Mathematics tracks the hip-hop 'revolution'

May 7, 2015

Mathematics tracks the hip-hop 'revolution'

Of all the music styles to emerge in the last 50 years, none took the world by storm quite like hip-hop, say researchers who have tracked pop’s evolution with hard stats. More than disco, funk or heavy metal, hip-hop and its spin-off rap appear ...

Pigeondust seeks out the story in a sample

Apr 3, 2015

Pigeondust seeks out the story in a sample

by Danny Masao Winston

When Chiba-based hip-hop producer Yuta Yamaoka, better known as Pigeondust, isn’t busy flipping through crates of dusty vinyl at used record shops, he’s at home dissecting and connecting bits and pieces of sounds, lifted from those records. “I could make music from scratch if ...

DJ Krush taps into tradition for RBMA

Oct 9, 2014

DJ Krush taps into tradition for RBMA

by James Hadfield

This month, artists from 34 countries will congregate in Tokyo for the latest edition of the Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA), a caffeine-fueled creative hothouse organized by the world’s most ubiquitous energy drink brand. For participants, the event offers a chance to attend closed-door ...