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Rhythm & Blues: The Remix

Aside from my junior high school years (Bel Biv Devoe, Boyz II Men, and TLC anyone?), I never liked most modern R&B, whether it’s slow jams or the kind of stuff that you’re allowed to like and still have some “street cred,” like Erykah Badu and Jill Scott. With the latter, I respect them as [...]

Say my name, say my name

The unofficial word on the street is that we may start to see (all?) future releases by Joy Orbison as Joy O [cringe]. Hotflush just let loose with a sneak preview of Joy O’s new material (due out in March) and it sounds like he’s definitely foraging new terrain for himself here.. or rather, following [...]

Best of 2010, Part 1 – MissRuckus

As usual, I’m really excited about music and the many interesting directions it heads in every year. Probably the most interesting to me this past year was all the new genre-bending bass music coming out.. new music movements and being witness to their shape shifting and development is exciting! Anyway, it’s always a challenge to [...]

Emotions vs. Warrior vs. mo’ remixes!

A couple of excellent remixes of José James‘ “Warrior” (itself a cover of Benga‘s “Emotions”) by Subtrkt, Jus Wan and Rockwell that bring the track back to its bass music origins… out on April 12th on Brownswood Recordings: See my review of Jose James’ Blackmagic for JunoPlus here. P.S. I also recently wrote this review [...]

FaltyDL in Toronto

So some friends and I went to check out dubstep-garage-IDM-drum and bass-leftfield-anything goes man of the moment, New York’s FaltyDL for a “live” performance at Wrongbar in Toronto (most kickin’ soundsystem in the city for a small venue). I didn’t know what to expect, but my expectations were high considering his Bravery ep, full length album Love is a Liability [...]

There is Love in Four Tet

Sure, Kieran Hebden has been busy releasing remixes, mixes, EPs and working on collaborations, but there’s been no full-length Four Tet album since 2005′s Everything Ecstatic (which I didn’t like that much and barely listened to, despite owning it). The first proper album release in five years is absolutely stunning and excites me the way [...]

Best of 2009 – MissRuckus

What can I say that has not been said already? 2009 was a great year for music! I kept discovering new tracks, new artists, and most importantly, new sounds to my ears that made me excited about music again and again and again. I’m pretty bad at coming up with yearly “best of” lists since [...]

Best of 2009 – Shingo

It was definitely one of the most colourful years in a long time. In music however, 2009 was truly incredible, dominated by solid edits, new directions in dubstep, infectious indie melodies, tech-ier house, or slowing down the beat. I didn’t mind pulling all-nighters, thanks to some pretty dope podcasts from both East Village Radio (Authentic [...]