“Swinging London” has long since lapsed into cliché, but its birth remains an inspiring tale of different art forms coming together.
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Now ubiquitous, Jeff Weiss tracks down the first time an air horn was ever used on record.
In modern games, a handful of sound designers are asking philosophical questions like, “Who is the player?”
In 2004, Anthony Obst couldn’t bring home enough mixtapes from the streets of New York. 2013 is a different story.
Noz details how the cassette tape industry helped to spread the genre far and wide.
Our resident cratedigger goes to Australia to search for local finds.
Jonny Trunk explains why pop music never made as much sense as the Mastermind intro.
Paradise Garage. Studio 54. The Loft. The heady influence NYC’s clubs have exerted on global dance culture.
From rock to techno, the past few years have been devoted to exploring colors bleak to black in New York City.
Raymond Scott, Tod Dockstader and Louis and Bebe Barron helped make electronic music part of the fabric of the world.
How Philip Smart’s HC&F Studio became a lynchpin of New York’s reggae scene.
Reggae historian David Katz profiles the founder of Wackies, one of the most influential labels to emerge from the Bronx.
A DJ discovers art and chaos in early ’90s Williamsburg.
The making of Liquid Liquid’s legacy.
Listening as a mode of survival.
What the soundtracks of New York movies say about the city.
We break down the stories behind nearly two dozen of the most iconic logos in New York music history.
A London writer goes in search of the New York’s next hot dance craze and finds it in Union Square.
A post-punk professor remembers an electric bandleader of the Lower East Side.
An analog memoir from one of the most influential hip hop producers ever.