Conflict of Interest Big Ups, Big Downs
posted by October 8 at 16:45 PMon
You may have noticed, as of about 10 minutes ago, that we’ve added a list of Friends and Enemies of Line Out. As you can see, we love to love, but we’re not above hating, too.
One of my personal favorite Friends of Line Out is Wax Poetics, a bi-monthly magazine featuring some of the deepest music journalism this side of The Wire. As their subtitle reads, Wax Poetics is all about “hip-hop, jazz, funk & soul.” Nobody digs deeper into the roots of hiphop than these guys, who bear a profoundly informed love for both hiphop and all the music that instigated it, from reggae to jazz to disco to Richard Pryor. It’s a digger’s dream come true, a valuable resource for anyone dedicated to the search for the perfect beat.
If you subscribe to the Brooklyn-based mag, you get a few of their rare groove trading cards:
The magazine just started a record label, too, and I received their first release in the mail this afternoon: East of Underground, an album of soul covers played by the winner of a battle of the bands contest between American GIs stationed in Germany in 1971.
Friends of Line Out are into some cool shit. Check ‘em out. And for God’s sake, steer clear of our Enemies.