When Dub Side of the Moon came out, love for a classic album resurged at its makeover. A mash-up idea taken to the next level, the concept caught on quick and it was on for the Easy All-Stars and another full album cover. Radiodread dropped in 2006, OK Computer broken down and reconstructed with dub. Going for the hat-trick, the once lesser known label knew they had to do just the right record. They considered London Calling, 40 Oz to Freedom, and Led Zeppelin’s II before settling on the classic to precede all classics. A themed makeover of the first real theme album of all time, Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band is exactly what it sounds like. If that’s not enough to convince you, just listen to one song if you don’t believe us.
I raved about the 99% Conference happening this coming Thursday at the Times Center in NYC put on by our dear friends over at Behance already. But what about giving away a free ticket to the awesome and inspiring festivities? I’ve got one sitting here ($490 value) and will give it to the 99th person who leaves a comment on this post. Yes, you can comment more than once. GO GO GO!
Don’t worry, if you don’t win this arbitary contest, you still have time to buy one!
Update: Congrats to Nick. Contact me to get your ticket!
British producer Bonobo first made waves at the tender age of 18, when his first record, Animal Magic, had the down-tempo scene buzzing. His compositions landed him in the big leagues a year later when Ninja Tune picked him up. With three records under his belt, the last one of which came out nearly three years ago, it’s about time we heard something new. Between The Lines/Recurring Remixes is a 10″ featuring remix work by Nostalgia 77 and Mice Parade of Bonobo’s tracks from Days to Come. If you’re not yet familiar with his work, check out his most recent release. You might recognize some of the tracks from your favorite TV shows.
Designs by Genevieve Gauckler, Eero Aarnio, Parra, and more make up the bulk of what Publik has to offer. The Japanese venture pulls together the talents of an international crew of artists to bring us tote bags, bandanas, and not to mention a great line of tees. From Gauckler’s ‘(verb) Me’ line to Parra’s word collages, Publik keeps the product line interesting without sticking to one theme in particular. The site’s mainly formatted in Japanese, making for some of that adorably bad translation, the product is good and that’s what counts. We especially dig the Feed Me shirt.