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1999 Stories by Alec Hanley Bemis

Archives: 2000 | 1999
  • Rotations

    published December 9, 1999

    Beck Golden Feelings (Sonic Enemy) Midnite Vultures (DGC) While the hype already has begun on Midnite... More >>

  • Beck

    published December 9, 1999

    Beck Golden Feelings (Sonic Enemy) Midnite Vultures (DGC) While the hype already has begun on Midnite... More >>

  • Arto Lindsay

    published November 25, 1999

    In the waning years of the '70s, Arto Lindsay "sang" and "played guitar" for DNA, and his musicianship deserved the quotes. Emerging in the... More >>

  • DJ Craze

    published September 23, 1999

    "A DJ should do everything -- body tricks, beat juggling, all that," Miami's own DJ Craze told Urb magazine in 1998. "You've gotta show... More >>

  • The Arsonists

    published September 9, 1999

    "We are not underground or commercial: We are hip-hop." So write the Arsonists in the liner notes to their full-length debut LP, As the World... More >>

  • Hip-Hop's Clown Heavy

    published September 2, 1999

    In Kool Keith Thornton's world, the traditional rap skit often takes a turn toward the disturbing, but not via hoochie-mama sex scenes or gangsta... More >>

  • Tricky

    published August 26, 1999

    Recognized along with Massive Attack and Portishead as one of trip-hop's architects, Adrian Thaws, a.k.a. Tricky, has always been the most... More >>

  • Method Men

    published July 1, 1999

    The Beta Band fits approximately nowhere. Signed to a label known for spearheading the pop-electronica invasion in America, the band's records... More >>

  • Rotations

    published June 3, 1999

    Carlinhos Brown Omelete Man (Metro Blue) Omelete Man, the wide-ranging new album by Brazilian singer and multi-instrumentalist... More >>

  • Rotations

    published May 6, 1999

    Lester Bowie Brass Fantasy The Odyssey of Funk & Popular Music (Atlantic) William Hooker The Distance Between Us ... More >>

  • Rotations

    published April 29, 1999

    The Beta Band The Three E.P.s (Astralwerks) It struck me as odd to discover that Britain's hottest new "techno" act, the Beta... More >>

  • Rotations

    published April 22, 1999

    Blur 13 (Virgin) Around 1991 America was bracing itself for the dark antipop of grunge; Blur was not. "Taking the fun out of... More >>

  • Rotations

    published March 25, 1999

    Van Morrison Back on Top (Pointblank/Virgin) Van Morrison can only blame himself for the daunting expectations that greet his... More >>

  • Rotations

    published March 18, 1999

    Mr. Airplane Man Mr. Airplane Man (Altitude Records) Digging into the old school for inspiration and authenticity is... More >>

  • Rotations

    published March 11, 1999

    Pole CD1 2 (Matador) Brian Eno put it best when, after working with U2 and DJ/producer Howie B on a project, he concluded... More >>

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