Last week, The Layover premiered to audible groans of pain...by me. Anthony Bourdain's new travel show had an interesting premise -- what would Tony do if stuck in a city for 24 hours? Unfortunately, the show had a frenetic overly produced feel about it. I disliked the clock counting down t ... More >>
Annie MacWhat is up with all these WMC-quality bookings outside of Conference? Jeez! Couple that with the amazing indie-rock shows happening at the Fillmore Miami Beach, and we haven't seen this sort of amazing musical cornucopia happening, well, since we've been old enough to go out.Now add to a ... More >>
The year's finest tracks, both mixed and unmixed.
Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dry ... More >>
DJ/producer Arthur Baker helped invent electro's backbone.
Various Artists Well Deep: 10 Years of Big Dada (Big Dada) Longevity in hip-hop is increasingly rare, so milestones should be memorialized. Enter Well Deep, two CDs (31 tracks total) marking the first decade of U.K.-based indie label Big Dada. An offshoot of the quick-cut quarry known as Ninja Tun ... More >>
Playtime Is Over (Big Dada)
Treddin' On Thin Ice XL Recordings/Beggars Group