For its next foray in the hip-hop world, Adult Swim joins Definitive Jux and Williams Street for the Definitive Swim compilation. The usual Jukies, like EL-P, Aesop Rock, Mr. Lif, make appearances, and for those wanting to get in touch with their darker side there's even a cameo by NIN's Trent Reznor.
Digital video art and electronic music both move as fast as the engineers programming those new technologies, so it’s no surprise that techno culture has long been a testing ground for the latest developments in motion pictures. The Optronica Festival–held March 14-18 at the National Film Institute in London’s Southbank area–cements the connections between these two cultures, moving DV art out of the ghetto of rave VJing and DVD extras, and onto the BFI Imax, the largest movie screen in Europe.Read more »
Various Xiu Xiu: Remixed and Covered 5RC
Regardless of your stance on Xiu Xiu, this two-disc collection of remixes and covers slays. The covers disc finds an arsenal of artists–from Larsen, to Oxbow, to Kid 606–hammering out their own renditions of Xiu Xiu hits, while the remix disc features eclectic cuts from Gold Chains to To Live and Shave in LA to Grouper. There is a god.
Hamilton, Ontario residents Jeremy Greenspan and Johnny Dark (a.k.a. Junior Boys) started out as little more than label-rejected knob tweakers confined to their bedrooms. That was 2001, but things are different six years later. Greenspan's and Dark's distinct and smooth melding of '80s pop, champagne soul, and white-boy funk has become an instantly recognizable sound.Read more »
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