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Label of the Week – Arbutus Records

Label of the Week – Arbutus Records

Feb 15, 2012 10:47 AM by Lewis Varrilly

Arbutus is an artistic community based in Montreal. Beginning as a DIY loft space inhabiting community, Arbutus Records developed to cultivate and promote the bands associated with the scene. Perhaps still best known for its releases, Arbutus is by no means a traditional record label, with endeavours into film and literature well and truly underway.

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MP3.com Grammy Picks: 2012 Recap

MP3.com Grammy Picks: 2012 Recap

Feb 13, 2012 12:56 PM by Will Durkin

Last night, the 54th Annual Grammy Awards kicked off with much fanfare and aplomb.

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MP3.com Grammy Picks: Record of the Year

MP3.com Grammy Picks: Record of the Year

Feb 10, 2012 2:23 PM by Will Durkin

Record of the Year is one of the most prestigious Grammy Awards because it recognizes the achievement of the entire team of artists, songwriters, producers, audio engineers and mixers that goes into making a great song.  This year's nominees represent a wide range of musical styles, from the radio pop of Katie Perry to the experimental indie-folk of Bon Iver.

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RCRD LBL Essentials Vol. 14

RCRD LBL Essentials Vol. 14

Feb 9, 2012 6:00 AM by Will Durkin

RCRD LBL Essentials Vol. 14 brings you a star studded line up of some of this weeks hottest new tracks.  With songs from Scissor Sisters, Wild Nothing and Matthew Dear, this playlist will get you set to kick off your weekend in proper style.

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Label of the Week – Cascine

Label of the Week – Cascine

Feb 8, 2012 10:59 AM by Nick Calafato

Based mainly between New York and London, Cascine has gone onto release some of the most interesting experimental music is recent times. Declaring a love for cosy electronic sounds, experimental pop and especially all things Scandi!

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MP3.com Grammy Picks: Best Pop Group Performance

MP3.com Grammy Picks: Best Pop Group Performance

Feb 7, 2012 12:40 PM by Will Durkin

2011 was an interesting year for Pop music, with trends moving towards the big club beats of European electronic music. This year's nominees for Best Pop Group Performance, of course, are not all electronic artists, but many have incorporated elements of that sound into their styles. Their are holdouts from artists with more traditional pop styles as well though, so it will be interesting to see who comes out on top.

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RCRD LBL Essentials Vol. 13

RCRD LBL Essentials Vol. 13

Feb 2, 2012 10:50 AM by Will Durkin

It's Thursday, so that means it's time for another exclusive RCRD LBL Essentials Playlist! Featuring brand new tracks from Soulja Boy,Eli Escobar, Gonjasufi and more.

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Canon Blue Rock L.A., Dr. Dog Lights Up Lawrence, Jacuzzi’s In Birmingham

Canon Blue Rock L.A., Dr. Dog Lights Up Lawrence, Jacuzzi’s In Birmingham

Feb 2, 2012 6:00 AM by Michael Verity

Three great bands make our hit list of live events happening tonight across the US. Get out and catch a show or (at least) grab a few Free MP3s from Canon BlueDr. Dog and Jacuzzi Boys.

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Libratone Speakers: Great Look, Solid Sound

Libratone Speakers: Great Look, Solid Sound

Feb 2, 2012 6:00 AM by Michael Verity

Wireless AirPlay technology, great sound and Scandinavian design. No wonder everyone from the Financial Times to our sister site, cNet, are saying good stuff about Libratone Sound Systems.

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Spotlight On Jazz Fusion

Spotlight On Jazz Fusion

Feb 2, 2012 6:00 AM by Michael Verity

A quick survey of our catalog for songs tagged with the word "jazz" shows the word can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. Well groomed Berklee educated traditionalists and dreadlocked saxophone screamers alike lay claim to the genre. Here's a sampling of what we found in our vaults that falls into that perfectly unpredictable genre called "Jazz/Rock Fusion."

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