Over on DJShadow.com, the Bay Area turntable superstar has made available the live broadcast from XFM London he performed alongside the Quannum Crew (Blackalicious, Lateef, Lyrics Born, Joyo) live in the studio. You can buy the download or CD of the previously unavailable performance from back in December of 2000 off of either Shadow's or Quannum's website. Read more »
London ultra-club and DJ-mix haven Fabric is readying the release of the debut album for U.K. dubstep producer Caspa. Better known for his DJ sets, singles output, and assorted remixes for the likes of Deadmau5 and Kid Sister, Caspa has crafted his first LP, Everybody's Talking, Nobody's Listening, for release on November 24, which comes complete with his latest dancefloor hit, "The Takeover (feat. MC Dynamite)." The album's tracklist is below.
02. Low Blow
03. The Takeover (feat. MC Dynamite)
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Interesting news on the dubstep front. By some wonderful twist of fate, Shackleton, Appleblim, and Komonazmuk were given access to every piece of every track from early Krautrock legends Harmonia's Brian Eno-produced Tracks and Traces. The project brings Shackleton and Appleblim back in the studio together for the first time since their Skull Disco collaboration. Read more »
London's melodic MC Speech Debelle was awarded last night with the Barclaycard Mercury Prize for Album of the Year for her debut album on Big Dada, the poignant and original Speech Therapy. Surpassing albums by Florence + The Machine, Friendly Fires, and Bat For Lashes, to name a few, Speech accepted the award with the same confidence and grace she exhibits in her music. Make sure to catch the talented artist on her next trip to the US.
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Heralded as ground-breaking in their time, as well as early godfathers of Krautrock, Hamburg-based trio Faust have paved the way for many artists and producers since their 1969 inception. Now, the band will be hitting North American pavement starting September 25 for only the third time in its lengthy career. The landmark tour will take Faust to its first performances in Canada and Detroit, and will also feature workshops on the "Faust method" in many cities throughout the two-week stint. Read more »
Last week, L.A. celebrity partyboy, candy-colored headphones enthusiast, and Benihana progeny Steve Aoki unveiled the video for "I'm in the House," his debut single as a solo "artist." Mr. Dim Mak has been quoted as saying that the single "jumps into your party pants and will make you dance dance dance."
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