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Bloc Party's Kele Okereke adopts a solo platform
When you've spent almost a decade confined to a band environment, it makes sense to name your debut solo record The Boxer .
| September 03, 2010
It’s not easy being a rapper from Wisconsin. Just ask 23-year-old hip-hop lifer Juiceboxxx.
Juiceboxxx cares not for your nerdcore
| April 09, 2010
Review: Amanda Blank | I Love You
Like many a party person before her, Philly-based electro-rap filly Amanda Blank wants you to know that she has a sensitive side.
| August 14, 2009
I haven’t come hereto academically justify West Coast credos about assimilating hoes into housewives. Instead I’ve come to mourn the commercialization of misogynistic rap lyrics.
Hip-Hop Misogyny: It Ain’t What It Used To Be
| July 24, 2009
Blank slates splattered with neon: Santigold and Amanda Blank
I’m not sure what kind of set list Santigold brought, but I’m guessing that she scrapped it after the crowd remained limp three tracks in.
Santigold, Amanda Blank, live at the House of Blues, June 1, 2009
| June 12, 2009
Anyone even minimally versed in Ms. Blank's œuvre would chuckle at the idea of her trying to keep things clean. Emerging from Philly dirty-rap crew Spank Rock, Blank distinguished herself among a sea of rap dudes with her dizzying spitfire attack and wi
Amanda Blank cleans up her act
| May 29, 2009
Indie gets the blues
White rockers generally come by the blues one of two ways.
The Gossip, the Black Keys, and the Kills
| April 23, 2008
Rcrd Lbl pays both artists and labels like Warp and Modular in exchange for permission to post songs.
Rcrd Lbl's free and legal downloads
CAITLIN E. CURRAN
| December 17, 2007
After spending Thanksgiving gorging yourself on turkey, mashed potatoes, and all manner of high-calorie treats from candied yams to kaleidoscopic Jello molds, you should have energy to burn.
Thanksgiving treats in clubland
| November 19, 2007
If there’s one producer or DJ who represents the new style of Basstown, it’s Baltimoroder.
Boston’s Baltimoroder fires up his laptop
| August 23, 2007
Here at Up All Day, I’ve done my damndest to tell you about the local history of dance sounds.
3 new hot producers talk tracks
| August 07, 2007
CHRIS ROCKSWELL, the official DJ for the club-rap phenom SPANK ROCK, says people are always asking him, “What does your neighborhood sound like?” DJ Dolores & Isaar "De Dar Dó (remix)" (mp3)
Spank Rock’s Chris Rockswell and Brazil’s DJ Dolores
| July 03, 2007
There’s been a lot of talk about “clubrap” as the new sound rockin’ indie and European dance floors alike.
A selection of brand-spankinh new jawns
| May 18, 2007
Despite her candied look and popstastic nameplate, Oxy Cottontail remains an integral part of the club-rap scene. Oxy Cottontail, "Roxxy's Cotton Tales" mixtape (mpeg)
Oxy Cottontail comes to Boston
| April 09, 2007
Beat Research is going large this Friday with Bouncement, a party of extreme bass sound and huge beats with an experimental touch. Juelz Santana, "Santana's Town (Ghislain Poirier remix)" (mp3)
Beat Research goes big; 7L skates and Dudley rocks
| March 27, 2007
What small, private lists like this remind us is that big, honking institutional lists are largely fictions, mirages of a consensus that no longer exists, if it ever really did in the first place.
What 30 of the Phoenix 's music critics liked this year
PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| January 02, 2007
Tear the club up
"What Samir and I bring to the table is that we were both coming from a real street hip-hop sentiment," says LaCrate, "and that’s where club in its origin came from. As much as it may have been comprised of rave breaks, there was nothing rave – I always
How Baltimore and Aaron LaCrate are going to save club music
| August 22, 2006
Mission Hill style
“We want people to have fun, and we want a little debauchery," says DJ Ian Beck.
Ian Beck turns the Hill out; Uffie and Leedz
| July 25, 2006
Low Budget and Aaron LaCrate
The B-more æsthetic is all about making tracks you can either fight or fuck to, and Low Budget and Lacrate stick that formula throughout Gutta Music.
B-More Gutta Music | Milkcrate
| May 23, 2006
DJ culture has always been about the party.
A-Trak and Spank Rock aim to keep asses moving
| April 27, 2006
Party affiliates - side
| April 25, 2006
Whether he’s spinning for trance heads or punk-rock kids, the DJ’s imperative is the same everywhere: “It entails making everyone shake their ass all night long, non-stop,” says Paper’s resident DJ, Eric Marcelino.
Harpers Ferry teen beat gets thumbs-up; DJ Makka to open hi-end bodega
| April 04, 2006
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