Tagged as: features

Magazine

opinion

Gene Page: The Best of the Motown Arranger Extraordinaire

The finest moments from Barry White’s go-to arranger.

opinion

Herbie Hancock’s Mwandishi Years

The strange and essential albums before Hancock’s smash record, Head Hunters.

opinion

Fugazi, Live at the White House, 1991

Mark Jenkins on a show the likes of which we’ll likely never see again: A hardcore band’s protest concert in front of the White House.

opinion

A Guide to Strata-East

Andy Thomas showcases some of the jazz label’s finest moments.

opinion

Funk Archaeology: Richard Marks, Unsung Atlanta Soul Slinger

Now-Again’s Egon on the delicate process of unearthing records from a mostly forgotten Atlanta soul music hero.

opinion

Key Tracks: John Fahey’s Voice of the Turtle

The behind-the-scenes story of the baffling, semi-autobiographical, financial disaster of an album from an American original.

opinion

Key Tracks: Mundo Muzique on Second Phase’s “Mentasm”

The techno producer talks for the first time about his seminal collaboration with Joey Beltram.

radio

RBMA Radio Picks: Kidkanevil

The Tokyorkshire producer provides a selection of favorites from the RBMA Radio archive.

opinion

Sicko Mobb on Bop, A$AP Ferg and Their Major Label Deal

The young Chicago hip hop duo talk about their post-drill sound.

opinion

The Sound of Found Sound: Negativland and Over The Edge Radio

A tribute to one of the longest running freeform radio shows in the United States.

opinion

A Guide to Loren Connors

We chart a course through the improvisational guitarist’s enormous discography.

opinion

Vince Staples: Stacking Copper

Anthony Obst catches up with the affiliate-averse lyricist.

opinion

Welcome to Eternal Bliss™

Red Bull Music Academy presents the Internet’s most relaxing website.

opinion

Waiting for D’Angelo

How it feels to be a fan of the mercurial R&B crooner.

opinion

Bushwick’s Finest: Forgotten Heroes of the Brooklyn Hip Hop Underground

Not gangsta. Not flashy. Bushwick’s underground hip hop scene was caught in the middle. Phillip Mlynar tells the story of Da Beatminerz, The Arsonists and more.

opinion

The Infamous, Sandpaper Cover of The Return of the Durutti Column

Louis Pattison explains the backstory behind the infamous Factory Records sandpaper cover sleeve, and how one man tried to recreate it.

opinion

Zion In A Vision: Jamaica’s ’90s Rasta Renaissance

Fed up with dancehall’s focus on sex and guns, Luciano and others brought rasta values back to the fore throughout the ’90s.

opinion

Luaka Bop: An Introduction

A guide to the label devoted to unearthing great music from the likes of William Onyeabor, Tom Zé and more.

opinion

The Voice of the Voiceless: An In-Depth Portrait of Mali’s Hip Hop Scene

At a moment when music’s political value seems like a thing of the past, hip hop in Mali is at the center of a discussion about democracy, globalisation and tradition.

opinion

Key Tracks: Mario Caldato on Tone Loc’s “Wild Thing”

The Beastie Boys’ go-to studio engineer recalls the making of a crossover hit.