A Rapper not a Sub-genre… It’s Aesop Rock!

If I were to casually come up to you and ask “So, do you listen to Aesop Rock?”, you’d probably reply “No, but I do like classic rock!”.

Cut, forbidden, banned… Censored!

Cut, forbidden, banned … CENSORED!

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 Photo from the March Lebanon Museum of Censorship

Democracy, civil rights, and freedom of expression, brings a lot of pride to our Lebanese society. Indeed, we keep on boasting about our democratic values that distinguish us from our Arab neighbors where individual freedom is subject to a large number of constraints. While these valorous ideals gain in popularity, they effectively become more…

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Tony Rocks!: Music to Virtually Skate To (Vol. 1)

I haven’t been a gamer for years now, but back in the day, I was a pretty dedicated button-masher.

Top 15 Songs in Wes Anderson Movies


Wes Anderson is unquestionably one of the best directors of our time. He creates his own meticulous world, one that seemingly meshes together like clockwork and fills it with characters so beautifully chaotic that you even find yourself sticking around to finish the credits. Delightfully wrapped, his soundtracks help set the perfect mood.

Enjoy the top 15 songs in Wes Anderson movies: (For best…

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Interview with Thomas Azier About His Upcoming Beirut Gig


In preparation for Thomas Azier’s concert on April 24th in Beirut (at Concrete 1994), we got the chance to chat with him about a few interesting things. Azier who hails from Berlin with an uncompromising, dark and broody electronic pop sound, is set on making his own impression on the music world. In 2012, he released two EPs, Hylas 001 and Hylas 002, on his own label Hylas Records / BMG, which,…

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Five Awesome Scratch DJs for Your Musical Itches

Five Awesome Scratch DJs for Your Musical Itches

Some people create music as musicians, and some people play music as DJs: but between these two categories is a very special type of DJ, I mean, musician, I mean… Whatever, you’ll see. Scratching is a musical technique which involves the manipulation of vinyl records to the effect of treating them as musical instruments themselves.


I’d like to quickly demystify this little trick and wash away…

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The Instrumental That Introduced The Drum Solo to Rock


Ginger Baker is mostly known for his work with a band that went by the name of Cream. You might recognize the lead guitarist of this band, Eric Clapton. Cream was short-lived (1966 – 1968) but its legacy and influence on the history of Rock ‘N’ Roll are immense. Despite the fact that Ginger Baker hated to be called a Rock drummer (his idols were Jazz legends such as Max Roach and Art Blakey),…

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Jimi Hendrix: Top 15 Songs

jimi-hendrix“James Marshall ”Jimi” Hendrix was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the…

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Five Rap Rock Fusions That Don’t Suck

Rap: a great genre. Rock: also a great genre. Rap rock: a volatile mixture that can either go down incredibly well or horribly wrong. Rock and rap fans alike have often been divided by this radical fusion of styles. Bands such as Linkin Park and Limp Bizkit have been praised by some and reviled by others. As a fan of both rock andrap music, I must inform the masses that there have been some…

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Listen to Frusciante’s Preview to His Upcoming Album ‘Enclosure’

Listen to Frusciante’s Preview to His Upcoming Album ‘Enclosure’


John Frusciante didn’t quit the Red Hot Chili Peppers to disappear into the history pages of rock’n’roll. He’s been pursuing quite the exquisite solo career writing songs and producing artists that fall into a completely unfamiliar genre of sound for the ex-funky monk.  Let’s call it ‘electro-acoustic-chill-hop-flemkh’. A while back, Frusciante published on his official website the tracklist…

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