Category: Staff Picks

The 2015 BitTorrent Report

From Ratking to Rubble Kings: how DIY scenes and outside voices shaped pop culture in 2015. 2015 saw creativity’s declaration of independence.  More than 41% of artists we surveyed now say that direct-to-fan distribution — the freedom to share work without a label or a studio — is the single biggest change impacting the arts. It’s bigger…

From Fool’s Gold to Secret Stash: 30 days in 10 epic downloads. FOOL’S GOLD: DAY OFF FIRE Fool’s Gold DAY OFF started out five years ago in a parking lot in SoHo: a place for friends and label fam to celebrate music’s electric, unclassifiable underground. Today, DAY OFF spans five cities, a lineup featuring everyone from…

The soul experimentalist shares the stems for his new track with producers and fans. Jamie Lidell’s work spans kinetic funk and deconstructed R&B; an always electric and often raw sonic trip. In March, Lidell released “Believe In Me,” his second new track since 2013’s self-titled LP. “It’s an honest admission of self-doubt,” said Lidell. “I even…