DJ Shadow – The Less You Know The Better [8.0]

“I’m back… I forgot my drum”—the first sampled phrase one hears on DJ Shadow’s October 2011 release, The Less You Know The Better. A string of words, that in one quick sweep captures the essence of the California producer’s artistic message. His last album, The Outsider, was released in 2006, so it’d be an understatement to say that DJ Shadow (aka Josh Davis) has been out of the game for a while. But The Less You Know... Read More

Duck Down vs Blacksmith @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (CMJ)

Duck Down and Blacksmith Records showcased head to head on the last night of CMJ—filling up Music Hall of Willamsburg, and bringing out Kidz in the Hall, Smif N Wessun, Jean Grae, Pharaohe Monch, Buckshot and Talib Kweli. Check out photos from this incredible show below. Photos by Photo Rob  Read More

Lostribe- Sophie [7.5]

Five years after their 2005 album Sole Expression and various solo projects later, hip-hop / electro group Lostribe has come together to create Sophie, a 13 track album featuring Talib Kweli, Casual and N8 The Gr8 of The Cuf. Sophie, produced by JustLuv and co-produced by N8 The Gr8, embodies dubstep and hip-hop at its innovative best. In 2008, members Agustus ThElefant and JusLuv shelled out 10 songs for the soundtrack to the Namaco Bandai video... Read More

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