Derek Beres

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  • 9 years ago | Local Wire

    While he's been circulating on the Austrian DJ circuit since '97, Paul Nawrata has been tooling around with various projects, most notably alongside Thievery Corporation and DJ Chaoz. His throwback style pays homage to film noir à la Serge ...

  • 9 years ago | Local Wire

    Cutting her teeth with unique Parisian band Nouvelle Vague (whose last album featured bossa nova covers of '80s songs by the likes of Joy Division), Camille's second solo outing has already won accolades on her home continent. A predominantly a ca...

  • 9 years ago | Local Wire

    Expectations are dangerous beasts; anyone expecting an update of Brazilian vocalist Cibelle's debut is in for a shock. Fortunately, no one will feel let down -- The Shine of Dried Electric Leaves proves as ingenious as the title. Whereas the kille...

  • 10 years ago | Local Wire

    In an attempt to give light to forgotten (though pivotal) singles from the heyday of the San Fran/Oakland funk/soul diaspora, Luv N'Haight launched in 1990. Fifty records later, the label shows no signs of slowing, as Bay Area Funk 2 proves. Like ...

  • 10 years ago | Local Wire

    While most "Golden Era" hip-hoppers have retired to community social clubs or made halfhearted, half-cracked attempts at reliving bygone days, Public Enemy has kept chipping away at the cornerstone. While on a seeming hiatus since Apocalypse 91, C...

  • 10 years ago | Local Wire

    In 1991, Chico Science began mixing the local percussive styles of Pernambuco, Brazil, with searing electronic rhythms. Until his early death in '97, he led Nação Zumbi and heralded the Mangue Beat movement. The band has since pushed...

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