Legend has it The Stone Roses secured their first big gig supporting Pete Townsend when Ian Brown sent a charming note to the promoter: ‘I’m surrounded by skagheads. I wanna smash ‘em. Can you give us a show?’
The hugely ambitious debut album from Pinch changed the game for dubstep. An album that makes you feel as though you are underwater, moving through cool currents of sound, and you are dancing.
CAS Miami co-founder Lolo Reskin tells the story behind Everything But The Girl's ‘Walking Wounded’ streaming live from her home.
This album is named after a members-only club that was opened in Havana in pre-Castro times, a period of unbelievable musical activity in Cuba.
The album marked a shift in the group's sound characterized by more concise arrangements and radio friendly songs, such as "The Spirit of Radio" and "Freewill", though their progressive rock blueprint is still evident with the nearly ten-minute closer "Natural Science".
Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy tells the story behind one of her favourite records, 'Whats Going On' by Marvin Gaye as part of our 'Classic Albums at Home' programme.
Often working in darkness, the band recorded many hours of improvised performances that drew on elements of jazz, ambient, blues, classical music, and dub. These long-form recordings were then heavily edited and re-arranged into an album in mostly digital format.
4AD label founder Ivo Watts-Russell revealed that this album wasn’t just his favourite Cocteaus album but also his favourite all-time 4AD album, and “by a long shot”, calling it “the perfect record!
The first of three collaborations with Prince Paul, '3 Feet High and Rising' proved that hip-hop music was more than just rapping about the ghetto.