In honor of the 30th anniversary of Def Jam Recordings, Rolling Stone followed label founder and groundbreaking Hip-Hop producer Rick Rubin back to where it all started.
I only wish the Def Jam roster of today, after the company has been manhandled by various corporate overseers through the years, was like it was circa '86-'95.
Legendary Electro producer Arthur Baker has been working behind the scenes for some time to make it happen, and it looks like '808'
, a documentary film about the Roland TR808 drum machine, is finally here!
The film features the talking heads of folks like Afrika Bambaataa, Rick Rubin, Pharrell Williams, Fatboy Slim, Felix the Housecat, and others, and will hopefully delve into some real history of the machine itself outside of any specific musical genres.
It's due out some time next year.
Hellfyre Club's resident R&B singin' dude Anderson Paak delivers a slinky little Lite-Funk number in "Miss Right", his newest single.
The video for the tune, which is on some black and white, neo-noir, sexy-but-scary, 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers'
steez, is on some other-other-other shit though.
"Miss Right" is from .Paak's debut album, 'Venice'
, which is due out October 28th.
Goats, the animals, are great because they faint out of the blue, can walk on almost any surface, and scream like insane people.
GOAT, the band, are great because their "Hide From the Sun" video, with it's kooky costumers and magickal imagery, is freaking me right the fuck out!
"Hide From the Sun" is from the cryptic Swedish collective's recentrecord 'Commune', out now on Sub Pop.
Beards, drugs, dancing, and emotion.
That's what the Ben Hernstrom-directed clip for Ennui's "Summer of Love" is all about.
"Summer of Love" is from the Pittsburgh-based Synthpop musician's recent LP 'Telepathic Beat'
, which is out now on Mush Record.
Spaced-out Country/Lounge outfit Timber Timbre honor the traditions of high weirdness in the new Leblanc + Cudmore-made video for their tune "Grand Canyon".
"Grand Canyon" is from the recent album 'Hot Dreams'
, which is out now on the Arts & Crafts recording label.
I've never played any of the 'Far Cry'
games, but the more I see of Ubisoft's newest entry in the series, 'Far Cry 4'
, the more I feel like I might need
to play this shit.
Elephants, sadhus, magic tigers, a color festival, leopards, a crazed dictator, shooting while driving flying and falling all over the fucking place?
Just seems like it would be right up my alley.
'Far Cry 4'
hits stores on November 18th and will be available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.