Arno Kammermeier and Walter Merziger–alias Booka Shade, founders of the Get Physical imprint–are a production duo, not DJ tag team, and the two have solidified this image by eschewing the usual hum-drum laptop sets in favor of more “hands-on” performances. But now, the duo switches gears with its DJ-mix debut for !K7’s acclaimed DJ-Kicks series.
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The newest signing to New York-based Kemado Records is no Swedish prog-band or tech-metal outfit. Rather, it's a woman with an acoustic guitar and lungs of steel–Marissa Nadler. With recent releases on Peacefrog and a cover of Xiu Xiu's "Clowne Towne" on last year's Xiu Xiu: Remixed and Covered (5RC), Nadler has earned her place among the Nina Nastasia-esque (albeit way darker) set. Read more »
Is dancehall's "outlaw" back? Rumors are flying that popular '90s singjay Terry Ganzi is plotting a big return to the scene. The nasally deejay, known for humorous and intricately woven lyrics, told the Gleaner recently: "Right now mi just a finish up an album name, Changing Lanes. Apart from that, me have a new tune on the Poison Gas riddim name "Real Outlaw." Mi nuh stop work, though some naw hear me or see me."
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