It’s extremely refreshing to know that the art of true lyricism still exists in the midst of all the shallow music that is currently being put out there. Supastition’s ”Honest Living” EP dropped on February 18th, 2014, which was entirely produced by Croup, from Germany, and its’ sound is reminiscent of the conscious hip hop that took charge back in the late 90′s/early 2000′s; incorporating substantial story telling expressed in the most honest way possible. The EP is an ode to the “working class” and loosely inspired by North Carolina’s failing economy. Supastition was inspired to write the EP after North Carolina became the first state to eliminate federal unemployment benefits last year in 2013. While in the pursuit for employment himself, Supastition documented the struggles first hand in every track of the EP and the …
For all those looking for a new mix to get you through December, DJ and Rapper-Songwriter ASSAL has something fresh for your ears. Born in Germany and from a Persian background, ASSAL is that world class #veryrare chic tweaking your favorite genres with a global sound reminiscent of her upbringing. ASSAL and her music ignore traditional boundaries with her compositions combining elements of electronic, dance, alternative, hip hop and world music.
Her eclectic background not only shows through in her music, but in her unique sense of style as well. This jet setting partygoer and fashionite evokes global glamour, classic cool, and edginess all at once. What we’d like to call a “cultural cocktail.” Yes we just coined that. A tastemaker in her own right – her cutting edge style and genre-hopping have drawn comparisons to M.I.A or Santigold …
Hailing from Germany, the son of immigrant parents, Loco Dice has been one of techno’s premier ambassadors for over a decade, sharing DJ booths and record labels with the likes of global superstars Richie Hawtin, Carl Craig and Dubfire among others. But rarely does this superstar make his was to the good old U.S. of A., where his brand of underground techno still fights an uphill battle against the the poppier side of electronic music. In December, Dice will make a rare voyage to the states to play some select gigs around the country. URB spoke with the former hip-hop DJ to get his take on the dance-hip-hop crossover, as well as his always influential Desolat label, which releases techno compilation inspired by Death Row Records!? …MORE
As if we weren’t excited enough about the return of Richie Hawtin’s Plastikman alter-ego to the live stage, this clip from the debut performance at the Timewarp Festival in Germany last month got us completely jazzed. Hawtin steps out from behind the massive LED cage and rocks some classic minimal Plastikman sounds live for all to see.