About The Field
One of the Kompakt label’s most beloved and polarizing producers (he was accused of being a formula-reliant one-trick pony), Sweden’s Axel Willner debuted with Things Keep Falling Down, a 12″ containing a pair of blissed-out trance-techno tracks over ten minutes in length — one of which, “Thought vs. Action,” made clever use of the intro to the Four Tops’ “I’ll Be There.” A follow-up 12″, Sun and Ice (with samples of Lionel Richie and Kate Bush), appeared in 2006, leading to the 2007 full-length From Here We Go Sublime. Two of his most impressive tracks appeared on Kompakt’s Pop Ambient 2007 and Pop Ambient 2008 compilations. A second album, the more rhythmically varied Yesterday and Today, appeared in 2009.
Watch Gov’t Mule welcome drummer Jerry Marotta on “What Is Hip?” during their show at the Palace Theatre in Albany, New York.
In an interview with Trigger Hippy’s Steve Gorman and Nick Govrik, the pair discuss getting the band back together with new members and new music.
Drummer/percussionist/songwriter Yonrico Scott has died at age 63.
Episode 46 of The JamBase Podcast features “The Art Of The Sit-In” with Jennifer Hartswick of the Trey Anastasio Band and “The Rundown” of recent news items.
Eric Krasno, Duane Trucks, Todd Sheaffer and Jason Crosby are among the additions to the lineup for the upcoming “There’s A Reward: A Celebration Of The Life & Music Of Neal Casal” benefit concert in honor of the late Neal Casal.