Redu, a purveyor of Bounce Music, grew up in the tough and famed Magnolia Housing Projects in New Orleans. If you haven't heard Bounce (I hadn't either until last year when a friend sent me a compilation and it instantly became a favorite genre in the hip hops category), peep this awesome craziness.
Jonathan Toubin, a former Austinite and well-known DJ, possesses an interesting and varied collection of records along with an amazing story of survival.
I remember seeing a friend's post on Facebook in December 2011 talking about how her pal had been in a freak accident in Portland and went on to read the horrific account of how Toubin, in town for a gig, was run over by a taxi in his hotel room. It was unclear at the time if he would make it but five months later he was back on the decks, spinning again despite massive hearing loss.
Here's a little secret I must confess... I've had a bit of a crush on Hugh Padgham since the mid-80s when I saw him win a Grammy for - I'd been thinking it was Synchronicity - but if you look at his resumé it could have been for No Jacket Required. Either way, to one girl's fevered teenage mind came the man who was producing all the best music of the era and since then Padgham's career has been varied as he's worked with everyone from Kate Bush to Brian Wilson to Van der Graaf Generator.
These days Hugh hangs out with his famous dog Stanley (who is regularly featured in his wife's design catalogs), continues to produce, and always puts his left shoe on first.
Welcome, welcome to the sixth year of that sweet little survey oddly named The LP Questionnaire, and everyone's favorite (okay, I have no idea if it's everyone's favorite) feature Pick Three.
I'm mighty excited to be back bringing you the wit and wisdom of some of the super fab artists performing at the SXSW this year. We're kicking things off right with Mr. Calvin Love, whose tasty lo-fi treats make my heart beat happy and a little dark.
Calvin told us that he's a chocaholic, a damn great shot, push mongo and proud of it.