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Ned Doheny

Ned Doheny

Ned Doheny befriended Jackson Browne, the two hanging out and writing songs in Laurel Canyon with David Geffen and the L.A. folk scene. After an album on Geffen’s Asylum Records...

Written by Allen Thayer

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Beat Makers Photo by B+.

Beat Makers

From Dilla to DJ Premier, dig into the personalities behind the beats as they divulge the stories behind the creation of hip-hop classics.
U.K. Jazz-Funk Wax poetics

U.K. Jazz-Funk

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the U.K. witnessed the birth of an inclusive scene of dancers and musicians who built their own scene influenced with the sounds of U.S. jazz and funk.
The Island Wax poetics

The Island

A collection of articles on reggae, ska, rocksteady, dub, digital dancehall, and all the vastly layered and complex styles that originated from the island of Jamaica.
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