Detroit’s own sanctuary of wax People’s Records reflects the Motor City’s defiant, impossible-to-pigeonhole nature. Situated near what was once called the Cass Corridor, the neighborhood has since been renamed Midtown to distance itself from the area’s violent history. It’s now a part of town that reflects Detroit’s mixed reality. Safer than it once was, this part of town is filled with history, not to mention the exceptional Detroit Institute of Art, renowned live music venues The Magic Stick and Majestic Theater, and Wayne State University’s campus. Nestled in a small shopping center, the shop that was founded back in 2003 by owner Brad Hale and has now become a snug harbor for vinyl junkies, DJs, and rabid music fans alike.
Vinyl purists rejoice! This fall, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist will embark on a five-week, 26-date North American tour called Renegades of Rhythm that celebrates Afrika Bambaataa and his massive musical legacy. The tag-teaming US turntablists will spin together in New York, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, LA, Seattle, San Diego, and now, SF, using vinyl only culled together from Bambaataa’s own over 40,000 strong collection that’s currently permanently archived at Cornell University. It’s sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime sonic archive experience.
Korean-born, LA-based electronic pop producer TOKiMONSTA (born Jennifer Lee) has just revealed plans to release her upcoming third album Desiderium coming out this September. It’ll be the debut release on her very own imprint Young Art. This is the first new music since 2013′s critically acclaimed Half Shadows album featuring standout single “Go With It.” In addition, she’s also announced 17 upcoming North American tour dates this fall including major city stops in New York, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, SF, and, of course, LA.
The roots of modern dance music lie in late-night discos, weekend circuit parties, and the urban underground counter-cultures of New York, Miami, Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Los Angeles, and, of course, San Francisco. This month, we celebrate dance music’s colorful past, present, and future within the global LGBTQ community including the 10 landmark moments, musical heroes, nightclubs, releases, and parties that have inspired us all to dance. Respect where respect is most definitely due.
English musician and current Nashville resident Jamie Lidell, 40, has got the skills to pay the bills. And he definitely proves his unmatched versatility in a new nine-minute video presented by New York’s own Red Bull Music Academy. For your viewing pleasure, the UK soul singer breaks down his live set-up piece-by-piece and shows a small crowd of onlookers (and you) how it allows him unprecedented agility in improvising.
Welcome to our manic Monday edition of the Morning Round-up. Today, we’ve got Skrillex superjamming Bonnaroo 2014, Barcelona’s Sonar festival highlights, Hyperdub’s Jessy Lanza mixing it up for Thump, and so much more. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
There’s no better way to spend the day than chilling out on the couch and playing some tight vinyl cuts. That’s exactly what New York-based producer and Ninja Tune artist FaltyDL (aka Drew Lustman) did when he dropped by to spend the afternoon with Boiler Room’s own Thris Tian. In a new 90-minute video, the two chat about Lustman’s upcoming fourth album In The Wild that’s dropping in August and the launch of his Blueberry record label, spin some classic jazz tracks, and munch on some fresh fruit.
Welcome to our summertime rolls Monday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got tons of event coverage from the Governors Ball 2014 at Randall’s Island including Disclosure, Skrillex, Grimes, and more that took place over the weekend. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Welcome to our action-packed Thursday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Seth Troxler speaking out at IMS, a full Ibiza 2014 preview, and Dusky prep their new label 17 Steps. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Welcome to our wild-n-woolly Wednesday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Deadmau5 defending himself on Reddit, Nicole Moudaber drops her latest In The Mood broadcast, and Fact rounds up its top 25 dub techno tracks of all-time. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.