Darren Keast

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  • 11 years ago | Music News

    For hipsters, the coolest things are to be found 20 years ago, the most dreadful things 10 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, the ...

  • 11 years ago | Music News

    Amp Fiddler disagrees with the name of the genre he's been squeezed into, which in his case is neo-soul. His point is that after two decades of session work as a keyboardist with George Clinton, the Brand New Heavies, Lucy Pearl, and others, what ...

  • 11 years ago | Local Wire

    So far, it's been mostly disaffected techno kids who have been conjuring up this '80s renaissance that we're enjoying (or is it a Dark Ages that we're mired in?). The Lovemakers, on the other jelly-braceleted hand, come out of Oakland, California'...

  • 11 years ago | Longform

    Jesus raps a bit like Tupac. Not in the content of his lyrics, of course -- he devotes his rhymes to condemning the vices of thug life, unlike 'Pac, who lived and died by them. But his delivery is definitely West Coast, his meter precise and mascu...

  • 12 years ago | Music News

    The most noticeable change trance DJ Sandra Collins undergoes between her last mix CD, 2001's Cream, and her new one, Perfecto Presents . . . , is visual. On the cover of the old disc, she's hyper-modernist Euro, wearing a skintight vinyl top and ...

  • 12 years ago | Music News

    The concept for this collection is dubious on paper -- Christmas classics refurbished by electronic producers, who, when given too long a leash, can ruin just about any timeless favorite. Christmas Remixed, though, while something of a mixed bag, ...