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Josh Furey: "What you hear is truly subjective"

Josh Furey: “What you hear is truly subjective”

Allow me introduce the person who was able to bring trippin’ the rift back to life – Josh Furey. His new album Petals is coming out this Friday, and trippin’ the rift grabbed a few minutes of of his busy pre-release schedule to talk about him and his music. tipkin – Hi Josh! Since this...
Botany Bay: "We really have nothing to lose"

Botany Bay: “We really have nothing to lose”

What is a friend? To me it is someone who will stay with you no matter what you’re going through, who will share your happiness when you’re successful and will go through tough times with you, shoulder to shoulder. I have met many musicians since I’ve started this blog, but not a lot of them...
Jacuzzi Project: "First of all it's music"

Jacuzzi Project: “First of all it’s music”

I’m sure that Ukrainian (and not only) fans of electronica, jazz and just good music are familiar with the work of  Jacuzzi Project one way or another – if not from seeing them play at major regional festivals, then from their two studio albums (one of which trippin’ the rift had a pleasure reviewing last...
Mimi Page: "Music is a wordless language within itself"

Mimi Page: “Music is a wordless language within itself”

She has everything. Beauty, brains, loving fans from all over the world, recognition from critics and about as much talent as you can possibly fit inside one person. People fall in love with her music and want more. And more she gives, and the beautiful flower of her music career is just starting to blossom....

THE NEW LAW: “The longer we go without making music, the crazier we get”

A couple of weeks ago I was watching a certain reality TV show about art and artists (not going to say what show it was, but Congratulations, Kymia, I was rooting for you from the beginning!) and looking at the winning artist’s exhibit I thought (aloud as usual): “This is the work of a true...

Anomie Belle: “Everything is always changing”

Anomie Belle does not waste any of her time or talent. Less than two months ago The Crush was released (and my, what a great record that is), but instead of taking a well-deserved break, Anomie Belle dived even deeper into work and in a few days (on December 6th, to be exact) she’s releasing...

DJ Shadow then and now

DJ Shadow tells the stories behind creating his albums from 1996 Endtroducing to the upcoming The Less You Know, The Better. Read it on SF Weekly blog All Shook Down.

Red Snapper: “Our music is immediate, simple and dark”

I wouldn’t go out on a limb if I say that Red Snapper is one of the most under-appreciated bands in contemporary music. They have been delivering their intense, unique, always fresh but instantly recognizable sound since the early 1990’s and have an amazingly dedicated fan base (which includes yours truly). And yet they seem...

Anomie Belle: ‘Darkness can be beautiful and sexy’

Twinkle twinkle little star. The star of Anomie Belle started twinkling back in 2008 when her debut album Sleeping Patterns came out and touched many souls of music fans, and probably broke a few hearts. Today this star is shining bright with the new beautiful single “How Can I Be Sure” getting well-deserved media attention...

Amon Tobin about ISAM

Amon Tobin knows. Everything. In particular that we all are waiting for his new album ISAM with about-to-piss-my-pants kind of excitement. And that we are a bit scared – what if it’s too crazy, what if if is too different from what we used to (= what we want to hear). We will find out...

DJ Vadim: ‘I love what I do and do what I love’

Always too funky, vibrant and progressing in all kinds of directions, DJ Vadim is never listed among your regular trip-hop staples, and yet I bet every trip-hop fan has a few of his tracks in their collection. Today the creator of timeless favorites like “The Terrorist” and “Your Revolution” is talking to trippin’ the rift...

What’s up, 11?

Greetings! I hope you all had recovered from New Year celebration and don’t regret any stupid things you’ve (allegedly) done that night. It’s all good. It’s 2011, which promises to be an exciting year for trippin’ the rift. These robo-alien-looking critters on the picture are in fact just the letters TTRR, standing for Trippin’ The...