Nicole Wray went from “Making It Hot” to making it “house.” Her new band Lady is not making the same Missy-esque inspired hip-hop you once new. Expect it to hit the dance floors of America soon.
South American electronic music impresario, label founder and DJ El G is wrapping up an international tour with an ATX show Friday August 30 at Holy Mountain with Table Manners and Peligrosa, and he was kind enough to let us interview him to get you guys riled up for the big show.
Red Bull’s world-wide Thre3style DJ competition is back for another year, and the first of the Austin qualifiers is on Jan 25 at Speakeasy on the Avenue.
The North Door on the east side is throwing a Free Week show on Saturday Jan. 5 with Lost Soul Revue, DJ Chorizo Funk and Bumping Uglies, three distinct acts with each their own sound.
Fatboy Slim is about to drop a CD/DVD combo called Big Beach Bootique 5 on Feb. 19 that gives fans a taste of his now-infamous throwdowns at England’s Brighton Beach.
An all-vinyl night of classic shit including “Funk, Boogie, Soul, HipHop, RNB, Disco, Breaks and House selections” from the Night Fever folk. Goin’ down at Hotel Vegas this Saturday Dec 15.
Wick-It the Instigator drops another single, this time a dub-tastic rework of a track he made for a Microsoft commercial.
Like a perfect storm of hip-hop, two titanic tours are converging on Austin at the ND to wreck this town with underground sound. Abstract Rude and Blueprint will be playing a show together at the ND on Dec 6.
Literal and metaphorical pop baptisms, lazer-bright summertime colors, the wildest hair you’ve seen since all the girls started getting side-shave ombres and more await the viewers of LE1F and Boody’s new music video.
Big Chocolate’s ‘The Red EP’ is sure to include more metal riffs perfectly paired to dance floor riddims along with some more electronic-focused tracks all his own style.
New track “Feel Lit” is partly culled from fellow Lights All Night performer and general inhumanly popular god/artist Tiësto’s “Feel it in My Bones,” but you’d barely know it from how different the sound feels in Wick-It’s capable hands
The New Day Sophisticated Soul Party’s newest residency is a weekly spot at local hotdoggery Frank called “Motown on Mondays” that will scratch that soulful itch.
Austin rapper Phranchyze is throwing a 512 hip-hop show at Stubb’s this weekend that’ll beat all the hoopla surrounding the race in both cost and sheer talent.
Trying to compartmentalize the “LIQUID EP” would be a huge disservice to this excellent example of how beats and vocals can still be combined into something that sounds completely unlike what you typically hear in clubs, but which would be perfectly appropriate played in the right ones
Lights All Night is a blow-out, crazy-damn-huge festival taking place this New Year’s weekend in Dallas, and its lineup is so massive and comprehensive, it’s frankly hard to believe.
Dubstep duo Adventure Club are gracing Beauty Ballroom with their huge, bassy remixes and originals this Friday. Get yer bass drop fix here, kids!
Who says Austin’s got no hip-hop? Pull that indie outta your ears and go listen to some of the 512’s finest hip-hop heads at Red 7’s Austin Hip-Hop Scene Mixtape Showcase.
Austin loves hip-hop. A lot. And Phranchyze, the South Austin hero, is in the best position of any spitter in town to make it big on a national level and beyond.
A legend just left the stage. There are empty beer cans, glowsticks and confetti all over the ground. Exhausted people are heading to cars, hugging, fighting, crying and laughing. My ears are ringing.
We have definitely been to a rave.”
There hasn’t been a better or more important hip-hop show in Austin all year than when the RZA of Wu-Tang brought U-God and a slew of talented rappers onstage at Beauty Ballroom on Oct. 15. And there haven’t been many shows in Austin, period, that had this kind of energy.