We love it when artists go on the DL for a little while, then one day you wake up and they’ve dropped something hot in your lap like they were just waiting for the right moment while you were forgetting they exist. That exactly what 2007 URB cover starlet Melisa “Kid Sister” Young, just did with this new 13-song mixtape, Kiss Kiss Kiss, featuring guests Nina Sky and Gucci Mane, remixers Laidback Luke and Caspa, and DJ Nick Catchdubs. Guess she wasn’t hiding after all, she was in the lab assembling this mix that we hesitate to call a comeback—but it is nice to see her again.
This one year I dressed up as Jean Bice from the Quaker Factory for Halloween and no one got it. They just thought I was in regular street clothes! So what are you planning on doing October 30th? Because A-Trak, Chromeo, Kid Sister and Theophilus London are all performing at the Congress Theater for the Freaky Deaky 2 and we over here at URB have a pair of tickets with your name on them. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact information, winner will be contacted next week.
It’s hard to belive that Fool’s Gold, the NYC label run by DJ pals A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs, is only three years old. So while it might be premature to refer to the imprint as “seminal” it’s hard to underestimate it’s impact on music over these scant past 36 months.
To celebrate, Fool’s Gold is releasing their first ever CD compilation on October 25th via the highly exclusive Opening Ceremony boutiques in New York, LA and Tokyo. It will also be out on all the usual digital retailers. The disc features all new material from the stable of FG artists, including Treasure Fingers, Kid Sister, Jokers of the Scene, Flosstradamus and many more. …MORE
I first met Willy Joy when I saw him open up for Yelle at the Logan Square Auditorium in 2007. It’s now 2010 and Willy has recently wrapped up his four year party Fly By Night; played tour DJ for Kid Sister; opened up for Deadmau5; played along Digitalism and recently went from NY to LA in less than a week. If you were to ask many people around the city about Willy they would probably tell you that he is one of the nicest and humblest of people; despite an exhausting schedule which would drive people into becoming a total grinch. He even found time to make us a mix for our readers on a plane!