Arrested this past March for over a dozen alleged graffiti crimes, New York-based artist Alan Ket is looking at about 10 years of prison time if found guilty. Ket, who has been a part of the NYC graffiti movement since the late '80s, and who founded both Stress and Complex magazines, has no previous criminal record, only an impressive artistic resume.Read more »
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It's about time Sydney's Bang Gang Deejays (not to be confused with the Icelandic band of the same name) had a proper international release. This two-disc mix shreds through a laundry list (70 tracks!) of dance-punk and electro-house from just about every hyped artist of the last two years (which is actually a good thing).
Cut & Paste Digital Design Tournament is an annual chance for designers to compete and converse about the creative process, and the multi-city tournament is once again accepting entries for this year’s contest. Eight designers will go head-to-head, while projectors stream their live designs across the venue, and be judged by an elected panel and an internet audience. Themes are provided in advance, and participants will have 15 minutes to craft their masterpieces from scratch.Read more »
Christ. has arrived, with another venture into dance music's subconscious. Not unlike newcomers 120 Days, the Kraut-messiah lets his psychedelic inner-child loose on "Cordate." With gentle, ambient resonance and pop melodies, he may be the producer who saves your soul.Read more »
This week we celebrated freedom with Black Strobe’s Arnaud Rebotini bringing rock-and-roll back into the dark electro game with "I’m A Man.” Next, we kept the black flame burning with Blitzen Trapper’s creepy “Devil’s A Go-Go.” France’s newest Kraut-tripper Turzi offered up a lesson on how to make authentic mood music, only to lead into Matt & Kim’s (slightly annoying) Sesame Street vibes on Flosstradamus’ remix of “Yeah Yeah.” Yeah.Read more »
Dnae Beats arrived straight from b-boy central this week to school us on a new brand of soulful hip-hop. Then, Norway's Datarock brought the disco madness to our speakers and the four-man band Printer mangled rock's formula into a delightful sonic mash-up. Our man Ghislain Poirier pounded out another bass-heavy treat, and Germany's Al Haca got all sci-fi on our asses.Read more »
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