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.