On Wednesday night, billboards appeared in New York with a retro-style video of a figure running as the words "future", "present" and "past" flood the screen. The Strokes followed these hints by dropping the news and album cover of their upcoming EP, Future Present Past.
We're about a month away from the summer solstice, and the warm weather is already starting to prevail. This is a mixtape for all of you Bostonians on this bright and sunny weekend. Go out and enjoy it!
We were planning on doing some cheesy countdown for what artists we're most excited to see, however, you guys deserve better than that. Instead, we decided to talk to Mike Snow (not to be confused with Miike Snow), one of the co-founders of Boston Calling. We were provided with the opportunity to send a list of questions that he graciously answered, we dug into the evolution of this festival, the business involved, along with all the attractions it has to offer. We hope you guys enjoy and learn something new!
Classifying grime is tricky due its roots throughout many different musical genres and scenes. However, many have linked its development to have borrowed from UK garage, jungle, and hip-hop (which is often thought to be a very ignorant comparison). What could be the biggest reason this comparison is made could also be the reason grime is starting to get worldwide exposure; "the grime king". Fresh off his "No Fear" tour and now playing multiple shows in the UK, Skepta appears to be leading the forefront of this scene. His latest project, Konnichiwa, is probably best summarized by its own title; a form of greeting from a separate culture, language, and way of life.