Track is Julio Bashmore makin good on the stress-enervating house tip. This is on new Brit label PMR, which also signed LDN diva Jessie Ware, who was in town this weekend and made me drink Tecate and tequila and go dancing to Kyle Hall. MADE ME. Terrific girl. She sang live on Ronson’s show on East Village Radio, right after I debuted my Latin show—more on that l8r—and spent the...
The war came—and then looting, chaos, state collapse, insurgency, sectarian war,...– George Packer absolutely lances Bushie’s ‘memoir’ in the New Yorker. Obviously, the book’s appalling selective memory is not a shocker from this gauche man who i still cannot believe WAS A PRESIDENT. But wow. Wow.
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Here’s audio from Dap’s and my appearance on DJ/Rupture’s WFMU show last week. I am talking about what I see as a mini-resurgence of the diva in dance music, IRT UK funky, dubstep, turn of the millennium 2-step, ’90s resurgent house music and, obvi, Magnetic Man. Jace, kindly, takes my word for it, even though it could all be in my mind because I live in New York and on the...
scatteredspeculations: Could not all of this emo-talk be a euphemization of a particularly masculinist (and in turn homophobic) backlash against a feminine quality of contemporary hip hop culture? More to the point, is the emoization-issue grating to many older hip hop fans because it’s “men” (and all the assumed cultural values and norms that lie within that label) acting like “women” (and all...
We’ve all gotten very good at disassociating, as critics. This is...– “ We tell ourselves stories in order to live…” Zach Baron uses OFWGKTA as a jumping off point to contemplate rape/violence in lyrics, and it’s an important work. The comments are for the most part characteristically dismal, though. I think the point is not to vilify Odd Future, at...
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TUNE IN TO WFMU AT 7 PM TONIGHT W/ME AND DAP
Ashok Kondabolu aka Dapwell aka my dude and I are going on DJ/Rupture’s WFMU show tonight at 7 PM EST. He is going to talk about being in the rap ensemble Das Racist and not being into all the music I’m going to play, which is all diva-vocaled dance stuff. TUNE IN. There will be a podcast l8r. CHECK IT HERE. There’s a podcast from Das Racist’s appearance a couple weeks ago...
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