1. Under the Influence

    April 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST If digging in the crates to find rare grooves is an art form, then Rob Swift is a master artist. If digging in the crates to find rare grooves is an art form, then Rob Swift is a master artist. Swift, one-third of the X-ecutioners, follows in the footsteps of DJ Spooky, who launched the Under…

  2. Hot Product

    March 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- The various artists set "Gotta Serve Somebody: A Gospel Tribute to Bob Dylan," featuring a new duet with Dylan and singer Mavis Staples, as well as new recordings by Aaron Neville, Shirley Caesar, Helen Baylor,…

  3. X-ecutioners To Teach Listeners 'Scratchology'

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST New York-based DJ group X-ecutioners have set an April 8 release date for their new album, "Scratchology" (Sequence), which takes a historical look at the art of the DJ with scratch-heavy cuts spannin New York-based DJ group X-ecutioners have set an April 8 release date for their…

  4. Noted DJs Team Up In Triple Threat

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Invisibl Skratch Piklz principals Apollo and Shortkut are teamed with fellow DJ Vinroc in the trio Triple Threat, whose debut album, "Many Styles," is due March 3 from Fat Beats. The album will be sup Invisibl Skratch Piklz principals Apollo and Shortkut are teamed with fellow DJ…

  5. Built From Scratch

    March 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pioneers in the turntablism movement, the X-ecutioners bring their style to the mainstream with Built From Scratch. Pioneers in the turntablism movement, the X-ecutioners bring their style to the mainstream with Built From Scratch. The New York-based DJ quartet takes the axiom "the hand…

  6. X-ecutioners, The Coup Feel The 'Adrenaline'

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Turntablists the X-ecutioners and political hip-hop act the Coup will headline the Adrenaline Rush tour, presented by health drink maker SoBe. Slated to begin April 3 in Austin, Texas, and wrap May 6 Turntablists the X-ecutioners and political hip-hop act the Coup will headline the Adrenaline…

  7. Herbie Hancock Rocks It Again

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT After four decades at the keyboard, Herbie Hancock still needs to be on the cutting edge. "It's part of my nature," he insists. "I get excited when trying out new stuff, whether it be an idea or equip After four decades at the keyboard, Herbie Hancock still needs to be on…