tackle hip-hop, broken beat, nu-jazz, and numerous themes, including Movie Scenes, the first installment of his Beat Konducta project. Vol. 3-4 of this series sees him exploring Eastern sounds with as much gutless energy as a chef might experiment with spices. What's next? Madlib does alt-country?Read more »
Melbourne-based Muscles is Modular Records’ one-man party machine. Similar to label mates New Young Pony Club and Cut Copy, this young Australian producer brings to the table heavy electro-pop, with vocals reminiscent of Bowie and Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke. His debut single “Ice Cream” created quite a stir amongst the blog-house sect, with the catchy chants and over-produced '80s synth stabs.
Hurricane Dean passed through Jamaica on Sunday, mainly affecting the southwest of the island, although damage was reported in other areas. It’s been reported that three persons died and many fishing villages have been leveled. As result of Dean damage, national elections scheduled for August 27 have been postponed until September 3.
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