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Too Blue: The Laff Records Story

Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, and the dirtiest comedy record label of the ’70s and ’80s.

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A Guide to Muse Records

Andy Thomas profiles the many corners of the jazz label.

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The Art of Techno Producer Mike Parker

We talk screen printing with the respected hypnotic techno producer.

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The White Lie That Broke Bobby Caldwell on Black Radio

Jered Stuffco explains how an ambiguous album cover helped launch an R&B singer’s career.

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“Who Gives A **** About A Goddamn Grammy?”

Hip hop historian Bill Adler remembers the rap boycott of the 1989 Grammy Awards.

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The Punk Rock Roots of Wolf Eyes

The noise trio talk about why they adhere so strongly to a DIY philosophy.

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Sun Ra Arkestra’s Marshall Allen on Dedicating His Life to Music

Living and playing with one of the true geniuses of the 20th century, Marshall Allen talks about what it took to follow – and take over from – the one and only Sun Ra.

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Remembering Detroit On-Air Mixing Pioneer Duane “In the Mix” Bradley

Jeff Mills, Lisa Orlando, and Terrence Parker talk about the influential Motor City DJ.

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The Ten Best Jay Electronica Songs (So Far)

With yet another single emerging from the New Orleans rapper, Paul Thompson looks back at some of his finest moments (so far).

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Is New York City’s Best Club Soundsystem in a Bumper Car Arena?

One of the last remaining systems built by legendary sound designer Richard Long resides in Coney Island.

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Indonesian Duo Senyawa Is One of the Most Intense Live Bands in the World

Kat Leinhart profiles the two musicians behind the project.

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The Genius of Graphic Designer Barney Bubbles

Ian Lynam reflects on the legacy of the punk and post-punk era designer of countless iconic album covers.

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Björk, the Producer

A guide to the Icelandic artist’s musical career.

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The Unlikely Music Career of Linda Perhacs

The 70 year-old singer-songwriter talks about her path in music.

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In The Drift: A Beginner’s Guide To The UK’s Drone Underground

David Keenan chronicles some of the most important UK drone producers since the late ’70s.

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A Tribute to Big Chief Bo Dollis

Garth Cartwright pays tribute to the legacy of the Big Chief from The Wild Magnolias.

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Key Tracks: Kool & the Gang’s Ladies Night

Ronald Bell recalls the recording process behind the smash hit from Kool & the Gang.

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Forbidden Planet’s Idiosyncratic Cover Design

We take a look into the striking, dystopian visions from one of Canada’s most promising young labels.

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Starting From Scratch: Cornelius Cardew and the Orchestra as Insurgency

Robert Barry reflects on the legacy of Cornelius Cardew and the wild and unruly group he formed at the tail end of the ’60s.

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A Guide to Afrobeats

Ian McQuaid takes a deep dive into one of the hottest genres in UK dance music at the moment.