Posts Categorized: Artist News

88 Keys, Aceyalone Rock Decon Records Party


Last Friday, Decon Records hosted their Grape Juice party at Soho’s Black Swan Wine Bar, with performances by Izza Kizza, 88 Keys, and Aceyalone. 88 Keys introduced new material from his upcoming Decon Records album, called Death of Adam (from the sound of things, an allusion to Eve’s umm… feminine charms, perhaps?) executive produced by… Read more »

Dizzee Rascal tours U.S. with El-P, Busdriver


Fresh on the heels of the Bun B-assisted lead single “Where Da G’s,” the third full-length from English MC Dizzee Rascal has finally taken its stateside bow. Released on April 29th via Definitive Jux, Maths + English, finds the UK phenom at the top of his game. Waving the Union Jack and Stars and Bars… Read more »

Trash Titans Conquer All, MTV Included


MTV Music Videos MTV Shows Entertainment News Metallica, Schmatallica. Though I’d sell my soul to hear Kill Em All for the first time again, James Hetfield and that failed Danish tennis prodigy he calls a drummer get more credit than they deserve for the whole Bay Area Thrash boon of the 80s. I’ll attribute the… Read more »

Small Sails On A Vodka Advert


Portland, OR post-electronic / film-making collective Small Sails can currently be heard in a new Absolut Vodka commercial. “Somnambulist,” the opening track from their 2006 album Similar Anniversaries [Other Electricities], was chosen by the Swedish vodka brand for a TV spot that began airing in the UK on May 10th and will soon be appearing… Read more »

The New Yorker’s “100 Essential Jazz Albums”


When I was in high school, I only owned a handful of jazz CDs. One was a discount “intro to jazz” sampler called Columbia Jazz Masterpieces that lumped together Miles, Armstrong, Holiday, etc. It was like an “intro to rock” sampler that goes from “Johnny B. Goode” to “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” I loved it…. Read more »