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Check out recent live studio sessions along with remote concerts. Can't find what you're looking for? View the complete archives.

Ben Fields - Sunday Breakfast - 2015

by John Platt
Jeremy Rainer

Ben Fields made his way from Rochester, NY to New York City is a very roundabout way: he spent 15 years living in Australia with his family. One day he met Seymour Stein, the legendary founder and president of Sire Records (the label that signed The Pretenders, Talking Heads, and Madonna) at a conference in Sydney. Stein gave Ben his card and said to look him up if he was ever in New York. Ben took a leap of faith, left Australia, and showed up one day Stein's office. That led to recording with J.C.

Karl Hyde of Underworld - FUV Live - 2015

by Kara Manning
Underworld's Rick Smith and Karl Hyde (photo by Perou)
The remastered edition of Underworld’s 1994 album, Dubnobasswithmyheadman, was released in October (also as a five-disc deluxe box set), marking the 20th anniversary of this visionary release that bridged electronic, rock and dance music in a bold, original way. The album—and Underworld's forward-thinking approach in the studio and as a live act—became a touchstone for artists as diverse as Radiohead, U2, Björk and Jagwar Ma. The unlikely path that led to the birth of Dubnobasswithmyheadman is a heartening tale for anyone who hopes for a second chance.
 

The Ting Tings - FUV Live - 2015

by Carmel Holt

When Katie White and Jules DeMartino, otherwise known as The Ting Tings, recently decamped from the UK to Ibiza, Spain, they had no idea how fate would intervene to bring them exactly what they needed to realize their vision for their third album, Supercritical. The story involves many nights spent in Ibiza’s famous nightclubs soaking up good (and bad) dance music, a missed opportunity to play with Nile Rodgers, and finding a new friend in Andy Taylor of Duran Duran, who would go on to co-produce the album. There was even a found photograph of Diana Ross at Studio 54, singing from the DJ booth, that inspired the shape that The Ting Tings' songs would take.