North Korea

North Korea: Anonymous Country
North Korea may be a familiar figure in international news headlines, but even in the age of the internet, the little we know stems mostly from rumors, accounts from defectors who risked their lives to escape and bizarre YouTube videos. Though Korea...
Leonard Cohen: Songs of Leonard Cohen
This week's PrivateJam comes from Red Bull Music Academy's resident DJ, record collector and go-to music historian Jefferson Mao—aka Chairman Mao. With Mao's encyclopedic knowledge of hip-hop and impressive interviewing skills with the likes of Dåm...
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib: Shame
This week the internet was blessed with a rare and insightful interview by Dazed Digital with reclusive master producer Madlib. Towards the end—after we learn about everything from Madlib's personal endeavor to consume and collect the world's music...
William Onyeabor: Body and Soul (Justin Strauss and Bryan Mette remix)
Our knowledge of William Onyeabor is due to a chance suggestion from Rough Trade director Nigel House at the opening of the Brooklyn location. We heeded his advice and have been hooked on Onyeabor's distinct vibe ever since. The Nigerian musician's...
Pacman and Peso: Escape to North Korea
Every now and again a story comes along that is truly stranger than fiction. This week DC's aspiring rappers, Pacman and Peso, released their music video for "Escape to North Korea" which was shot on location in the heavily guarded totalitarian state...
Clyde Lawrence Band: Say My Name feat. Gracie Lawrence NYC native Clyde Lawrence had written music for soundtracks like "Miss Congeniality" and "Music & Lyrics" before even turning 15, but more recently, the multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter...