J Dilla: Shine On

In this 2006 feature from FADER #42, collaborators and family tell the stories behind some of the late J Dilla’s great productions. Think twice, youngbloods, precocious hoodrats, beatbox prodigies. Somewhere in the fine print of … read more »

POSTED February 7, 2012 12:30PM IN FEATURES Comments (2) TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Vinyl Archeology: Static Major Wrote Songs for Beautiful Dreamers

When songwriter Stephen “Static Major” Garrett’s lyrics converged with Aaliyah’s voice it created a vortex. Not a “matter turns to nothingness,” vacuum-type of vortex, but a supernovaical vortex that housed and churned all the human … read more »

POSTED August 25, 2011 10:33AM IN MUSIC NEWS, REHEATERS TAGS: , , ,

Video Premiere: Chromeo Discuss “Night by Night”

Here’s part two in our week of fireside chats with the boys in Chromeo, illuminating us all on what went into their latest album, Business Casual. In this installment, they let us in on their … read more »

POSTED September 28, 2010 3:15PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: , , , ,

Video Premiere: Chromeo Discuss “Don’t Walk Away” + F69 Vinyl Archeology

We were pretty impressed by Chromeo‘s attention to detail on their latest album, Business Casual—in our Studio Time video with them, they told us they were following the template made by Quincy Jones and Hall … read more »

POSTED September 27, 2010 5:15PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: , , , , ,