Max Sedgley: From The Roots To The Shoots

With its urgent bassline and sample from the soundtrack of the cult movie The Taking of Pelham 123, Max Sedgley's Happy became an instant house classic when it was first spun in clubs a few summers ago. The original (and rare) Italian 12" also included the excellent Slowly, marking the multi-talented Englishman as one to keep a close eye on. And then nothing. After turning …

Light at the End of the Tunnel

The wait is almost over. After coming out of complete obscurity to turn the world upside down in early 2004, Franz Ferdinand has spent the better part of the last six months writing and recording. And they’re just now teasing us with the first single from its forthcoming new album. Well, sort of. In connection with URB magazine’s exclusive interview and cover story with the …

The Breakin’ Collection on DVD

MGM has finally released Breakin', Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo and Beat Street as a boxed set. This treo of classic films from 1984 document early hip hop's beginnings through its music and dance. They may seem a bit dated, and life was certainly simpler without the wars, the bling and the money, but these films have their time and place in our cultural and musical …