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“You are witnessing elegance/in the form of a black elephant” intoned Killer Mike as he strutted out for his first song of the night. As a show put on by NYU’s student activities board, I was not expecting much in terms of performing effort from someone as over qualified to be plying NYU as Killer Mike but I was joyfully mistaken. Although the night opened with a thoroughly mediocre performance by Cakes, Mr. MF’N eXquire was there to immediately pick [...]
Lately, I’ve found myself enjoying a ton of instrumental tracks. Not just hyped up electro-trance-dub-house beats, but old gems from Ratatat, Battles’ recent remix album and now – hip-hop producer Blockhead’s new album Interludes After Midnight. If you’re in need of some chill music for a long night’s road trip, a relaxing evening with your friends, or maybe something to help you focus on studying – this may do the trick. Opening track “Never Forget Your Token” drops in with [...]
I remember back in the day when Limewire still existed, I downloaded anything with the label “remix” beside it. I thought remixes were the coolest things, and since I was so inept about music at the time, I loved every last one. Now that I’m not a mere toddler, I’m a little more picky. Released over a period of several months, the Dross Glop remix album by Battles featuring retuned tracks from Gloss Drop, is finally complete. Four separate vinyl releases [...]
From the world indie dream pop comes School of Seven Bells’ Ghostory, the NYC band’s third full-length. Wait – dream pop? I guess there’s been a reemergence of this genre in the past few years, since bands like M83 can be labeled with this genre tag. So, what about School of Seven Bells? How does Ghostory stack up? I reluctantly admit that it’s not as bad as I first thought. This is the band’s first album as a duo, as Alejandra [...]