Spencer ChowThis weekend, the annual Gay Pride festival was celebrated in the heart of West Hollywood, shutting down San Monica and San Vicente for 48 hours of un-closetted (and often unclothed) good times. But while rainbow flags and strutting in the streets might be a very visible display o ... More >>
For fans of Detroit electro, the mere fact that Dopplereffekt is performing in LA is something of mindblower. A brilliantly executed art project/synthetic-beat-music concern whose member(s) remain anonymous, the group and/or person behind Dopplereffekt has crafted some of the funkiest and propella ... More >>
Other than freshman Delta Sigma Theta rushes at Cal-State Chico, no substrata of the American population has worse taste in rock than rappers. Sure, your little brother likes Fall Out Boy, but eventually, he's going to grow up and discover The Clash, then weed, then hopefully Junior Murvin and Lee ... More >>
Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dry ... More >>
Questions to ponder: Will they give Tenaglia his own stage to do a ten hour set, and if that's the case why didn't they book Villalobos? How the hell did Linton Kwesi Johnson get on the bill - and holy crap, Linton Kwesi Johnson's on the bill! Will Modeselektor finally and once and for all ki ... More >>
At least not yet. New releases save the dying art of the mix CD.
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