Rob Geary

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  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Skinny Deville is explaining how his group Nappy Roots managed to emerge from the University of Western Kentucky into the national hip-hop consciousness. "There was no school for music business in Western Kentucky, so we made our own," he says. He...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Afu-Ra sits somewhere in the center of a triangle. Its points are Gang Starr, whose beatsmith DJ Premier exec-produced both of Afu's albums; his onetime mentor Jeru the Damaja; and the Wu-Tang Clan. However, Afu-Ra brings a versatile, if a bit thi...

  • 15 years ago | Music News

    Whatever your opinion of Moonshine Records and its amazing tendency to fill store racks with a procession of Keoki mixes and comps inevitably featuring Cirrus, the label has definitely helped to bring electronic music to America's attention. Over ...

  • 15 years ago | Music News

    These days many DJs lay claim to either a "purist" or "eclectic" style. For most turntablists, "purist" means only shopping in the house section, while "eclectic" means throwing on a heavy-metal record after a breakbeat record after a hip-hop reco...

  • 15 years ago | Music News

    Ian Pooley has been around the block too many times to be lumped in with the current wave of German techno artists, most of whom are either obsessed with paring down their music to impossibly minimalist levels or simply milking the same repetitive...

  • 15 years ago | Music News

    The relevant debate over turntablism is no longer whether the wicky-wicky is indeed legitimate music and the Technics 1200 a real instrument. Humans are possessed by a need to drag sound out of any remotely suitable object, no matter how much work...