What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music

What Difference Does it Make? RBMA Film now available to stream or download online. The 96 minute documentary was shot at the RBMA in NYC last year, interviewing a number of guest lecturers who have graced the RBMA couch including Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, James Murphy, Brian Eno, Philip Glass, Giorgio Moroder, Erykah Badu, Nile Rodgers, Rakim, Skream, Q-Tip, Bernie Worrell, Egyptian Lover, Ken Scott, Thundercat, Richie Hawtin, James Murphy, Debbie Harry and more. Red Bull Music Academy has put together myriad projects to mark its 15th anniversary, chief among them a film and a book. What Difference Does It Make? A … Continue reading What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music

Red Bull Music Academy Tokyo 2014

Once more, with feeling. The Red Bull Music Academy has taken its series of music festivals and workshops to cities around the world over the last 15 years, with previous stops including NYC, Toronto, London, Madrid, Melbourne, and Cape Town. We’re very glad to announce that the Academy will be hosted in Tokyo in October 2014. Tokyo is one of the world’s most iconic cities – a place that tends to inspire mythic reimagining. It’s also a city of contrasts: a place where J-pop stadium spectacles abound, but where collector culture thrives and connoisseurs of obscure funk, soul, audiophile equipment … Continue reading Red Bull Music Academy Tokyo 2014

Ta-ku – Songs To Break Up To

Ta-ku’s Songs To Break Up To, is available now from the indie label Huh What & Where (aka HW&W). The album has been the top-selling album on Bandcamp even prior to its official release, and charted at number 40 on the Australian Albums Chart. Ta-ku hails from Perth, Australia, where he combined a self-taught ethos with a significant study of soul music and hip hop, focusing on percussion. He studied at the Red Bull Music Academy in Barcelona under guys such as DJ Toomp, and steadily released beats, singles, and albums as he progressed from beginner to elite status. You … Continue reading Ta-ku – Songs To Break Up To

Red Bull Music Academy Stage @ Splendour In The Grass 2013 Line Up Announcement

As part of its 15th anniversary celebrations, the Red Bull Music Academy will be setting up camp at North Byron Parklands with its very own stage at the 2013 edition of Splendour In The Grass. The RBMA-curated stages at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival and Barcelona’s Sónar are among the most anticipated at those iconic events each year, and Australia’s premier camping festival will be no exception. The globetrotting series of music workshops and events has uncovered a plethora of talent over its 15 years in existence, a handful of whom will be showcased from midday until 2am on every day … Continue reading Red Bull Music Academy Stage @ Splendour In The Grass 2013 Line Up Announcement

Ta-Ku – Dowhatyoulove

Not only in his home country Australia but all around the globe Ta-ku´s mix of smooth boom-bap and future sound is widely appreciated. The former student of Red Bull Music Academy has been dropping numerous records and has received positive feedback from day one. Currently more then 35.000 ppl follow him on facebook, nearly 60.000 on soundcloud. Dowhatyoulove is another great body of work by an amazing producer that satisfies the classic hip hop heads aswell as the futuristic-beat-lovers. An instrumental record of 18 straight bangers. The album will also be available as a limit edition vinyl which can be … Continue reading Ta-Ku – Dowhatyoulove

Ta-ku – Dowhatyoulove

Ta-ku has been one of your fav producers over the last year so we’re more then happy to announce the release of Ta-ku’s album Dowhatyoulove on Jakarta Records. Also coming soon is the corresponding 10″ EP Lovewhatyoudo feat. Blu and some exclusive bonus tracks, this is expected to ship June 25th. Ta-ku, The Red Bull Music Academy alumni quickly captured the world’s attention and with the amount of releases he has clocked up for labels like Brownswood, HW&W, Project Mooncircle as well as collaborations with Chet Faker and remixes for Hermitude and Snakadaktal, Ta-ku looks set to continue with a crackling schedule … Continue reading Ta-ku – Dowhatyoulove