LA based techno producer John Tejada gets his hands a little dirty with his latest full-length effort, which also commemorates the 10-year anniversary of his Palette Recordings imprint.Read more »
Stones Throw joined forces with Adult Swim and released Chrome Children at the beginning of this month. This latest venture from Cartoon Network's late night animation network is more a straight music compilation than last year's The Mouse And The Mask, which featured cameos of Adult Swim characters in each of the tracks.Read more »
Jamaican born Jepther McClymont, a.k.a. Luciano deserves our attention not only for having the coolest birth name in the biz, but also for his latest full-length, Child Of A King. One of the foremost roots singers of his generation, McClymont has been producing music for a decade, mixing roots, dancehall, folk, and country into compelling musical compositions and stories. This is as true of his previous releases as this latest one.
New York's Plant Music will switch gears a moment this fall and take a break from their Sound of Young New York series, instead presenting a compilation of tracks closer to home. The fifteen tracks here are taken from the label's 12" series, and feature a selection of indie rock and electronic music, some as original tracks and some as remixes of tracks that have appeared on the Sound of Young New York compilation, including several appearances from Germany's Gomma roster.
When it comes to fun, XLR8R Publisher Andrew Smith and Managing Editor Ken Taylor couldn't get enough of it at the AES Tradeshow last week. There they discovered a plethora of music tech goods, including M-Audio's Podcast Factory, speakers of both the dangling and rotating variety, gigantic transformers, and more. Not a music tech geek? Photos of Ken Taylor finding his inner AES should suffice as entertainment then.
Fans of hip-hop will doubtless know Doug Pray's Scratch and Kevin Fitzgerald's Freestyle: The Art Of Rhyme. The former is a documentary paying tribute to the art of DJing and features Afrika Bambaataa, Mix Master Mike, Cut Chemist, Dj Shadow, Rob Swift, Z-Trip, Jurassic 5, and dozens more. Freestyle focuses on the task of the emcee, with an equally impressive cast that includes Notorious B.I.G., Mos Def, Aceyalone, Divine Styler, Tupac Shakur, and others.Read more »
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