Richard D. James, better known as Aphex Twin, is widely recognized as an illusive electronic music titan. His most recent EP, Collapse, was released in typical Aphex style, with subtle and vague, yet distinguishable messages spotted across the globe. In similar fashion, an array of performance announcements have sprung up out of the blue, and regardless of coast, very few are left disappointed.
Cloudy skies with a slight drizzle, definitely just an occasional day in Massachusetts. With ponchos being handed out, phones being used in ziploc bags, the turbulent final day of Boston Calling had officially commenced. Many greats acts were scheduled to perform, but all eyes were set on the green stage for the return of the rap god, Eminem. Here's how the day played out.
We saw it last year, and like clockwork, the blue stage demands its presence to be known on the second day of Boston Calling. With acts ranging from ambient electronica to the grimiest modern day rap flows, there was a constant flow of fresh attendees to this isolated stage. This pushed our uncontrollable curiosity towards finding out how the day would progress in the area. Let's get into it!
With the festival only having debuted in 2013, this year's Boston Calling is truly a breathtaking sight to see. Thousands of fans gathered for the kickoff of our beloved music festival on the Harvard Athletics Stadium. The community is larger, the artist and food bill is larger, we just couldn't wait to jump right in. Here's what we saw from our first day on sight.
When they're not busy reporting the latest hypebeast trends or highlighting top 40 music releases, Complex has resorted to attempts at showcasing less-established cultures on their media platform. This was seen in yesterday's featured story titled "YouTube & Chill: A Glimpse Into The World Of Lo-fi Hip-Hop", a flawed one-dimensional analysis that serves as more of a blurred view than anything.
After a long storm-filled Fall, Boston's beautiful weather is finally back; indicating the return of the city's most prized music festival. That's right, it's Boston Calling season again, and the festival's team is as ready as ever to re-energize the music community. While the past year's lineup looked to be an unstoppable force, this year's music talent brought a more indie and lowkey aspect that we couldn't help but smile looking through.
The new year has brought in a stream of delicious tone setting projects, one of which coming from Washington-based producer, Gus Isaacson, better known as Goosetaf. Following up from his phenomenal debut album, 'Elastic Jungle', we're now presented with the 'Oasis' EP-- a wavy four track collection that showcases some of his most eclectic work to date.
That's right, DJ of the week time again. With everyone back at home or on campus enjoying their spring break, we thought, why not highlight a WIRE classic? This week we'll be featuring Rowan from The Huntresses Den, one of the most long lasting and multi-thematic shows throughout WIRE history.
It turns out that finding and sticking to faculty for guest mixes could be a bit challenging. Not to worry though, as we switched it up this week by contacting one of WIRE's most beloved alumni. We are of course, talking about Dave Kreider. Dave graciously put together an essential tunes playlist. Here are his finest selections, along with a few things he had to say about them.
A new semester has started at Wentworth, meaning our live DJs are back and ready for action! We'll be continuing to have a weekly showcase of the hottest and most unique shows, here on the LiveWire blog. Starting off this year's DJ Of The Week madness, we have Jacob Chrissy. Jacob, who often has a co-host, will be talking to us about his bone-crunching heavy-sounding music show, Sounds of Madness.