Category Archives: Music

Ariel Pink Takes Over

Like many people, I first discovered Ariel Pink when he was self-producing albums from his bedroom in Los Angeles reminiscent of the great lo-fi king R. Stevie Moore. I never would have imagined that a few years later, his infectious sound- a mix of pop music and drum sounds made with his mouth- would be [...]

Ladies Night

The gender disparity of DJ culture is nothing new. What is new is that consistently more and more women are joining the ranks of the top elite DJs. Enter Liaison Femme, a creative collective compromised exclusively of female DJs such as Venus X, Mia Moretti, Sam Ronson, Creep, Gina Turner, Louisahhh, DJ Kiss, Jasmine Solano, [...]

Summer Mixtape No.1

This summer NEW/AGE is curating a kaleidoscopic summertime mix series to be exclusively released with Dossier. It features diverse genre-benders such as Hannah Hunt (Christopher Owens), Kilo Kish, MAS YSA, Smash Simmons, Elvis Perkins/Cornelia Livingston and others. First in the series is Brooklyn-based DJ Kitty-Ca$h (née Cachee Livingston). It was a serendipitous beginning for Kitty-Ca$h, [...]

Work it Out

This is Brooklyn-based band Workout‘s newest video from their album Life is a Nightmare. Directed by Dossier contributor Josh Slater, the video sees the band on a cosmic journey from the beginning of time to the end of days. I particularly love the NASA footage from the 80′s.

Vandana Jain

There are plenty of reasons to talk about Vandana Jain. Firmly entrenched in Brooklyn’s musical world, by way of India and London, Vandana Jain brings a new stimulus and plenty of head-bopping, outperforming most of the current wave of electronic-based artists. She was surrounded by music from an early age, absorbing everything from Bollywood hits, [...]

A Little Help From Her Friends

Melissa Ferrick’s life has always been an open book. Throughout her twenty-year career, which began on Atlantic Records, she has chronicled all the ups and downs of her life in her songwriting, and in the process came to represent a new wave of female alt-rock musicians in the mid-nineties. Her career received an early boost [...]

Don’t Frack My Mother

Artists Against Fracking has released this video, directed by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Maximilla Lucas, and Tennessee Thomas, to garner support for the anti-fracking movement in New York State. If you want to take action, they ask that you take a minute to tweet it at Governor Cuomo here.

Eyes Wide Wider

We at Dossier are very pleased to premiere the music video Eyes Wide Wider (Baleriac Edit) by the band Tempers, here for you on Valentine’s Day. This video also signals the directorial debut for our friend Kalika Farmer, well-known for her work with the contemporary arts festival New/Age held once a year in the Berkshires. [...]

Roman Grandinetti In Conversation

It’s understood by now that digital technology, for all the distance and disconnect it can create, has generally done just the opposite: bridging societal gaps, reviving and revitalizing analog technology, and—ultimately—fostering a broad worldwide connectedness. Creative agency CNNCTD, and their project CNNCTD+100, might be one of the best contemporary examples of that kind of experience. [...]

Brenmar Rising

Bill Salas, better known as Brenmar, makes what he calls “club music for the present.” His production combines the smooth vibe of Chicago house music with the production sensibilities of classic hip-hop and R&B; filtered through a deep understanding of sound design. Brenmar quickly gained notoriety for his remixes of pop acts Jamie Foxx, Cassie, [...]