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Genre Overview: Acid House

Acid House was first heard in Chicago discos during the mid 1980s. Like many things related to the genre, the origins of the name “Acid House” remain up for debate. One view is that the term was coined to define the electro-psychedelic sounds produced by the Roland TB-303, which was [...]

By |2012-02-08T00:00:00-04:0002/08/2012|News|0 Comments

Classic Album Review: Deee-Lite’s World Clique

Common wisdom has it that musically, the ‘90s kicked in a year late with the release of Nirvana’s breakout grunge-rock classic Nevermind. While that may be true where mainstream arena rock was concerned, those who were inhabitants of club-land at the time are well aware that the ‘90s started right [...]

By |2012-02-01T00:00:00-04:0002/01/2012|Album Reviews|0 Comments

2012 NAMM Show: What’s New For DJs?

The 110th trade show for the National Association of Music Merchants, more commonly known as NAMM, took place last week in Anaheim and crossfadr was on the scene. The massive conference was held on three levels of the cavernous Anaheim Convention Center. Over four days 1441 exhibitors from around the [...]

By |2012-01-25T00:00:00-04:0001/25/2012|News|0 Comments

The Eclectic Selector: DJ Laroj

Roger Campos aka DJ Laroj is one of the more popular and well-respected DJs currently spinning around L.A. A longtime resident at Funkmosphere, a weekly funk throw down in Culver City hosted by Stones Throw recording artist, Dam-Funk, Laroj also plays lead guitar for the film soundtrack-inspired indie psych band [...]

By |2012-01-06T00:00:00-04:0001/06/2012|Artist Profiles|0 Comments

Classic Album Review: Tricky’s Maxinquaye

By the time he began recording his solo debut in early 1994, Adrian Thaws had already enjoyed moderate success as an MC for Massive Attack, performing under the name of the Tricky Kid. However, upon shortening his name and releasing Maxinquaye in 1995, Tricky established himself as one of the [...]

By |2011-12-21T00:00:00-04:0012/21/2011|Album Reviews|0 Comments