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“Listen In” is a weekly feature in which we ask musicians to curate a mixtape-length YouTube playlist of songs they’re currently digging. Brooklyn’s Octo Octa–a producer who makes lush, dreamy, deliciously hi-fi dance music–compiled this week’s “Listen In,” a tour through mellow, funky house music of the ’80s and ’90s. And while the mix’s opening […]

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Each week in Sample Wars, we’ll pit two songs which sample the same source material head-to-head against each other, to determine which one rocked the sample better. After taking last week off (sorry guys!), we’re back with a very smooth, very funky edition of Sample Wars. We’ll be looking at a little-known French duo called Daft […]

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Each week in Sample Wars, we’ll pit two songs which sample the same source material head-to-head against each other, to determine which one rocked the sample better. Today, we look at The Chakachas’ “Yo Soy Cubano,” a song that provided sample fodder for two wildly different tracks: Kendrick Lamar’s “Backseat Freestyle” and “Magic Carpet Ride” […]

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Photographer Steve DeMent shot some telling photos of the charred-out home that Austin Kamikaze pilot Joseph Andrew Stack lit fire before he jumped in a plane and crashed into a seven-story building housing government offices earlier this afternoon. Luckily, his wife and child survived, but the house isn’t likely to share the same fate. Photos: […]

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