Bobbito Garcia, the New York DJ and streetball legend, doesn't like the playlist on his East Village Radio show to be predictable. "I kind of pride myself on the fact that you can never guess what I'm going to play," he says in a recent phone interview. So how then does Garcia account for the fa ... More >>
As the boundaries that separate genres continue to dissolve, hip-hop and dance have formed an alliance that's bringing electronic producers to the forefront of popular music. For artists like Daedelus and Salva, who've been working with multiple genres for their entire careers, this evolution has be ... More >>
Every year, when I get involved in Grammy debates with my cooler friends, I tell them the problem with the awards isn't that they reward mass-appeal schlock. If the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences is doing its job right, it should be rewarding popular, undeniable, and somewhat unhip ... More >>
The member of Portishead excavates his band's hip-hop roots
Chico O'Farrill never made it back. His music did.
This picture is from Arcade Fire's Tumblr, where it's captioned "Win jumping up and down, thanking the world." Because why wouldn't it be?Radiohead may have already surpassed last night's Grammys as the au currant news of an indie-rock world that is all of a sudden drowning in good tidings, b ... More >>
A new six-CD box makes the same case fellow jazz musicians have made for decades
Triple-A sirens contemplate blood, oil, and coffee with varying degrees of enthusiasm
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Some of today's best jazz strikes purists as not sounding like jazz at all
Starbucks boldly markets its mild music blend
The Bush administration breaks up the long-running dance between American and Cuban musicians.
Jazz masters Savion Glover and Robert Sadin marry tap riffs to classical standards
A Cuban-born pianist based in Spain mixes the sacred and secular, bridges continents
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