Skrillex plays new material in Williamsburg, a documentary on Gil Scott Heron, Kode9 hints at repress and reggae revolutionary Wayne Smith dies at 48.


Attending an EDM-phenomenon. The Record reviews a two-part performance by Skrillex in Brooklyn’s Output club. The set’s first half showcased new, hard-house leaning material with the second reiterating audience favourites.

UK charts to include streaming service plays. “George Ergatoudis, head of music at BBC Radio one announces that the station will soon include streaming data when compiling the top 40 charts.” More info here.

The Story of Gil Scott Heron, an in-depth documentary and tribute to the life and works of the hugely influential artist. Stream it above.

Gary Numan in the early 1980s

“I had a No 1 single with a song about a robot prostitute and no one knew.” British new-wave legend Gary Numan and his makeup artist reveal the origins of this highly distinctive chart-topper ‘Are ‘Friends’ Electric?’ in this interview with the Guardian.

Kode9 hints at new vinyl pressing for Record Store Day in an Instagram post. HYPLP001 looks like a first vinyl pressing of Kode9 and the Spaceape’s 2006 album Memories Of The Future.

Questlove curates the last 40 years of music. For their Guide to music in 2014 piece, and with the help of drummer, DJ and producer Questlove, WIRED magazine presents a series of carefully chosen, decade-summarising playlists. Check them out here.

Neneh Cherry

Swedish pop rebel Neneh Cherry releases ‘Blank Project’ – a full length collaboration with RocketNumberNine produced by Kieran Hebden, which can be streamed in full here.

Jamaica’s revolutionary reggae artist Wayne Smith dies, the Jamaica Observer reports that the ‘Under Mi Sleng Teng’ artist has died in Kingston at the age of 48.

Metalheadz celebrates 20 years of pioneering releases and events. To celebrate this milestone, Goldie sat down with Randall, Loxy and Source Direct to discuss their memories of the past two decades. Watch it above.


Free impulse responses from Grant Nelson. The garage pioneer releases his personal collection of impulse responses (IRs), based on a classic Lexicon 480L digital reverb unit, as a free download available on his website.

21st February, 2014

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