Cassettes Won't Listen has returned with more gentle electro madness remixing Brooklyn-based indie-pop sensation Dirty On Purpose. Unlike CWL's electro-hip-hop instrumentals, "Car No Driver" is an all-ages romp through pop's possibilities.Read more »
Whether it’s Modeselektor prepping for Sonar, journalists fighting to give the music its due credit, Wighnomy Brothers coming to terms with their success, or promoters cracking under the weight of emotional strife, Speaking In Code, a new documentary bent on showing all the gritty details of daily life in the music biz, thrives on the people who create, play, write about, and promote electronic music. Read more »
On Monday we joined Mary Timony for an animated, intergalactic escapade, before diving straight into UNKLE’s paranoid world with The Cult frontman Ian Astbury. Next, Pennsylvania-based electro-freak Pfunkt laid down some creepy dance moves on “Confidance,” while Big City schooled the world on all things thug. We capped off the week with Battles’ mirrored cipher “Atlas.” Booya.Read more »
Anthony B gave us a treat from his latest Greensleeves release to start the week off, and Drop The Lime followed with some subsonic bass blasphemy. Josh Dahlberg added his own flair to the classic Detroit sound, Mouse on Mars and Mark E. Smith (from the Fall) joined forces as Von Sudenfed, and Brooklyn's 15-member, multi-instrumentalist outfit Escort finished the week off.
Ian Williams hates The Strokes, and that’s completely understandable. This week he stated that the band members are “the children of the heads of supermodel agencies who formed a rock band and thought they deserved respect because of that.” Williams also compares the band to Duran Duran and hair metal, but mysteriously declines to address its punk credibility.
Another record label closes its doors. As stated in an email from the label:
"We are sorry to announce that 2007 is the last year of Sublight Records. We have had the pleasure of putting out great music by amazing artists spanning over 50 releases in only 4 short years. Over the course of 2007 we will be selling off our remaining stock. We would like to thank the listeners, artists and friends who have supported us over the years. Our CDs will remain available for sale on our mailorder until 2008, so get them while you can."
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Imagine a street party in a Brazilian city where a huge soundsystem with gut-wobbling bass plays amazing dubbed-out jazz, funky hip-hop, smooth Brazilian dance beats, and other soulful electronics. Now imagine the proceeds from the event going to improve conditions in the slums and favelas of the sprawling city. One record company decided to turn this dream into reality, and now we hear the results on Verge Records' new comp, The Inspiring New Sounds of Rio de Janeiro.Read more »
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