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2012 Stories by Tony Ware

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  • Ital: Show Preview

    published December 19, 2012

    Daniel Martin-McCormick's musical résumé encompasses a mélange of guises and styles — including post-hardcore... More >>

  • Pantha du Prince: Show Preview

    published October 31, 2012

    Berlin-based producer Hendrik Weber, best known for his work as Pantha du Prince, makes the melodic tech-house equivalent of a... More >>

  • The Helio Sequence: Show Preview

    published October 3, 2012

    On Negotiations, the fifth album by Portland, Ore.-based The Helio Sequence, singer-guitarist Brandon Summers and... More >>

  • Amon Tobin: Show Preview

    published October 3, 2012

    Masterfully arranging samples that brought explosive, oblique jazz rolls to drum 'n' bass, Amon Tobin made his name pushing the... More >>

  • Orbital: Show Preview

    published September 26, 2012

    Known for a live show dappled with cheeky pop references and rapturous melodies, Orbital provided a "gateway drug" to electronic music... More >>

  • Pete Rock: Show Preview

    published September 5, 2012

    Representing Brooklyn and the outer Bronx, DJ Premier and Pete Rock sit at the foundation of quintessential New York hip-hop.... More >>

  • Lee Curtiss: Show Preview

    published July 4, 2012

    Hailing from Detroit, deeply ingrained in Berlin, and well-versed in Chicago, DJ/producer Lee Curtiss is part of a wave of DJ/producers... More >>

  • Stepdad: Show Preview

    published June 20, 2012

    The Warped Tour launched in 1995 as the skate-punk counterpart to Lollapalooza's increasingly commercialized "alternative" acts.... More >>

  • Simian Mobile Disco: Show Preview

    published May 30, 2012

    James Ford and Jas Shaw come from a live band background, though you wouldn't know it from Unpatterns, the U.K. production duo's third... More >>

  • SBTRKT: Show Preview

    published April 11, 2012

    U.K. producer SBTRKT — a.k.a. "subtract," or Aaron Jerome to his mates — actually operates by an additive property: Begin... More >>

  • Bear in Heaven: Show Preview

    published April 4, 2012

    Brooklyn trio Bear in Heaven exists in a cul-de-sac where krautrock, shoegaze, electro-pop, and cosmic disco govern the neighborhood... More >>

  • When Less Really Is More

    published April 4, 2012

    U.K. producer SBTRKT — a.k.a. "subtract," or Aaron Jerome to his mates — actually operates by an additive property: Begin with equal... More >>

  • Skream and Benga: Show Preview

    published March 14, 2012

    Like electro-house's redlining sawtooth synths in '05 and '06, and T-Pain's Auto-Tuned vocals in '07 and '08, dubstep's swollen bass wobble has... More >>

  • The Joy Formidable: Show Preview

    published March 7, 2012

    Welsh trio The Joy Formidable is the gastropub of '90s-flavored indie rock, serving up familiar, meaty fare elevated by craft and a... More >>

  • Andrew W.K.: Show Preview

    published February 29, 2012

    Critics who say pop-metal composer Andrew W.K.'s unfiltered expression marks him an idiot have two letters correct. The stringy-haired,... More >>

  • Matthew Dear: Show Preview

    published February 22, 2012

    An original on the Ann Arbor techno scene, producer/DJ Matthew Dear spent much of the last decade releasing various flavors of house and... More >>

  • Social Distortion: Show Preview

    published February 8, 2012

    Mike Ness has been leading different editions of Social Distortion since the late 1970s, and in the three-plus decades since blazing... More >>

  • Drop the Lime: Show Preview

    published February 1, 2012

    As head of the Trouble and Bass label, Luca "Drop the Lime" Venezia makes punch-drunk, fidgety tracks with the stuttering swing of... More >>

  • Tom Tom Club: Show Preview

    published January 25, 2012

    Launched in 1981, Tom Tom Club started as a side project for husband-and-wife bandmates Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz, then best known... More >>

  • Maayan Nidam: Show Preview

    published January 4, 2012

    Originally from Tel Aviv and now based in Berlin, Maayan Nidam established a reputation in the last decade for producing and DJing... More >>

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