Local Current Blog

August 8, 2018

After 20 years, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis re-launch Perspective Records with Peabo Bryson album

Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are best-known as megahit producers, but they also have a record label imprint that’s been responsible for releases by many notable artists, including some of their Minnesota peers. Perspective Records has been the avenue for albums by Sounds of Blackness, Mint Condition, Lo-Key?, Drama, 4.o, Rufus Blaq, Bobby Ross Avila, Solo, […]

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Exploring the contours of underground dance music in the Twin Cities

It’s been a busy summer for underground dance music in the Twin Cities: An increasing number of club nights devoted to house and techno, a handful of memorable weekend parties (most memorably, the recent warehouse do featuring masked German techno headliner Headless Horseman), and lots of creative DJ sets. The two best I’ve heard this […]

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