It's been a few years, several singles, and even more remixes since James Flavour and Break 3000 (collectively working as Dirt Crew) emerged as innovators in the house/electro/techno scene, but all this time a proper artist album has been the missing element. A peek into the near-future (this fall), sees that fact change, as the duo is set to drop Raw, its debut album.Read more »
Sizzla Kalonji (born Miguel Collins) unleashes a new album just seven months after releasing The Overstanding on Dame Dash’s imprint. But unlike that album, Sizzla’s latest, I-Space (Greensleeves), hasn’t a hint of crossover or R&B-flavored material. Instead, Byron Murray–of In The Streetz Records, and one of Jamaica’s premier reggae riddim masters–is the primary producer for many of I-Space’s tracks.Read more »
With Serato, Traktor, and Xponent combining both traditional DJ capabilities and all the perks of digital DJing, the only thing that’s missing is an interface that can bring in the high-end audiophile part of the equation. Enter the Native Instruments Audio 8 DJ interface, a sturdy, compact rack-style box with eight inputs, eight outputs, a separate mic and headphone input, and the ability to connect to any of the above digital DJ operating systems.Read more »
The name says it all. "Acid Taste," from the forthcoming A release, is post-Italo psychedelia with analog in mind. Not unlike Faust or Can, Turzi and his band write tripped-out live music that's as intricate as any piece of sequenced electronic wizardry. If there was ever a time for acid, it's now.Read more »
Jamaica’s general elections, taking place Monday, August 27 between current Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller’s Peoples National Party and Bruce Golding’s Jamaican Labor Party, have caused the Curefest showcase, which marks the release of artist Jah Cure (pictured left) from prison, to be postponed.Read more »
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