Bjørn Torske may not be a household name like Prins Thomas or Lindstrøm, but this Norwegian producer knows his way around the space-disco spectrum. His first full-length since 2001’s Trøbbel, Feil Knapp (Smalltown Supersound) is more of the trippy madness that’s had the cosmic scene infatuated for nearly a decade. Though often associated with his Röyksopp collaborations, Torske’s solo-expeditions are about as leftfield and obscure as his influences.Read more »
You thought punk was dead? Let bands like L.A.'s No Age and are spaces like The Smell remind you why you fell in love with the genre in the first place. Randy Randall and Dean Spunt of No Age explain that the key to a good scene is a tight-knit community and fearlessness, and then prove it with a ferocious live show.
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For those who don't stay in the East Bay, Kafani's "Fast" will be heard trying to bust out of many-a-trunks at any given point in the day. This alternate version featuring Keak Da Sneak is more of the lazer-beam production that's got the nation in a hyphy-uproar. Drink an energy drink and jump around like a fool to this one.Read more »
The late Disco D (born David Shayman) was by all means one of the most hard-working producers to ever touch an MPC or mixing console. Working with everyone from 50 Cent to Lil’ Scrappy to Princess Superstar, D possessed dynamic beatmaking skills and endless creativity that made him a hot commodity in the industry.Read more »
Arrested this past March for over a dozen alleged graffiti crimes, New York-based artist Alan Ket is looking at about 10 years of prison time if found guilty. Ket, who has been a part of the NYC graffiti movement since the late '80s, and who founded both Stress and Complex magazines, has no previous criminal record, only an impressive artistic resume.Read more »
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It's about time Sydney's Bang Gang Deejays (not to be confused with the Icelandic band of the same name) had a proper international release. This two-disc mix shreds through a laundry list (70 tracks!) of dance-punk and electro-house from just about every hyped artist of the last two years (which is actually a good thing).
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