Brooklynites (and the rest of the tri-state area) should head to the Prospect Park Bandshell on Friday, June 26, as none other than Blonde Redhead will be performing a free show that evening. The set is part of Brooklyn's annual Celebrate Brooklyn! series, which lures about 250,000 folks each summer with its music and dance performances. Blonde Redhead's set will take place at 7:30 p.m. (park gates open at 6:30), and the multilingual rockers will perform songs from across their discography.
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The last time we checked in with Joakim Bouaziz, talk revolved around all things monster-related. 2009 finds the French producer less concerned with where the wild things are and more laid back as he prepares for the release of his third full-length, Milky Ways. Read more »
Akufen wowed audiences this year at MUTEK's 10th anniversary, and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation affiliate Band à part captured the moment (plus a number of other MUTEK performances). "Memories de MUTEK" is a 20-minute clip that, if you missed this year's festival, should give an idea of what went down at the Mecca of minimal techno. Akufen is featured, along with Modern Deep Left Quartet, Stephen Beaupré, Mateo Murphy, and others.
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Lady singjay Queen Ifrica joins the VP Records family this month with a new full-length, Welcome to Montego Bay, in which her many musical sides converge. The album finds her lyrically honing in on subjects like poverty, violence, and soaring unemployment, while at other times Ifrica shows off her romantic side, with several uplifting numbers. Additionally, her already infamous track "Daddy," a story of child molestation, will also be included in the album. Read more »
Feadz is a name we've heard since the Ed Banger Records crew first turned electronic music's collective consciousness towards Paris, but the man behind projects like Uffie and remixes for Boys Noize, Krazy Baldhead, and Modeselektor only just released his first single last year. "Happy Meal" was a hip-hop-meets-electro mash-up, and Feadz will continue pushing those sounds with his next release, P*N*M*B.
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