Monthly archives: August, 2014

Dave Smith Instruments makes its first modular component

The DSM01, based around the company’s famed Curtis design, is now available from the American synthesizer company….


JULIO BASHMORE SHARES NEW TRACK ‘SIMPLE LOVE’

Julio Bashmore premiered his new single on Annie Mac‘s BBC Radio 1 show last night….


Morrissey’s Label Standoff – Why The Smith’s Latest Controversy Is All Part Of His Enigma Read

It was all going so bloody well for Morrissey, too. Last year there was ‘Autobiography’ and, more crucially, this year along came ‘World Peace Is None Of Your Business’: two back-to-back documents which proved that his trademark wit, sharp-tongued barbs and oddly moving poetry were still intact. Deck the halls with boughs of gladioli, for…


CeeLo Green Pleads No Contest to Felony Drug Charge, No Jail Time

The singer gets community service and probation after he admits he shared ecstasy with a female, but allegations that he “slipped” her drug were unfounded…


Ariana Grande makes big things happen on ‘My Everything’

In-your-face production. Cameos from high-profile rappers. A lead single about how, lingering attraction (and proper grammar) be damned, she’d have “one less problem without you.” There’s lots of newfound swagger on Ariana Grande’s “My Everything,” which came out Monday, just less than a year after her successful 2013 debut, “Yours Truly.”…


Emerging U.K. Artist Kwabs Talks Twitter, Music & More (Q&A)

With his unmistakable sound, Ghana-born, Camberwell (London)-based Kwabena Adjepong, better known as Kwabs, stood out on the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists Chart for the week of Aug. 30, where his track “Walk” debuted at No. 36. In listening to “Walk,” it’s evident that Kwabs’ booming baritone is able to transcend such genres as blues…


Street Closures And Metro Info For This Weekend’s Made In America Fest

Jay Z’s Made In America festival featuring acts like Kanye West, Imagine Dragons and Afrojack takes place in downtown Los Angeles this weekend. It’s going to bring upwards of 30,000 people, and it’s going to be pretty unwieldy to navigate around Grand Park, so here’s what we know about street closures, Metro detours and how…


Artist 2 Watch: Ryn Weaver

Introducing Ryn Weaver to the A&R Report; the singer-songwriter already has worked with some big names in the industry from Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos, Cashmere Cat, Benny Blanco, and Charli XCX. Ryn Weaver is actually a San Diego native, who went to NYU and after two years she dropped out; that’s when she decided to move to…


This Summer Sucked

IF I HEAR ANOTHER FUCKING DJ MUSTARD BEAT, I’m turning this website over to the Syrian Electronic Army, I swear. That’s not to say that I don’t love me some 808s and Chinese water-torturous piano, shouts-out to YG, 2 Chainz, and all the other such hook hypnotists outchea thriving. Whatever Ty Dolla $ign wants to…


How to press a vinyl record

For a music format that exists on a microscopic level, perhaps the most intriguing thing about the way in which records are pressed is the sheer industrial and mechanical nature of the process. From growing stampers in chemical baths to shrink-wrapping the gatefold sleeves, the pressing of a record is at every stage both an…