Watch an excerpt from a documentary about Martin Bisi’s BC Studio in Brooklyn and its post-punk and hip hop productions. Sound And Chaos is featured in The Wire 367

Phil Freeman writes in The Wire 367: “Sara Leavitt and partner Ryan Douglass were barely born when the subject of their documentary, Sound And Chaos: The Story Of BC Studio, came into being. Producer Martin Bisi, then collaborating with Bill Laswell in Material, opened the space in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn in 1979. Some of the early financing came from Brian Eno, who invited Bisi to engineer portions of what became 1982’s On Land, and from the French label Celluloid, for whom Laswell and Bisi produced singles and albums by Massacre, Fab Five Freddy and others. One of the studio’s earliest major successes was Herbie Hancock’s “Rockit” and the Future Shock album from which it came, which earned Bisi a gold record and Hancock a Grammy.”

In June of 1990, DiY – Nottingham’s fledgling free-party collective – headed to Glastonbury’s adjoining Free Festival with their rig, records and no real idea of how things would pan out. The travellers who ran the event were children of a previous chemical generation, happy with their Hawkwind, speed and acid, and initially bemused by their younger, urban counterparts dropping pills and house grooves.

Jump forward 9,030 days or so, and somewhere under the stars this August bank holiday, DiY’s 25th birthday will be celebrated in the appropriate manner: consensual, eyes-wide-open carousing, with nobody being charged for the “privilege”.

Real bid from Ebay, offers plate with an Aphex Twin logo apparition on it. He has no logical explanation about this miracle…

(Probably one of Aphex Twin’s deep web launch efforts for the new album)

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WATCH THIS INSANE ANIMATION VIDEO ABOUT THE KANYE WEST AND DJ MANO BREAK UP
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WATCH THIS INSANE ANIMATION VIDEO ABOUT THE KANYE WEST AND DJ MANO BREAK UP
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WATCH THIS INSANE ANIMATION VIDEO ABOUT THE KANYE WEST AND DJ MANO BREAK UP
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Ahhhhhhhh! [Via Mlkshk]

Following the 10th anniversary of Madlib and DOOM’s telepathic mind meld of an album, Jeff Weiss traces traces the history of Madvillain and details how these two perpetually mystifying artists came together for an uncanny hip-hop classic.

Knitting Factory have released two vinyl box sets reissuing Fela Kuti's albums—the first was curated by Questlove of Roots, the second by Ginger Baker. On September 29, they’ll release a third, this one put together by Brian Eno.

For Eno’s installment, he picked the albums London Scene (1971), Shakara (1972),Gentleman (1973), Afrodisiac (1973), 
Zombie (1976), Upside Down (1976), and I.T.T. (1980).

Watch Eno explain his initial (and ongoing) fascination with Kuti’s music.

guardian:

The anthem is “a nasty piece of work”, according to the Canadian writer Malcolm Gladwell, who picked a bizarrely sexy Marvin Gaye rendition of it for Desert Island Discs, the long-running BBC Radio 4 series in which celebrities introduce the pieces of music that mean the most to them. “They’re blowing stuff up [in it]. This is their national anthem. It’s about rockets and bombs. Do you need better insight into the heart of the American soul?” he said.

• Why The Star-Spangled Banner is the perfect insight into America’s soul

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Peter Lang - Wide Oval Rip-Off

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