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1999 Stories by Douglas Wolk

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  • Laptop beats, digital birds and Ricci fiends

    published November 23, 1999

    Pretty much all electronica, really, is DIY bed room electronica—it's in dance music's family tree, only created by motionless, isolated... More >>

  • Laptop Beats, Digital Birds, and Ricci Fiends

    published November 16, 1999

    Pretty much all electronica, really, is DIY bed room electronica—it's in dance music's family tree, only created by motionless, isolated... More >>

  • It takes two

    published November 2, 1999

    The way for small, chic labels to thrive in the '90s has apparently been to operate on two people's taste. Sub Pop was at its peak when it was all... More >>

  • It Takes Two

    published October 26, 1999

    The way for small, chic labels to thrive in the '90s has apparently been to operate on two people's taste. Sub Pop was at its peak when it was all... More >>

  • Unholy Regional Hit, Batman!

    published August 10, 1999

    How is it possible for someone to sell over a quarter of a million records and remain all but unknown outside his home state? The Detroit rapper... More >>

  • Cheap Thrills

    published July 6, 1999

    "MP3" is as scary a buzzword in the music business as "blank tape" was 20 years ago, meaning that while the big moneymakers are trying to figure... More >>

  • Jazz and Then Some

    published June 15, 1999

    If the David S. Ware Quartet cannot sell out the flagship club of a festival sponsored by the phone company, then new jazz has a major... More >>

  • My High Guy

    published May 18, 1999

    I Heard It Through the Grapevine"'s high note is a definitive test for pop singers. Just three lines in, you have to leap up an octave in the ... More >>

  • Slackjaw

    published January 26, 1999

    New York Press staff writer Jim Knipfel has been losing his sight by degrees all his life, and he's been writing about himself for... More >>

  • Imajinary Stories

    published January 12, 1999

    If you do the math right, the most important new song of 1998 was Imajin's "Shorty (You Keep Playin' With My Mind)." A not-what-you'd-call-a-hit... More >>

  • MEA CULPA!

    published January 5, 1999

    Goo Goo Dolls Dizzy Up the Girl Warner Bros. I think the best song is 'Iris' because it says... More >>

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