Marc Glasser started making electronic music when he was a teenager, and now produces music under the name Dubbel Dutch and releasing it most often on the eclectic Mixpak label
, whose general sound often leans towards weird takes on reggae riddims
. But as Glasser mentioned in a 2010 interview
, he has been "opening up to music from everywhere. Cumbia
, South African house
, Dutch bubbling
, Bmore club
, Chicago juke and footwork*
, old skool jungle and hardcore
, UK Funky and all that mingles with, or shares influences with, these sounds." What does this "schizophrenic
" collage of musical styles sound like? Start with Self Help Riddims
and the title track video, Self Help Riddim
, then go from there
. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Feb 1, 2014 -
10 iconic mixes from the dancefloors of New York
. "It’s the city that gave birth to disco, house music and hip hop, the home of iconic, seminal clubs like The Loft, Studio 54, Paradise Garage and the Sound Factory. If you were going to pick one city on earth where you could track the history of dance music through a series of classic sets, then New York would be it. Back in the early 90s, inthemix writer Jim Poe worked as a DJ in New York City, and here he’s selected ten iconic mixes from the history of NY clubs, tracking the city’s evolving sounds from Grandmaster Flash in 1978 to Francois K at Output this year."
posted by googly
on Jan 9, 2014 -
"With a little help from the internet, the genre grew because it was so unique.
But in growing, it also evolved. The relaxed, dubby vibe got pushed aside to make way for more. More wobble, more sounds, more everything. Maximize to maximize."
Liquido asks: Who killed Dubstep? (more)
posted by dunkadunc
on Jan 16, 2012 -
If you like meaty filthy 60s-70s rock
by sometimes severely ripped blokes &b.b.b.babes — like I know I do — then bite on these two crispy mix streams and the extensive opinionated textual japery and idolatry from Brit musician, musicologist, Julian Cope
that accompanies them. This man writes books
on music. Why is he giving it away? [more inside]
posted by Twang
on Jan 6, 2011 -
Sleazefest: The Movie
] is a documentary of the first Sleazefest, a two day festival of bands, barbecue, b-movies and beer that took place in August of 1994 at Local 506 in Chapel Hill, NC. The festival was extended to three days and became an annual event for the next decade
. [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue
on Sep 1, 2010 -
In the waning days of the Disco era, Larry Levan
crafted a new style of dance music, which, like House music in Chicago, came to be named after the nightclub where it was most played, the Paradise Garage
. Garage music may have started with disco, but over the decades, it's evolved in some surprising ways: [more inside]
posted by empath
on Oct 27, 2009 -
What happened to the two-step invasion?
In early 2001, America was supposed to be poised for an invasion of this skittery garage/R&B combo, with Craig David's "Fill Me In" taking over the charts. However, while two-step has conquered England, it remains unknown in the US. Where is the homegrown two-step, and why are Artful Dodger, Oxide & Neutrino, MJ Cole and the rest failing to gain any converts on this side of the pond?
posted by Kevs
on Jan 11, 2002 -
Garage is dead; long live garage
Before garage/two-step even has a chance to make it in the U.S. and infiltrate commercials everywhere, NSYNC are basing a new song on the style. I haven't even found a non-import compilation to sample the stuff yet and this boy band might kill my desire.
posted by shackbar
on May 2, 2001 -