The prolific Asheville hip-hop duo celebrates its latest collaboration with an April 12 show at The Mothlight.
Unlike some EPs, Space and Time doesn’t feel like a quick compilation of leftovers designed to buy time while the next full-length is developed. Each of its four cuts is the equal in quality and nuance to the best of what has come before.
According to Tyler Jackson, the album is not only conceptual in a lyrical sense, it explores his idea of “the other side” in a musical sense as well.
The duo’s approach to live performance is adapting to this less-is-more philosophy. “We’ve learned that features don’t really work — it’s enough with just [Davaion Bristol] and me,” Cliff Worsham says.
Electro-soul group RBTS WIN commemorates the release of its fourth album, Sensitivity Kit, with a performance at The Grey Eagle on Friday, Aug. 25. Hip-hop artist Foul Mouth Jerk drops his latest effort, Scofflaw, with a Saturday, Aug. 26, show at Isis Music Hall.
Drawing from the approach of classic hip-hop producers such as Pete Rock, Diamond D and Large Professor, Worsham’s beats resonated with Bristol’s attitude toward rapping.
New recording King Summer, a three song EP in advance of full-length Sensitivity Kit — due out next year — takes the band’s vision to the next level. RBTS WIN will perform those songs, other new material and back catalog favorites at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Saturday, Dec. 10.
Almost two years to the day since Xpress first shared news of Electric Dream by Luzius Stone — the project of WNC native Justin Miles — that album finally gets a launch party. It’s been a long time coming.
Whether you’re celebrating Solstice, Yuletide, Christmas, Saturnalia or nothing at all (Humbug Day is Dec. 21), we’ve got a song for you. Actually, local musicians have a song for you. From new releases, recorded just for the holidays, to old favorites (remember the Yo, Humbug! album from 2000, featuring Tyler Ramsey among other WNC-based artists?), […]
“We just want to show West Asheville peeps a good time before they go into their holiday family hangs,” says Javi Bolea of RBTS WIN. “The goal is a sticky floor by the end of the night.” Bolea, along with bandmates Cliff B. Worsham and Josh Chassner, follows a multifarious musical recipe — one influenced […]
While most of Asheville and the surrounding area is aware of the soulful chill-wave awesomeness that is RBTS WIN’s 2013 release, Palm Sunday. But sometimes new levels of understanding come from seeing (or, in this case, hearing) a thing from different perspectives. Enter Palm Sunday: The Remixes, including an especially spine-tingling version of the single, […]
We’ve got new local releases on our minds, from Jeff Santiago y Los Gatos Negros’ recent project, Rolling Towards the Moon, to Alarm Clock Conspiracy’s Harlequin, which drops later this week. Also in the mix, new material from Hello Hugo, an excellent cover from RBTS WIN, a blast from the past by Hector’s Nectar, and […]
In this new series, we’ll share some of the local and regional tracks we’ve been listening to lately. This week’s songs are: • “Cut Me Out,” by The Low Counts (High Point) • “Sun Goes Down,” by WorldLine (Asheville) • “Bring on Fire, Bring on Rain,” by Reed Turchi (Asheville) • “Live from the End […]
Local electronic psyche-pop outfit RBTS WIN (Javier Bolea and Cliff Worsham) dropped sun-drenched, beat-heavy album Palm Sunday last summer, to widespread acclaim. In fact, tracks like “Death Magic” and “Mountain Child” provided the perfect soundtrack to warm days and long evenings. Today, RBTS WIN releases a deluxe edition of that album. It includes extra tracks […]
A major goal of this year’s retooled five-day festival, say organizers, is to synthesize innovative artistic expression and economic success. And the local musicians involved seem to be embracing those aspirations with open arms.
RBTS WIN’s long-awaited (and well worth the wait) “Palm Sunday” drops today. Click through for details on a ticket giveaway to the album release show on Saturday, July 13.
Asheville native Elliot Heller (aka DJ Equal) is based in New York City but returns to WNC on Friday, May 24 for a show at Club Tetrus. RBTS WIN also performs a DJ set as Brutal Wizards. In advance, Heller talks to us about his career, the New York scene, how he finds new music, and his travel tips.
This weekend features visual arts, written word, pets and outdoors. As always, Xpress brings you the best in budget-friendly events.
This weekend features an eclectic offering of low-budget events, including a map reading class, multiple garden sales, star gazing in the Smokeys and more.
Learn wilderness survival tips, dance to live electronica, sample free yoga classes or learn about origami, all for less than a fast food dinner. As always, share more budget-friendly events in the comments section.
Local electronic trio RBTS WIN drops The Dark Ones tomorrow. In advance of that release, Xpress talks to Cliff B. about the album, the band’s Moog AHA AVL show, and what the future holds.