Not brand new but definitely worth checking out for those of you who haven't is Stones Throw's Chrome Children compilation, released in 2006 and featuring the likes of Madlib, MF Doom, J Dilla, Oh No, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Dudley Perkins, and many more of the label's stars.
For the last decade, London's Photographic Youth Musical Culture Archive (PYMCA) gallery has documented global youth cultures from the 60's to the present, focusing on the music and fashion that has shaped these movements. For its latest exhibition, Hair Today...Gone Tomorrow, the trendy gallery turns to another element of such cultures, namely hairstyles. Beginning this month Londoners can witness the changing do's of the world's youth culture, from 60's mod styles to mohawks.
Adult.'s Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller reverted to being a duo with last year's departure of Samuel Consiglio, a change that's evident in their fourth longplayer Why Bother? It's not that we ever had anything against Consiglio, or 2005's Gimmie Trouble. But the band's latest effort feels, as a whole, like a more cohesive unit of work, and emblematic of the duo's quirky personalities.Read more »
Absinthe parties (at least in the U.S.) are unfortunately still a rare occurrence, but the latest accessory from Sympathy for the Devil might change that by imprinting the drink in the minds of trendsetters through jewelry. The online marketing company is selling the ultimate accessory for absinthe enthusiasts, courtesy of a collaboration between BiJules NYC and Dust La Rock.
Chances are, you've heard RJD2's work without even knowing it, so prolific has his production been in the last few years. Since 2001 the instrumental hip-hop producer has been sending his beats out to the far ends of the music world, releasing tracks on Definitive Jux, Decon, and Chocolate Industries, to name a small fraction of the labels he's worked with. In the last year alone he's produced tracks for videogames, DVDs, Aceyalone, as well as his own Soul Position group.
- December 31: Chrome Children Tour US
- December 31: John Tejada Releases Cleaning Sounds Is A Filthy Business
- December 31: Luciano Releases Child Of A King, Tours North America
- December 31: Plant Music To Release label compilation
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