Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: J Dilla, Madlib, Knxwledge Song: Flying Lotus - An Xbox Killed My Dog [download here] What's so good? While Beyonce’s out-the-blue album is already legendary, my favorite unannounced release...Show More Summary
Eric “Guitar” Davis, 41, son of Bobby “Top Hat” Davis, was found shot dead at the wheel of his car, close to another murder scene. Details here.
Karina Canellakis has been appointed assistant conductor with the Dallas Symphony, starting next year. She graduated from Alan Gilbert’s class at Juilliard and was formerly concertmaster at the Bergen Philharmonic in Norway, where ex-Dallas chief Andrew Litton is music director. More career details here.
Happy seasonal everything, folks - and don't forget to log on tomorrow for the annual JDCMB GINGER STRIPE AWARDS! Meanwhile, it's that time of year and I've been to a marvellous party...
Lorenzo Viotti was last night named the winner of the 11th Cadaques conducting competition. A French citizen, Viotti is the son of the well-liked opera conductor Marcello Viotti, who died in 2005, aged 50. He is also the godson of the conductor Bertrand de Billy. The competition, which boasts Gianandrea Noseda and Vasily Petrenko among […]
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Lapalux, Kaytranada, Snakehips Song: Chloe Martini - Temptation [download here] What's so good? Warsaw’s Chloe Martini is a rising producer of sexy slow jams. At the age of 20, this lady is working some magic with her beats. “Temptation” is a rehash of the 90s jam “Weak” by SWV. Show More Summary
Jazztopad FestivalWrocA aw, Poland November 18-24, 2013 It's always a treat to be invited somewhere new, especially somewhere with a strong jazz scene that remains, for the most part, hidden from the rest of the world. But when the country is Poland and the city WrocA aw, there are even greater trea...
Considering the sheer quantity of recordings issued in a year's time, attempting to mention every notable session would result in a list of epic proportions. These ten records represent a fertile cross-section of some of the most compelling modern jazz issued in 2013, highlighting sophisticated new...
Doncaster born pianist m: John Escreet recorded this exhilarating modern jazz record in his adopted home of New York on 7 November 2012 informed, he has said in a recent interview, by two events. The first, Hurricane Sandy, was responsible for his incarceration in his Brooklyn apartment...
I should have been Christmas shopping but ‘The city of rebellious delight’ was too tempting. As part of Spitalfields Music’s Winter Festival two local choirs, Women Sing East and the Tubthumping Chorus, joined forces to produce an alternative,...Show More Summary
The smartest guy in the garage.
Much of the basis behind the current state of DJing and electronic dance music came from the first generations of raves. Starting with a Roland TB-303 in Chicago, growing to undergrounds in the UK, and creating all manner of subgenres along the way, the story of the rave scene and the DJs who built it is fascinating. Show More Summary
Chicago upstart performs "Chain Smoker", sits down for interview.
2013 was yet another great year for heavy metal, and you can find my ramblings on the best albums of the year here and here. Special thanks…… to Stephannie for putting up with my obsession, and to my brother Skull (with the Lady Skull Kelly). Show More Summary