Four venues, nearly 100 panelists, 50 performances, and a boatload of artists should make this year's Mutek festival worth the $165 fee being charged for the pass, but if that isn't enough to entice you to Montreal, the lineup, revealed today in full, should help.
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Audion's forthcoming Billy Says Go EP came into being when the title track landed in the hands of a few DJs and requests for more started pouring in. And though the three songs contained on the EP–set for release May 28 via Spectral Sound–don't bear titles quite as suggestive as 2005's "Just Fucking" or 2006's "Mouth to Mouth," Billy Says Go nonetheless contains that seductive flavor generally associated with Audion's music. Read more »
When Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti died in 1997, the world was temporarily left without his pioneering Nigerian funk sounds. Luckily, Fela’s oldest son Femi quickly appeared, releasing his strong debut, Fight To Win, in 2001. However, it was obvious that the Kuti scion intended to not only honor his father’s well-established rhythm, but also incorporate Western R&B, hip-hop, and electronic influences. Femi found a new audience, but fans of his father’s organic groove were left wanting more.
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Nothing quite beats seeing Bad Dudes share the stage alongside bands like HEALTH and The Mai Shi at The Smell, but those East of the Mississippi will nonetheless get a chance to witness the L.A.-based spazz rockers performing tracks off their forthcoming Eat Drugs release in the live setting, beginning this week. A follow up to their 2006 self-titled debut, the new album is a strange mix of psychedelic choruses, synth-punk riffs, and shades of classic rock. Read more »
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