Every album has its very own time and place. For Monroe Stahr’s debut album, it really shouldn’t be very hard to deduce the right time. The first track is, “Summer Starts Here,” and that’s about right. The acoustic guitar paints a picture pretty early on of a veranda, or a nice bar/café patio in the hot summer sun, a comfortable, but somewhat [...]
He says his influences go from old classic such as Chopin, to new classics like Boards of Canada, and his sounds have been compared with those of Flying Lotus, Burial, Battles, and Ratatat. Jason Chung, aka Nosaj Thing is emerging from darkness, straight into the spotlights with laptops, beating gadgets, and good vibes to forge [...]
Sorry, no ShanghaiPRIDE listings here. To access those, we will direct you here. However, we do have island blues, punk rock, hip-hop, and CRACK HOUSE!
There are two massive hip-hop shows in Shanghai this week. For a preview of the chronological first, check out the Mobb Deep Preview on Layabozi. The second is an appearance by Ghostface Killah, who is well known in the hip-hop world from his work with Wu-Tang Clan and, more recently, his solo work, which includes the albums Ironman, Supreme Clientele, Bulletproof Wallets, Fishscale, and The Big Doe Rehab.
Mobb Deep is coming to Shanghai. Um, what? I cannot fathom a group with a perspective more perpendicular to the pampered expatriate persuasion, but that’s what’s cool about it.