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Nick Hakim: Artist You Should Know

Posted July 29, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 287 views]
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I don’t like “neo-soul.”
Not because I don’t think it can’t be as good as “traditional” “soul” or “RnB,” but rather because as a genre, as a name/label, it’s just mad goofy to me.
I mean, I understand the concept and the reason for it, but honestly, it’s just wordplay, like “grass-fed” beef or how everything is suddenly “organic,” even if it’s not.
You know it. You can feel it. New or …

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Nick Hakim: Artist You Should Know

Posted July 29, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 287 views]
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I don’t like “neo-soul.”
Not because I don’t think it can’t be as good as “traditional” “soul” or “RnB,” but rather because as a genre, as a name/label, it’s just mad goofy to me.
I mean, I understand the concept and the reason for it, but honestly, it’s just wordplay, like “grass-fed” beef or how everything is suddenly “organic,” even if it’s not.
You know it. You can feel it. New or …

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Photos: Country in the City with Jamestown Revival and Shelby Lynne

Posted July 28, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 567 views]
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Jamestown Revival have been on the road all year, touring behind their debut full length.
With stops at Bonnaroo and other big festivals under their belt, it was time the adopted Angelenos (native Texans) brought the show back home.
Instead of being road weary, they seemed thrilled to be on stage and their energy was contagious.
There were a bunch of fans in the crowd singing along …

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Audego: Artist You Should Know

Posted July 28, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,305 views]
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About a year ago, I discovered a future soul duo based in Melbourne called Audego.
I was immediately seduced by Carolyn’s airy, ethereal vocals & the beat heavy, progressive production courtesy of Pasobionic.
Audego’s music is nostalgic yet contemporary.
The duo clearly has taken cues from early 90′s R&B from the likes of Aaliyah and En Vogue and infused those styles with modern sounds as you would …

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DJ Anthony Valadez Remixes Electric Wire Hustle – “Bottom Line”

Posted July 28, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 680 views]
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I’ve been a fan of New Zealand-based duo Electric Wire Hustle for some time.
I can’t quite put a time stamp on it, but it was definitely before the release of their self-titled 2010 debut release.
The minute I got my hands on the album, it was on repeat every Monday night.
This was a band that captured synths, sexy bass lines and vocals that just consoled …

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Nikki Lane, Griz and More on MBE This Week

Posted July 28, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 317 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Thursday, July 31, Nashville’s Nikki Lane has a bold new country sound that has her poised for stardom, and we’re thrilled to have her perform as part of Country In The City. She joins Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Friday, August 1, Detroit-native Griz has a sax-infused sound that blends hip hop, funk and electro …

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Friday Free For All: Flume Remixes Seekae + Jeffrey Brodsky

Posted July 25, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 670 views]
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Seekae – Test & Recognise (Flume Re-work)
In a fairly short period of time, Australian beatmaker Flume has established himself as one of the most consistently exciting artists in electronic music.
I was already a fan of his work, but seeing Flume’s energetic live set at FYF Fest last year made me a true believer.
There’s definitely a “Flume sound” but it’s a spectrum: he can lay …

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WAZ: Local Artist We Love

Posted July 25, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,647 views]
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Jason Bentley premiered the track “Lights Go Down” by LA artist WAZ on Morning Becomes Eclectic and now we’re happy to offer it up as a free download!

It’s an uplifting pop anthemwith lots of oohs, heart-tugging guitar lines and a giant chorus –with a dash of the galloping folk that has been so ubiquitous lately.
For fans of Young the Giant and the Temper Trap …

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Fandom: Shelby Lynne on Citizen Cope

Posted July 24, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 974 views]
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Shelby Lynne is currently in the studio working on new songs and will take a break from recording to bring her fantastic live show to us, with a full band, this weekend for Country in the City. 
We asked her to share a song by an artist she loves as part of our Fandom series.
Citizen Cope.
He calms me, and sends a message of …

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Merchandise: Artist You Should Know

Posted July 24, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 843 views]
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I first became aware of Merchandise at the beginning of last year when a friend invited me to see them live at a Stereogum party, and hipped me to the fact that all of their early recordings are available for free on their website, including their critically acclaimed (and most excellent) 2012 EP “Children of Desire“.
I fell deeply in love with those recordings, listening …

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Four Songs You Should Listen to Right Now: Spoon, White Fence, White Arrows, Sea Wolf

Posted July 23, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,014 views]
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I’m dubbing this post the “Twitter Inspiration Version” of my regular column. I also noticed at the end that all of these bands of local! (Word is that Spoon’s Britt Daniel moved here a few years ago)
So here it goes…
White Fence – “Like That” + White Arrows – “I Want a Taste”
A few weeks ago, I approached the Twitter-verse for help clearing up …

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