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Cosmo Lee


Thursday, October 19 2006

His Vinyl Weighs a Ton: An Interview with Cut Chemist

Owner of over 30,000 records, staunch defender of Star Wars, and composer of a new solo album, Cut Chemist brings the fun(k).

Sunday, May 14 2006

Dada Swing

How does an Italian band overcome an indifferent scene at home and the insular, unexposed audiences overseas? Why, by conquering America first, of course... one show at a time.

Wednesday, January 25 2006

Eyes Like Knives

Call it ambition, passion, or what you will. In an age of taut, chapbook-like albums, Eyes Like Knives aren't afraid to make feedback-drenched opuses.

Saturday, December 31 1994

Process and Substance: An Interview with Richie Hawtin

From mixing with three turntables, to granulating and recombining tracks into new shapes, to making techno mashups in 5.1 surround sound, to scoring the opening ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics, Richie Hawtin has consistently pioneered how music is made.

Saturday, December 31 1994

Signal Fills the Void: An Interview with Mike Gallagher of Isis

With two and sometimes three detuned guitars roaring through massive distortion, Isis shows are floor-shakingly, teeth-rattlingly loud. Many bands play loudly, but few bathe the listener in waves of sound like Isis.


Monday, July 17 2006

Agoraphobic Nosebleed: PCP Torpedo/ANbRX

The world's fastest band gets the remix treatment.

Tuesday, June 6 2006

Josh Wink: Profound Sounds Volume 3

A DJ mix that's heavy on technology and studio time, but which eventually makes it to the dancefloor.

Sunday, June 4 2006

Julius Papp: Montreal Departure

A good introduction to the organic, laidback sounds of San Francisco house music.

Monday, May 29 2006

Dieselboy: The Human Resource

America's top d&b DJ presents a compilation of pumped-up, scalpel-sharp tunes.

Tuesday, May 23 2006

Heil, Johannes: Freaks R Us

German producer drops signature lushness for club-friendly minimal techno.

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