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Natalie Beridze, also known as Tusia Beridze, or TBA, doesn’t spend a lot of time worrying about her many aliases. Instead, she’s been literally holed up in a bunker-based studio in the former Soviet republic of Georgia making evocative, often heartbreaking glitchy techno. With three previous, critically-acclaimed albums on Thomas Brinkmann’s Max.Ernst label, Beridze has once again eclipsed her own best work on her most dazzling recording to date, The Other.Read more »
Def Jux’s most popular MC takes angst and unrest to Europe.
09/27 Antwerp, BE: Trix
09/29 Dublin, UK: Temple Music Bar
10/01 Leeds, UK: Faversham
10/02 Manchester, UK: Roadhouse
10/03 Brighton, UK: Digital
10/04 London, UK: Scala
10/05 Glasgow, UK: King Tut's Wah Wah Hut
After touring relentlessly with Bay Area noise-rockers Deerhoof and releasing Calamity (Asthmatic Kitty) with his new full-time band, The Curtains, Oakland, CA-based Chris Cohen is ready to give his side project du jour, Cryptacize, some attention.Read more »
Producer and musician “Computer Paul” Henton–who has worked with everyone from Sizzla and Mr. Vegas to Jimmy Cliff and Eek-A-Mouse–has been honored with a double-platinum record for his work on Akon’s “Mama Africa.” The track is featured on Akon’s double-platinum-selling album Konvicted. Henton played the keyboards on the Bobby “Digital” Dixon–produced tune.
Waxploitation is notoriously remembered for releasing and breaking L.A.-based hip-hop supergroup The Alkaholiks to the masses with the seminal Firewater album. Now 10 years into its existence, the label, publishing company, and management group has achieved iconic status, both politically and artistically.Read more »
It’s not everyday a band can switch from lo-fi noise to melancholic blues, but Hartford, Connecticut-based duo Magik Markers pulls it off without slipping into White Stripes territory or art-rock obscurity. Not only does BOSS find the band at its most melodic and dynamic, but the album was also produced by Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo.Read more »
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