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opinion

Gil-Scott Heron Collaborator Brian Jackson on His Magical Career

The accomplished jazz pianist and longtime Gil Scott-Heron collaborator revisits a career dedicated to the conscious side of soul.

opinion

Kodo Ejima: The Reggae Monk of Kyoto

David Katz profiles one of Japan’s biggest Jamaican music fans.

interview

Interview: Swans, Prong, and Godflesh drummer Ted Parsons

A chat with the man behind some of the heaviest music of the ’80s and ’90s.

opinion

Key Tracks: The Underground Boogie Sound of 1982

In the early 1980s, the boogie sound was red hot. John Barera runs down some of the quintessential tracks of the day that have become favourites of DJs, musicians and fans alike.

opinion

Nightclubbing: New York City’s Better Days

If the Paradise Garage was a party, Better Days was a church. An oral history of one of the ’70s and ’80s most influential New York clubs.

alumni

An Interview With Jimi Nxir

Life after RBMA 2013: the trip-hop and blues inspired producer chats Bad Brains, self awareness and his new project.

gallery

Gallery: RBMA Session & Club Nights Strasbourg 2015

See the highlights of last weekend's RBMA Sessions and Club Nights in Strasbourg.

opinion

Gentle Revolution: Bill Comeau, Avant Garde Records and Christian Psychedelia

David Keenan explores one of the great, unsung labels of the short-lived Christian psychedelia movement.

lecture

Haruomi Hosono RBMA Tokyo 2014 Lecture

A deep dive into the wide-ranging solo career of one of Japan’s most fascinating musical figures.

interview

Interview: The Young Gods’ Franz Treichler on 30 Years of Music

Franz Treichler walks us through his extraordinary career with the Swiss industrial giants.

interview

Interview: Michael Chabon on Music

Julian Brimmers talks to the celebrated author about one of his biggest loves.

opinion

Nightclubbing: Space Lab Yellow

Yuko Asanuma explains why this unassuming club became Japan’s most influential venue, as well as a beloved home-away-from-home for countless international DJs.

interview

Wrestling-Themed Black Metal: An Interview with Lives Of The Kemet

Daniel Montesinos-Donaghy gets the lowdown on one of the more fascinating concept albums of the past year.

opinion

10 Mixes: A Guide to Frankie Knuckles

Michaelangelo Matos provides a rough guide to the genius of the house pioneer in ten mixes.

opinion

Down in the Dumps: Inside Japanese Collector Culture

Go inside the monomaniacal world of Japanese hoarders that fill their homes with just one item of musical obsession.

alumni

Download: Various Assets Tokyo 2014

These 35 tracks are a snapshot of the Tokyo sessions. Download and listen to the full release, all for free.

download

Download: Red Bull Music Academy 2015 Application

Download your application for the 2015 Red Bull Music Academy in Paris.

interview

Interview: Chris Jasper on Playing Synths for the Isleys

Michael A. Gonzales talks to the inventive, classically-trained keyboardist for some of the Isley’s most indelible hits.

opinion

Nightclubbing: Minneapolis’ House Nation Under a Groove

Michaelangelo Matos details the seminal night that helped introduce dance music to Minnesota.

opinion

A Kick in the Kawaii: Inside the World of J-Core

Vivian Host explores a Japanese subculture taking adorable to the dark side.