Flying Lotus Throws a Tantrum at The Joy

It’s not news anymore that Stephen Ellison (Flying Lotus) can be whiny. Last year, frustrated by the plight of producers in a rapper-centric hip-hop industry, he tweeted that “hella rap artists are rape artists.” His anger may have been justified, but the statement was tone deaf and prompted reputable publications to put out ridiculous think pieces like this one.

Voodoo News: Voodoo Changes Its Story

Last year, the Voodoo Music and Arts Experience changed its narrative for the better. The Halloween weekend festival swapped its second main stage for Le Plur in 2010, and the changes it endured in the following years appeared to tell the story of a festival in decline. Some indicators were misleading and some weren’t Voodoo’s fault.

Register for a Chance to Win Weekend Passes to Voodoo 2017

Tuesday morning, the Voodoo Music and Arts Experience will release its talent lineup for this year’s festival. Voodoo will take October 27-29 in City Park, and this will be the second year that C3 Presents will produce Voodoo, which benefited from a more focused lineup with a more intuitive layout last year that addressed previous years' soundbleed issues. At a time when even the festival’s good years felt provisional, Voodoo 2016 raised the possibility that a corner had been turned.

Travis Scott, $uicideboy$, ZHU Made Strong Showings at Backlit Buku

Buku made news Friday night when one patron had to be fished out of the Mississippi River, and I can’t be the only person who was surprised not that it happened but that it hadn’t happened sooner. That and the threat of rain Saturday were the only blemishes on an otherwise strong year, but the prospective rain’s primary impact was the early closure of the Front Porch Stage before the Saint Heron Showcase.

Boogie T Makes Dubstep Sound Easy Before He Plays Buku

It’s easy to get caught up in Boogie T’s energy. In the little living room of his house near UNO, Brock Thornton talks as if he’s got to get everything said before it’s time to go, and it was time to go five minutes ago. The interview takes place in the days-long window between tours, and he literally was going to be off in hours on a new tour—Grand Rapids, Michigan, Chicago—before he realizes he doesn’t can’t remember the rest. “After that, I read them,” he laughs.

TroyBoi Goes Global at Buku

[UPDATED] Electronic dance music found its first home in underground clubs, secret parties, and developed outside of the mainstream. People that wanted to hear live electronic music had to attend secret raves in covert venues. Its founding fathers were black Detroit artists Kevin Saunderson, Juan Atkins and Derrick May, but now that the music verges on mainstream, it is likely that you will hear The Chainsmokers or Calvin Harris on the radio during your commute to work, in TV commercials, at sporting events, and even in restaurants.

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