The Do LaB continue to solidify their role as the royal family of festival innovation as they push into their 8th year of Lightning in a Bottle. Smashing together a unique blend of next-level music, art, and culture, these conscious party experts take no shortcuts, delivering a completely singular experience to their base and beyond. …MORE
The world is awash with sequels these days — from the 007 franchise to another 9+ hours of Peter Jackson’s vision of Middle Earth in The Hobbit. And it’s not just Hollywood doubling (or tripling down). Los Angeles-based rapper Sum’s album, Dragon comes in two parts (Vol. 1 which is out November 27 and Vol. 2 which is coming around the bend), so who better to do a two-part interview with Ninja Tune artist Blockhead, who delivered some beats on Dragon. …MORE
The newest video from MC SelfSays (Directed by Matt Barth) features famed New York producer Blockhead on the beat. The feisty Detroit rapper has a few new projects in the works at the moment — saying you can expect a new flexi-disc single out on Insect Records just in time for SXSW.
Rapper SelfSays (Charles Vann to his friends) doesn’t take himself too seriously. But fortunately for him, the rest of the music world does. The self-described “cat lover” and “professional face-maker” has been making moves in recent months — collaborating with producers Blockhead (Ninja Tune), Shigeto (Ghostly), Samiyam (Brainfeeder), and Subtitle (Lab Waste), just to name a few. One of the rawest talents outta Lansing, MI since Magic Johnson — his “Lost and Found” EP is due out on Earnest Endeavours’ record label later this year. To celebrate, he’s offering his “Something Out Of Nothing” EP as a FREE DOWNLOAD: SelfSays “Something Out Of Nothing” EP
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Legendary record labels usually combine a visionary musical agenda with a visual aethetic that is unmistakable. For two decades, Ninja Tune artists have helped define what electronic music “looks like” via a series of impressive music videos. Here are some of our favorite clips from the past 20 years.