Friday Linkage #2

Neu, jetzt mit mehr Mix-Geschmack!

  • Agnès Interview
    2008 has been the year of the house revival with Switzerland & Berlin leading the way when it comes to the basic groove. I caught up with one of the main players in the scene, Swiss deep house producer and label owner Agnès. to talk music, aliases, Switzerland and much more in one of the most down to earth and humorous interviews I’ve done in a long time. (Link)
  • Moby mit offenem Brief an die EMI
    for over a year now i’ve been asking people at emi why they won’t allow their electronic
    dance music to be sold on beatport and i still haven’t received a good answer. one might think that in a time of rapidly dwindling revenues that a viable and proven outlet like beatport might be greeted ecstatically at emi and the major labels. but no.
  • Doku: Before the Music Dies
    Narrated by Academy Award Winner Forest Whitaker, BEFORE THE MUSIC DIES is an unsettling and inspiring look at today’s popular music industry featuring interviews and performances by Erykah Badu, Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews, Branford Marsalis, ?uestlove and a wide variety of others. (Videolink)
  • Frivolous at Home
    Ein kleines Video von Frivolous, in dem er mit einem Küchenmesser und einem Pinsel einen seiner kommenden Tracks live spielt. (Video)
  • Broken Social Scene at Juan’s Basement
    Last fall, a travel-sized configuration of Broken Social Scene came to play the basement in support of Kevin Drew’s ‚Spirit If…‘. The band played old songs and even made up a few new ones right on the spot to mark the occasion. (Teil 1 + 2)
  • B12 veröffentlichen ihren Back-Katalog
    Following the success of last year’s widely acclaimed comeback album, ‘Last Days of Silence’, seminal UK techno duo B12 now plan to make their rare back catalogue available digitally and on CD.
    The 98 track (!!) ‘Archive’ series includes every track released on B12 Records between 1990 and 2007, including every limited edition vinyl and bonus CD, plus 27 previously unreleased cuts from the vaults
    . (Link)
  • The Return of the Boom Bap
    New Manoeuvres in Hip Hop – Since the start of the noughties, productions from both sides of the Atlantic have signalled a return to the boom bap beats of hip hop’s golden era, says Laurent Fintoni. (Link)
  • Jackpot Baby! geht zurück zu Print
    Auch eine Seltenheit dieser Tage: die Jungs von Jackpot Baby! stellen den gemeinsamen Blogbetrieb ein und konzentrieren sich (wieder) auf eine Printausgabe, die zum ersten Mal Anfang 2009 erscheinen soll. (Link)
  • Albums Covers Map
    Word Magazine readers have been busy building this map showing where iconic album cover photographs were taken. (Link)
  • Tapedeck Scratching
    DJ Ruthless Ramsey takes his love for cassettes to the next level. Forget pause tape recordings… here he demonstrates how to scratch, blend, and mix using two boom boxes and a Numark mixer. Sadly, his two outdated cassette decks puts the skill of most Serato users to shame. His turntable skill are nothing to be taken lightly either… respect! (Link)

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