While jazz trios tend to stay low-pro, E.S.T. has managed to gain an international following outside of its home base of Sweden. Much like the Cinematic Orchestra, the group's new school approach to post-bop creates more of journey for its listener, rather than a groove. We're featuring this in memory of Esbjorn Svensson. Svensson died on June 14, 2008 at the age of 44.
As half of Cannibal Ox, Vordul Mega has earned a reputation for spreading mentally complex lyrics over dark underground beats. The street-savvy saga continues on the New York MC's solo endeavor. A skilled mic technician, he carves swarthy vocal imprints into billowing beats, which come courtesy of such up-and-coming hip-hop producers as Belief, Blockhead, Ruddy Rock, and the Prof.
The oil crisis has been an easy target for the media, so now it's our turn to get in on the hype. No matter what your political views are (left, right, or center), the rising price of oil is a concern for everyone. Even the most patriotic gas-guzzlers out there are beginning to question their driving habits. Now, if you ask the R&B star Rihanna, she'll tell you to "shut up and drive," but we think (and hope) that she's making a sexual reference.
While we wait for gas prices to drop, let'… Read more
MySpace Music will launch in September, according to Chris DeWolfe, the social network's CEO.
MySpace announced in April that it planned to launch a music service that would offer songs from three out of the top four recording companies (EMI has yet to join).
MySpace said then that the music site, which will offer free streaming music, unprotected MP3 downloads, ringtones, and merchandise, would roll out over a span of three to four months.