TrapperKeeper: Spice Girls’ “Never Give Up On the Good Times”

What’s old is new. Nothing says fresh and familiar like a Trapper Keeper – whether keeping the trap under control, or keeping daily assignments and doodles within the fold – one thing kidults could always count on to keep the world right was the Trapper Keeper.

A.V. Hub: Justice’s “Civilization”

Every now and then nowadays, between orchestrated glitches in the spectacle space, it’s worthwhile to take time, break time, make time to remember those we’ve lost en route to creating a more profitable union… that gated community upon the dollar bill *a moment of silence for civilization* #alldayimemeaboutscene Culture – Commerce = Civilization From Brazil’s…

re:code.fm :: Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

In 1998, Lauryn Hill released a cultural landmark – one part enemy of the state, one part love story – which entirely rewrote the curriculum for hip-hop on the brink of a new millennium. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is H.E.R. story – of hip-hop and its truest personification. Lauryn recorded The Miseducation to resurrect…

Mood Musik: Distriction Nightcap

And the sun is beyond set, far below the horizon; yet the lights are just hitting peak illumination. The second wind arrives in full force as the city comes alive. The sixtieth minute of bliss fades further into memory, time and space lose meaning. After happy hour ends the clock stops running and past nor…

Biorhythmic: Chester French’s Music 4 TNGRS

This album cover is the story… of a girl named Sally TNGR; and this album is the electro-acoustic soundtrack of her self, and her TNG scene, from her highschool suitors. Music 4 TNGRS: Requiem for the Teenage Dream, courtesy of Generation Adamant Abbreviated Extended Adolescence. Ah, Chester French… one part Milwaukee-bred, lead singer and songwriter…

re:code.fm :: DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing …

  Joshua Paul Davis emerged from the blackout – heroically from the shadows – to redefine an art form, resurrect a genre, and reflect the essence of a culture with his debut album, Endtroducing… The 1996 release told the tale, that in 2010, portrays modern hip-hop’s epic poem on record. DJ Shadow laid the foundation…

Curbside Jamiroquai says, “Smile, Poor Humans”

New York has more culture in one sidewalk square than some towns have in their entirety – and it is the only City. If only said streets could talk… … they would lament the passing of footprints for Facebooks… former world citizens locked behind Windows… the death of the denizen in light of the digital…

Supercharged Primacy on Display: Electric Zoo

Nestled halfway between Harlem and Brooklyn lies Randall’s Island. This Labor Day weekend the islet transformed into a beautiful blend of Wonkaland and Woodstock, Israel and Ibiza, Pleasure Island and Neverland – a hybrid between that Pinocchio place where lost boys find themselves and where Peter Pan’s lost boys aimlessly meander… all perpetuated by the…

Top 18: The Re-Up, Recoded :: Lily Allen’s No Shame Tour

[Lily Allen’s] understated introduction to the world was that Saturday morning wake-up from the flashy Friday night of .com 40 puffery. Fear not: all isn’t lost in the MySpace generation; for the ten thousand avastars, there is Lily Allen: the reason, that just so happens to rhyme with silly. So, allow she to reintroduce herself……

About Her Inner Quicksilver Scene : Edie Sedgwick

“I would like to turn the world on, just for a moment … just for a moment,” so spoke Andy Warhol’s brightest burning – and arguably quickest dimming – Superstar, the girl on fire, the Poor Little Rich Girl, Edie Sedgwick. As much as April 20th is the unofficial holiday celebrating the blurred, covert cool,…

re:code.fm :: Britney’s Blackout

2007 climaxed the greatest American tale since The Civil War, and Britney Spears’ Blackout was our living soundtrack. Just as Spears was our brown-eyed girl of misfortune, Blackout is the requiem of our American Dream. Britney was an ideal created in our own image. Our image, our perception of our self worth, in the past…

re:code.fm :: M.I.A.’s Arular

Where we left off with the sonic schizophrenia of Kenna’s face, we now delve into the social schizophonia scape of M.I.A.’s 2005 debut take: alee, Arular. M.I.A. mirrors the past – leading by sample – and marks the future. From sound to sentiment to style, she lays the groundwork for the new underground of which…