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The Music of Whiplash

Whiplash – the debut film by writer/director Damien Chazelle released in Europe this past month to rave reviews and overwhelming critical acclaim – centers around a young jazz drumming student, Andrew Nieman (played by Miles Teller) and his volatile relationship with respected teacher and band leader Terrence Fletcher (portrayed by J.K. 408 more words


Know The Ledge: Crate Diggers: Afrika Bambaataa's Vinyl Collection

“This is the record collection that invented Hip-Hop”

I figure that if I want to know about music, Hip-Hop as a culture and DJing that I’d start out by studying one of the originators. 81 more words


It's the new mathematics: Antipop Consortium - Fluorescent Black

It’s a relief when MC High Priest boasts that Anti-Pop Consortium are about to “awaken from that permanent nap”, as Fluorescent Black reboots like a mainframe computer after a power cut. 653 more words

Album Review

Hip Hop History, Bible Deep Cuts, and Naming

After being out last term with injuries and candidacy exams, I’m getting back into moving this semester and taking Hip-Hop class once again with my friend and colleague… 1,089 more words


PLAYLIST: DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist List Their Afrika Bambaataa–Inspired Mix

You can tell a lot about a person from their record collection. You could say it’s defining—a reflection of your moods, movements, and outlook on life. 2,125 more words