Sunday, January 27 2013
British electronic duo Coldcut head up this week's edition of the Solid Steel Radio Show, which Ninja Tune presents on their Soundcloud.
Monday, January 21 2013
The biggest difference between the Black Chicago Renaissance and the Harlem Renaissance is brand awareness. The fact is, from roughly the early ‘30s to the ‘50s, Chicago was black America’s most fruitful cultural capitol.
Thursday, January 3 2013
Back when Martha (Reeves) and the Vandellas and the Marvelettes would have one big hit and then nothing much for months, and the Supremes didn’t have a hit among their first nine releases, Mary Wells was Motown’s reigning pop star, queen and cash cow.
Monday, October 8 2012
A plethora of cool sounds and intriguing timbres can't make up for repetitiveness and a lack of decent songwriting.
Sunday, August 19 2012
An initially intriguing affair that ultimately succeeds more as a novelty.
Thursday, July 26 2012
Soundtrack makes for a pretty good listen, but doesn't live up to its audacious subtitle.
Tuesday, July 24 2012
The first day of Pitchfork delivered a broad sampling of genres from art rock to hip-hop and was capped by a surprisingly muscular set from Feist.
Thursday, July 19 2012
Mysterious Phonk may consist mostly of previously released material, but, with higher fidelity and the 4AD name attached, it manages to present SpaceGhostPurrp singular vision from a unique angle.
Wednesday, July 18 2012
After Laughter Comes Tears presents a full and satisfying picture of a figure that has only been visible in glimpses and shadows.
Tuesday, June 5 2012
At a recent gig at the Sound Academy in Toronto, perennial PopMatters fave Talib Kweli debuted a new song in tribute to the Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch, who recently passed away. Word is, his sixth album Prisoner of Conscious will be on the way this year, but no release date has been announced yet. We are eagerly awaiting it.