1. Roni Size, BT, Oakenfold Line Up For Mekka

    June 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Roni Size, BT, Paul Oakenfold, Carl Craig, Armand Van Helden, Crystal Method, and the New Deal are among the top electronic music acts confirmed for the inaugural Mekka festival, set to kick off Aug. Roni Size, BT, Paul Oakenfold, Carl Craig, Armand Van Helden, Crystal Method, and the New…

  2. Outkast Makes Good In London

    June 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Outkast returned to London last night (June 4) to make up a series of February shows postponed after rapper Big Boi's girlfriend gave birth to a son back in the U.S. The concert, promoted by Levi's En Outkast returned to London last night (June 4) to make up a series of February…

  3. No Gravity

    June 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Defying conventions and blending genres, The Angel rises high with No Gravity. Defying conventions and blending genres, The Angel rises high with No Gravity. The first set from Supa Crucial Recordings is an ethereal combination of hip-hop, trip-hop, and electronica. DJ/remixer/producer The…

  4. Kurupt Keeps Busy With Two New Albums

    June 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The long-awaited sophomore album by tha Dogg Pound, "Tha Dogg Pound: 2002," is set for a July 31 release on Death Row Records, some six years after the duo's 1995 debut, the multi-platinum "Dogg Food. The long-awaited sophomore album by tha Dogg Pound, "Tha Dogg Pound…

  5. The Anglo Files

    May 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Lyon's Finest Make U.K. Live Debut, Oakenfold Heads To Ibiza Lyon's Finest Make U.K. Live Debut May saw the live debut of French four-piece Le Peuple de L'Herbe at North London's famous Jazz Cafe. During the group's two-hour set (including a lengthy encore), its…

  6. Hot Product

    May 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Brad Paisley, Air, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Goo Goo Dolls, and more. 'II' Times A Charm Brad Paisley seems to have been everywhere in the past two years. The 28-year-old West Virginia native has become the country industry's most acclaimed new artist,…

  7. Pied Piper Struts To No. 1 In The U.K.

    May 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A club hit that first made a name at the European dance hotbed of Ayia Napa, Cyprus, last summer stormed to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart on Sunday. With reported advance orders of 150,000 copies, " A club hit that first made a name at the European dance hotbed of Ayia Napa, Cyprus,…

  8. Transport 4

    May 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT One thing's for certain: Canadian DJ/remixer Max Graham had some larger-than-life shoes to fill when he agreed to mix the latest volume in this successful trance series. One thing's for certain: Canadian DJ/remixer Max Graham had some larger-than-life shoes to fill when he agreed to…

  9. The Anglo Files

    May 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Riton Unleashed, New Radiohead, Homelands Launches, London Xpress Celebrates Grand Central Unleashes Riton As Manchester hip-hop duo Rae and Christian prepare for a forthcoming set of U.K. live dates, they are basking in the success of Riton, the latest acquisition for their Grand Central…

  10. Stereo MC's Get 'Deep Down & Dirty'

    May 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT After a seemingly inactive decade, Britain's Stereo MC's return with a new album that should secure their rightful place in the electronic music pantheon. "Deep Down & Dirty," due June 12 via Isla After a seemingly inactive decade, Britain's Stereo MC's…

  11. Creamfields Techno Fest Descends On N.Y., Vegas

    May 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s three-year-old Creamfields electronic music festival is headed to North America for events in Long Island, N.Y. (Sept. 1) and Las Vegas (Sept. 29). A number of top acts will appear at both The U.K.'s three-year-old Creamfields electronic music festival is headed to North…

  12. Ramone's Life Remembered As A 'Gas'

    May 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT At an event pulled together by his family and friends, the late Joey Ramone (real name: Jeffrey Hyman) was toasted Saturday night in New York by an all-star cast of characters. Emceed by E Street Band At an event pulled together by his family and friends, the late Joey Ramone (real name:…

  13. Hot Product

    May 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Staind, Whiskeytown, Tyrese, Wellwater Conspiracy, and more. About To 'Break' Staind's third studio album, "Break the Cycle" (Flip/Elektra), features the single "It's Been Awhile," which has been No. 1 on both Billboard's…

  14. Cornell, Rage To Record Studio Album

    May 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ex-Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell is about to begin work on a studio album with the three remaining members of Rage Against the Machine, according to published reports. The album will feature a Ex-Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell is about to begin work on a studio album with the…

  15. Ray's House

    May 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With the beat-mixed Ray's House, MTV VJ Ray Munns makes his debut as a DJ—and make no mistake, this guy is not fooling around. With the beat-mixed Ray's House, MTV VJ Ray Munns makes his debut as a DJ—and make no mistake, this guy is not fooling around. Seamlessly mixed, Munns…

  16. Billboard Bits: Badly Drawn Boy, Blackalicious, and more

    May 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Badly Drawn Boy, Blackalicious, Twisted Sister, Lit, Motorhead U.K. singer/songwriter Badly Drawn Boy (real name: Damon Gough) reportedly stormed off the stage at the Showbox club in Seattle Tuesday (May 15) after engaging in an argument with concert attendees who apparently talked…

  17. Depeche Mode In Classic Form On 'Exciter'

    May 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Depeche Mode's Martin Gore, Dave Gahan, and Andrew Fletcher are laughing. The tension of a long day of glad-handing on behalf of their new disc, "Exciter" (Mute/Reprise, May 15), has been broken by a Depeche Mode's Martin Gore, Dave Gahan, and Andrew Fletcher are laughing.…

  18. Diversity Is Key At N.Y. SummerStage Series

    May 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Performances by Lyle Lovett, El Gran Combo, Basement Jaxx, Craig David, Living Colour, and Bebel Gilberto highlight the 16th season of New York's Central Park SummerStage concert series. This year's p Performances by Lyle Lovett, El Gran Combo, Basement Jaxx, Craig David, Living…

  19. The Anglo Files

    May 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Lil Devious, Neotropic, Bran Van 3000, Ninja Tune Ministry Secure Lil Devious From Miami The fallout from this year's Winter Music Conference continues to loom large in Europe, as one of Miami's biggest tunes has been picked up by Ministry of Sound's Rulin imprint for a…

  20. Basement Jaxx Shakes Up Dancefloors On 'Rooty'

    May 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Since forming in the mid-'90s, the photogenic British duo Basement Jaxx -- Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe -- has prided itself on bucking the status quo of contemporary clubland. Whether producing/r Since forming in the mid-'90s, the photogenic British duo Basement Jaxx -- Felix…

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