People Under the Stairs played last year and was named by Spin Magazine as “The Best Act”. What is in store this year for the massive outdoor festival? They’ve finally announced the Bonnaroo line up and here it is. The three day Bonnarro music festival will take place June 10 – 13th in Manchester, TN and will feature standout acts, Jay Z, Stevie Wonder, Thievery Corp, She and Him, Chromeo, The XX, Deadmau5, LCD Soundsystem and Childs Play’s Bassnectar.
Posted by: g.win on February 10, 2010 @ 11:04 AM
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Photographer Ryan McGinley in the photo world. His works have been featured in the New York Times, V Magazine, The Advocate, SF Guardian and more. He was the man behind the lens in Levis’s ‘Go Forth’ campaign last year. The denim giant recently re-enlisted McGinley to produce their new campaign for hip retailer Opening Ceremony. Even though Levis’s campaign is for the new spring line, Ginley chose the autumn season as the back drop. The end result is a visually stunning campaign. I can’t wait for fall!
The 2nd single from Groove Armada is finally here! Following the success of ‘I Won’t Kneel’ (single #1) comes ‘Paper Romance’ also featuring vocalist SaintSaviour in a duet w/ Fenech Soler. If these two singles are any indication, the new Groove Armada album is going to be an epic smash. Playing heavily on KCRW, ‘Paper Romance’ is an alternative electronic rock smasher issuing in a new era in Groove Armada!
Click Here To Purchase Groove Armada “Paper Romance” From iTunes
Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on February 9, 2010 @ 11:29 AM
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Join People Under the Stairs in Brazil as they give you an in depth look behind the scenes of their visit last October to Sao Paulo. Including live show footage, live tv appearance recordings, radio shows, Brazilian bbq and some plane fun. They are 4 different episodes narrated and edited by Thes One himself.
Posted by: Jonthecorner on February 8, 2010 @ 3:19 PM
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We’re tickled pink to announce a very special new addition to our blog family, long time friend and one of our favorite music scribes, Jen Boyles! Om fans will recognize her name for in depth interviews w/ Mark Farina and Derrick Carter, Kaskade, King Kooba, Rithma, Afro-Mystik and many more. She’s been covering electronic music for over a decade! We’re honored to have her writing for us, she’s already uncovered music from New Order produced indie rockers The Scanners and quite possibly the last magazine still standing worth reading Self Titled.
Boyles has been fighting in the trenches of electronic music since there were such things as JNCOs, and for that matter, vinyl. Getting her start at super-hip alt-weekly City Pages in Minneapolis as a nightclubs and dance music reviewer, she went on to work for a whopping eight years for the now all-digital URB Magazine, and has enjoyed stints with BPM, CNET, and Chicago’s New City. She enjoys thrift stores and finding deals on cool street wear far more than the average person should and is partial to UK comedies and a bit of cheese. Her favorite interview of all time was with Mike D of the Beastie Boys. You can email her if you want at Jenboyles(at)gmail.com or find her on Facebook.
Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on February 8, 2010 @ 12:02 PM
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A short documentary about a new vinyl pressing plant in Cleveland Ohio, called “Gotta Groove Records”. They specialize in 7" and 12" Vinyl creation/manufacturing using PVC molding. Check them out here:
King Britt is putting his last dance record out on Nervous Records. He will be retiring the dance / house productions to pursue a more experimental sound. The former Digable Planets member took to his website to tell his fans of his retirement from dance production.
From King Britt
“Well, its been a minute since I released an album of original material. The Intricate Beauty will be coming this March/April on Nervous/FiveSix. I had a great time working on it and collaborating with the beautiful singers, Rucyl, Lady Almaa, Ryat and Astrid Suryanto, as well as remixing Kim English and Byron Stingly exclusives for the album.
This album will be my last ‘conventional’ dance album. I have been inching more into experimental electronica and techno, like The Nova Dream Sequence and Ramon Tejada w/ Rucyl Mills. "
“Now” features vocals from Astrid Suryanto. The track is an interesting direction for King. It sounds like a Telepopmusik track featuring a Tracey Thorn (Everything But The Girl) vocal. What do you think?
King Britt’s “Intricate Beauty” will be released on April 20, 2010.
For all you Bearbrick, Kid Robot, Giant Robot fans out there…Medicom Toy’s has teamed up with the team behind Tim Burton’s upcoming adaptation of Alice in Wonderland to release toy figures of the characters from the film.
The figures include Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter and Mia Wasikowska as Alice, rendered in 17-cm and 30-cm offerings. The Bearbrick pack features a Mad Hatter Kubrick and Cheshire Cat Bearbrick. All figures will be released on Feb 13th.
Two of the illest dudes i know on the mpc and turntables had a nice little impromptu session last Saturday at the Elbo Room in San Francisco. Teeko of 4onefunk fame and Exile were on some next level business basically defying the laws of what i thought was possible on the mpc and turntables. Check the footage below.
In celebration of the Bassnectar’s feature in one of the most reputable electronic magazines in the world; IDJ, Bassnectar has prepared a special mixset featuring new remixes, edits, mash ups and re-re-re-edits. This 44 minutes and 25 second transmission is straight up bass in your face. Download the mix from the widget below and check the tracklist after the jump.
1. Azzido Da Bass – Doom’s Night (Timo Maas vs Bassnectar)
2. Bassnectar – Cozza Frenzy (Mega Bass Mix)
3. Rye Rye – Bang feat. MIA [aca]
4. S.C.A.M. – Let Me Hear You Say
5. Stagga – I Got Bass
6. Seductive Dubz – Hey!
7. Caravan Palace – Starscat
8. AAK & Double Step – (Bassnectar Edit)
9. Bassnectar – Boombox (Bassnectar Remix)
10. The Pixies – Where is My Mind? (Bassnectar Remix)
11. Nextmen – The Lion’s Den (Sigma vs Bassnectar)
12. Zen – Your Shout ft. Killabeats & Gry (Bassnectar Re-edit)
13. Bassnectar – Teleport Massive (Bassnectar Remix)
14. Bassnectar – Slam Dunk feat. Dunkelbunt
15. Bazznectar Medley – Tears for Modern English Masher
16. Damian Marley – It Was Written (Chasing Shadows Remix)
17. Kid Cudi – Day & Night (JOTS vs Crowdrock vs Bassnectar)
18. Malente & Dex – Lions (Bassnectar & iLL Gates Remix)
Posted by: Jonthecorner on February 5, 2010 @ 10:00 AM
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