Welcome to our manic Monday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Aphex Twin teasing something in “2014,” Todd Terje performing in Norway alongside Bryan Ferry, and Les Sins (aka Toro Y Moi) sets Boiler Room San Francisco ablaze. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Currently, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist are holed up in Northern California, hard at work prepping for their upcoming tour. This fall, the tag-teaming US turntablists are set to embark on a five-week, 26-date North American tour called Renegades of Rhythm that celebrates Afrika Bambaataa and his massive musical legacy. The duo will be spinning together in New York, Chicago, Boston, LA, Seattle, San Diego, and 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. Taking a break from their super busy schedule, the hip-hop luminaries have lined up a Reddit AMA today at 1:00 pm PDT / 4:00 pm EDT just for all you vinyl enthusiasts.
Welcome to our chock-full Hump Day edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Diplo dropping details of an upcoming Jack U mixtape in his Reddit AMA, a viral video of David Guetta spacing out at Tomorrowland, and, finally, FKA twigs unveiling “Pendulum.” Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
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.