We didn’t know the buzz would last this long for Tarrus Riley–the famous son of singer Jimmy Riley, whom xlr8r.com told you about first! But the charts can’t shake the younger Riley’s beautiful “She’s Royal,” which is holding strong for its thirteenth week at number two in Jamaica, and number two both in New York and England.Read more »
The original version of "Into The Sunrise" is dance music for the Friday night lounge, but here, Frankie Feliciano gives Chris Brann's track a bit of a tweak, adding soft female vocal melodies, Balaeric breakbeats, and light, ethereal synths that elevate the original to an even sweeter level.
Fans, prepare to be terrorized by the Toronto-based duo Crystal Castles and its 8-bit mayhem this fall. We know them, of course, from their spontaneous, seizure-inducing tracks that scream noise, noise, noise, but also from remixes for the likes of Bloc Party, the Klaxons, and Uffie. Should you need further inspiration to buy a ticket, click here.
Devin the Dude spends a glassy-eyed afternoon crate-digging in San Francisco's Amoeba Records. Devin, renowned for collaborations with Snoop and Andre 3000, gives it up to everyone from The Eagles to Whodini while shopping, but lingers longest in the country section, and sings Randy Travis and Ronnie Milsap tunes word-for-word.
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Groomed by the Project Blowed crew in the early-'90s, L.A.-based MC Busdriver has had been all over the country, dropping albums and playing shows since stepping into the solo realm in 1999. Last year's RoadKillOvercoat–which features production from Nobody and Boom-Bip, as well as much breaking of genre barriers–is still turning heads and gaining acclaim, and with master of weirdness Daedelus and sample king Girl Talk coming along for several dates, Busdriver's latest tour should be one nutty ride.Read more »
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