Founded in 2009 by producer Dre Skull, Mixpak Records is a Brooklyn based record label where house music, dancehall, rap and punk coexist in new and exciting ways. With releases from New Orleans bounce artist Sissy Nobby, ATL rapper Lil Scrappy, dancehall giants Vybz Kartel, Beenie Man and Popcaan, as well as numerous records from talented producers like Dubbel Dutch, Jubilee, Melé and Douster.
If you haven't heard of Gary Clark Jr. yet, you are missing out. The singer/guitarist fuses equal parts blues, jazz, garage rock, soul, and even hip-hop to concoct a sound that is the musical equivalent of the emoji. Though Clark's studio albums are excellent, it's clear from his 2014 live album that it's on the stage where the bluesman shines.
Little Mosque on the Prairie is a sitcom that deals with the everyday lives of a diverse group of Muslims who reside in the small Prairie town of Mercy, Saskatchewan; Trailer Park Boys is a mockumentary sitcom about the lives of two pretty criminals who live in the Sunnyvale trailer park, outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia. These two series were chosen because of their (trans)national popularity, their location within peripheral spaces of the nation, and their wide availability. (3) As so many seasons of both texts have been produced, the unruly data was managed by focusing on the opening credits and pilot episode of each series. As Jonathan Gray has observed, credit sequences 'represent a frequently impressive attempt by producers to situate and contextualize their text before delivering it. The intro sequence aims to discipline the audience's viewing.' (4) First seasons make a series' most explicit interventions into the establishment of location and character; pilot episodes, while often a bit inchoate, are where these stakes are most explicitly evident. (5) 59ce067264