Hailing from Aarhus, Denmark, 22-year-old Peter Dahlgren (a.k.a. Puzzleweasel) is a ball of metallic fire. Canada’s Sublight imprint is cooking up a mass of releases this summer, and Dahlgren’s Exo-Grid is an anomaly–even for all of the weird shit the label pushes.Read more »
Ricky Adam is a non-conformist photographer. Born and raised in Bangor, Ireland, Adam's Urbanite is a collection of photos showing people in different spots around the globe moving through cities. A staff photographer for Dig BMX Magazine (and BMX rider himself), Adam applies subculture to his work (tattoos for days). His work has been featured in Vice, Sushi, and Heckler; and dude is pretty damn punk.
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At age 28, Berlin-based producer and DJ Jesse Rose has already established himself as a staple in the ever-blossoming house scene. His slow-building, bass-heavy, and minimally melodic tech-house has been released on labels like Get Physical, Simple, JBO, and his own Made to Play and Front Room imprints. Add that to his residency at Berlin’s Panorama Bar, and a palate of remixes for Radio Slave, Solid Groove, and Claude VonStroke, and it’s evident that Rose is a machine. A very busy machine.
When the name “Flying Lotus” is conjured verbally, visions of completely cliché ‘90s rave imagery (neon lights, the ecstasy, and oh, god, the accessories) arises within us all. But Flying Lotus, known to his inner-circle as Steven Ellison, is no rave producer. As shown on last year’s 1983 LP (Plug Research), this L.A.Read more »
U.S.-based reggae labels are once again heating up. In the 1980s, labels like Nighthawk–home to The Itals, The Gladiators, etc.–and Shanachie–with artists like Augustus Pablo and Culture–were among a healthy crop of American imprints offering consistently excellent releases by Jamaica’s best.Read more »
Since the boom of philosophic, politically conscious rap in the late ‘90s, many members of the hip-hop intelligetsia have gone in different directions. With Anticon. MC Sole moving on to production under the Mansbestfriend moniker, Atmosphere’s Slug pushing a more cynical approach to his relationship neuroses, and Mos Def acting alongside Bruce Willis, it seems as though the wave of intimate-rap has taken a new course–or lack thereof.
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