UK house/garage DJ and producer Kissy Sell Out is nothing short of a triple threat. Skilled in production, graphic design, AND astrophysics, Kissy has been compared to the likes of greats such as Disclosure and Breach. Currently in the states to promote his new EP via San City High, the talented Brit sat down with Joonbug to speak about space, bending genres, and more:
How did you get your start?
I just practiced every day in my bedroom from the age of 12 and then, aged 21, I made my first record, put it on a white label vinyl, and walked around London handing it out to DJs and record stores directly. Things have changed a little these days but that direct, hands-on approach is still what I look for in artists for my own label.
Need some new music to obsess over? Try recently signed, The KickDrums, vision of producer/singer/songwriter Alex Fitts. It offers a sublime mixture of genres ranging from indie dream-pop to trip-hop. The Kickdrums recently released album off Hopeless Records, Thinking Out Loud, has been generating some seriously decent buzz. We at Joonbug got the word, and were able to speak with mastermind Fitts for an update of The KickDrums on the Cleveland scene, pressed him for his dream collaborations, and more:
Those of you who happen to be vinyl collectors and fans of 90's grunge can officially pencil September 29th into your calendars. As promised earlier this year, a super deluxe re-issue of Nirvana's classic 1993 album In Utero will be released that day in celebration of the record's 20th anniversary and as part of Record Store Day's annual Back to Black Friday event.
This latest installment in the enormous Nirvana re-issue project will include a new "2013 mix" of the record and will be available as a 45 RPM, 180-gram double-vinyl package. According to SPIN Magazine, it "follows a standard digital/CD remaster, a triple-vinyl LP set and the aforementioned four-disc configuration that features Nirvana's Live & Loud concert on DVD."
Journalist James Sherry, has released a rare interview with Grunge music legends, Nirvana, today.The interview conducted before the release of the band's second album, Nevermind, gives a rare look into the band's thought processes at the time, and is a must-watch for all Nirvana fans. Listen to the interview here and share your thoughts below.
With the eerily realistic resurrection of Tupac via hologram at Coachella this past weekend, we couldn't help but imagine what it would be like to see more of our favorite lost legends come back to life. What we'd pay to see them in the flesh (kinda) once more! This is an open letter to the Hologram Gods, here's a list of icons you need to get to work on next. Chop chop.
10. Kurt Cobain/Nirvana
Ah, Courtney Love. The mere mention of the shameless rocker's name alone constitutes an automatic shaking of the head. Or at least it does for me. And yet, she is just so deliciously entertaining to watch...
What is the Hole frontwoman talking about now?
This time, actually, she talks to Vanity Fair about her late husband - Kurt Cobain of grunge band Nirvana. His apparent "suicide" in 1994 has affected not only rock fans everywhere, but the entire music industry as well. Their most popular album, Nevermind (1991), has become a cultural icon. Left behind are his wife and their now 19-year-old daughter Frances Bean Cobain.
What started with Milli Vanilli has mouthed its way to Steve Angello.
Yes, we are talking about the great art of lip-synching.
But the little monger can't even be called finger-ing (...?), as Steve Angello makes no attempts to hide his utter disinterest behind the decks. (But hey, when the crowd is barricaded nearly 15 feet away behind a haze of smoke and stupor, what's the need for animated antics?) Steve smokes a cigarette, twist five knobs and half-heartedly pumps his palms in the air to pal Axwell's arguably awesome remix of Temper Trap's Sweet Disposition. After that, he turns his back to the crowd as he slicks his ponytail and tosses a drink, for his assistant to pick up. Cocky artist or tired professional?
A book written by Nick Strauss called Everybody Loves You When You’re Dead has revealed that the Hole singer wanted to snort her lover Kurt Cobain's ashes.
The author of the book, Strauss, claims that she tried to get him to inhale the ashes of Nirvana's leader.
He told RadarOnline: “She actually said she would offer his ashes to me first to snort and then said she would like them."
"Too bad you don't do coke," Love said, according to Strauss. "Otherwise I'd suggest taking a metal straw to it."
The ashes finally remained unsnorted...
Recently, Rolling Stone magazine released a top 10 list for the best albums of the 90's. What made the list special was that the readers of Rolling Stone were the ones deciding who made the cut.
The 90's is and will forever be known as the grunge-era, spawning popular bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Radiohead, Alice in Chains, and more. It was a drastically different era of music, and one that, essentially, changed the way we view music today.
The albums that were released during the time are still some of the most popular and best selling.
"They don't want me chilling on the couch with my phoenix !!!" Kanye's been recently tweeting his last album cover, complaining it had been banned in the USA. The Mc is just about to finish his Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and already creates a scandal. That is what I call free advertising.
What does the art cover look like ? We have here a black male with a quite scary smile discovering the pleasures of pilates with a white chick he calls his "phoenix". And he is probably not drinking tea.