Call him a jazz partisan. DJ, promoter, and label boss Nik Weston has played an important background role in fostering the growth and diversity of nu-jazz, broken beat, and other club sounds. Weston got his start operating the weekly Mukatsuku night at an upstairs restaurant in Chinatown, just as broken beat was emerging in London. The night featured fresh jazz sounds and DJs– an aesthetic he later brought to his Mukatsuku promotions company.
S.F.'s very own All Teeth and Knuckles has stolen the soul of all things club. This deadly duo churns out electro hip-hop that's as punk as it is pop, pissed as it is fun. Taken from the forthcoming album Club Hits to Hit the Clubs With, "Let's Undress" is another drunken sex jam that's got the ladies forming a line and wallflowers ready for the most chaotic dance party.Read more »
It seems that the Jamaica Observer agrees with Pon Di Wire’s assertion last week that this summer’s next big dancehall artist is most definitely the quick-tongued MC Munga Honorable. ”Earthquake,” “Wine Pon It,” and “Bad From Mi Born” are all receiving strong spins from soundsystem and radio DJs around the globe.Read more »
The English and French have been busy cultivating a scene that has been embraced by the next generation of dance fanatics. Jas Shaw and James Ford (a.k.a Simian Mobile Disco) have been at the head of the pack and after a stint of immaculately successful 12”s and remixes, the electro-house duo is unleashing its first long-player. Slated for release on Wichita (Bloc Party, The Blood Brothers), Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release is going to go completely insane for the duo’s gritty analog magic.
In part one of a series, XLR8R Technology editor Ken Taylor takes you on a tour of one of electronic art's finest facilities, Asphodel and Recombinant Media Labs. Comprised of an unprecedented 16.8.2 -channel, 10-screen surround-cinema performance environment with an external control room, a suite full of new and old synthesizers (all in mint condition), a DVD- and CD-mastering studio, and a recording studio with top-of-the-line equipment spanning nearly every era of electronic music, Asphodel and RML is a sound artist's dream come to life. Read more »
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