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The Communikey Festival of Electronic Arts Takes Post-Rave Culture into a Semi-Improvised Futurenew

What do ravers do when they grow up? They move beyond glow sticks and dance DJs, and embrace a more adventurous intersection of technology and art. They supplement the music with film, exhibits and education. They ditch the under-the-radar venues, and file for proper nonprofit status.

And if they're in Boulder, they create Communikey.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Marc Weidenbaum  |  04-07-2011  |  Profiles & Interviews

Unagi Keeps Hip-Hop Reference-Richnew

Unagi takes hip-hop on a maximalist ride that jells with his geography. He talks up living in the birthplace of Del the Funkyhomosapien, Hieroglyphics, and DJ Shadow, and his drive to "go for more obscure references than [sampling] the obvious song."
SF Weekly  |  Jennifer Maerz  |  07-15-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Daedelus Revisits Rave's Everything-Goes Approach to Music Mixingnew

Messy isn't necessarily sloppy; it can still be calculated. The mess-as-aesthetic is something Daedelus does best.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Michael Byrne  |  09-09-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Detroit Transplant Patrick Brander Tries to Spread Techno in House-Loving Baltimorenew

If techno is a minority player in Baltimore, as it is in many American cities (by European standards), at least some of that has to do with the landscape. Heavily molded by rock club culture and a painful 2 a.m. last call, Baltimore is not well equipped to give a techno party the hours needed to dig in for longer than a taste.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Michael Byrne  |  09-02-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Getting Smutty with Titsworthnew

On his debut album, Twelve Steps, he turns to making original tracks, and the entire production is a dancefloor murderer, mixing hip-hop, R&B, electronic music, and a little bit of pretty much everything else.
Washington City Paper  |  Sarah Godfrey  |  08-29-2008  |  Reviews

Gossip Guitarist Wants the Best Club Night in Portland ... and the Worldnew

"The Gossip thing is pretty all-consuming," admits Nathan Howdeshell, known as Brace Paine when playing guitar with the soul-punk icons. "But there's always time to take pictures, do parties and make movies. I can't sit still for very long."
Willamette Week  |  Nilina Mason-Campbell  |  07-30-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Springfield's Teenagers Say There was Nothing to Do Here Until Rico Came Alongnew

Rico Perkins saw the need for a safe place in for teenagers to blow off steam. A few years ago the self-described former nerd cut his hair, danced his way to hippest-kid-in-school status, and threw a party for his friends. Since that first success Rico has become one of the most popular promoters for Springfield's under-21 crowd in memory.
Illinois Times  |  R. L. Nave  |  07-14-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

No One Does It Better Than Spinderellanew

She's uncharacteristically humble in light of her membership in the iconic rap group Salt-n-Pepa, whose relevance has possibly been overshadowed by Cheryl "Salt" Wray and Sandra "Pepa" Denton's recent reality TV appearances.
The Portland Mercury  |  Jalylah Burrell  |  06-27-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Where Hip-hop Wentnew

Gold: New Jack Swing, a genre overview, and and What Does It All Mean?, the collected works of cut-up pioneer Steinski, tell the story of rap going beyond itself.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Michaelangelo Matos  |  06-24-2008  |  Reviews

Ellen Allien Embodies the Sound of Her Citynew

Allien was born in Berlin. She lived in London for a year, but returned to Berlin with enthusiasm for acid house at a time when there was exactly one club catering to the new style of electronic music.
The Portland Mercury  |  Ava Hegedus  |  05-01-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Visual Realm of Mike Relmnew

Mixed marriages and pop-culture references make the DJ a rising star in modern turntablism.
East Bay Express  |  Rachel Swan  |  04-23-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

John Reis Sinks His Teeth into The Night Marchersnew

If you live in San Diego and listen to rock music, chances are you've heard of Reis' endeavors: Rocket from the Crypt, Drive Like Jehu, The Sultans, Hot Snakes and Pitchfork are familiar to any self-respecting local music fan.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Todd Kroviak  |  04-23-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Hot Chip Battles Boredomnew

Felix Martin admits that the latest album, Made in the Dark, is an odd listen, full of jarring juxtapositions, unexpected dynamic shifts, and general weirdness, but the percussionist offers no apologies for that.
The Georgia Straight  |  John Lucas  |  04-21-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Slugging It Out in NYC Clubs Pays Off for DJ Eli Escobarnew

In the aftermath of the indie dance scene has helped open doors for people like Escobar, who can churn out hipster-friendly remixes with the best of them but also has the DJ skills to make his living playing big mainstream clubs as well as cool kid parties.
NOW Magazine  |  Benjamin Boles  |  04-18-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Filipino Fist is Back and He's Bringing His Friendsnew

Before launching that coast-to-coast tour with Kid Koala, DJ Jester will treat San Antonio to a round of shows, and for one night at the Limelight he's bringing a few special friends along.
San Antonio Current  |  M. Solis  |  04-16-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

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