Tony Molina and Mike Krol Flew the Flag for Guitars Last Monday Night

In the battle of guitars vs. turntables, the DJs won. Electronic music flows from the days of two turntables and a microphone, and the bricolage sensibility that drove it is now manifest in the pop marketplace and indie spaces. The ultimate sign of the DJs’ success is the number of ad jingles and TV theme songs that feature electronic music. When you’re part of the wallpaper of people’s lives, you won.

Thundercat, RTJ Have New in Time for Buku, and Steven Returns

Thundercat tours constantly and will return to Buku this year, but he found time to record a new album. On Wednesday, the bass god announced that Drunk will drop on February 24 with promising features from Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, and Wiz Khalifa in addition to more surprising ones from Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald. Given Thundercat’s decidedly futuristic aesthetic, the presence of the two aging pop crooners well past their glory days on “Show You the Way” raised many an eyebrow.

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