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How Mack Sennett Studios Was Reborn as a Hub for Silver Lake’s Creative Community

Almost a decade ago, a young music producer named Jesse Rogg went to a house party in Silver Lake. Questlove, drummer for The Roots, was DJing for a small crowd in someone’s living room. Rogg sprinted home to grab a CD that had a song he had just produced for...

A 13-Year-Old Balances a Gig as a Popular Radio DJ With Life as a Typical Teen

By 6 p.m. on a brisk Friday evening in February, the block of office buildings in Burbank that houses radio station Real 92.3 is mostly dark. The 9-to-5ers have left and are already draining their first round of TGIF cocktails. At the station, Nhandi Craig, aka DJ Young 1, has...

Verbs' Hip-Hop Open Mic Carries the Torch for Project Blowed

If you frequent rap shows in Los Angeles, you’ve probably seen Verbs. He’s the stocky, gregarious guy sporting a Zissou-red beanie and a vest checkered with enough flair to earn him a managerial position at Chotchkie’s. If you missed him, chances are you weren’t looking hard enough. He’s the Where’s...

Zackey Force Funk Makes Gritty Electronic Music — and Builds Rockets for SpaceX

Zach Hose knows he could still be in federal prison right now. But instead, on most afternoons, the youthful 41-year-old takes the train from his home in Long Beach to Elon Musk’s SpaceX in Hawthorne, where he works through the night building rockets that will send satellites, supplies and science...

Terrace Martin Is Kendrick Lamar’s Secret Weapon

“I’m gonna play some soulful music,” Terrace Martin says, “because that’s all the fuck I know how to play.” It’s a Thursday night in February and Martin is onstage at the Del Monte Speakeasy in Venice, leading his six-piece band through a jazzy set of originals and covers. Throughout the...

From the Beach to the Bedroom, San Pedro Native Miguel Pushes the Boundaries of R&B

“You look beautiful,” Miguel says. Hanging over a pair of white jeans with shredded knees, his halfway-unbuttoned silk Gucci Hawaiian shirt billows a little in the breeze. He pauses, mid–leisurely stroll, in the middle of the Venice Beach boardwalk, and reaches out for a hug. His eyes are shielded by...

Soft stillness at the Hoddinott Hall

Madeleine Mitchell On 12 May 2016 (at 2pm) the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Edwin Outwater, will be giving a contemporary programme at the Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, as part of the 2016 Vale of Glamorgan Festival. The concert...Show More Summary

From Garsington to Grimsby, with stops at Skegness, Ramsgate, Bridgewater, Marlow and Buckingham

Following Garsington Opera for All's successful launch last year, they will again be screen Garsington Opera's performances in isolated coastal and rural communities The 2016 production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, featuring Roderick...Show More Summary

Wynton Marsalis Quintet at The Palace Theater

5 hours agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Wynton Marsalis Quintet The Palace Theater Stamford, CT April 30, 2016 There are expectations baked into a live performance from the caliber of a Wynton Marsalis. An artist who has won a Pulitzer Prize for Music, nine GRAMMY awards, serves as the Director of Jazz studies at Juilliard and is actively... [ read more ]

Five By Five - More Love From Ivo Perelman

5 hours agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

2015 saw six releases by tenor saxophonist m: Ivo Perelman. It's early in 2016, and we already have five new releases. At this pace, one can only hope for five more. Certainly, noting the combinations of players presented here and the high level of improvisation, there could easily be te... [ read more ]

How I DJ in VR: Grimecraft Interview

In today’s video, we talk to Grimecraft, one of the first DJs to enter the alternate sphere of DJing virtual reality. The DJ system he uses, “The Wave”, was first covered in a previous article here on DJ TechTools. In this piece, weShow More Summary

Y2KOALA - ? STAYYY FLYYY ?

Sounds like: DJ Sliink, Vices, DJ Yolo Bear, Hoodboi, Trippy Turtle Song: Y2KOALA - ? STAYYY FLYYY ? What's so good? Everyone has their guilty pleasure, and honestly mine is jersey club remixes. The only thing is I don't feel guilty about it at all. Show More Summary

Ian William Craig announces new album Centres, premieres single

Vancouver-based composer and trained opera singer Ian William Craig is a favorite around these parts, and he’s back with his first album since last year’s Cradle for the Wanting. Judging from the downright stunning “A Single Hope,” Centres is going to be one of the summer’s best ambient releases. Show More Summary

Alicia Keys Returns With New Single "In Common": Listen

Alicia Keys is back with new music. After teasing that new songs were on the way in a Snapchat video, and before she performs on this weekend's episode of "Saturday Night Live," she's returned with a new single called "In Common." Her last full-length was 2012's Girl on Fire. Check out the new single below.

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