October 22, 2011 -- SPIN & Ray-Ban teamed up for a CMJ closing-night party, packing the DCTV Firehouse in Lower Manhattan for an exclusive bill featuring Crystal Castles, the Rapture, and A-Trak. Guests -- many of whom scored free passes through a series of promotions throughout the previous week -- sipped Kanon Organic Vodka cocktails throughout the night, as Ray-Ban celebrated the launch of their new Flip Out collection.
Alessandro Cortini tends to surround himself with darkness. The Italian producer is most infamous as a torturer of modular synths and other bleak electronics for Los Angeles’ most famous industrial-goths, Nine Inch Nails. His previous solo LP, Sonno, slinked out on Prurient’s Hospital Productions — a bastion of the crepuscular, if there ever was one. And… More »