Monthly archives: February, 2014

Listen to Unreleased Led Zeppelin Tapes for ‘Physical Graffiti’

Recordings Led Zeppelin made as they were composing their 1975 double-album Physical Graffiti will be available at auction next month. The Amherst, New Hampshire–based RR Auctions says that many of the songs on the tapes differ structurally from the ones that came out officially. The group re-recorded the guitar and vocal parts on many of…


Raekwon Says There’s Lack Of Respect Among Wu-Tang Clan Members

It has been quite some time since it was revealed that a Wu-Tang Clan album would be released in honor of the group’s 20th anniversary. In the time since the creation of such an album was announced, a handful of updates have been made in regards to the project. During an interview with Grantland late…


My Top 10 Microphones

It’s time for another top 10 list, and this time we’ll be looking at the mics I use. Now once again keep in mind that I’ve excluded lots of great microphones only because I don’t have frequent access to them. Mics are such a personal choice because it has to do with how your ear…


Clear Channel’s John Sykes On Why We Need Another Award Show

Wednesday’s news that Clear Channel would be entering the highly competitive TV awards arena on May 1 with the iHeartRadio Music Awards, airing on NBC from 8 p.m.-11p.m. ET/PT, has been expected since September. But the relatively quick turnaround from announcement to airdate has made it a surprise contender in the run-up to the summer…


YOUNG SCOOTER PRODUCER IZZE THE PRODUCER BREAKS DOWN JUGGATHON

YOUNG SCOOTER PRODUCER IZZE THE PRODUCER BREAKS DOWN JUGGATHON Producer: IZZE THE PRODUCER Category: Beat making – Composed [BEAT MAKING VIDEOS]


“Make the weirdest shit you can think of”: Evian Christ interviewed

In 2012 Joshua Leary uploaded his music under the handle Evian Christ. Within months the buzz had spread to all corners of the web. Like much great rap music, Leary’s instrumentals were situated at the intersection between the urban and the avant garde. The sound did have its precedents – including the aesthetic of Tri…


Kanye West ‘Yeezus’ Movie Trailer

Yeezy Vision. Now that Kanye’s North American run has come to a close, he’s bringing the experience to theaters and Australia. Posted on his website is the film trailer and Aussie dates. No further details but: ”YEEZUS FILM DIRECTED BY HYPE WILLIAMS COMING TO THEATERS”. Watch it here. [Rap Radar]


Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’ is Spotify’s Most-Played Song Ever

Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” has reached 200 million streams, making it Spotify’s most-streamed song of all time. The Swedish EDM producer’s Aloe Blacc-assisted global smash has surpassed “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons, which takes the No. 2 position at 182 million streams. “I’m so excited to be the first artist to reach 200 million streams on…


NASDAQ Suspends Trading Of Avid, Maker Of Sibelius & Pro Tools

NASDAQ today suspended trading of Avid, maker of Pro Tools, Sibelius, Media Composer and other pro audio/video tools. Avid received notification from NASDAQ on February 21, 2014 that the NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Hearings Panel had determined to delist the shares of the Company from The NASDAQ Stock Market. NASDAQ suspended trading in the Company’s shares effective at…


Talib Kweli & 9th Wonder Hope Collaborative Album Is Conscious Equivalent To Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic”

Talib Kweli and 9th Wonder are set to release a collaborative album, a project that Kweli recently compared to Dr. Dre’s The Chronic album. “The idea is that you have an album like The Chronic,” Kweli says in an interview with San Francisco radio station 106 KMEL. “The Chronic is a beautiful, powerful, excellent piece of recording that everybody likes…You…