Darren Keast


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  • 14 years ago

    For hipsters, the coolest things are to be found twenty years ago, the most dreadful things ten years ago. So starting a few years back, we were deluged with '80s electro and synth-pop, and we pretended to forget jungle ever existed. Electroclash,...

  • 14 years ago

    Disco never died in continental Europe. Especially Italy, where from 1983 to 1988, mustachioed DJs and producers churned out some of the strangest dance records on earth, dubbed the deceptively nondescript Italo-disco. The fact that you haven't be...

  • 15 years ago

    For 40 bucks, you can buy a device that emits some of the most irritating and beautiful sounds imaginable; a device that not only presents an international kaleidoscope of opinion but also receives secret spy transmissions. Best of all, every time...

  • 16 years ago

    Peaches derives power from her follicles just as Samson did; it's just that hers are shorter and curlier. Witness her self-directed video for "Set It Off," which opens with the Carla-from-Cheers-looking rapper perched on a urinal: a Eurotart in pi...

  • 16 years ago

    People involved in resistance movements often talk about "sunshine activists": part-time revolutionaries whose acts of protest extend as far as their personal comfort can be maintained. Sunshine activists don't just check the weather report before...

  • 17 years ago

    Each of Dan the Automator's high-profile concept albums has been a palimpsest, a new work with remnants of his earlier records shining through. Even a cursory listen to Dan's get-together with Del Tha Funkee Homosapien and Kid Koala in Deltron 303...


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