Kuwaiti conceptual artist and composer Fatima Al Qadiri merges traditional Arabic poetry and futuristic electronics on her new album.
Loraine James makes kaleidoscopic music defined by frenetic, glitched-out beats. Despite its restless sense of perpetual movement, the London producer’s music is transparently emotive; every turbulent arrangement allows for a narrative that conveys anxiety, anger, and giddiness, even as the sound and aesthetic of a track is often icy and austere. After breaking through with […]
The Teklife producer integrates rap so perfectly on his new Still Trippin’ that he could bring footwork to new heights.
Footwork crews often end up as sideshows to DJs or rappers—but Chicago dancers the Era hope to change that with their first stage production.
Current musical obsessions of Leo Burnett senior music producer Jocelyn Brown, music writer Meagan Fredette, and Reader staffer Leor Galil
Two of the footwork’s greatest producers team up with raunchy Detroit rapper Danny Brown.
The Chicago producer died before the music he helped define could break out, but he’s still inspiring his Teklife crew—which is releasing a compilation to benefit his young son.
Local label Maximum Pelt throws a release party for three of its bands, London dance imprint Lobster Theremin reissues Chicago Jim, and more.
The influential footwork producer passed away at the age of 35 on Saturday.
Steve Mizek on unreleased music, Tal Rosenberg on Fleetwood Mac, and Mica Alaniz on 90s R&B