The late Disco D (born David Shayman) was by all means one of the most hard-working producers to ever touch an MPC or mixing console. Working with everyone from 50 Cent to Lil’ Scrappy to Princess Superstar, D possessed dynamic beatmaking skills and endless creativity that made him a hot commodity in the industry.Read more »
For those who don't stay in the East Bay, Kafani's "Fast" will be heard trying to bust out of many-a-trunks at any given point in the day. This alternate version featuring Keak Da Sneak is more of the lazer-beam production that's got the nation in a hyphy-uproar. Drink an energy drink and jump around like a fool to this one.Read more »
Arrested this past March for over a dozen alleged graffiti crimes, New York-based artist Alan Ket is looking at about 10 years of prison time if found guilty. Ket, who has been a part of the NYC graffiti movement since the late '80s, and who founded both Stress and Complex magazines, has no previous criminal record, only an impressive artistic resume.Read more »
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It's about time Sydney's Bang Gang Deejays (not to be confused with the Icelandic band of the same name) had a proper international release. This two-disc mix shreds through a laundry list (70 tracks!) of dance-punk and electro-house from just about every hyped artist of the last two years (which is actually a good thing).
Cut & Paste Digital Design Tournament is an annual chance for designers to compete and converse about the creative process, and the multi-city tournament is once again accepting entries for this year’s contest. Eight designers will go head-to-head, while projectors stream their live designs across the venue, and be judged by an elected panel and an internet audience. Themes are provided in advance, and participants will have 15 minutes to craft their masterpieces from scratch.Read more »
Christ. has arrived, with another venture into dance music's subconscious. Not unlike newcomers 120 Days, the Kraut-messiah lets his psychedelic inner-child loose on "Cordate." With gentle, ambient resonance and pop melodies, he may be the producer who saves your soul.Read more »
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