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Monthly Archives: January 2001
Producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are arguably the most successful production duo in contemporary music history. The longtime friends have had a hand in over 100 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums, and they’ve worked with the best in the … Continue reading
When composer/reed virtuoso Evan Ziporyn graduated from college he started travelling with the goal of taking himself as far away as possible from the known—a literal and figurative search for new directions. Eventually he landed in Bali, where gamelan music … Continue reading
On his first legit CD, DJ and mix-tape legend Tony Touch does it all, producing, mixing, scratching and rhyming, all with his own distinctive "Nuyorican" flavor. He’s the consummate collaborator: everyone respects Tony Toca, and "The Piece Maker" features contributions … Continue reading
Underground Hip-Hop MC Afu-Ra put everything into the creation of his first full-length solo release. "The Body of the Life Force," he says, is full of "dope beats and dope lyrics," and Afu-Ra is all about "knowledge, wisdom and understanding". … Continue reading