Big in ’05 – The Bravery

Bravery. Hailing from New York, the Bravery evokes ‘80s New Wave that you can rock and dance to with a look that says they really like the Clash — except on days when they’re feeling Andy Warhol. The band got its start more or less as a backlash to the city’s electroclash scene, which singer Sam Endicott has openly admitted to hating –- at least …

Superstar DJ: Ben Watt

Jay Hannan, another stellar DJ. This 2-CD set was a direct result of the Lazy Dog club night they put on every Sunday in Notting Hill in London – and it was some of the best deep house produced in the late ‘90s. They followed this up with a second volume and then sadly, after five years, announced the dissolution of Lazy Dog to pursue …

Get Yer Dusty Groove On

Dusty Groove. This is the place to turn to for hard-to-find, one-of-a-kind recordings that places like Tower and Virgin never carry. The one problem is that you generally can’t preview tracks, but each CD or LP has a great description and review so you’re not going into your purchase entirely blind. This site is great for DJs and total music heads.