Darrin Keast

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  • 13 years ago

    Forward motion drives Chocolate Industries. "Because people were so attached to the Sixties, Seventies, and Eighties, no one got to do anything new," complains Seven, the owner-operator of the Chicago-based label, as he looks back on the past deca...

  • 14 years ago | Columns

    Techno Beat Aphex Twin: Drukqs (Warp/Sire). Richard James is one strange fellow. The British producer does his damnedest to scare away potential listeners, but he still manages to command a sizable audience that hangs on every menacing metallic sy...

  • 14 years ago

    Autechre, the British posteverything electronic duo of Sean Booth and Rob Brown, can count on a warm reception in Miami. Much has been said of the unlikely nexus of Jeep and laptop culture in South Florida that stirred an affinity for Autechre's c...

  • 14 years ago | Reviews

    Twice over the course of what purportedly will be his last album, Something Nasty, Luke rants against the bad press he expects the disc will get. In his parting shot he complains, "You know a lot of niggas gonna be critics and shit. A lot of these...

  • 14 years ago | Reviews

    During the recent World Economic Forum in Cancún, anti-globalization activists took visiting journalists on a tour of what they called the real Cancún: the tin-roofed shantytowns that surround the resorts and nightspots that make up ...

  • 14 years ago

    Four years ago James McCauley received a phone call from what sounded like two knuckleheads putting on their best Hans and Franz routine. "Yah, ve are caw-ling for ein James Maggotron," managed the caller in the thickest of Teutonic accents. "Ve h...