Music

If you’re old enough to drink, then you can remember it well: the early nineties when those cats in Bristol defined a sound that would lead every late-night chill-out session for years to come. It was that whole Massive Attack/Portishead/Tricky thing that would prove that electronic music is more than something to sweat to, more [...]


No topic comes without its quibblers, particularly when it comes to labeling anyone being the indisputable best at any given task, within any given genre. And you know how folks get when it comes to arguing over something like hip hop. That being said, take a poll around any smokey after-hours, nightclub or house party [...]


It’s not that any eardrum dilettante or amateur musicologist out there doesn’t want analog sound. But a digital file is a lot easier to handle than lugging around some big-ass tube amp octupussing its cables all over the place like trip rope. The folks at Tubecore, however, seem to have finally figured out the best of both [...]


Back by popular demand comes one more season of The Boondocks. The fourth and final season of the comic-strip-gone-sitcom promises plenty more of viewers’ two favorite traits: humor and controversy. The first episode is set to air this Monday, April 21 at 10:30, and while originator Aaron McGruder has left the show to concentrate on other endeavors [...]


A wise Dutch villain once said, “I love gooooold!” and now a Swedish goldsmith in Oldtown, Stockholm seems ready to chime in. He makes each of the Happy Plugs Deluxe 18k gold-edition earbuds by hand, using an astonishing 25 grams of pure gold for each pair. Happy Plugs already has a line of earbuds available [...]


8 Apr
The long-awaited project from Gregg Gillis & Leslie Pridgen

Last week we premiered the new project from mashup mastermind Girl Talk and revered Philly rapper Freeway, dubbed Broken Ankles. It was for their “Tolerated” video featuring Waka Flocka Flame, and was basically one of the most humorously violent videos in a long bit. Fitting, as Broken Ankles is a union of high energy, stacked talent and suspected nunchuck [...]


Catch the latest mix from the Boiler Room crew, as just dropped this past March 31st. Recorded by Boiler Room founder from Thris Tian (aka Thristian Richards), the team decided to record the set in the original 2010 London location to celebrate the highly regarded series’ 4th Anniversary. Heading back to the location where the Boiler Room got [...]


4 Apr
Your fraying earbuds will never sound the same again

Plug any old headphones into McIntosh Labs new MHA100 amp and get the full sound of conventional speakers, with the capacity for both digital inputs and 50-watt stereo speaker outputs, too. The Autoformer technology gives impedance ranges of 8-40, 40-150 and 150-600 ohms which means any old earbud you plant in there will do the [...]

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