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Music, Hear This Blockhead: Show Preview

Blockhead: Show Preview

New Yorker Tony Simon calls himself Blockhead because he thinks his dome has that shape. He's an accomplished producer for rappers such as Aesop Rock and MURS, but has leaned toward instrumental music on his five solo albums. The occasional…
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Music, Ninja Tune celebrates 20 years of influential electronica

Ninja Tune celebrates 20 years of influential electronica

Matt Black still remembers the 1990 incident that inspired him to found the electronic dance label Ninja Tune. He and Jonathan More — English DJs known together as Coldcut — were meeting with representatives from their label, Arista. The point…
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Music, Slice 'n' Dice

Slice 'n' Dice

At the outset of their music career, nearly 20 years ago, Jonathan More and Matt Black — the now-fortysomething Londoners collectively known as Coldcut — were all about mainstream dance-pop, and they were rewarded as such. The pair's 1987 remix…
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The House of Tudor

Pressed on clear vinyl with a '50s-style picture sleeve, Tip Top is the first 45 local rockers the Sugar King Boys have recorded for Denver-based Wormtone Records, but it certainly won't be the last. The four-song EP not only has…
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