Also known as Ben Mullins and Michael Kuzmanovski of the now-defunct electro-rock trio Midwest Product, PostPrior's first release, the Touched Pilot EP, hits record store shelves later this month. Although traces of the duo's former project can be heard in the five tracks, the EP shows Mullins and Kuzmanovski at their multi-instrumentalist best, with an array of rock jams peppered by electronic sweeps and bleeps, and some nicely harmonized vocals.
Hip-hop label Nature Sounds, home to Mathematics, Masta Killa, MF Doom, and others, tries their hand at documentary filmmaking with Beat Kings: The History Of Hip-Hop. Spearheaded by Wu-Tang Clan member DJ Mathematics, the story chronicles the genre from the days of Afrika Bambatta to modern day artists like Kanye.Read more »
New York's multi-day music marathon finally found a way to combat the problem of taking a meaningful souvenir home from a live music event. Although this year's CMJ ends November 4, the company has teamed up with iTunes to create playlists of each day from this year's marathon. What better way to spend that free iTunes card good for 100 downloads placed in your goody bag?Read more »
Okay, not really, but Brooklyn Bodega's got an event at the Brewery tonight that'll put you about as close as possible to the late hip-hop producer. Event attendees are welcome to make requests from the artist's wide catalogue, record a video shout-out for the Dilla Foundation, and help raise money for Lupus awareness.
Free beer will be donated by the famed Brooklyn Brewery. $20 gets you entry through the door and a limited edition Dilla LIves t-shirt, designed by Brooklyn artists James Blagden. Festivities start at 7pm.
It's been a while since we've seen a new release from the French Canadian Pee Thug and Dave 1, also known as the Arab/Jew duo Chromeo, and it will be a while still until a follow-up to 2004's She's In Control drops. Fans, you'll have to satiate your funk-loving palettes with another mix CD instead. On Ce Soir on Danse the guys delve deep into the long-forgotten corridors of the 80s and come up with 25 obscure goodies dripping with r&b, synth fun, vocoders, and sex.Read more »
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