This April saw James Blake play the Gdansk edition of the Electronic Beats Festival, and what a show it was. This 20 minute live recording captures the atmosphere and the spacious sonics of his performance that night, with Blake’s insinuating, cherubic vocals on ‘Never Learnt to Share’ and ‘Limit to Your Love’ resonating throughout the venue with a piercing clarity. Want more? You can also read a review from the night here.
MySpace has added a very practical feather in its cap with a new chart page, where users can see which artists are being listened to the most. The MySpace chart page features a “movers” section, which shows who is gaining popularity and who is sliding, and searches can be filtered by genre, country, and label. – more
DURAN DURAN FORCED TO POSTPONE SOLD OUT ELECTRONIC BEATS CLASSICS SHOW IN BERLIN New date locked in at larger venue. Show moved from Thursday 26 May at The Admirals Palast to June 8 at Tempodrom! On the eve of his scheduled departure for Germany, following the cancellation of the first five dates of Duran Duran’s – more
“Ears fill with muffled ketamine-house, a nightmare of an hallucinogenic orgasm erupting pearl-hot in cramped spaces.” – more
As 2 Live Crew’s hype and front man, Luther Campbell was the face of one of the most controversial outfits in the history of hip-hop. In the late eighties and early nineties, the Miami native led the band’s numerous battles against state and federal obscenity laws after authorities in Florida arrested record store owners for – more