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What's going on Sunday? (Goblin, Hugh Cornwell, Nick Lowe, Zevious, Palehound, Fred & Toody & more)
Dec 8, 2013 1:40pm | Brooklyn Vegan
Goblin @ Housecore Horror Fest (more by Tim
Fred Armisen & Hugh Cornwell (more by
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
Goblin, Zombi @ Le Poisson Rouge
P!NK, The Hives @ Barclays Center
Joel Ford, Matt Mondanile (DJ Set) @ Bossa Nova Civic
Bluffing, Flagland, Frankie Cosmos, Palehound @ Death By
Hugh Cornwell, Ian Rubbish @ H...
Listen to Michael Jacksons isolated vocals for Man in the Mirror
Dec 8, 2013 11:58am | Cosequence Of Sound
Michael Jackson has been pretty busy since his death in June 2009, thanks to a litany of posthumous projects. Whether it’s Timbaland’s mysterious project with L.A. Reid, the long-buried duet with Freddie Mercury, or the atrocious Justin Bieber collabo “Slave 2 The Rhythm”, money-hungry insiders continue to trample on his grave. To be fair, it’s not that difficult to see their reasoning: Jackson’s death has left a gaping hole in the industry, and it’s only natural they try to fill it with whatever echoes of the King they can.
Fortunately for them, there’s still plenty of his legacy to uncover online. Case in point, this isolated vocal track of “Man in the Mirror”, a song we ranked as the fourth best of all-time. Without the percussive reverb or the layers of harmonies, the nuances of Jackson’s performance become utterly clear. He sounds gritty, intense, and almost brooding. What truly stands out, though, is his penchant for grunts and yelp, which now display a raw emotionality that further enhances the song’s tale of social outrage and existential uncertainty. Listen below.
Lily Allen returns to Official UK Singles Chart top spot with Keane cover
Dec 8, 2013 10:21am | NME
'Somewhere Only We Know' has been used in the John Lewis Christmas advert
Spotify hints at possible move into free mobile streaming, starting with the U.S
Dec 8, 2013 9:43am | Fact Magazine
Streaming giant may make free streaming available on mobiles in the new year.
Following its recent moves to better clarify how it pays musicians, details have emerged of a possible move by Spotify to add free music to its mobile versions. The move would put the Swedish company directly up against Apple’s iTunes Radio.
A press event scheduled for December 11 is expected to have more details. Currently mobile users can only use Spotify if they are paying subscribers, while desktop users can make use of the ad-supported free version. Early details gleaned from the Wall Street Journal indicate that Spotify has reached licensing deals with “three global music companies to use their recordings on the new service”, leaving some to wonder what this means for independent labels. Additional details include limitations to the amount of songs you can play on demand. Most likely the idea here is to push people to the paying service for more freedom, much like Rdio and Deezer already do.
iTunes Radio is currently only available in the US, as will Spotify’s free mobile version on launch, but is expected to go global in 2014. [via The Guardian]
For more on all this head to ReadWrite for an excellent article that looks at just how much of a bubble the so-called streaming era might be.
One Direction sing 'Afternoon Delight' with cast of 'Anchorman 2'
Dec 8, 2013 9:35am | NME
The new supergroup, 'Nine Direction', performed the song together on 'SNL'
Disney buys rights to future 'Indiana Jones' movies
Dec 8, 2013 9:20am | NME
Paramount will retain rights to previous four movies starring Harrison Ford
Mick Jagger on Glastonbury: 'It's the alternative Ascot'
Dec 8, 2013 9:03am | NME
Rolling Stones frontman says he "had fun" headlining the 2013 festival
Australian producer Dizz1 signs to Tru Thoughts, hear title cut from debut EP Everyday Grind featuring Aloe Blacc
Dec 8, 2013 8:53am | Fact Magazine
Brighton label snaps up Australian beat freak, announces EP featuring all-star cast.
FACT can today reveal that Tru Thoughts, the Brighton-based label home to Zed Bias, Alice Russel and Hot 8 Brass Band among others, have signed Australian producer and RBMA alumnus Dizz1. The Australian artist will debut on the label with the Everyday Grind EP, set for release on February 17.
The EP includes four tracks that blend Dizz1′s typical loose-but-heavy approach to hip hop with vocals from Aloe Blacc, Warrior Queen and SA-RA’s Om’mas Keith. The digital release of the EP also features remixes from Austria’s Stereotyp and fellow Australian Royalston.
You can hear the title cut featuring Aloe Blacc exclusively below. It’s one of the toughest rhythms the singer and rapper has lent his vocals to in recent years, and the result is more than satisfying.
Dizz1 first came to prominence following his participation in the 2008 Red Bull Music Academy, held in Barcelona. EP track ‘We Go Ridin” featuring Om’mas Keith was originally recorded at the academy, where Om’mas has been a tutor, and was first released as part of its Various Assets compilation series.
The following year Dizz1 appeared on the second volume of Jay Scarlett and Cinnaman’s Beat Dimensions...
Ol Dirty Bastard documentary exits legal mire, now available to stream online
Dec 8, 2013 7:45am | Fact Magazine
Documentary on the life of Wu Tang‘s most turbulent member finally sees light of day.
Dirty is a documentary on the life of rapper and Wu Tang member Ol’ Dirty Bastard, who passed away in 2004. Directed and put together by his cousin, Raison Allah, the film has been mired in legal wrangles since being announced.
Most recently it was due to be premiered by the NuHo Film Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on November 15. However ODB’s estate issued a cease and desist order which scuppered the entire event. In the following weeks the NuHo Film Festival showed the documentary to ODB’s estate, including his wife Icelene Jones, and has now announced that it reached an agreement with them. As a result the film is now available to stream online via the festival’s website.
You’ll need to create an account to watch the film and choose from one of three packages ranging from $5.99 to $9.99. The top package includes an extra three documentaries and an album, New Wu Generation, featuring cuts from Clan members old and new. [Via AHH]
Youre so deep in the painting that you cant see the frame: NYC experimenter Bryce Hackford on immersion, improvisation and hatred of MIDI
Dec 8, 2013 7:41am | Fact Magazine
Bryce Hackford makes music to disappear into.
On his quietly stunning debut album Fair, which emerges on new Moshi Moshi offshoot PRAH Recordings on December 9, you’ll find music for heavy-lidded dancing, music that engulfs you in its slowly mutating figures and fierce washes of tape hiss, and, on two extensive, almost half-hour-long pieces, music that burrows deep between your ears, near eroding your sense of time and forward motion.
Born in Long Island, Hackford has lived in New York City for more than a decade, most recently in his own studio in Williamsburg. As well as putting his record collecting habit to use as a DJ, he’s released a handful of cassettes as a solo artist and is attached to various other projects, including the improvisational duo Pearl Necklace, who last year released an LP on Oslo experimental label Smalltown Supersound.
Fair compiles six of Hackford’s recordings made over the past six years, spanning mucky, decomposed techno (of the kind honed by his friends on label-of-the-moment L.I.E.S.) to immersive, freeform meditations with roots in ambient, noise and new age music. Connecting the dots between the downtown scene of the ’70s and ’80s (Arthur Russell, Rhys Chatham) and the city’s recent renaissance in visceral, off-kilter techno shapes, the near double-length album is a deep listen that feels both reverent of its lineage...
Elton John interrupts Russia gig to voice concerns over anti-gay law
Dec 8, 2013 7:39am | NME
'Rocket Man' singer says he was 'sad to learn' of the law banning 'propaganda of homosexuality'
Kanye West hints at next album being only 8 songs long
Dec 8, 2013 7:26am | Fact Magazine
Reducing the amount of information you need.
Kanye West attended the Art Basel festival taking place in Miami this week. One of his appearances included a talk as part of Surface Magazine’s Design Dialogues series. Alongside explanations of his fine art background, choosing music over art or even fooling everyone into thinking he was a rapper, Ye hinted at what his next album might be like:
Only a few days earlier Q-Tip let slip that he was working on Ye’s new album with Rick Rubin. [via Rolling Stone]
2013's Best Electronic Tracks chosen by armchair dancefloor + friends
Dec 8, 2013 7:11am | Drowned In Sound
It has been an interesting year for electronic music; one full of shifting trends, nostalgic resurgences, unexpected gems and surprise disappointments. Whether any of that makes 2013 different from any other year in electronic music is, however, questionable. Dig deep enough and dance music is always fascinating to follow. On a personal level though, when digging through my hard drive in preparation for writing this end of year column, I've realised that there has been a lot of tracks I've loved this year. But we'll come to those later.
Before getting into the inevitable narcissistic 'me forcing my music taste on you in list form' part of this best-of column, I thought I'd reach out to a few of the people involved in making and releasing some of my favourite releases of the past year, and ask them to nominate a 2013 highlight. So, below, you'll find a small handful of 2013's most interesting electronic musicians proving that they can write about dance music better than I can...
Logos on Rabit's Sun Showers [Diskotopia]
Logos' recently released debut LP Cold Mission is a late contender for electronic album of the year. It's a masterpiece of reimagined grime; an exercise in breaking down the genre into its most primal elements, examining its roots and building it back up into something wholly new. If you're yet to check it out, go get it now.
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