Detroit has long be lauded as a breeding ground for music elite. Berry Gordy and the illustrious Motown Records, the trailblazing production of James “J Dilla” Yancey, the rabid and equally sharp-witted rhymes of Eminem; these men are but a drop in the bucket when surveying the musical legacy of the Motor City. But now in the wake of a crippled auto industry, a crumbling economy, and a failing education system the city is ripe for new unfaltering heroes. Backed by heavy bass lines, resonant horn samples, and gritty snare drums the erstwhile Derek Cooper, 28, is ready for his place in the rap pantheon. The East Side resident, who released his debut—A Pipe Dream And a Promise—earlier this year, recently spoke to URB about his troubled city rebounding, what it’s like working with Prince Whippa Whip …
LCD Soundsystem will release a remix collection of 45:33 this summer, and the tracks will be on 12″ singles. In Sep, all the singles will be gathered for an expanded version.
The remixes are:
Prince Language Remix
Prins Thomas Diskomiks Remix
Theo Parrish’s Space Cadet Remix
Trus’ Me Remix
Padded Cell Remix
Riley Reinhold Remix
Back in 2007, James Murphy teamed up with Nike and iTunes for the project, and Murphy is working on the follow-up to Sound of Silver.
Electro/Hipster/Insert cliche, restricting title here DJs such as uni-browed Boyz Noize and the masked duo known as The Bloody Beetroots have recently began dabbling in the world of hip-hop producing, something that would seem to make a lot of sense in terms of marketability. After all, electro is the cool thing to listen to right now, and it has already overlapped into the world of rap (i.e. Armand Van Helden and Dizzee Rascall, N.O.R.E. and MSTRKRFT, etc.). Both Boyz and Beetroots have released tracks to put this theory to the test for themselves: Boyz Noize’s official remix of “Boom Boom Pow” (Will I Am frequents at Dim Mak’s LA hot spot Cinespace and is a fan of Noize’s work) and BB’s “Awesome”, a song featuring the Cool Kids which samples the Beetroots’ own …
Now that Independence Day has past, it can feel like a long-slow slide to Labor Day and the end of summer. So don’t let time be a-wastin’. Get yourself out to some summer tours. Here’s 10 of our favorites…
1. 10,000lb Hamburger Tour with A-Trak, Theophilus London, and Treasure Fingers- artists from the Fools Gold label trek out for a summer tour (Rye Rye was originally slated for this tour but has been replaced by Theophilus London)
2. The Flaming Lips- they are offering the full concert experience by providing some ticket buyers with a digital ep with songs from their upcoming album Embryonic and a recording of the concert attended. The band is also known for their energetic live performances complete with balloons, confetti, costumes, and the …