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Music, Hear This Skream and Benga: Show Preview

Skream and Benga: Show Preview

Like electro-house's redlining sawtooth synths in '05 and '06, and T-Pain's Auto-Tuned vocals in '07 and '08, dubstep's swollen bass wobble has become the inescapable sound of the moment, found on label-commissioned remixes and TV commercials alike. Popular on both…
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Music, BeatBox Jamie Jones

Jamie Jones

East London–based DJ and producer Jamie Jones is continually switching between spinning electro-tinged, druggy tech-house and sampling rare cosmic disco records. That results in sets that are more than 50 percent custom re-edits, but with certain common elements. "It's all…
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Music, Reviewed Plan B

Plan B

We knew that buying into the Streets — and his pub-chatter grime storytelling — was musically irresponsible. We guessed we'd be egging on a whole generation of angry white limeys to "educate us" about "what the young blokes are up…
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Music, Reviewed Bloc Party

Bloc Party

A crush can be such a mushy and inelegant experience. Unrequited love feigns the poetic even as it's pathetic. And full-on obsession has its big-budget explosions. But a band reaching for a tingling inkling of intimacy is like a romantic…
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