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Shlohmo: From the Underground to the Mainstream

Shlohmo is starting to become the go-to guy for pop stars looking for an edge musically, having worked with Banks recently on her song “Brain”, as well as Jeremih on last year’s “Bo Peep (Do U Right)”. That supposed one-off with Jeremih has now blossomed into a full-on partnership, as the Chicago r&…
NPR interviews DJ Shadow

DJ Shadow (stage name for Josh Davis) is a music producer/DJ who has been one of the more important figures in sampling, the art of manipulating and reworking pieces of largely unheard music into a functional collage so to speak. His debut album Entroducing is widely considered to be the first album…
Stream Purity Ring New Album ‘Shrines’

I fell in love with Purity Ring's debut album 'Shrines' upon first listen. Frankly, it is both beautiful and brilliant, and feels like anything but a first LP. With vivid and ominous lyrics, ("cut open my sternum and pull/my little ribs around you"), the evocative and sophisticated LP draw…
“The Record” Showcases House Music’s Birth

Although house music has swept the globe with its contagious energy, what some dance music folks don’t know is that it started right in the Windy City’s backyard. While a good deal of dance music lovers (especially Chicagoans) have heard stories about the legendary Hot Mix 5, a Chicago based DJ crew…