Following the 2008 release of his debut album, Glider, the reclusive artist known as The Sight Below (a.k.a. Rafael Anton Irisarri) will release his follow up full-length of sullen guitar-based ambient sounds, the pessimistically titled It All Falls Apart. Read more »
Since 2007, Montreal's Guillaume Coutu Dumont has risen through the ranks of house to become one of the most acclaimed producers working today. With an aesthetic that combines electronic dance music with jazzy, live instrumentation, the man's latest record takes this sonic palette to new heights. Breaking the Fourth Wall not only features the requisite synths and drum machines, but live saxophones, Rhodes and Hammond organs, and soulful vocals. Read more »
Shackleton, eclectic producer and co-found of Skull Disco, will embark on several North American tour dates in late February and early March. Culminating in San Francisco, the tour will find bass-loving Shackleton sharing stages with Eskmo, EPROM, and Kush Arora, guaranteeing many nights of sweaty, bass-throbbing abandon.
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Shackleton, eclectic producer and co-founder of Skull Disco, will embark on several North American tour dates in late February and early March. Culminating in San Francisco, the tour will find bass-loving Shackleton sharing stages with Eskmo, EPROM, and Kush Arora, guaranteeing many nights of sweaty, bass-throbbing abandon. Read more »
You've got to imagine Damon Riddick (a.k.a. Dâm-Funk) to be the kind of guy who walks into a room and immediately sits down to play any instrument around him. That's just about the vibe you get when watching this video of an unplugged live performance of Dâm's Toeachizown track "I Wanna Thank U (4 Steppin' Into My Life)." Read more »
Jack of all trades Mike Ladd returns in April with the third installment of his Infesticons project, a musical vehicle aimed at combating "indifference and apathy." Combining hip-hop swagger with funk's intensity and punk's attitude, the Infesticons' Bedford Park features appearances from slam king Saul Williams, among others. Read more »
It seems that the ladies of UK funky are truly bringing it in 2010, as April will see the Hyperdub release of Ikonika's first artist album, Contact, Love, Want, Have, and on top of that, Cooly G is now the subject of a television spot which you can view below. It's certainly refreshing to see some ladies riding the top of an explosive production wave that doesn't look like it's crashing anytime soon!
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