How André 3000 Mastered Jimi Hendrix's Voice For A New Biopic

Outkast's André 3000 (real name: André Benjamin) didn't have to physically change much to play Jimi Hendrix in the film Jimi: All Is By My Side—he didn't even have to wear a wig! But as a Southern-born-and-raised musician, mastering the accent of the Seattle native was a bit more difficult. » 10/01/14 7:26pm Yesterday 7:26pm

The Producer Behind the Year's Best Rap Tracks Makes His Own Music, Too

It's hard to find good, quality You Time when you're collaborating with Kanye West, Rick Ross, and Pusha-T (not to mention Azealia Banks, Action Bronson, and many, many others). But after a couple of busy years, 28-year-old Scottish DJ Hudson Mohawke has finally put out a new EP. » 9/30/14 7:01pm Tuesday 7:01pm

Here's Bastard Squad's First Live Show in Nearly Two Decades

Throughout the mid-1990s Bastard Squad was a mainstay of the Boston punk scene, regularly demolishing crowds with their brand of manic rock and playing alongside luminaries like The Freeze, Gang Green, Dropkick Murphys, Showcase Showdown, Ignite, Good Riddance, and Swingin' Utters before breaking up in 1999. But after… » 9/29/14 7:30pm Monday 7:30pm

After 20 Years, Ween's Chocolate and Cheese Remains Delightfully Odd

When Ween released their fourth studio album Chocolate and Cheese in September 1994, I was six years old. At the time, I was most likely rocking out to Raffi's Greatest Hits or something. Fast forward a decade later, featuring a more mature albeit acne-ridden adolescent, and I'm listening to the weirdest song I've… » 9/28/14 8:00pm Sunday 8:00pm

Jimi Hendrix's Last Interview, Recorded a Week Before He Died

Jimi: All Is By My Side, the biopic following a young Jimi Hendrix, opened this weekend. In the movie, André Benjamin just about nails Jimi's distinctive, wandering way of talking. Tonight, let's go to the source: Jimi Hendrix's final interview, recorded just seven days before he died in September 1970. » 9/27/14 7:30pm Saturday 7:30pm

Raekwon's "Heard It All Before" Is the Latest Reimagining of a Classic…

It's Throwback Thursday and you all know what that means! That's right, it's time to sit down, kick your feet up, and put on Raekwon's newest reimagining of classic hip-hop and pop hits. This week, the Wu Tang member and Mafioso rap pioneer takes on Sunshine Anderson's 2001 song, "Heard It All Before." » 9/25/14 7:58pm 9/25/14 7:58pm

The Beautiful Near-Silence of Botswana's Okavango Delta at Night

I spend most of my weekdays on my sofa sitting in front of a computer screen. I'm guessing a lot of you spend most of your weekdays in some kind of indoor office environment, also sitting in front of a computer screen. Wanna close your eyes with me and take a sonic journey to Botswana's incredible Okavango Delta? » 9/24/14 7:20pm 9/24/14 7:20pm

Hear Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury Sing A Duet, 33 Years Later

In 1981 Freddie Mercury recorded "There Must Be More to Life Than This," which originally featured additional vocals from Michael Jackson. The song was eventually released without Jackson's voice, but thanks to the new compilation Queen Forever, you can finally hear Freddie and Michael together. » 9/22/14 7:00pm 9/22/14 7:00pm

The Internet's Ode to Music from Saharan Cellphones

Constant access to Wi-Fi and LTE make it supremely easy for us to swap songs with each other. More often than that, we swap URLs. In parts of Saharan Africa where service is scarce, Bluetooth does the trick—which means that a booming culture of peer-to-peer MP3 sharing has sprung up, contained on the memory cards… » 9/19/14 7:00pm 9/19/14 7:00pm

Take A Nighttime Road Trip With The Sweet Tunes Of Superhumanoids

There are certain sounds that just work when you're driving out of the madness of the city under the cover of night to a chilled-out place in the wilderness where the stars outnumber—and outshine—the streetlights. Next time you're on passenger-seat DJ duty, I recommend queueing up Superhumanoids and enjoying the ride. » 9/18/14 7:15pm 9/18/14 7:15pm

Living in the Future Entails More Space Raves Than You'd Expect

Risk of spontaneous nuclear annihilation aside, the Cold War proved a potent period in the history of technological development. I mean, just look at all this cool stuff we invented for little reason more than simply sticking it to the Soviets. It's amazing the lofty heights mankind can achieve when inspired by smack… » 9/16/14 7:00pm 9/16/14 7:00pm