Hip-hop’s greatest duos are wonders of chemistry and complementary strengths. Chuck D was Public Enemy’s politically charged brain, and Flavor Flav provided comic relief. Outkast’s Big Boi anchored Andre 3000’s offbeat creativity with solid hooks and bars. Pusha-T and Malice mixed a malevolent id and a haunted conscience as the Clipse. Kid Cudi and Kanye […]

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Montreal, Canada – In terms of legendary turntablists, Kid Koala is among the elite. From his work with the Gorillaz, Handsome Boy Modeling School and Deltron 3030 to touring with Cut Chemist and DJ Shadow on The Hardsell Tour, his career is continuously fruitful. Kid Koala’s most recent venture, the Floor Kids: Original Video Game Soundtrack, finds the Montreal-based DJ […]

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Maybach Music Group’s Wale is making sure there’s no misunderstanding about what team he’s riding with in 2018. The hip-hop veteran has lit up social media to remind fans he’s officially with Warner Bros. Records. Ralph Folarin went to his social media pages Wednesday (May 16) to flex his new record label ties. #NewProfilePic pic.twitter.com/ajyevYNhTF […]

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Scott Hutchison, front man of the Scottish indie-rock band Frightened Rabbit, has been found dead at 36, NPR reports. Hutchison disappeared from Edinburgh’s Dakota Hotel Tuesday night after posting two cryptic tweets, spurring a search campaign on social media from fans and bandmates. His body was found Thursday night in Port Edgar, 45 minutes outside […]

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San Francisco, CA – The powerhouse that is EMPIRE Distribution just keeps growing with each passing music quarter. For the latest blockbuster business deal, the San Francisco-based indie music hub has reached a non-exclusive, multi-year deal with Universal Music Group. The newly inked partnership is yet another clear indication of the music industry’s ever-changing parameters. […]

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While promoting his new documentary series AMC Visionaries: James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction on Saturday morning, James Cameron expressed that he hopes people will finally get tired of Avengers movies so they can start getting tired of Avatar sequels. “I’m hoping we’re going to start getting Avenger fatigue,” the Academy Award winning director said. “Not that […]

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After the Tribeca Film Festival’s 35th anniversary Scarface screening Thursday night, members of the cast reunited to talk about the gangster movie’s history and impact. Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brian De Palma, and Steven Bauer sat onstage at the Beacon Theatre, in conversation with moderator Jesse Kornbluth. Kornbluth’s question for Scarface’s leading lady: How much […]

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  Three months gone and it’s already been a good year for new music with the potential of much more to come.  Of course, you’ve been following a lot of our picks on our For the love of…2018 Spotify Playlist haven’t you.  Haven’t you? Here are a few more interesting gems that may have passed you […]

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2018 has stretched and yawned and is now fully upon us whether we like it or not.  We’re finally waking up to the fact that there’s some good new music out there if you only care to look.  It’s better to be fashionably late to the party than to not turn up at all so […]

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Blume’s Blooms by Alyssa Blume at Art Bra New Haven Until this morning I was only aware of one arts project that helps fund research, testing and treatment for breast cancer patients. The organization is called Keep A Breast. They are a national nonprofit that has become very well-known in the alternative and indie rock […]

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Record Store Day is almost here. To mark its approach, Fourculture is spotlighting the unique culture at three remarkable independent record stores, the plans each has for Record Store Day on April 19, 2014, and the music that brought us all together. [hr color=”black” width=”100″ border_width=”50″ ] This Saturday is the seventh annual Record Store […]

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Are we halfway through summer yet?  Nobody seems to know these days but this new song from Swimming Tapes is a welcome slice of summery indie as we found ourselves in mid-festival season. Jangly guitars and Californinan sun-kissed harmonies are at the heart of “Queen’s Parade”, the first single from the London five piece’s forthcoming […]

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We’ve all had a celebrity crush. Or better yet, we’ve all crushed on someone like they were a celebrity. Thanks to Bryce Vine, that feeling has come to life in his new single “Drew Barrymore.” The track gives us the best parts of indie, R&B, and hip-hop – shifting back and forth between the three […]

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I am just back from what is now my eleventh annual sojourn to the UK’s End of the Road festival, re-energised for music all over again. I love festivals. It is important to find the right one for you of course. They can be intimidating places depending on size, content and weather conditions, but there […]

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Seattle psych-pop outfit Spirit Award have dropped their fantastic, artistic new album Neverending via the folks at Union Zero – an emerging independent label force in the Pacific Northwest. The album is an indie kid’s dream come true – with eerie synth lines and fuzzy bass and haunting vocals soaring throughout. Fans of Wolf Parade, […]

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How was July for you? Thirty one days gone in a flash…  In seconds actually.  Just over 5 million of them.  But it’s the same every July of course.  The beginning of the end of the year…  In music writing terms it’s the beginning of preparation for the end of year polls, the ‘Album of […]

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