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Major Lazer Runs the World
Jeremih Webster Hall Thursday, September 6 Better than: Going to sleep and hoping that someone else got this story right. Generally speaking, I have no problem with a narrative. Artists influence artists, and sounds influence sounds. Sometimes an artist or a sound is so compelling or so right for ... More >>
It's been two years since YIMBY first peeked in on CSC Funk Band, the rollicking, hard-hitting, long-jamming, unapologetically funktacular boogie monster tapped to finally "bring booty-moving, head-nodding grooves to the Todd P universe." In that time they've blossomed from eight members to 1 ... More >>
The past two years have been good to Brooklyn-based band Yeasayer. While they released their second album Odd Blood a little over a year ago, "Ambling Alp" and "O.N.E." shot them to stardom in the blogosphere and mainstream music circles in the fall of 2009. Their popularity was, in large pa ... More >>
We're still tallying which of our 2010 stories were most popular with readers, but in the meantime, we asked art director John Dixon to choose his 10 favorite Village Voice covers of the year. Here they are, in reverse order -- Ed. 10. The Guido Ideal, June 23. Says Dixon: "Shooting the Jers ... More >>
"When I played it for him, he said, 'Go back to that, what a ping ping ting?'"Whether you know it by name or not, if you've stepped outside in the last several months, you've heard Gyptian's "Hold Yuh" flickering out of at least a few idling vehicles. The über-minimalist dancehall ditty's pi ... More >>
Why are many of Jamaica's biggest acts now barred from entering the U.S.?
Why Mavado and Vybz Kartel might be the Biggie and Tupac of Dancehall
Puja PatelUproot Andy and Gecko Jones, clearly enjoying themselvesOne Thursday a month (it varies), DJs Uproot Andy and Gecko Jones (of Dutty Artz) throw a cumbia-themed dance party called Que Bajo?! After stints at Rose Live in Williamsburg and APT in the Meatpacking District, they've finall ... More >>
Who to watch for at the Queens reggae blowout, and why
"We actually wanted to bring Skerrit Bwoy [on the road], but he's kind of involved in this whole daggering movement that our sponsors didn't feel was very suitable for our tour." When Diplo and Switch, two of dance music's most recognizable names, joined forces as Major Lazer, they knew they coul ... More >>
Take it on good faith that we took a real shot a resisting this. Too easy, too readymade, too packaged, too 2004, too loud, too famed-up, too many horse neighs, not enough horse neighs, horse neighs are really unfuckwithable when you think about it...and there you go. The first song Major Lazer--the ... More >>
Danchall's wordy student spends his currency on clocks and glocks
To bounce or to burn? A dancehall dilemma for Jamaica's dangerous days
Free speech, cultural sovereignty, and human rights clash in reggae dancehall homophobia debate
Jamaican dancehall has arrivedsecure in its identity, preposterous in its syncopation