U.K. digital-dub enterprise Universal Egg Recordings, home to Zion Train (pictured below), is back with a series of releases on a variety of formats. Over the past decade Universal Egg has introduced high-tech roots reggae from the likes of Bush Chemists, Centry, Power Steppers, and Vibronics.Read more »
Marxism rarely finds a home in hip-hop albums these days (with the exception of Brooklyn militants Dead Prez and a few Anticon. MCs). But Seattle-based rising academic duo Blue Scholars isn’t afraid to dispel a poetic, highly politicized lyrical front that exceeds their comparisons to A Tribe Called Quest, Jurassic 5, and Gang Starr.
“My work is about emotional globalization, big-city yearning, and finding salvation in the faces of strangers.”
Nguan is a graduate of Northwestern University. His work has been featured in Arkitip and the Vice magazine photo issue.
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Northwestern University graduate Nguan, whose work has been featured in the likes of Vice and Arktip, grapples with what he calls "emotional globalization" in his Ordinary Fantasies show. Traveling from Beijing, to Los Angeles, to Venice Beach, he defamiliarizes images from everyday life in a big city.
See Ordinary Fantasies now, at XLR8R's Peepshow.
TTC are France's response to the cornball party rappers that the US churns out–except they're good. Really good. Under the guidance of resident producer DJ Orgasmic, these Frenchman own raved-out hip-hop. Whether or not anyone understands what the hell these dudes are yelling about, dancefloors will go insane. "Telephone" is proof.
See TTC's "Telephone" now at XLR8R's Video Section.Read more »
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