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Why they matter: Like Tribe Called Quest? How about Pharcyde? Then you MUST hear the flowing, laid-back rhymes and sampled beats of this duo -- one of the best acts in hip-hop's underground.
You should know: For P.U.T.S.' latest album, Fun DMC, the boys captured the real L.A. -- taking mics around town to record the sounds of house parties, planes flying overhead, and ice cream truck jingles.
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In 1978, Kraftwerk released The Man-Machine, an album that openly explored the intersection of humanity and technology. Nearly 40 years later, that examination is still underway, and the electronic-music community can’t seem to decide whether or not humanity’s ever-increasing dependence on technology is a good thing. Matrixxman a.k.a. Charles McCloud Duff is the latest artist… More »