Singer-songwriter Erin Barra found the costs of taking a five-piece band on tour prohibitive. But when she turned to Ableton Live – a looping software program optimized for live performance – she found a way to save money while expanding her sound. And she’s not alone: Daft Punk, Hot Chip, and Pete Townshend have done the same.
The Red Bull Music Academy presented the second installment of its Five Out Of Five lecture/concert series with Slick Rick at the Paradise Theater in the Bronx yesterday. The forty or so people that made it out were treated to a quick DJ master class by Funkmaster Flex before Jeff "Chairman" Mao kicked off the hour-long interview with The Ruler.
The Red Bull Music Academy kicked off their "Five Out of Five" series -- highlighting what it considers New York City’s “five most iconic hip-hop albums” -- with a discussion with Prodigy and Havoc from Mobb Deep about the making of their 1995 album “The Infamous” at Webster Hall on Sunday.
Brisk’s promotional partnership with Shady Records hit the ground running when the company’s claymation Super Bowl spot starring Eminem aired earlier this year. This past weekend in NYC's West Village the two companies brought it down to street level with a one-off bodega-style event which included Shady signings Yelawolf and Slaughterhouse as well as Artek, DJ Mode and bags of Cheetos...