Correcting an historical injustice, El-P’s singular, relevant back catalogue will finally return to the land of material and digital reality.
But in the end, it was used to describe bands like My Bloody Valentine, Cocteau Twins, Swervedriver and pretty much anyone else, like drone minimalists Spacemen 3, who didn’t fall into the comfortable confines of easily classifiable music.
Another smart-ass triple-threat (rapping, producing, not sucking) from Def Jux, another slam-dunk for independent-minded hip-hop.
The greatest instro-rock band on earth soundtracks a film about one of European football’s infamous titans, and the result is a win for all.
“I’m fucking angry and upset right now, and I’m also scared and trying to come to grips with balancing this incredible fatalism and the fact that I am still alive.”
“With Rebirth of a Nation, I’m remixing Griffith’s film live every time off of Pioneer DVJs. So I’m making a remix by applying DJ technique to film.”
“When people compare us to My Bloody Valentine, I think it’s because they were the last band outside of the mainstream to actually infiltrate the mainstream.”
I admire Walt Whitman–his idealism, generosity, grace, and joy.
Both are highly esteemed musicians, fronting genre-shredding outfits that offer up elaborate and cerebral musical explorations.
“I hope the grassroots is able to take back control of hip-hop, and in the process take control of its own destiny.”
Armed with an arsenal of new-and old-world technology, and primed to spread his funk-drenched vitriol across the world, Rob Sonic is indie hip-hop’s newest jack popping out of the box.