Silky reggae vocalist Notch, from ‘90s dancehall duo Born Jamericans, has been making the rounds on his own for the past several years, and going solo hasn’t hurt him one bit. As his new album, Raised By The People (on Cinco Por CInco), testifies, the honey-throated crooner is both artistically versatile and vocally pitch-perfect.Read more »
Natalie Beridze, also known as Tusia Beridze, or TBA, doesn’t spend a lot of time worrying about her many aliases. Instead, she’s been literally holed up in a bunker-based studio in the former Soviet republic of Georgia making evocative, often heartbreaking glitchy techno. With three previous, critically-acclaimed albums on Thomas Brinkmann’s Max.Ernst label, Beridze has once again eclipsed her own best work on her most dazzling recording to date, The Other.Read more »
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Def Jux’s most popular MC takes angst and unrest to Europe.
09/27 Antwerp, BE: Trix
09/29 Dublin, UK: Temple Music Bar
10/01 Leeds, UK: Faversham
10/02 Manchester, UK: Roadhouse
10/03 Brighton, UK: Digital
10/04 London, UK: Scala
10/05 Glasgow, UK: King Tut's Wah Wah Hut
After touring relentlessly with Bay Area noise-rockers Deerhoof and releasing Calamity (Asthmatic Kitty) with his new full-time band, The Curtains, Oakland, CA-based Chris Cohen is ready to give his side project du jour, Cryptacize, some attention.Read more »
Producer and musician “Computer Paul” Henton–who has worked with everyone from Sizzla and Mr. Vegas to Jimmy Cliff and Eek-A-Mouse–has been honored with a double-platinum record for his work on Akon’s “Mama Africa.” The track is featured on Akon’s double-platinum-selling album Konvicted. Henton played the keyboards on the Bobby “Digital” Dixon–produced tune.
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