Liam Bailey – When Will They Learn

Liam Bailey is a soul and reggae artist from Nottingham, England. He’s collaborated with drum n bass producers Chase and Status and Shy FX, as well as Amy Winehouse and more recently, Gorillaz. The reggae-infused track ‘When Will They Learn’ originally released on vinyl in 2011 but got a rerelease in 2013 on Magic Records. An … Continue reading Liam Bailey – When Will They Learn

Christoph de Babalon – Could We Be?

The greatest DJ of all time John Peel played his music before ‘breakcore’ existed as a recognized genre. Thom Yorke of Radiohead once called his music ‘menacing.’ He opened for Radiohead in 2001. Christoph de Babalon AKA Jan-Christoph Wolter is an electronic music producer from Hamburg, Germany. His discography is exhaustive, but he hasn’t always … Continue reading Christoph de Babalon – Could We Be?

Weekly Newsletter: Twitter’s soul decay, MIA’s riffs on the Internet, a helpful Instagram app, new tracks and more

Between Friday’s Internet outage and the Cleveland Indians LeBroning it into the World Series, it feels like 1997 all over again. That being said, below are some interesting articles and tunes I discovered this week. Arts & Culture Cultural Criticism and the Way We Live Now Given culture’s categorizations, people always conform to a certain type regardless of how big or … Continue reading Weekly Newsletter: Twitter’s soul decay, MIA’s riffs on the Internet, a helpful Instagram app, new tracks and more

How reggae and punk influenced each other and passed the torch to grime

“Punk was never about nihilism. It was about empowerment, freedom, and individuality.” – Don Letts, filmmaker So too was reggae, which influenced punk’s rallying cry against Britain’s right-wing politics. Both subcultures became known for their rebelliousness. The two genres were forever linked: “It’s obvious what punk got from reggae. They liked the anti-establishment vibe, they … Continue reading How reggae and punk influenced each other and passed the torch to grime