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What You Talkin' Bout, Willits? Part 12

Christopher takes a break from the studio to give touring tips.

After eight years of touring the world as a solo musician, Christopher Willits has learned a thing or two about efficient touring. Here, he shares his tips on how to save time and money, and how not to get caught at the border. Read more » 

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  • Tags: How-To
  • 08/04/2009

The Very Best Gives Up the Goods

Radioclit and singer Esau Mwamwaya ready their debut album for a very hungry audience.

No one was more surprised by the instant buzz surrounding the African-flavored pop of The Very Best than the Swedish, French, and Malawian members of the project themselves. After just a couple songs on MySpace and a successful mixtape, the group was topping critics' lists and showing up on magazine covers. Now, with a successful tour wrapping up and a debut album about to drop, The Very Best is finally giving the people what they want. Read more » 

Failed by Kode9

The London-based label owner, producer, and sonic theory professor thinks things get interesting when things get muddy.

Steve Goodman (a.k.a. Kode9) talks city cross-pollination, U.K. Funky, five years of Hyperdub, and bureaucratic nightmares. He also lets you know what he'll do with your dubstep demo. Read more » 

Tune in an Afternoon: Lemonade

Lemonade takes our 40 bucks, gets all Anthony Bourdain on us, and then makes a fish-slapping track that you can download!

In the second installment of our occasional "Tune in an Afternoon" series, Brooklyn bass trio Lemonade takes our money to NYC's Deluxe Food Market in Chinatown to find musical inspiration among the vats of frogs and bok choy. After sampling garlic chops, cava pops, and fish slaps, the band busts out a tropical track fit for the energy drink-fueled kids' show of their mind. Read more » 

DJ Vadim Improves the Formula

After beating cancer, the Russian-born, London-bred producer is a track-releasing machine.

When DJ Vadim suddenly went blind in April 2008, he had no idea he was about to face a months-long ordeal with ocular cancer. His operation was a success and he has a new burst of energy, which is apparent on his new album, U Can't Learn Imaginashun. Here, he talks about staying current, shortening attention spans, and coming through the other side. Read more » 

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