Douglas Coupland's JPod

Vancouver’s Douglas Coupland defined youth in the early ’90s with works like Generation X and Shampoo Planet, coaxing deeper meanings from a tech-obsessed generation’s collective neu…

The Presets: Post Rock, Moving Hips

Before 29-year-olds Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes were The Presets, they were studying piano and percussion, respectively, at Sydney’s Conservatorium of Music. And, like most arty kids rebelling…

Jamaica To Toronto: Studio One

The history of Studio One and every Kingston recording hut and soundsystem of the ’60s has been told many times through Soul Jazz and Trojan Records compilations. But while their liner-note scri…

Breakcore: Live Fast

What defines the current breakcore scene–a style and community rising from the ashes of gabber, noise, breaks, and ragga jungle–is what doesn’t define it. Even Jace Clayton (DJ /rupture), who…

Mylo's Artist Tips

After a couple of years of being held up in copyright limbo, Mylo’s Destroy Rock & Roll (Breastfed/RCA) finally found a Stateside release–albeit with a few changes. The electro/pop/techno/r…

Andy Dixon: Glitch Professional

An article about Andy Dixon could go in a number of directions. Previously manning the guitar for d.b.s. and The Red Light Sting, the one-man maelstrom now flexes his musical muscles with Winning (a t…

Matthew Herbert: The Finest Allusion

Matthew Herbert is no stranger to offbeat recording techniques. On records like 2001’s Bodily Functions (!K7) and last year’s Plat du Jour (Accidental), he sampled everything from heartbea…

Serena-Maneesh: Power-Trippers

Emil Nikolaisen–the guitarist, lead singer, and songwriter of Norwegian rock band Serena Maneesh–talks about writing songs like the late Hunter S. Thompson talked about lost weekends in Vegas. This is…

Wassup Rockers: Larry Clark's Angels

It’s been more than 10 years since Larry Clark’s seminal Kids made every teenager in America want to move to New York City, and every parent in America want to keep them as far away as hum…

Boboshanti Culture: The Enclave

After ascending a steep, rocky path in the blazing Jamaican sun, we reach the impressive entrance to Bobo Hill. A bamboo guardhouse manned by a Rasta in white military clothes is decorated with biblic…

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