The dublab collective has been offering free films for streaming via its website as part of the the VisionVersion film series, which follows L.A.-based artists around the city. Next up? It's none other than Busdriver, whose installment was filmed from his own vehicle as he cruises around Echo Park. Watch it here, where you can also download a version for your iPod. Read more »
Jack Revill (a.k.a. Jackmaster), Neil Morton (a.k.a. Nelson), and Calum Morton (a.k.a. Spencer) are the three heads behind Glasgow, Scotland's Wireblock imprint, and for their next project, they've crafted a free, three-part mix to Resident Advisor's fine site (there's an extensive feature on the label up as well).
Download now, all ye who love electro, dubstep, techno, grime, and U.K. funky house. And then keep an eye out for our feature on the label in August's Labels We Love issue.
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BBC Radio 1 host and undisputed First Lady of Bass, Mary Anne Hobbs, is set to release her third compilation, Wild Angels. As usual, dubstep is the main ingredient here, but don't expect Benga or Skream to appear on the tracklisting. Rather, Hobbs has chosen to showcase artists like wonk master Hudson Mohawke, up-and-comer Untold, and L.A.'s Nosaj Thing, whose music is more IDM-via-hip-hop than it is dubstep. So perhaps it's more appropriate to say that bass is the main ingredient to Wild Angels. Read more »
ZZK Records and Zizek Urban Beats Club will continue spreading the gospel of cumbia this summer, embarking on another tour that stops in Europe and North America. Uproot Andy, King Coya, Fauna, Oro11, and a few others associated with the crew will be sharing the Latin sounds in various cities and festivals. Pick this up in the meantime.
07/02 Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival
07/08 New York, NY - Latin American Music Conference ^
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The King of Pop is dead, but if this weekend's onslaught of tributes is any indication, then long live the King. We picked a couple of our favorite nods to Michael Jackson from this past weekend. First, Stones Throw boss Peanut Butter Wolf played an entire set of Jackson songs at the Echoplex in L.A. Then, in New York, dirtybird's Claude VonStroke offered up his own edit of "Billie Jean" to a screaming crowd.
Peanut Butter Wolf - Michael Jackson Tribute Set
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