IAMISEE is a one-man hip-hop operation with a taste for soulful purity in his music. Also known as Invisible Man, he creates dark boom-bap in the vein of early Company Flow or Aesop Rock–complete with lots of scratching, '90s hip-hop samples, and b-boy references. The piano-driven leads and grimey snares make "Lufthansa Heist Device" a hip-hop purist's wet dream.Read more »
Few XLR8R fashion shoots match the one in Issue 75 (March 2004), which features not only some good-looking models and tasty fashions, but also a dude in some sharp Adidas kicks and a hotdog suit gallivanting around San Francisco. We've unearthed these photos from the archives of XLR8R, now available for viewing at Peepshow.
This week Ghostly's techno don Matthew Dear gave us a taste of his new album, Asa Breed. Meanwhile, Alias showed us just how innovative indie hip-hop gets, Black Moth Super Rainbow showered our speakers with hazy guitars and prog-synths, Hudson Mohawke married hip-hop and electro, and turntable genius Mike Hanson displayed his production-savvy side.Read more »
Detroit, Michigan has never been known for arty pop music. Techno, electro-infused hip-hop, and of course, some soul music–yes. But art-pop? Not so much.
The High Strung is out to set the record straight. In support of its latest record Get the Guests (Park the Van), the band is spearheading one very unique tour across America, where rather than taking on packed bars and small clubs, these three well-read gentlemen are venturing on a library tour!Read more »
Zoo York's latest collaboration should thrill both the skate kids and the socially conscious. The skateboard company has teamed up with artist Mike Giant and New York non-profit youth organization Stoked Mentoring to produce a limited-edition skateboard deck and T-shirt, both adorned with custom artwork from Giant.Read more »
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