Yelle most definitely loves her costumes. We've seen the French chanteuse decked out in everything from Technicolor aerobics clothes to one of those happy face dresses in her last visual endeavor, and last week she sent out an announcement stating that those attending one of her U.S.tour dates should don homemade masks for the occasion. Read more »
Oakland, CA-based digital label Deepblak Recordings has a busy fall planned, with new EPs and albums by its growing roster. Since 2001, Deepblak has established itself as a home for broken-beat, future-techno, leftfield hip-hop, house, and other electronic genres by artists like L.A.’s Eric Rico, New York’s Black Jazz Consortium, and Oakland’s own Blaktroniks.
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“All the Shallow Deep” is a psychedelically lush chapter of Blank Blue’s bizarre tale, which is set sometime in the future of an earthquake-caused Armageddon that prompts the West Coast to separate from the rest of the United States. For the video to this track, Elvin Estela, a.k.a. Read more »
Spanish imprint Vampi Soul has reissued three new Afrobeat and Highlife music collections, available in the U.S. through Light in the Attic distribution. These three releases add to the label’s growing catalog of Latin, African, and South American classic soul, rock, and psychedelic pop titles.
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This week, J Rocc is hosting Stones Throw Records podcast 38, which highlights the work of prolific DJ/producer Madlib. The man born Otis Jackson Jr.’s list of aliases is almost as dizzying, as is the amount of work he’s produced, but J Rocc has cherry-picked some of Jackson's finer offerings and put them together in this 27-minute medley. Read more »
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