Link Up Media in Atlanta revealed that “The 'Original Gold Tooth, Front Tooth, Gun Pon Teet' Don Gorgon Ninja Man graced the LinkUp Radio Studios this week (pictured below), on his first trip to New York since the infamous deejay received clearance to travel to the U.S. for the first time in 15 years.” In the interview, Gorgon shared his controversial views about the current state of dancehall, and his new direction in music and life.Read more »
Tigersushi founder Joakim Bouaziz has shaped the newest incarnation of post-punk with his often-remixed and lusted-after LP, Monsters and Silly Songs. Passing through chunks of ambient noise, minimal-electro, and dance-punk carnage, Joakim's production takes no prisoners. "I Wish You Were Gone" is emblematic of this Parisian powerhouse's uncompromising vision.
Oliver Stumm and Domie Clausen began their career as A Touch of Class by churning out mixes of off-kilter disco and outlandish electro-rock. Nearly 10 years later, the duo has remixed The Gossip, Scissor Sisters, Le Tigre, and A.R.E. Weapons, and released a hefty catalog of singles along with two full- lengths. All of these releases have blasphemed the beat-defined conventions of the dance-stratosphere. XLR8R sat down with Oliver recently to hear dish the dirt on shitty MySpace bands, the asexual nature of digital DJs, and why no one should remix Bob Marley.Read more »
While the press may classify !!! as a dance-punk outfit, one need only listen to the octet's Warp debut, Myth Takes, to see that these Brooklyn dudes can also make a wild breed of vocal house. Employing funked-out, jangling guitars, live drumming, soulful vocals, repetitive basslines, and percussion from all angles, !!! has become synonymous with the word party, whatever style of music it may play. "Heart of Hearts" is just further proof of this.Read more »
Russian-born, London-based Vadim Peare (a.k.a. DJ Vadim) has been sampling and mixing for over a decade, and his recent album, The Sound Catcher, finds him doing more of the same. New to our video section is a track from that album Peare completed with Zion, entitled “Got to Rock.” Vadim’s forward-thinking production and Zion’s lyrical delivery–pleasantly old-school in style–work together in making a party track with a timeless feel.
In November 2005, the late J Dilla embarked on a final tour throughout Europe. Fellow Detroit residents and friends Frank N Dank, Phat Kat, and DJ Rhettmatic came along for the trip, which according to sources included "blunts, stunts, jokes, good music, and history in the making." Fortunately for all of us who couldn’t make it, the entire tour was recorded and edited down to one DVD–and now it’s being released. Read more »
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