If you remember back in July when Posner signed, I got him a custom varsity jacket from Old 2 New Designs in Boise, Idaho. Well thanks to my friend Bo who is an Idaho-native, he made me aware of this documentary that stars Eric, the guy who helped me put together the jacket. How cool does this look?
Mike Posner put me onto this documentary following a generation of post-punk musicians who took the synthesiser from the experimental fringes to the centre of the pop stage.
In the late 1970s, small pockets of electronic artists including the Human League, Daniel Miller and Cabaret Volatire were inspired by Kraftwerk and JG Ballard and dreamt of the sound of the future against the backdrop of bleak, high-rise Britain.
The crossover moment came in 1979 when Gary Numan’s appearance on Top of the Pops with Tubeway Army’s Are Friends Electric heralded the arrival of synthpop. Four lads from Basildon known as Depeche Mode would come to own the new sound whilst post-punk bands like Ultravox, Soft Cell, OMD and Yazoo took the synth out of the pages of the NME and onto the front page of Smash Hits.
By 1983, acts like Pet Shop Boys and New Order were showing that the future of electronic music would lie in dance music.
Contributors include Philip Oakey, Vince Clarke, Martin Gore, Bernard Sumner, Gary Numan and Neil Tennant. (more…)
if you haven’t downloaded the mixtape yet, what are you even doing here?
Who better to educate you on blunt-rolling than Devin?
AZ is one of my favorite rappers of all time.
Click HERE to download.
New Warren G… He and I have been talking about management…should we work together?
Spotted this on Daniel Merriweather’s blog and had to repost. Goes from rock to hip hop to jungle. It’s crazy.