San Francisco-based duo ellul gave us a taste of dissonant shoegaze music to start the week off, before New Young Pony Club assaulted our ears with energetic disco and synth radiation. Then, 21-year old Rollie Pemberton (a.k.a. Cadence Weapon) showed off his hip-hop production chops. A-Plus proved the whole world hasn’t gone hyphy, and Deejay OM gave us boom-bap with an exotic Eastern flair.Read more »
We kicked off the week with Rhymesayers’ Latin representatives Los Nativos taking hip-hop into their own hands, with authentic live footage. Bonde Do Role hit the streets with its twisted breed of baile-punk, Trans Am cranked more psychotic (and colorful) visuals and exceeded its already arty reputation, and Trentemøller got sentimental with a dark-house hit regarding a dog’s ascent into space.Read more »
The bearded Norwegian deity Hans-Peter Lindstrøm will curate the next installment of LateNightTales, a CD series that allows artists to compile just about any kind music they want. You may be familiar with his music, but did you know Lindstrøm has an affinity for Carly Simon? Look for the release in July.Read more »
While breakcore producers–particularly the ones obsessed with distortion and the '90s hardcore rave circuit–often get a bad rep, labels like Violent Turd exist to dispel such hate and showcase the true nature of the genre. Enter DJ/Rupture, one of the most eclectic DJs associated with the 'core, who returns to the label's Shotgun Wedding series.Read more »
Get a sneak preview of Matthew Dear's new album, Asa Breed, by watching one of the eight short clips currently available online. Collaborating with vidcast company m ss ng p eces, Ghostly has created these videos to showcase snippets of the different tracks on the new album, all accompanied by images. Think of it as a trippy TV commercial for the digital age.
The label will release these videos as separate entities (each one on a different site), then all together on matthewdear.com afterwards.
Femi Kuti was born into the history of Afrobeat–literally. Son to the genre’s pioneer, Feli Kuti, the Nigerian bandleader has been a leading force both musically and in numerous political causes (Pan-Africanism, Socialism, anti-AIDS campaigns) in addition to numerous releases. The percussive genius has released records for Motown, Polygram, and Mondo Melodia, and has attempted to run for President in Nigeria. Dude is no joke.Read more »
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