1. Mark Farina Celebrates 25 Years of 'Mushroom Jazz': 'A Good Hip-Hop Beat With Some Jazz Is Pretty Timeless'

    July 21, 2016 2:14 PM EDT Mark Farina released the first volume of his Mushroom Jazz compilations – which contain a leisurely, melodic mix of jazz, soul, and hip-hop – on tape in 1991. Music has changed in countless ways since then, but the series has endured, moving to CD in 1996 and spawning a number of sequels. The…

  2. Public Enemy Headlining Movement Electronic Music Festival

    February 15, 2012 2:45 PM EST Rap legends Public Enemy will preview their upcoming album "Most of My Heroes Still Don't Appear on No Stamp" at this year's Movement Electronic Music Festival held over Memorial Day weekend in Detroit. The troupe will join Chicago house music DJ/producer Lil' Louis,…

  3. Oakenfold Plots Short But 'Lively' Tour

    June 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Paul Oakenfold is embarking on a short North American tour in support of his new studio album, "A Lively Mind," which was released Tuesday. Paul Oakenfold is embarking on a short North American tour in support of his new studio album, "A Lively Mind," which was released…

  4. Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza Bolster Lineups

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two of this summer's major festivals have bolstered their lineups. Two of this summer's major festivals have bolstered their lineups. Playing their first show in several years, the all-star collective the Word (John Medeski, Robert Randolph, North Mississippi Allstars) will regroup…

  5. U.S. Cities Host Big New Year's Eve Shows

    December 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Although what is arguably the most well-known New Year's Eve celebration in New York's Times Square consists of little more than confetti and a sparkling ball, live music is playing a part in many cel Although what is arguably the most well-known New Year's Eve celebration in…

  6. Killers, Oakenfold To Rock New Year's Eve

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Killers, Paul Oakenfold, John Digweed, the Crystal Method, Mark Farina and Jason Bentley will rock New Year's Eve revelers as part of the fifth annual GIANT Village event in Los Angeles. The Killers, Paul Oakenfold, John Digweed, the Crystal Method, Mark Farina and Jason Bentley will…

  7. Coldplay Reschedules Live Return

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Coldplay will make its return to the live stage March 12 as part of a benefit for California radio station KCRW. Coldplay will make its return to the live stage March 12 as part of a benefit for California radio station KCRW. As previously reported , the event was originally scheduled for Nov…

  8. Top Acts Rally For Second 'Sudan' Benefit

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of the recently announced "Songs for Sudan" downloadable benefit album, Waxploitation Records is eyeing a late November release for another collection to benefit the war-town African coun On the heels of the recently announced " Songs for Sudan " downloadable…

  9. Air Farina

    November 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST DJ/producer Mark Farina is widely known for his hip-hop-skewed Mushroom Jazz compilation series and such house music collections as "San Francisco Sessions." For his debut artist album, Farina has cre DJ/producer Mark Farina is widely known for his hip-hop-skewed Mushroom Jazz…

  10. 2003 DanceStar Awards Nominees

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST DanceStar Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for 2003 DanceStar Awards, to be presented March 19 at Lummus Park in South Beach, Miami. Best chart act: Mariah Carey Jennifer Lopez Madonna Angie Stone Justin Timberlake Best act: The Crystal Method DJ Shadow Fischerspooner Moby Thievery…

  11. Van Dyk Spins 'Global' Collection

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Internationally renowned DJ Paul Van Dyk will on Feb. 11 release "Global," a double-disc collection spanning his decade-long career. The Mute set will feature an audio CD with 11 restructured "hits" f Internationally renowned DJ Paul Van Dyk will on Feb. 11 release "…

  12. Strokes, Beta Band Flesh Out Coachella Lineup

    February 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Strokes, the Beta Band, the Charlatans U.K., Elbow, Zero 7, and Pete Yorn are among the artists that have been added to the lineup for the third Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be h The Strokes, the Beta Band, the Charlatans U.K., Elbow, Zero 7, and Pete Yorn are among the…

  13. Mekka Fest Unveils City-By-City Lineup

    June 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The inaugural Mekka festival has unveiled the lineup for each of the 10 cities it will hit this summer, beginning Aug. 4 in Detroit. As previously reported, the trek is highlighted by Roni Size, BT, P The inaugural Mekka festival has unveiled the lineup for each of the 10 cities it will hit…

  14. 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…