After an incredible running with the now infamous hip-hop trio Little Brother, production credits for Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z, and Destiny’s Child, and a Grammy under his belt, North Carolina-based Patrick Douthit, known to his fans as 9th Wonder, is finally releasing his debut solo album. Dream Merchant Volume 2 includes the soulful beatscapes Douthit made a name for himself with, but it isn't just an instrumental album.Read more »
Danish atmospheric peak-time pro Trentemøller is making a brief appearance in the States this fall, with a live band, while San Francisco-based techno magnate Claude VonStroke heads off to various residencies in New York, Ibiza, and beyond. Capping things off, noise-rock sensation Liars are hitting the road with Interpol, taking on Madison Square Garden and other enormous venues across North America. Whoa.
It’s been a huge week of news for reggae music. Not only was singer Jah Cure suddenly released, earlier in the day than expected on Saturday, July 27, after eight years of prison, but high-profile celebrity dancehall couple Beenie Man and D’Angel have announced divorce proceedings. In the wake of all the big news, you might have missed the announcement of this year’s dancehall queen champion.Read more »
While David Last's work can be heard on MTV Japan, via remixes on psych-rock imprint The Social Registry, or Berlin's avant-everything label Staubgold, his birthname tracks are all about the funk. Focusing on Latin, dancehall, and hip-hop rhythms, Last has established himself as an artist that can get a club riled or an indie-rocker tripping. "Bubble Tea" is all the proof in the world.Read more »
Kompakt Records’ founder Michael Mayer has proven that his musical palate exceeds the melodic techno his label has churned out for nearly a decade. Last year’s Immer 2 mix showcased Mayer’s lust for disco-oriented dance tracks, and now, the forthcoming conceptual album with Kompakt veteran Superpitcher displays Mayer’s foray into indie-pop.Read more »
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