Eliot Lipp will join the likes of Caural, Nobody, and Busdriver on the Mush roster with the release of his latest album, The Outside. A recent bulletin from the Brooklyn-based producer states that techno and hip-hop continue to influence Lipp's music, and that the new album will be "something that is both recognizable and completely futuristic." Not that it really matters how The Outside gets pigeonholed, since most of what Lipp touches is golden. Read more »
Jason Bass’ San Francisco-based sneaker line JB Classics has teamed up with the kings of the shoe-enthusiast game, the touring sneaker show, Sneaker Pimps, for another exclusive collection of limited-edition kicks. As any kid with a monthly shoe budget can attest, this new collaboration is more of the ridiculously colorful retro-Jordan madness that will have small hip-hop shops and online sneaker nerds in full on slobber mode.Read more »
Numark’s remarkable solo-iPod iDJ2 DJ mixing console was announced in January 2007, made its official debut at gear conventions in August, and was finally released for public consumption September 10. So how does it perform? We’d like to know, but so far the major gear-review web portals such as Gizmodo and CNET are bereft of anything more than cursory feature lists and PR-provided photos.
It’s getting close to Halloween, and some scary-good music is starting to creep our way. Thanks to the break-up of indie band Simian, two great projects have emerged from its corpse: the on-every-hipster’s-lips Simian Mobile Disco and a second, equally good offshoot, Black Ghosts.
Ask a dancehall fan what sounds and trends defined the music in 2007, and most would surely respond “drama.” It was a year of celebrity break-ups (Beenie Man and D’Angel), veteran returns (Buju Banton and Ninja Man), and intimidating new talent (Mavado, Busy Signal, Munga).Read more »
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