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My First Time: Ratking on Mongoose Skateboards and Middle School Crushes

In our new column My First Time, we ask some of our favorite artists to share some of the all-important firsts that have helped shape their lives. Today, Ratking‘s Wiki and Sporting Life open up … read more »

POSTED June 13, 2014 1:10PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (2) TAGS: ,
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Browse Photos from Our FADER #91 Issue Release Party with Ratking and Dutch E. Germ

Springtime release parties are the vibiest. To celebrate our April/May Photo Issue, we filed into Lower Manhattan’s Gilded Lily, a gold and glittery basement lounge with a massive, chameleon chandelier that sluggishly changed colors. It … read more »


Jamie xx Debuts Wiki and Lucki Eck$’s King Krule Remix During His BBC Radio 6 Mix

Jamie xx returned to BBC Radio 6 for the second time, spinning a two-hour mix of reworked old favorites as well as newer tracks. During his show of his residency, the UK producer dropped a … read more »

POSTED May 3, 2014 9:09PM IN MP3 / STREAMS, MUSIC NEWS Comments (3) TAGS: , , ,

Behind the Scenes: Ratking’s The FADER #91 Cover Shoot

For his first The FADER cover story, on New York’s rambunctious trio Ratking, photographer Harry Gould Harvey IV went all in: We stayed out and drank and got 40s—they’re really into these obscure 40s that … read more »

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Footnotes: Young Guru

From the magazine: ISSUE 91, April/May 2014 Every great artist needs a great team, whether in the form of producers and session musicians or simply friends offering support. In Footnotes, we ask an invaluable assister … read more »

POSTED April 25, 2014 10:01AM IN FEATURES, MAGAZINE Comments (1) TAGS: , , , , , , ,

Ratking Are Heading On Tour This Summer

Ratking, New York City’s reigning grunge champions, are set to head out on tour this summer on the tail of their debut LP, So It Goes. The trio will be bringing uptown to the world … read more »

POSTED April 24, 2014 1:46PM IN MUSIC, MUSIC NEWS TAGS: , ,

Contributors: Harry Gould Harvey IV on Ratking

“It’s kind of all a blur.” From the magazine: ISSUE 91, April/May 2014 For this issue’s cover story, photographer Harry Gould Harvey IV followed Ratking around NYC for a few long days and late nights. … read more »

POSTED April 23, 2014 10:01AM IN MAGAZINE TAGS: , , ,

Introducing The FADER’s 2014 Photo Issue: FKA Twigs and Ratking

The FADER’s 2014 Photo Issue hits newsstands on May 13th, and while you can pre-order a copy here, we’ve also made its three big features, including our cover stories on FKA Twigs and Ratking, available … read more »

POSTED April 22, 2014 1:58PM IN Comments (4) TAGS: , ,

Ratking: Here Is New York

Ratking’s ecstatic noise-rap feels just like home From the magazine: ISSUE 91, April/May 2014 When I show up at Ratking’s practice space, a graffiti-covered nook hidden deep in the Bushwick area of Brooklyn, the first … read more »

POSTED April 22, 2014 1:48PM IN BROOKLYN BOUND, FEATURES, MAGAZINE Comments (7) TAGS: , , ,


I was 21 when I moved to New York from a small Kentucky town. I had never eaten a bagel. All I knew about MetroCards I’d learned from Le Tigre. Back home, I’d been surrounded … read more »