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Key Tracks: Run–D.M.C’s “Rock Box”

Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels recounts the making of the groundbreaking single with Larry Smith.

interview

Interview: Run The Jewels

Killer Mike and El-P dissect the formula that created 2014’s best loved rap album.xx

alumni

In No Particular Order: Some Of Our Favourite 2014 Academy Alumni Tunes

A few favourites from the Academy universe, released over the past 365 days.

alumni

20 Before 15 Round-Up

Listen back to the free and exclusive tracks from Academy friends and alumni released throughout the month of December.

opinion

Members of the House: The Greatest House Music Band That Never Happened

Ashley Zlatopolsky reunites the Motor City group to talk about their brief moment in the spotlight.

opinion

RIP Gypsy Guitarist Manitas De Plata And Photographer Lucien Clergue

Garth Cartwright provides a eulogy for two men whose careers were intertwined through art.

gallery

Gallery: Schwarzmann Soirée in Amsterdam

Behind the scenes pictures from the special live show at Amsterdam’s Trouw, spearheaded by the two Innervisions members.

interview

Interview: TV Party Drummer Lenny Ferraro

The NYC scenester talks about the early days of punk and hip hop.

opinion

Japanese Handcrafted Sound

Danny Masao Winston profiles some of the finest bespoke manufacturers of high-end audio equipment in Japan.

interview

Interview: Young Florida Rapper Chester Watson

Max Bell talks to the 17 year old rapper about ballet, his influences and blowing up at a young age.

event

Red Bull Music Academy Heads to Paris in 2015

The next edition of the Academy will take place in the French capital.

tv

Film: Red Bull Music Academy Tokyo 2014

Check out the sights and sounds of the 2014 Red Bull Music Academy in Tokyo.

interview

Interview: D’Angelo on the Inspirations Behind Black Messiah

Chairman Mao gets the lowdown on some of the elusive singer’s favorite music.

lecture

Floating Points RBMA Tokyo 2014 Lecture

The celebrated DJ and producer sits down in Tokyo for a rare in-depth chat.

lecture

Fatima Al Qadiri RBMA Tokyo 2014 Lecture

The restless Hyperdub and Warp affiliate talks about her sonic globetrotting.

interview

Interview: George Benson

A quick chat with the jazz lifer.

interview

Interview: British Funk Icons Cymande

Steve Scipio and Patrick Patterson revisit their enduring story: from forging their brand of soulful nyah-rock to inspiring hip hop and dance music.

lecture

Korg - Hiroaki Nishijima & Tatsuya Takahashi RBMA Lecture Tokyo 2014

Two titans from the synth manufacturer explain their craft.

opinion

The Artisan: The Inimitable Genius of Tatsuro Yamashita

Tetsuro Yokegawa takes a look back at the Japanese legend’s essential late ’70s and early ’80s albums.

opinion

Top 10: Danceable Kayou-kyoku

Mainstream ’70s and ’80s Japanese pop you can dance to, according to Tokyo’s Crystal.