1. Check Out DJ Q-Bert's Amazing Kickstarter-Funded Interactive Album Cover

    January 02, 2015 5:57 AM EST DJ's new album sleeve doubles as touch-sensitive Bluetooth-enabled record decks He's described it as music that originates "from other planets and dimensions from around the galaxy," and the album sleeve for DJ Q-Bert 's new release looks just as alien. Funded by a…

  2. DJ Duo Sepalcure Talks Influences

    April 22, 2013 2:10 PM EDT Autechre, Pete Rock, Untold, and more Inspire the bass duo’s Rattle & Hum. The term "post dubstep" doesn't go over well with Sepalcure. "If you consciously try to make a genre, especially if it’s some new trendy genre, you’re kind of missing the point," said…

  3. KOOL KEITH, "The Return of Dr. Octagon"

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT When Kool Keith, once of the legendary Ultramagnetic MC's, emerged with his Dr. Octagon persona 10 years ago, it was literally unlike anything the hip-hop world had ever heard before. When Kool Keith, once of the legendary Ultramagnetic MC's, emerged with his Dr. Octagon persona 10…

  4. Billboard Bits: Neil Young, Bowling For Soup, Rob Swift

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Neil Young, Bowling For Soup, Rob Swift Following U2's recent weeklong takeover of "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," Neil Young has signed on to appear four nights in a row (Nov. 1-4) on the NBC talk show. Young will head to New York to tape the shows immediately…

  5. Mixmaster Mike Keeps It Banging

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Even as they creep up on middle age -- how can it be feasible that these guys are pushing 40? -- the Beastie Boys remain uniformly skilled at raucously "rocking a block party till [their] hair turns g Even as they creep up on middle age -- how can it be feasible that these guys are…

  6. Dilated Peoples To Headline 'Scratch Tour'

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST L.A.-based rap act Dilated Peoples will headline the upcoming Scratch Tour, set to kick off March 5 in San Francisco. The trek, which will also feature GrandWizzard Theodore, Z-Trip, and the Original L.A.-based rap act Dilated Peoples will headline the upcoming Scratch Tour, set to kick off…