30 Jun
Godfather duets with Bob Marley, Nas, Mobb Deep, Biggie & more

Producer Amerigo Gazaway returns with the latest addition to his Soul Mate series — his mashup skills already well established with the Yasiin Gaye Marvin Gaye x Mos Def mixtape (and don’t forget about Part II as well). This time around Gazaway’s The Big Payback focuses on the erstwhile hardest working man in show business, pairing James Brown with the […]


12 Sep
The unquestionable King of Dub returns in a trance

I’m sitting here in a fog of pain killers and medical marijuana listening to Master Piece, renowned dub-reggae pioneer Lee “Scratch” Perry’s latest offering of lounge-dub and deep trance. I got the vinyl — it’s crisp and warm at the same time like sitting by a fire in a field of snow. It’s September 11, 2012, […]


21 Aug
Mirco Pagano, Moreno De Turco & TWBA's "Piracy" campaign

Let’s face it. Old vinyl records are pretty cool, but old CDs? Yeah, not so much. That is until artists Mirco Pagano and Moreno De Turco created these lively mosaic sculptures using a colorful array of these obsolete relics of media, often using the actual albums of the artists depicted. Working with a multinational ad […]


7 Aug
Trojan Records ode to the people who invented DJing & Dub

Happy belated Jamaican independence day everyone! Yesterday, August 6th, was the official day. I hope you all drank cases of Red Stripe, watch incessant re-runs of Usain Bolt highlights on ESPN and smoked a crate full of spliffs. Seriously shame on you if you’re not. For anyone who has never waded in the soulful waters […]


4 Apr
New York's DJ Swindle combines the best of two worlds

This goes back a couple years, but since I was just turned onto it many of you out there may not know it either. In the great tradition of long form hip-hop inspired mash-up mixtapes like Enter the Magical Mystery Chambers, Wugazi: 13 Chambers and A Shaolin Jazz Tribute comes Bobb Deep: Queensbridge Meets Kingston, […]


13 May
A brief history of a gamechanging instrument

To celebrate the seminal effects of the Minimoog Synth, Moog Legacy is putting out a series of short documentaries following the lifespan of the legendary synthesizer from its inception in 1971 through its indelible contributions to  pop music worldwide throughout the last 40 years. “In this first installment documenting the journey of the Minimoog synth […]


8 Apr
The Clash, U2, The Boss, Stones... what more do you need?

The Morrison Hotel Gallery has become my second home lately. Sort of feels like Sid Vicious camping out at the Chelsea, but without all the heroin shooting and girlfriend stabbing. Why am I back so soon, cos the fine folks at MHG have yet again brought an amazing collection of rarely seen and intimate photos […]


30 Mar
Ethan Higbee and Adam Bhala Lough highlight the dub pioneer

This trailer for the upcoming Lee “Scratch” Perry documentary The Upsetter came out this weekend, but seeing as we’re such huge fans we figured better late than never. If you consider yourself an appreciator of music, then there is probably little need to introduce Scratch — considered by many to be the Grandfather of Dub […]