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The Khun Narin Electric Phin Band: Artist You Should Know

Posted August 26, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 610 views]
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Local producer and studio wizard Josh Marcy is a righteous dude.
An unassuming and generally beatific kind of dude, you’d have to twist his arm to get him to tell you about being DJ Harvey’s engineer.
But that’s seemingly not his trip anyways, for a true head like Marcy, the trip is the trip.
And that literally and figuratively has resulted in the release of one of the most unique world …

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Catching up with Daniel Avery

Posted August 22, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 622 views]
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In the last 2 weeks DJ/Producer Daniel Avery as has in Manchester, London, Chicago and Seattle.
Next 2 weeks he will be in Ibiza, Glasgow, Amsterdam and Croatia.
This weekend at FYF Fest, he’ll no doubt be playing a finely tuned set of pure wavy dancefloor fire. I caught up with him briefly (literally between flights) to see how he’s holding up…
BUD! It’s been about a year since the release of …

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FYF Fest 2014 Preview

Posted August 22, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,402 views]
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The time has come, once again, per annual tradition, for KCRW DJ Marion Hodges and I like to share our personal FYF Festival picks.
This year is not a particularly easy one to cover as it’s possibly the best line-up the Fest has had to date (and arguably the best line-up of any festival in Southern California this year).
Like wow.
There isn’t a single kink in the line-up, so you …

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Richard Norris Comes Out From the Shadows to Get Freaky

Posted August 20, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 587 views]
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Leftfield UK dance stalwart Richard Norris has been in the game since the early days of Acid House, but unlike his peers Andrew Weatherall and Erol Alkan, Norris has maintained (and seemingly purposefully fostered) an air of relative anonymity.
The driving force behind The Grid, The Time & Space Machine and as half of Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve (his collaborative project with Alkan) Norris has …

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Los Porcos: Artist You Should Know

Posted August 15, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 688 views]
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Always a fragile and tenuous experiment, bands are an intimate relationship with all the ups and downs of a romantic relationship but multiplied exponentially and generally without the tension relieving outlet catalyst of sex to help weather the rough patches.
Consequently, when a band breaks up, there’s rarely any one thing that can members of the band can point (or are willing to share) as …

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White Fence: Local Band We Love

Posted August 11, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,117 views]
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If White Fence’s Tim Presley sleeps, it must be upon a bed of white polar bear fur floating on a cloud of pink smoke high above an animated George Dunning landscape.
But I doubt he does, as in the last 4 years, his White Fence project has released 6 studio albums, 2 live albums and a collaborative album with garage rock genius Ty Segall.
In approximately half …

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Sons of Magdalene: Artist You Should Know

Posted August 5, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,345 views]
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One half of ambient techno outfit Telefon Tel Aviv, Joshua Eustis started working a new musical project called Sons of Magdalene in response to his father’s cancer diagnosis. Shortly afterward, his Telefon Tel Aviv collaborator Charles W. Cooper III, unexpectedly passed away.
Having been dealt a miserable hand by fate, Eustis spent some time as a touring member of Nine Inch Nails, a band Telefon Tel Aviv …

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Fischerspooner

Posted July 31, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,315 views]
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Earlier this week writer Tricia Romano wrote a piece for Red Bull Music Academy chronicling the surreal rise of early aughts artpop phenomenon Fischerspooner.
It’s a dizzying trip to down memory lane to a pre-9/11 New York art and music scene that I remember fondly experiencing from several hours away in Philadelphia.
A portrait of the dawn of the digital age rubbing up against the end of the analog …

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Nick Hakim: Artist You Should Know

Posted July 29, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,558 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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Erol Alkan’s Rework of Manic Street Preachers

Posted July 21, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,367 views]
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Baroque Welsh glampoppers Manic Street Preachers are one of the most resilient acts to come out of the 90′s.
Perpetual miserablists with unrelentingly bleak lyrics, album art and gnarly history, the Manics make Radiohead’s navel gazing discography seem almost poppy.
In the service of authenticity, their somewhat damaged guitarist (and lyricist) Richey Edwards carved  “4REAL” into his arm with a razor in the middle of an NME interview with Steve Lamacq.
In …

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