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After three days of cloud cover, Firefly’s final outing unfolded entirely in the hot, hot sun. The crowds thickened up, too, which made maneuvering around the muddy paths a bit of a challenge. But if you’re excited about a particular set, you’ll hoof through anything — mud, rain, spilled liquids of questionable origin — to… More »

This year in music was great and we’rea gonna let it finish (sorry), but in terms of notable album releases the ship has sailed. No offense, 30 Seconds To Mars. While the Gummys’ virtual poll booth remains open for a few more days (did we mention filling out the ballot enters you to win the… More »

As usual I was unable to narrow down my favorite releases of the year to just ten. So here are Stereogum’s 14 favorite discs of 2004. To make it easier for myself, I arbitrarily disqualified compilations, reissues, and Brian Wilson. And for your listening enjoyment are links to a related remix/b-side/live cut/etc… for each entry… More »

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RJD2 – “Peace Of What”

Versatile Philly producer RJD2 was almost criminally slept on in 2015. The title of his collab album STS x RJD2 with fellow Philadelphian rapper STS…
Collin Robinson | January 6, 2016 - 12:30 pm

Lushlife – “Body Double”

Hazy Philadelphia rapper/producer Lushlife aka Raj Haldar has announced his new album Ritualize will be out 2/19 next year via Western Vinyl. Back in 2012…
Caitlin White | October 5, 2015 - 11:51 am

STS x RJD2 – “Doin’ It Right” Video

What the hell is going on in Philadelphia lately? It seems like every time I turn around there's another incredible punk act or all-girl band
Caitlin White | May 19, 2015 - 5:55 pm

STS x RJD2 – “420”

Eclectic Philadelphia producer RJD2 has teamed with Atlanta-raised, Philly-based rapper STS for an entire collaborative album intuitively titled STS x RJD2. Previously they shared the…
Caitlin White | April 20, 2015 - 3:05 pm

RJD2 – “20 Grand Palace”

The Brooklyn-based recording studio Converse Rubber Tracks recently announced that they will be hosting a free sample library that musicians around the world will be…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 2, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Beck Turned Down Multiple Offers To Write The Mad Men Theme

You know the Mad Men theme; you love the Mad Men theme. Perhaps you know it's an RJD2 beat called "A Beautiful Mine" originally used…
Chris DeVille | February 19, 2014 - 4:37 pm

RJD2 – “Descended From Myth” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

RJD2's 2013 LP More Is Than Isn't found the Columbus-seasoned, Philly-situated musician in fine form, compiling a bunch of the exultant horn-laden breakbeats that made…
Chris DeVille | January 14, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Stream RJD2 More Is Than Isn’t + “Her Majesty’s Socialist Request” Video

Around the turn of the millennium, RJD2 made his name with a flurry of grimy yet colorful hip-hop productions for powerhouse backpacker hip-hop labels like…
Chris DeVille | September 30, 2013 - 1:25 pm

RJD2 – “Temperamental” (Feat. Phonte Coleman)

Though RJD2's first single for More Is Than Isn't (his first album in three years) was typically instrumental, we knew that there would be collaborations…
Miles Bowe | September 17, 2013 - 10:58 am

RJD2 – “Her Majesty’s Socialist Request”

The veteran instrumental hip-hop producer (and Mad Men theme-music guy) RJD2 released his last solo album three years ago, and he's only just announce plans…
Tom Breihan | July 29, 2013 - 9:04 am

Divine Fits – “Would That Not Be Nice (RJD2 Remix)”

I wouldn't have thought of it, but now that I think about it, Divine Fits' excellent single "Would That Not Be Nice" is a prime…
Tom Breihan | October 24, 2012 - 3:44 pm

MHz Legacy – “Spaceship” (Feat. Danny Brown) (Prod. Harry Fraud)

Def Jux collective members RJD2, Copywrite, Jakki Da Motamouth and Tage Future reunite as MHz Legacy for "Spaceship," a Harry Fraud-produced jam that operates on…
Corban Goble | October 4, 2012 - 1:19 pm

Icebird – “Going And Going. And Going.”

The sample-based IDM of rjd2 (FKA RJD2) has evolved in recent years to take advantage of the producer's R&B and singer-songwriter-y tendencies. His 2010 LP…
Scott Lapatine | August 4, 2011 - 11:35 am

RJD2 – “The Glow” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

The Colossus seems like RJD2 putting his sample-based work alongside his more recent singer-songwriter-y tendencies. The two Colossus flavors so far demonstrate this: "Let There
jessica | February 18, 2010 - 10:03 am

New RJD2 Video – “Let There Be Horns”

"Games You Can Win," our first sample of RJD2's forthcoming The Colossus came with a "featuring Kenna" attached to it. This Thom Glunt, Jr.-directed video…
brandon | January 7, 2010 - 2:16 pm

New RJD2 – “Games You Can Win” (Feat. Kenna)

For those of you who don't find Postal Service or Owl City satisfyingly soulful enough, there's always this new collaboration between RJD2 and Ethiopian-born Virginia…
brandon | December 1, 2009 - 9:22 am

Pygmalion 2009 In Photos

Some 90 acts descended upon Champaign-Urbana, IL this past weekend, performing across 14 venues and four days for the fifth annual Pygmalion Music Festival. We…
Amrit Singh | September 22, 2009 - 3:37 pm

DeVotchKa, Sparklehorse, Album Leaf Cover The Nightmare Before Christmas

Tim Burton's cult stop-motion film turns 15 this year, and as previously reported a motley crew of indie and goth-pop acts have recorded covers for…
Scott Lapatine | October 28, 2008 - 10:57 am