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  • Señor Coconut and his Orchestra

    published December 25, 2003

    On the surface Fiesta Songs covers a diverse selection of popular songs with a Latin flair. In the hands of Señor Coconut and his... More >>

  • Zion I

    published December 11, 2003

    This album deserves to be granted an extended shelf life, not just because of its unique qualities, but for the travails the band endured to get... More >>

  • Ursula Rucker

    published November 27, 2003

    Ursula Rucker has singlehandedly introduced quality poetry and spoken word to the electronic music community through her collaborations with 4... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published November 20, 2003

    On Hot Women, infamous comic illustrator Robert Crumb curates a remarkably cohesive collection of early twentieth-century songs from his... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published November 13, 2003

    Musicians who run their own record labels often fall prey to the trap of shamelessly promoting themselves instead of the artists they have signed;... More >>

  • Plaid

    published October 30, 2003

    Since their start in the late Eighties as two-thirds of the influential electronic outfit Black Dog, Plaid's Andy Turner and Ed Handley have been... More >>

  • The Rapture

    published October 16, 2003

    The Rapture has been floating atop a steamship of media hype; its debut album, Echoes, could sweep this young New York-based band over the... More >>

  • Murk

    published October 9, 2003

    Since 1991, and particularly since the 1993 release of The Singles collection, no one has internationally repped Miami house music better... More >>

  • Omid

    published October 2, 2003

    Producer Omid, a well-kept secret in Los Angeles's fertile hip-hop scene, has aptly named his album Monolith and features a staggering... More >>

  • Peaches

    published September 25, 2003

    Peaches has a sense of humor that's not for everyone. It takes a particularly twisted mind to appreciate an electronic punk chick who likes to... More >>

  • Spiritualized

    published September 11, 2003

    Spiritualized's eleven-year career has been dominated by themes of God, love, and drugs, the latter a stubborn holdover from frontman Jason... More >>

  • Youngbloodz

    published August 28, 2003

    With high-profile releases due from both Outkast and Ludacris this fall, the spotlight rests on Atlanta's potent hip-hop scene. Everyone has had... More >>

  • Si Begg

    published July 31, 2003

    Although he has released albums as Cabbage Boy, Buckfunk 3000, and S.I. Futures, Director's Cut is the first full-length album British... More >>

  • Pole

    published July 17, 2003

    When it comes to his own recordings Stefan Betke, a veteran sound engineer for respected techno musicians like Basic Channel and Maurizio, has an... More >>

  • Invisible Touch

    published July 17, 2003

    While a local sighting of Victor Calderone behind the turntables is none too rare, it's good that there is actually a celebrity DJ out there doing... More >>

  • Fannypack

    published July 10, 2003

    The Brooklyn-based trio Fannypack -- 16-year-old Belinda, 17-year-old Jessibel, and 21-year-old Cat -- is already hitting "media darling" status... More >>

  • Josh Wink

    published July 3, 2003

    With Profound Sounds v2, the followup to 1999's Profound Sounds, Philadelphia-based DJ/producer Josh Wink marks a rare achievement... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published June 19, 2003

    Though Florida made more of a contribution to the popular funk and disco sound of the Seventies than the state's most famous export, KC & the... More >>

  • The Cramps

    published May 29, 2003

    The Cramps debuted in 1978 with the album Lucky 13, and 25 years later their rockabilly-fed and horror movie-suckled swamp circus... More >>

  • Ain't Nobody

    published May 22, 2003

    Everyone knows Chaka Khan from her "glory days," an era that, by most standards, began in 1973 with a hit-laden five-year run as the frontwoman... More >>

  • Timo Maas

    published May 15, 2003

    If you're skeptical that a superstar DJ such as Hanover, Germany's Timo Maas can't produce solid dance music on his own, you may well be right --... More >>

  • Four Tet

    published May 8, 2003

    Late night and early morning can sometimes have a strange way of bleeding together so that you're not really sure where one ends and one begins, a... More >>

  • Zero dB

    published April 17, 2003

    British duo Zero dB (Chris Vogado and Neil Combstock) have earned equal if not more attention for their remixes as for their own songs, and... More >>

  • Jori Hulkkonen

    published April 10, 2003

    Unlike neighboring Sweden, Finland has not had luck in introducing its music to the American pop market. But the dance floor is the great... More >>

  • Miss Kittin

    published April 3, 2003

    As a vocalist, Caroline Herve a.k.a. Miss Kittin is a familiar name among followers of what's been termed electroclash. In case you've managed to... More >>

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