Tying in his legacy to a new short film trilogy, legendary Public Enemy/Bomb Squad producer Hank Shocklee traces the line from his classic grooves to our modern sound.
Despite not playing an instrument growing up, Jamma-Dee’s love of crate-digging and funk soon birthed their own colorful contribution to the genre.
Foundational footwork producer RP Boo takes us through the history of the influential electronic genre, a mutant offshoot of ghetto house that makes you dance.
In crafting his own brand of hip-hop-inspired instrumental funk, Buscrates proves on his latest album he’s a student of the great producers who’ve come before.
The beloved Canadian turntablist Kid Koala knows the secret to success: always push for the new and unexpected. No wonder his new album comes with a board game.
DJ Sun discusses how he started DJing, his process for making albums, sampling 1970s porn records, and recording an LP about discovering his Chinese heritage.
From releasing films as a band to using Brian Eno’s card deck to help guide the sound of their epic new double-LP, the Orielles remain as indescribable as ever.
Electronic music legend Mike Paradinas is having a big year, with the 25th-anniversary edition of the classic Lunatic Harness, as well as the new LP Magic Pony Ride.
Jazzanova’s DJ Amir has fought for the musical underdog, and with the Strata Records catalog now readily available, Detroit soul and jazz are getting a glow-up.
Homeboy Sandman represents the hip-hop ethos with a sound that’s not in the contemporary mainstream but not a nostalgic throwback either. He’s pure hip-hop.
Damu the Fudgemunk, Deca, DJ Credit One, Jared Boxx, and EMI’s Peter Clarke take PopMatters along in their deep dig into KPM Music’s Crate Diggers series.
Using old-school analog tech, Dâm-Funk is using his unique ear for a deeply-felt funk groove to give us a hint at what dance music’s dirty future might be.