Somewhere between reinventing the electro-pop wheel for labels like Ghostly and Morr, co-founding his own imprint, Suction Records, and giving a little of his precious time to side projects, ten years have passed for Jason Amm, the Zimbabwe-born, Toronto-based producer known in the music world as Solvent. Read more »
What do you do for fun when you hail from a remote Norwegian town? First, you study classical music on the violin. Then, you discover electronic music and make friends with the likes of Linstrom, Prins Thomas, and the Get Physical crew, who will eventually release your classically-influenced electronic tracks that start a buzz about your abilities as a producer.
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A veteran of the ’90s trip-hop scene, Manchester-based Mark Rae’s previous work in the duo Rae & Christian meshed rich soul vocals with polished hip-hop and downtempo beats. The duo’s ’98 album, Northern Sulphuric Soul (Grand Central), was well received and mentioned alongside acts like Massive Attack, Portishead, and Mr. Scruff. We hadn’t heard much from Rae since 2001’s Another Late Nite DJ mix compilation. Read more »
Musings: Ultimate Mortal Kombat (Nintendo DS)
You know, there was a point when my life consisted of only three things:
1. Working at a Chinese restaurant that masqueraded as a Japanese restaurant in a Florida mall.
2. Going to a kung-fu class, in which I regularly broke some body part (noses, nuts, etc.).
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Modular Records’ resident indie-rockers Softlightes don’t stop at playing all-ages parties and releasing killer dance records. For this holiday season, the Los Angeles-based band is assuming the role of do-gooder with its “Last Christmas On Earth” digital single. Set for release on December 11, the track’s proceeds go directly to the Australia-based non-profit Earth Hour. Read more »
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