Curmudgeons like me bemoan the slow, agonizing death of the album–which is being bludgeoned mercilessly by today's short-attention-span theater of singles and individual downloads–for a lot of reasons. Like, remember when you couldn't get over on a single, a remix, and a stupid video, but actually had to have a front-to-back solid album to be considered good? Remember concept albums that actually worked and didn't get smothered by their own pretentiousness?Read more »
By 2006, Swiss dub producer The Interruptor had placed multiple tracks on the popular UK electronic compilation series The Roots of Dub Funk, released a debut album, and recorded a single with Jamaican vocalist Andrew Robinson for his own Interruptor imprint. But when it came to producing music, he realized that he was not entirely self-taught.Read more »
Saturday, March 3, 2007
dublab and Pehr Present
An All Night Event of Ambient Music
Complimentary tea will be served throughout the night. Bring pillows, blankets, bean bags, sleeping bags, and cushions. Lay down and listen deep.
DJ Sets By
frosty (dublab, Adventure Time)
Jimmy (Dntel, Postal Service, dublab)
John Mendez (Cytrax, Jasper)
Hoseh (Headspace, Version, dublab)
Rampant gender stereotypes abound in hip-hop (hello Lil' Kim). Fortunately, there are folks like filmmaker Byron Hurt in the world. Hurt's recent documentary, Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, delves beneath the underbelly of the genre to examine its less-than-glamorous aspects, and his involvement in the Rap Sessions 2007 National Hip-Hop Discussion tour sees him doing similar work. This year's theme: Does hip-hop hate women?
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