The state of California is in luck next month, with reggae pioneer Lee “Scratch” Perry popping in for a few select live dates. Next, after collaborating with Kanye on Spank Rock’s XXXchange, club rapper Kid Sister rolls through a ton of festivals and other massive events. The dub-punk experimentalists in The Jai Alai-Savant are packing their horns and guitars for a trek through Europe, while ambient shoegazer Ulrich Schnauss rings in autumn with a week in North America.Read more »
There's no disputing that "D.A.N.C.E." is 2007's most essential club banger. Taken from the Parisian duo’s highly-anticipated debut full-length, †, this track is proof that Xavier de Rosnay and Gaspard Augé are onto something huge, and not just a couple of Daft Punk imitators.Read more »
It’s been two years since Modeselektor unleashed Hello Mom! to the masses, and one wonders how an electronic outfit that brought together all things crunk follows up on such a strong debut.
The answer: fill the new album with an all-star guest list, which Modeselektor has done on Happy Birthday!. The new album features a wealth of electronic music’s great sages, including Thom Yorke, TTC, Otto Von Schirach, and a bonus track featuring Maximo Park.Read more »
Grime blew up a few years back, and credit for its popularity must be given to London-based MC/producer Wiley. Hailed as the godfather of the genre, the man born Richard Kylea Cowie made history in East London history with his 2004 debut on XL Recordings, Treddin’ On Thin Ice. Affiliations with the Pay As U Go Cartel and Roll Deep Entourage further solidified his position as a grime innovator.Read more »
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