Wax Tailor, real name JC le Saout and France's answer to hip-hop meets downtempo, accomplished something of a feat in the music world with his debut album, Tales of the Forgotten Melodies. He released the record himself and still secured international distribution and attention from the U.S. (including 28 straight weeks in the electronic music charts of iTunes). He assembled a live four-piece and toured with Aceyalone and RJD2, and vocally expressed an interest in touring Stateside to show off his sample-laden tracks to a live audience.
Scion, the Toyota sub-brand that understands hip-hop is all about advertisement and youth-oriented product positioning, is once again justifying its existence within the genre (considering that hip-hoppers don't actually, you know, buy Scions). But this time around, the company is doing something that should have been done a long time ago: Making a documentary about Biz Markie.Read more »
In between appearances on Letterman (April 11) and Coachella (April 28), James Murphy and crew, collectively working as LCD Soundsystem, will be busy on the road supporting their soon-to-be-released second album, Sound of Silver. Since their 2005 self-titled release, the group has become a phenomenon of experimental impulses, abstract funkiness, and all-out craziness that even the un-cool kids are getting into.Read more »
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