In '08, rap didn't always equal pap.
A couple of weeks ago, an expert on the Harry Potter series told an audience of high school kids how lucky they were to have this Big Shared Experience--these seven books and 41,000 words in common. What does Harry Potter have to do with hip-hop in 2008? In an age when many year-end lists should be ... More >>
The Cool Kids The Bake Sale EP (Chocolate Industries) With frivolous brag lines and clean, minimal beats, the Cool Kids urinate willfully all over the idea of crack narratives and trigger-happy posturing, and are relishing every step of the way. At the pace of a pregnant snail, these two Chic ... More >>
The WMC/M3 experience to go with our highly subjective music guide
Algorithm breaks from the Miami rap pack to form GuerillaARC
One A.M. (Chocolate Industries)
Will Schematic have to compromise to get its avant-garde music heard?
No matter what happens between Push Button Objects and Seven, their friendship is over
Chocolate Industries is laying down the soundtrack for That Turn-of-the-Century Show
Autechre has nothing to say about Confield -- you'll just have to listen to the music
Miami scenesters sound off
Is it a tome or tomb?
Beat deconstruction courtesy of Richard Devine
Making the machines come alive