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Fun Fun Fun Fest Live Shot: RJD2
DJ returns to the Blue stage with strange ‘plastic discs’
DAILY Music  November 9, 2013, by Luke Winkie
"...Thus it was heartwarming to watch RJD2 set up the way he’s always set up: four turntables, a sampler, and a duffel bag full of records...."

Dâm-Funk/RJD2
Music Review  November 12, 2010, by Thomas Fawcett
"...Dâm-Funk/RJD2Waterloo Park, Nov. 6..."

Friday Fun Fun Fun Fest Blurbs
FFF Friday by the blurb
Music Story  November 8, 2013
"...1 and 2011 dud Lasers. – Chase Hoffberger RJD2..."

Saturday Preview
Music Story  November 5, 2010
"...RJD2 (8:45pm): Producer RJD2 became an underground darling with the release of 2002's Deadringer, an instrumental opus that put him in the same breath as DJ Shadow. The Colossus (2010) finds the Ohio-bred beatsmith singing and playing percussion, but casual fans more likely will recognize his work from Nike ads and the theme song of Mad Men..."

Day Party Crawl
Music Story  March 17, 2006, by Robert Gabriel
"...Rjd2/Lady Sovereign..."

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Picks & Sleepers
Music Story  March 19, 2004
"...8pm, Emo's Main Chicago's Diverse speaks for a nation of millions when he cites that, "We simmer pots of malcontent with no way to let off steam." Last year's One A.M. presents his hip-hop credo with guest appearances by fellow SXSW'ers Vast Aire and Jean Grae bolstered by the production efforts of Rjd2, Madlib, and Prefuse 73..."

Future R&B and Old Soul Acts at SXSW Music
Lee Fields & the Expressions, Oshun, and 9 more soul sets to catch
Music Story  March 8, 2018, by Thomas Fawcett
"...A deeply soulful singer-guitarist who's collaborated with the Roots and RJD2, Philly native Son Little's modern take on blues and soul offers subtle electronic inflections and a nod to hip-hop in both timing and lyricism. 2017 sophomore LP New Magic flexed and fleshed. SassyBlack..."

SXSW’s Big Third List
YFN Lucci, Wyclef Jean, Ought, and 572 more
DAILY Music  January 10, 2018, by Kevin Curtin
"...Other notable additions to SXSW’s Music week, running March 12-18, include heavy shoegaze trio A Place to Bury Strangers, L.A. rapper Duckwrth, soulful R&Bist Son Little (aka RJD2/Roots collaborator Aaron Livingston), A-list sound mechanic Cut Chemist, Mozart in the Jungle actress and country/indie songwriter Lola Kirke (daughter of Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke), and dual-fronted heavy pop trio Sunflower Bean, who enjoyed a major breakout at SXSW 2016...."

Playback – Fun Fun Fun Fest: A Decade of Aggression
Flashing back on 10 years of Fun Fun Fun Fest
Music Column  November 5, 2015, by Kevin Curtin
"...Headliners: Descendents, Mastodon, RJD2, MGMT, Bad Religion, Gwar..."

ACL Fest 2015 Friday Listings – Second Weekend
Blurbing the second Friday of ACL 2015
Music Story  October 8, 2015
"...Son Little 1pm, Austin Ventures stage Yearning voices Philly native Son Little, a deeply soulful singer/guitarist who's collaborated with the Roots and RJD2. His modern take on deep blues offers subtle electronic inflections and a nod to hip-hop in both timing and rhyme..."

ACL Fest 2015 Friday Listings
Blurbs on the hour
Music Story  October 1, 2015
"...Son Little 1pm, Austin Ventures stage Yearning voices Philly native Son Little, a deeply soulful singer/guitarist who's collaborated with the Roots and RJD2. His modern take on deep blues offers subtle electronic inflections and a nod to hip-hop in both timing and rhyme..."

Utopia Fest Ignites
Musical campout burns bright
DAILY Music  September 8, 2015, by Kevin Curtin
"...The local pop troupe showcased well-worm jovials plus songs from their upcoming sophomore disc Fools to an enormous, loving audience. Super producer RJD2 followed, turning the dirt into a dance floor and suffering from a nosebleed mid-performance..."

Utopia Fest 2015
PHOTO GALLERY  September 8, 2015
"...RJD2..."

Perfecting Utopia
One-hundred and 16 miles southwest of Austin lies music festival Utopia
Music Story  September 3, 2015, by Kevin Curtin
"...Utopia 2015 begins Friday with a pre-party featuring slamgrassers Leftover Salmon then rolls through the weekend with elusive local mood muses Explosions in the Sky, emotive soul king Charles Bradley, future-pop gals Tune-Yards, beatsman RJD2, art freaks Man Man and Of Montreal, deep songstress Valerie June, and Houston dynamos the Suffers. Austin's ranks represent via Wild Child, Chipper Jones, Riders Against the Storm, Holiday Mountain, Sip Sip, and Hard Proof..."

Playback: Festicular Fortitude
Ten music festivals in 10 weeks? Bring it on.
Music Column  September 3, 2015, by Kevin Curtin
"...Same for the organizers of Utopia Fest, who've modeled their annual campout as the anti-fest experience: capped attendance, BYO-booze-n-food, no overlapping music. The locally produced getaway presents Explosions in the Sky, Of Montreal, RJD2, Charles Bradley, and Tune-Yards..."

Playback: Bavu Blakes Carpes the Diem
Bavu Blakes seizes his own day, Shakey Graves lands an Austin City Limits taping, and the Saxon Pub turns 25
Music Column  April 30, 2015, by Kevin Curtin
"...Highlights for the idyllic music and camping fest, held Sept. 4-6 in Utopia, include Explosions in the Sky, RJD2, Tune-Yards, Charles Bradley, Man Man, and Of Montreal..."

Utopia Fest Announces Lineup
Explosions in the Sky, RJD2, Tune-Yards headline
DAILY Music  April 27, 2015, by Kevin Curtin
"...The annual camp-out hosts performances by increasingly elusive local mood muses Explosions in the Sky, slamgrassers Leftover Salmon, super producer RJD2, and experimental pop heroine Tune-Yards. Soul man Charles Bradley, who conjured deep moments at the Festival in 2012, returns to the desolate grounds of Utopia, which also sponsors Philly savants Man Man, durable art freaks Of Montreal, Houston breakouts ther Suffers, and blues and folk songstress Valerie June...."

SXSW Live Shot: Son Little
Philly soulman and Roots collaborator introduces himself
DAILY Music  March 18, 2015, by Thomas Fawcett
"...The music’s forward thinking, with subtle undercurrents of experimental, electronic inflections, and a nod to hip-hop in both timing and lyricism. He brings a Cody Chesnutt vibe, and carries some RJD2, with whom he collaborated as Icebird...."

Tuesday SXSW 2015 Showcases
Music Story  March 12, 2015
"...Hip-Hop 8pm, Blackheart Before he became Son Little, Philly's Aaron Livingston sang on the latest Roots album and teamed up with producer RJD2 to form Icebird. Under his new moniker, Son Little released last year's Things I Forgot, an EP of yearning soul and deep blues with subtle touches of electronic experimentation..."

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas
Ready for some holiday LPs?
DAILY Music  December 6, 2013, by Jim Caligiuri
"...Inevitable that cable TV’s Mad Men would take advantage of the wealth of Christmas music that came out of the Sixties. Its dozen tracks include iconic versions of “The Christmas Song” by its writer Mel Torme and Dean Martin’s “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” as well as the show’s theme performed by RJD2 and a remix of “Zou Bisou Bisou” by Jessica Pare, who famously performed the song last season as Megan Draper..."

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