Write-up on the Arctic Monkeys album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, for Under The Radar‘s Top 100 Albums of 2018 Arctic Monkeys: Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino Watch the Arctic Monkeys’ performance at the Hollywood Bowl … Continue reading
Review of Gorillaz‘ Demon Dayz festival for DJ Mag North America December 2018 Issue Watch videos from the Demon Dayz festivals via their its YouTube channel.
Previewed for LA Weekly: Jamies Jones B2B The Martinez Brothers at Factory 93 at the Hollywood Palladium and 12 Best Music Shows in L.A. This Week Watch Jamie Jones B2B The … Continue reading
Marlon Young, Al Sutton and Herschel Boone aka The Rust Brothers interviewed for their production, engineering and mixing work for Greta Van Fleet for Mix Magazine November 2018 Issue: Greta Van Fleet Just Love To … Continue reading
Hunger Relief International‘s Rachel Zelon, Addition Media‘s Matt Williams, audio engineer Gerhard Joost, and Kenny Aronoff interviewed, plus quotes from Stephen Perkins and Kristen Gleeson-Prata for the Beat Hunger campaign for Drum! Magazine: ‘Beat Hunger’ Campaign Enlists Top Drummers for Haitian Poverty … Continue reading
Review of Desert Daze Festival for Flood Magazine: There’s No Seven-Year Itch at Desert Daze 2018 Retroactively watch the trailers leading up to the festival on Desert Daze’s site.
Suede‘s Brett Anderson interviewed for their album, The Blue Hour, for Under The Radar Magazine August/September/October 2018 Issue Suede: First, Second, and Third Time’s A Charm Watch the official video for “Life is Golden.”
Gorgon City‘s Matt Robson-Scott and Kye Gibbon interviewed for their album, Escape, for DJ Mag North America September 2018 Issue: Growing Up Gorgon Listen to Escape on Spotify.
Rüfüs du Sol interviewed for their album, Solace, for DJ Mag North America September 2018 Issue: Rüfüs Has Soul Watch a live performance of “Underwater” at Electric Forest via Rufus’ YouTube channel.
Florian Harres aka Phace interviewed for his album, Between, for DJ Mag North America September 2018 Issue: In The Phace Of Bass Listen to the entire album on Phace’s SoundCloud.
David Byrne live at The Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall Los Angeles on August 25, 2018 reviewed for Under the Radar. Read the story behind the tour via LA Weekly.
Reviewed for Under the Radar: Ozark Season Two (Netflix) Watch the official trailer for Ozark Season Two.
Wicked Paradise‘s Matt Orlove and Tom Astley Williams interviewed ahead of their Labor Day festivities for LA Weekly: Labor Day Weekend Gets Wicked In Paradise Keep up with Wicked Paradise via its Instagram.
Previewed for LA Weekly: Phoenix at Fonda Theatre Watch Phoenix full set at Brooklyn Steel via Pitchfork’s YouTube channel.
Previewed for LA Weekly: Sam Smith with Beth Ditto at the Staples Center Watch Sam Smith perform “Too Good at Goodbyes” on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.
Previewed for LA Weekly: Xcellerated and Innovation Present: Innovation in Los Angeles at Union Get more information for this major two-day event via its Facebook event page.
Gary Richards aka Destructo interviewed for his new festival, All My Friends, forLA Weekly: Gary Richards Strikes Gold Again With All My Friends Get a taste of All My Friends’ sounds via the … Continue reading
Jazzanova‘s Alexander Barck and Stefan Leisering interviewed for their album, The Pool, for DJ Times Magazine August 2018 Issue: Jazzanova: The Pool Watch Jazzanova’s “The Producers,” “The DJs” and “The Pool” videos on their YouTube Channel.
Previewed for LA Weekly: Chromeo at the Hollywood Palladium Read the cover story I did on Chromeo for the April Issue of DJ Mag North America.
Producer Howard Benson interviewed at his West Valley Recording Studios about his 30+ years in the music industry for Mix Magazine August 2018 Issue Hitmaker Howard Benson: What It Really Means To Be A Producer … Continue reading
“Little” Louie Vega interviewed for his album NYC Disco for DJ Mag North America July 2018 Issue: The Little Louie That Could Listen to the entire double album via Nervous Records’ SoundCloud.
Kerri Chandler interviewed for his Best of North America Award for Outstanding Contribution for the cover of DJ Mag North America July Issue: Organized Kaoz Watch a short video made exclusively for this … Continue reading
Reviewed for Under the Radar Magazine Underworld & Iggy Pop Teatime Dub Encounters (Caroline International) Watch the official video for “Bells & Circles”
Jeremy Fitzgerald aka DJ Construct interviewed for the five-year anniversary of his drum ‘n’ bass party, Xcellerated, for LA Weekly: Xcellerated Celebrates Five Year Anniversary Check out the Spotify playlist featuring all five of … Continue reading
Previewed for LA Weekly: Cut Chemist at Hammer Museum KCRW Summer Nights Have a listen to Cut’s radio show, “A Stable Sound Radio.”
Reviewed for Under the Radar: Gorillaz The Now Now (Parlophone/Warner Brothers) Watch the official video for “Humility.”
Johnny Marr and James Doviak interviewed for the album Call The Comet for Mix Magazine July 2018 Issue Watch the official video for “Hi Hello.”
Previewed for LA Weekly The Horrors at the Regent Theatre Watch the official video for “Something To Remember Me By.”
Write-ups on Most Adaptable DJ: Heidi Lawden, Most Zen DJ and Promoter: Marques Wyatt, Most Involved Camp Counselor: Claude VonStroke, Most Gastronomic Gigs: Mick Cole and Most Resilient Club Night: … Continue reading
Soothslayer aka Caroline Miller interviewed for the cover of LA Weekly Best of LA Music Issue June 14, 2018 Most Promising Fresh Festival Face Soothslayer Is All About The Interaction Listen to Soothslayer via … Continue reading
Mefjus interviewed for his album, Manifest, for DJ Mag USA June 2018 Issue: Bar-Faced Bass Listen to Mefjus’ Manifest promo mix for YourEDM via his SoundCloud.
Previewed for LA Weekly: Johnny Marr at the Teragram Ballroom Watch the official video for “Hi Hello,” one of my favorites off the new album, Call the Comet.
Skateboarder Blake Johnson interviewed for the LA Weekly People 2018 Issue: Pro All-Terrain Skater Blake Johnson Keeps Chasing His Goals Watch the Santa Cruz Skateboards introduction to Blake.
Write-up on Gwen Stefani‘s Las Vegas residency, Just a Girl, at Zappos Theater for Vegas Magazine June 2018 Issue: Just Say Gwen! Watch Gwen talk about the residency on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Thievery Corporation‘s Rob Garza interviewed for their album, Treasures from the Temple ahead of their BottleRock performance for The Bay Bridged: Thievery Corporation’s Rob Garza Pumps the Brakes Watch the official video for “Voyage Libre.”
Previewed for LA Weekly Hype B2B Hazard at the Belasco Theater Watch Hype and Hazard at the Let it Roll Festival December 2017.
Previewed for LA Weekly: MGMT at the Hollywood Palladium Watch MGMT on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Write-up on DJ Harvey at FYF Fest 2017 for LA Weekly: Eight Memorable FYF Fest Sets Read our post on every artist at 2017’s FYF Fest ranked.
Insomniac Events‘ Pasquale Rotella interviewed for Electric Daisy Carnival 2018 for the cover of LA Weekly May 10, 2018: Pasquale Rotella: Peace, Love and Good Vibes Keep up weekly Pasquale’s radio show Night … Continue reading
Previewed for LA Weekly: Liam Gallagher and Richard Ashcroft at the Greek Theatre Read my interview with Liam for Nylon Magazine here. Read my review of Richard’s last album for The A.V. … Continue reading
Gaz Coombes interviewed for his album, World’s Strongest Man, for Under the Radar Magazine Spring 2018 Issue: Gaz Coombes: Weight of the World Watch the official video for “Walk the Walk.”
Arctic Monkeys‘ Alex Turner and Matt Helders interviewed for their album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, for the cover of LA Weekly May 3, 2018 Issue: Arctic Monkeys: Monkey Business Keep up with the Arctics and … Continue reading
Previewed for LA Weekly: Kendra Morris at The Love Song Get a taste of Kendra via her SoundCloud.
Larry Heard aka Mr. Fingers interviewed for his album, Cerebral Hemispheres, for DJ Times Magazine May 2018 Issue: Mr. Fingers: The Legend Returns Listen to “Electron” from the album here.
My write-up of “Leonard Bernstein at 100″ exhibit at Skirball Cultural Center for LA Weekly: “Leonard Bernstein at 100” Exhibition Comes to Skirball Cultural Center Learn more about Leonard Bernstein … Continue reading
Previewed for LA Weekly: Cigarettes After Sex at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel Watch Cigarettes After Sex perform live via Last Call with Carson Daly.
Reviewed for The A.V. Club: Alexis Taylor Beautiful Thing (Domino Records) Watch the official video for the title track.
Previewed for LA Weekly: Giorgio Moroder’s Birthday Celebration at Globe Theatre
Previewed for LA Weekly: Moon Boots at the El Rey Theatre Listen to Moon Boots’ set from Holy Ship!
Chromeo‘s Dave 1 and P Thugg interviewed for the cover of DJ Mag USA April 2018 Issue: Chromeo: In The Funklordz We Trust Watch the official video for “Must’ve Been.”
X Japan‘s Yoshiki interviewed ahead of their appearance at Coachella for Drum! Magazine: Legendary Metal Band X Japan Makes Coachella Debut After Drummer Yoshiki’s Spinal Surgery Watch X Japan’s Coachella trailer.
Write-up on DREAMS “No One Defeats Us” video for LA Weekly: DREAMS Release “No One Defeats Us” Prior to Coachella Appearance Watch the video here.
Chase interviewed for the opening of his solo show, “Into Light and Space” for LA Weekly: Street Artist Chase Explores Light and Space as His Pattern Park Debuts Keep up with … Continue reading
Blair Sinta interviewed for Drum! Magazine February 2018 Issue How and Why Blair Sinta Built a Home Drum Tracking Business Get schooled on all things drum-related via Blair’s YouTube channel.
Previewed for LA Weekly Beth Ditto at the Fonda Theatre Watch the official video for “Fire.”
Moby and I put together a vegan guide to Miami for DJ Mag USA March 2018 Issue, just in time for Miami Music Week, and to mark the release of his album, Everything Was … Continue reading
Previewed for LA Weekly: Rhye at the Orpheum Theatre Watch the official video for “Count to Five.”
Reviewed for Under the Radar Magazine: JB Dunckel H+ (Sony Music France/Jive Epic) Watch the official video for “Love Machine.”
Reviewed for Under the Radar: Rise Watch the first trailer for Rise.
Skateboarding beast Nyjah Huston interviewed for the cover of LA Weekly March 8, 2018 Issue: Nyjah Huston: Skate and Destroy Watch Nyjah’s skate part, “‘Til Death.”
Previewed for LA Weekly: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds at Orpheum Theatre Watch the official video for “It’s A Beautiful World.”
James Zabiela interviewed for the compilation, Balance 029, for DJ Times Magazine March 2018 Issue: James Zabiela: Fully Balanced Take a look at the Mix Guide or Visual Reference James speaks about in … Continue reading
Professor and the Madman‘s Alfie Agnew and engineer Mark Bolton interviewed about the recording of the album, Disintegrate Me, for Mix Magazine March 2018 Issue: Professor and the Madman: A Seemingly Quiet Daily Life, Filled with … Continue reading
Previewed for LA Weekly: Air + Style at Exposition Park Keep up with Air + Style via Instagram.
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Sally Gross, Karrie Keyes, Suzy Shinn, Beth McGowan, Dani Spragg and Maya Ramos interviewed for NPR’s Turning the Tables series: ‘If You Want To Be Somewhere, You’ve Got To Occupy It’ How Women Are Changing The Face … Continue reading
Sally Gross interviewed on her research “Can Music Make You Sick” for FACTMag: “The internet is a devastating wasteland”: How social media could be making musicians sick Read Part One of Sally’s … Continue reading
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club‘s Robert Levon Been (center) interviewed for its album, Wrong Creatures, and the group’s appearance at the Noise Pop Festival for The Bay Bridged: The Grave Humor of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club … Continue reading
George FitzGerald interviewed for his album, All That Must Be, for DJ Mag USA February 2018 Issue: George FitzGerald: Going Live Watch the “Burns” visualizer.
Daniel Avery interviewed for his album, Song for Alpha, for DJ Mag USA February 2018 Issue: Daniel Avery: The Quiet Club Watch the official video for “Slow Fade.”
Reviewed for Under the Radar: Craig David The Time Is Now (Insanity/Sony UK/RCA) Listen to The Time Is Now via The Fader.
Nicole Moudaber interviewed for her compilation, MOOD50: The Best of MOOD Mixed & Compiled by Nicole Moudaber, for DJ Times Magazine February 2018 Issue Nicole Moudaber: New Heights Listen to episodes of Nicole’s … Continue reading
Heart Nightclub Miami‘s Travis Rogers interviewed for AGNT: The New Heart of Miami: Travis Rogers and Heart Nightclub Keep up with the happenings at Heart via their website.
Pete Tong interviewed for Ibiza Classics for DJ Mag USA January 2018 Issue: Pete Tong: A Classic Makes Classical Watch Act 1 of Ibiza Prom with Pete Tong via BBC Radio One’s YouTube channel.
Submorphics interviewed for his Detroit Haze EP for DJ Times Magazine January 2018 Issue: Submorphics: Making Detroit Haze Watch the official video for “Whatchudo” via The North Quarter’s YouTube channel.
Write-up on Charlotte Gainsbourg‘s album, Rest, number 15 in Under The Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2017 Charlotte Gainsbourg: Rest Watch the video for “Deadly Valentine.”
Previewed for LA Weekly: Roni Size with Dynamite MC at Respect at Project Club L.A. Have a listen to Size’s set from last time he played at Respect for their 18th … Continue reading
Kerri Chandler interviewed for his contribution to the DJ Kicks series for DJ Times Magazine December 2017 Issue: Kerri Chandler: Intimate Listening Watch Kerri in action live via Mixmag.
Cut Copy‘s Dan Whitford interviewed for their album, Haiku From Zero, for Under The Radar Magazine Fall 2017 Issue: Cut Copy: Grown Fonder Stream Haiku From Zero via NPR.
Erol Alkan interviewed for his album, Reworks Volume 1, for DJ Mag USA December 2017 Issue: Erol Alkan: A Rework in Progress Listen to Reworks Volume 1 in its entirety via Erol’s SoundCloud page.
Heidi Lawden interviewed post her first ADE and ahead of her first European tour for DJ Mag USA December 2017 Issue: The Woman Behind The Man Moves Forward Listen to a recent mix from … Continue reading
Previewed for LA Weekly: Andy C. at Bassrush DTLA Presents Funktion at the Exchange LA Listen to an hour of Andy C. recorded live at Alexandra Palace featured on Apple Beats … Continue reading
Tricky interviewed for his album, ununiform, for Under The Radar Magazine Fall 2017 Issue: Tricky: Gender Flex Watch the official audio video for “The Only Way,” my favorite song off ununiform.
Beats Antique‘s Tommy Cappel aka Sidecar Tommy interviewed ahead of his appearance as a judge at The Golden Tarp Awards for The Bay Bridged: Beats Antique’s Tommy Cappel wants to talk to you about CBD … Continue reading
My Favorite Movie: Cut Copy on Fitzcarraldo Dan Whitford on the Werner Herzog classic from 1982 Watch Cut Copy perform “Future” live on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic.
Previewed for LA Weekly: Liam Gallagher at the Wiltern Read my interview with Liam for Nylon.
Oliver‘s Vaughn Oliver and Oliver Goldstein interviewed for their album, Full Circle, for DJ Mag USA October 2017 Issue: Oliver: Heroes of the Inner Circle Listen to “Chemicals” featuring MNDR via Oliver’s SoundCloud. … Continue reading
Dave Clarke interviewed for his album, The Desecration of Desire, for DJ Mag USA October 2017 Issue: Dave Clarke: Slow Burning Desires Watch the video for “I’m Not Afraid” featuring Anika.
Previewed for LA Weekly: KCRW’s Masquerade Ball at The MacArthur More information on the Ball here and here.
Review of Desert Daze Festival for Under The Radar: Desert Daze 13th to 15th October 2017 Watch video of some of the performances on Desert Daze’s site.
Reviewed for Under the Radar Magazine Fall 2017 Issue: Lindstrøm It’s Alright Between Us As It Is (Smalltown Supersound) Listen to “Shinin” featuring Grace Hall.
Live review of Depeche Mode at the Hollywood Bowl for LA Weekly: Depeche Mode Show Their Spirit With A Marathon Hollywood Bowl Set Watch a clip of “Personal Jesus” filmed by my plus one.
Guy Sigsworth interviewed for his production work on Alison Moyet‘s album, Other, for Mix Magazine September 2017 Issue: Alison Moyet’s Other Watch the official video for the title track from Other.
Previewed for LA Weekly: Depeche Mode at the Hollywood Bowl Watch the official video for “Cover Me.”
Berlin Lab‘s Sarah Tietze-Kamya and #PlayThisWall‘s Matthias Strobel interviewed for their main event in Los Angeles, Berlin Lab: Berliners Are Bringing a Bauhaus Tiny House, a Musical Wall and More to DTLA For more … Continue reading
Maya Jane Coles interviewed for her album, Take Flight, for DJ Times Magazine October 2017 Issue: Maya Jane Coles: Raising The Stakes Watch a trailer for Take Flight while you choose your desired music … Continue reading
Reviewed for Under The Radar: Will & Grace (NBC) Watch a preview of the show.
Reviewed for Under The Radar: Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (NBC) Watch the official trailer for the show.