Matthew Africa

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  • 12 years ago | Music News

    Jonathan Bates' claim that his major-label debut was "lovingly recorded in a bedroom" is slightly misleading: With his solo career in a fledgling state, Bates caught the attention of Tony Berg, an A&R executive who signed Black Rebel Motorcycle Cl...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    Although electronica superstar DJ Shadow is renowned for his collection of 45s, he also has another obsession -- the school-band records collected on this release. Before Reagan gutted public education in the 1980s, thousands of high schools had m...