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Yearly Archives: 2000
DJ Assault, aka Craig Adams, is the Ayatollah of "Ghetto Tech", the Motor City club sound that marries the turntablist’s art with lyrics at the frontier of raunch. With its whacky chipmunk voices chanting x-rated lyrics at break-neck tempos, the … Continue reading
Toni Lynn Washington is a modern link to the giants of R&B. On her latest release, Good Things, she offers up a sizzling combination of standards and new offerings, each of them stamped with Toni’s smoky and understated vocals. With … Continue reading
Lifehouse is led by 20-year-old Jason Wade, a talented singer, songwriter and guitarist who combines reflective lyrics with a range of modern rock feels. Wade grew up overseas and met his bandmates after moving to California when he was 15. … Continue reading
On the hip-hop album "Deltron 3030", Dan the Automator, Deltron Zero, and Kid Koala have combined forces to create a futuristic musical diary set in the year 3030. Produced and composed by The Automator, the album is crammed with guest … Continue reading
The Indian tabla is the father of all accelerated syncopation, including modern electronic music, says renowned bassist-composer Bill Laswell. On "Tala Matrix", Laswell brings together some of the drum’s most virtuoso players to create a sonic tour-de-force that’s dramatic, orchestral … Continue reading