When we talk about Golden Era mixtape DJs, a few names always seem to dominate the conversation: Kid Capri, Ron G, DJ Clue. But what about DJ SNS? Back in the early 90′s you couldn’t walk down a street in NYC without hearing an SNS drop blaring from a car speaker or portable radio. He [...]
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As the drunken apocalypse that is 6th St. and the heart of SXSW wound down Thursday night, a different show was just getting started off in another corner of Austin. Sometime in the afternoon, retweets had begun to make the rounds, announcing a show called “Above The Bridge” with a poster sardonically emblazoned with a [...]
There was a time when it wasn’t a pseudo-common thing for a band to play a record straight through in concert. That time wasn’t that long ago, but it seems to be receding ever faster into the rearview. Once a practice associated with washed-up, no-longer-relevant acts making the rounds and cashing in on lingering nostalgia, [...]
The latest single from Future’s Honest, which finally has a release date and tracklist, is another crusher. “Covered N Money” is right in Future’s wheelhouse yet sounds like nothing else he’s done, an ominous robo-thwomp courtesy of “Racks”/”Same Damn Time” producer Sonny Digital built around gurgling bass pads and manically skittering electronic drums. Future did [...]
The vinyl comeback couldn’t hit much more of a high note than this: it seems Pioneer, the company that popularized digital DJing and CDJs, is building phonographs. Pioneer isn’t saying anything about the hardware that’s under plexiglass at Musikmesse, only that it’s a concept prototype. But they hardly need to. The hardware looks like someone … Continue →
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