While breakcore producers–particularly the ones obsessed with distortion and the '90s hardcore rave circuit–often get a bad rep, labels like Violent Turd exist to dispel such hate and showcase the true nature of the genre. Enter DJ/Rupture, one of the most eclectic DJs associated with the 'core, who returns to the label's Shotgun Wedding series.Read more »
The bearded Norwegian deity Hans-Peter Lindstrøm will curate the next installment of LateNightTales, a CD series that allows artists to compile just about any kind music they want. You may be familiar with his music, but did you know Lindstrøm has an affinity for Carly Simon? Look for the release in July.Read more »
Get a sneak preview of Matthew Dear's new album, Asa Breed, by watching one of the eight short clips currently available online. Collaborating with vidcast company m ss ng p eces, Ghostly has created these videos to showcase snippets of the different tracks on the new album, all accompanied by images. Think of it as a trippy TV commercial for the digital age.
The label will release these videos as separate entities (each one on a different site), then all together on matthewdear.com afterwards.
Femi Kuti was born into the history of Afrobeat–literally. Son to the genre’s pioneer, Feli Kuti, the Nigerian bandleader has been a leading force both musically and in numerous political causes (Pan-Africanism, Socialism, anti-AIDS campaigns) in addition to numerous releases. The percussive genius has released records for Motown, Polygram, and Mondo Melodia, and has attempted to run for President in Nigeria. Dude is no joke.Read more »
With a resurgence of releases in the techno, nu-jazz, hip-hop, and dubstep scenes, music is diverse as ever, often with its newest incarnations and hybrids entering the market by way of new single releases. Plus, in a dominant digital-downloading era, new tracks appear more frequently and with less promotion, causing many fans to miss out on some astounding releases.Read more »
San Francisco-based beatsmith Deejay OM is quite possibly the only producer who cites a passion for meditation and Yoga while still pumping out tracks for Thrasher magazine skate videos. His latest album, Reheated Naan and Curry, is a collision of boom-bap beats and exotic Eastern flair. When an Indian spot opens up next to an indie hip-hop club, business owners would be wise to hire OM as a resident.Read more »
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