Home to such groundbreaking acts as Major Lazer, Scissor Sisters, Mos Def and Spank Rock, Downtown Records is a label that looks towards the future of music. The label represents a mixture of creative artists who are pushing music in new and exciting directions. This week we're profiling a few of their most promising up and coming acts: White Denim, Electric Guest and Vacationer.
Welcome to RCRD LBL Essentials Volume 15. With hot remixes by Guxxi Vump, Atari Teenage Riot, Alec Empire, Kris Menace and White Arrows, we've got another playlist of tracks that will help get your weekend started off on the right foot.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.