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David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust and Hunky Dory released on gold vinyl

May 11, 2017 In News<p><b>Only available at “bricks and mortar” shops.</b><p>New limited edition gold pressings of two classic David Bowie records are set for …

David Bowie

“Directions in Jazz”: Miles Davis’s “Decoy” bridged two phases of his ’80s comeback era

Night Flight’s “Directions in Jazz” — which originally aired on September 20, 1986 — featured music videos by a handful of the genre’s key players, …

Jazz

Miles Davis: Photos of a Jazz Giant in 1958

Not published in LIFE. Miles Davis plays with his sextet in New York City, 1958.<br>Robert W. Kelley—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images<p>1 of 12<p>When LIFE …

In full, on vinyl, no talking: have we lost the art of listening to music?

A group of audiophiles gathered recently to rediscover Lauryn Hill, on hi-fi gear, no chatter. Kate Hennessy muses on our most starved sense: hearing<p>“I’m going to turn some lights off now – enjoy your session.”<p>Jean-Philippe Ducharne, an organiser of Classic Album Sundays, is speaking to a room of …

Albums

Official Website

DJ Shadow has released a surprise EP called, ‘The Mountain Has Fallen’ via Mass Appeal Records. The EP features collaborations with Nas, Danny Brown, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Afrobeat Legend Tony Allen Honors Jazz Great With 'Tribute to Art Blakey' EP

Drummer releases smoldering take on Blakey's 1958 classic "Moanin'"<p>Afrobeat legend Tony Allen honors another extraordinary drummer, the late jazz …

'Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary' Brings the Jazz Legend to Life

<i>The cover for “Blue Trane,” John Coltrane’s famous album from 1958. (Jason Hickey / CC BY-SA 2.0)</i><p>John Coltrane died (of liver cancer) at the age of …

Jazz

Michael K. Williams is going to play Miles Davis soon

Details are still very sparse, but, according to Michael K. Williams, he’s going to be playing Miles Davis in the very near future. Asked in an …

Jazz in the 1950s: the ultimate guide to the greatest albums

<b>If you are discovering jazz for the first time then you've just found the perfect place to start. And if you are a true aficionado then this list is</b> …

Jazz

An Animated Miles Davis Talks About His Pressing Need to Create Music in a Lost Interview From 1986

In the premiere episode of “Notes from the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame“, a collaborative series from Quoted Studios and Jazz at Lincoln Center, an …

Upcoming “Black Heritage” Auction Features Handwritten Tupac Lyrics, Miles Davis Sketches, Michael Jackson Clothes

In Brooklyn on Friday, Alexander Historical Auctions is hosting a sale of significant artifacts from black history. In addition to pieces like a copy …

Miles Davis

Miles Davis – 10 of the best

The trumpeter started recording more than 70 years ago and altered the course of jazz many times. Here are 10 key tracks from his extraordinary career<p>1. Venus de Milo<p>Between his first recording session in 1944 and his death in 1991, Miles Davis changed the course of music many times. The first of …

Jazz

Electric eclectic[1]

World-renowned jazz pianist Chick Corea brings his Elektric Band to South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong - its first Asian tour in 12 years. In this …

Creative bravery is needed now more than ever

Marketers should develop the confidence to cast off the past, rather than cling to it, writes Chris Jefford.<p>To continue reading this article you need …

Album Covers

Stealing Guitar Solo Ideas from Miles Davis

Miles Davis' 1959 album <i>Kind of Blue</i> and his song "So What" often represent a gateway into jazz for many musicians with rock, pop or blues backgrounds.<p>…

#TheMountainWillFall World Tour 2017 is kicking off in April! Tickets and more information at DJShadow.com. Watch for more dates.

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The Creative Process of DJ Shadow

<i>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this interview.</i><p>The world of today is a living archive of recorded sound — artists can upload tracks and videos in the blink of an eye, which gives today's hip-hop artists a vast ocean to sample.<p>DJ Shadow grew up on samples and created his own gigantic …

Creativity

Me and the muse: DJ Shadow on his sources of inspiration

The California hip-hop innovator on the records at the root of two decades of beat-making, sampling and scratching<p>Born in 1972, Joshua Paul Davis grew up in California and started collecting records and experimenting with music production aged 12, laying the foundations for an influential career as …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Listen to DJ Shadow's Latest BBC 1 Essential Mix | Thump

<i>Photo via Flickr user digboston.</i><p>DJ Shadow's first BBC 1 Essential mix in 13 years is here. He first announced the mix in April with a brief tweet.<p>DJ Shadow shared his thoughts about the new mix–which features Salva and the Ohio Players, among many, many others–on Friday. According to the producer …

Television (UK)

DJ Shadow: The Mountain Will Fall Album Review | Pitchfork

Josh Davis passed a milestone recently: the artist known as DJ Shadow now has a greatest hits collection to his name. This suggests, of course, that he’s had a fruitful career; it also suggests that his best work is in the rearview mirror. His enduring masterpiece, <i>Endtroducing</i> is now 20 years old, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Watch DJ Shadow Perform “Midnight In A Perfect World” at Pitchfork Music Festival Paris 2016 | Video | Pitchfork

Josh Davis of DJ Shadow plays “Midnight In A Perfect World” at the Grande Halle de La Villette in Paris.

Pitchfork Music Festival

One Rhythm, One Planet: Music from the Banned Countries

I have always believed that music brings people together and bridges cultural divides. Music can connect us like no other arts, with its universal …

Orchestras

Glastonbury Festival Would Like You to Know That It's Down With the Kids

The festival's first major announcement seems to skew pretty young, and that can only be a good thing.<p>The earth orbits the sun, the tide rolls in and out. And every year, like clockwork—excluding the odd fallow year, obviously—Somerset's Worthy Farm is prepped for its extremely long weekend of …

Festivals

Future Islands - Cave (Official Lyric Video)

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Soho Radio installs vinyl lathe to cut sessions direct-to-disc

March 23, 2017 In News<p><b>Online radio goes analogue.</b><p>London-based online radio station Soho Radio is installing a portable cutting lathe in its studio to …

Vinyl Records

Bowie and Iggy 1977

“We're what's happening” In celebration of 40 years of Iggy Pop’s The Idiot, here’s a few pics of its creators in 1977. The colour shot of Bowie at …

Iggy Pop

Radiohead’s U.S. Tour Opener Sure Seems Like A Political Statement

Radiohead have announced their openers for their US tour behind <i>A Moon Shaped Pool</i> and one of their tour-mates sure seems to be making a political statement. In the wake of the Donald Trump administration’s repeated attempts to ban Muslims from entering the country, and the rise in both …

Coachella Festival

Nine Inch Nails announce full touring line-up for summer live shows

The live shows mark the band's first in three years.<p>Nine Inch Nails have revealed their full touring line-up for a string of live shows this …

Nine Inch Nails