Ever heard of ayahuasca? It's an ancient medicinal plant that has become trendy of late. It's not uncommon to overhear ladies at Soho House discussing their transcendental experience with the substance, which is consumed as a thick, almost chocolatey tea and comes from the Amazon, where it has been ... More >>
Skream is one of dubsteps authority figures, someone whose forward-thinking has turned him from a bedroom beat-maker into a super-producer within the Brit-pop arena. After spending 10 years helping build one of the most influential sounds to come out of Great Britain, he has become the genre's poste ... More >>
Sound Of The City associate Ryan Dombal has an interview with former (sigh) LCD Soundsystem mastermind James Murphy over at Pitchfork. It's a good read, filled with all kinds of intriguing hints for what we can expect from the multi-hyphenated Murphy in the future.
With the release of their second album I Love You, Dude (Downtown) earlier this year, the dance-pop duo Digitalism left a lot of people wondering if anything had changed. Their full-length debut Idealism, released in 2007, identified the German DJs as creators of expansive, electronic landscapes wit ... More >>
Best Coast TumblrBobb, Bethany, and Snacks It's become increasingly impossible to mention Best Coast, the three-person vehicle for noise-pop Cali-queen Bethany Cosentino, without referencing her pet Snacks. That darn cat is on the cover of her debut full-length Crazy For You, nonchalantly poised am ... More >>
When it comes to high-art subversion, these guys still have everyone whipped
Downtown kids chill out, kick back, discover yacht rock, soak in the good life
Visa issues resolved, M.I.A. can finally show us what she learned while in exile
Lady Sov makes everyone wait (again); Simian Mobile Disco offer instant gratification
Populist jams for blogs and dance floors both.
Brash DJ seeks audience that actually buys recordsironic Beyoncé devotees need not apply
For the week of April 4-10, 2007
Debate the WMC's relevance if you like, but it still inadvertently drags plenty of DJs to town
Spring load with punk psychopaths and cheerleader cherrybombs
Get your glow sticks out of storage, everybodyyou're going to the Ruff Club
New Year's resolutions, many of which are likely to be broken by the time you read this