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Jose Padilla’s Bright New Day

Posted March 24, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 284 views]
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Jose Padilla’s last (and most recent) release for International Feel was a deliciously woozy 12″ called “Solito“.
The totally Romantic diminutive of alone, “Solito” perhaps found Padilla exorcising some spirits of loneliness.
That release, however, was only the beginning of a budding new relationship with International Feel’s Mark Barrott. That relationship now in full bloom, has birthed a brand new Padilla release, “Day One” out this week.
A blissed-out sliver of beachy sunlight, …

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Cotto Social Anxiety SXSW 2015 Preview

Posted March 13, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 982 views]
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I am old.
I haven’t been to SXSW in over 10 years.
And when I went it was for my cousins Bachelor Party which happened to fall at the same time as the Interactive Week. Austin was teeming with drunk nerdy people in lanyards speaking in tongues all over each other about “new media.”
Mind you this is before iPhones even.
In any case, the atmosphere gave me a kind …

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Revisiting the Roots of Now With Early Bjørn Torske

Posted March 10, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 549 views]
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10 years ago we had Jobs, Hope and Cash…now we don’t have any of those. :\
If someone had intimated 20 years ago that Norway would the be epicenter for a modern Space Disco movement, it would have seemed like an absurd claim, as nobody cared about Disco and a great number of American’s wouldn’t have been able to point at Norway on a map.
Although Röyksopp’s Melody A.M. …

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Palmbomen II: Artist You Should Know

Posted March 5, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 675 views]
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Dutch Producer Kai Hugo is living the game. *And by the game, I mean a metaphor for life…but also literally a game. In 2014, soon after contributing music to Grand Theft Auto V, Hugo was contacted by Sony to soundtrack their Metrico puzzle game. He’s since relocated from Berlin to sunny Los Angeles.
Hugo’s musical project Palmbomen is a kind of self-fulfilling prophecy of sorts. Palmbomen is Dutch for palm …

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Tornado Wallace’s Wavy New Trip Back to the Future

Posted February 27, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 988 views]
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Aptly named Australian DJ/Producer Tornado Wallace is a bona-fide force of nature.
His range of work on Instruments of Rapture, Delusions of Grandeur, Beats in Space and LA’s ESP Institute spans an impressive range of styles from classic Disco sounds to chuggy House to wavy emotively Ambient.
His newest, forthcoming 12″ on the Beats in Space label finds Wallace in Acidic Rave banger mode.
A-side; “Kangaroo Ground“ is heavy, …

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Mild High Club: Local Artist We Love

Posted February 20, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,255 views]
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Like lots of folks in LA, jazz musician Alex Brettin is from “somewhere else.” (Chicago, actually.)
But, one listen to Brettin’s Mild High Club and at first you’ll think he’s just from “way out there” and then you’ll conclude he is undoubtedly puro Los Angeles.
His hazy, sunshine superman sound can only come from having drunk of the waters of the LA River…if not at the very least from having scooped some into his …

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Round: Artist You Should Know

Posted February 11, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,109 views]
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John Talabot‘s mindblowing DJ Kicks compilation was not only one of the year’s most exciting mixtapes, it featured a number of notable tracks which, at the time, were unavailable and unreleased.
The Locked Groove rework of Pional’s “It’s All Over Now” was a highlight. Round’s “Glass“ was another.
Talabot’s Hivern Discs released a 12″ of Round tracks, which like most Hivern releases, are rare and highly sought after booty on Discogs.
A …

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John Tejada Reveals his Warm Signs…

Posted February 9, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 760 views]
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L.A. techno wizard John Tejada has released a number of remarkably lush albums and 12″s for Kompakt in the last few years.
Now, he’s released what is arguably his loveliest, most accomplished work.
The full length, “Signs Under Test” skitters and throbs with dreamy muted technological weariness and ecstatic hope in equal measure giving the album a sublimely human aspect.
Where mechanized funk generally tends to exist in a …

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Cosmic Shock: The passing of Edgar Froese & Demis Roussos

Posted January 27, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 3,684 views]
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Although both legendary artists deserve their individual respective eulogies via post, there is a timely and sadly poetic charge their passing, so I felt it compelled to remember their respective legacies in tandem.
I mean no disrespect by it, it’s just so sad and weird to lose both Tangerine Dream‘s Edgar Froese and Greek superstar Demis Roussos (also of Aphrodite’s Child) within days of each other.
In revisiting …

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Marcus Marr: Artist You Should Know

Posted January 23, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,246 views]
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In 2013, London producer Marcus Marr released a phenomenal jammer called, “The Music”.
That single was a juggernaut and made Spin Magazine’s year end list of “The 40 Best Dance Tracks of 2013”, sitting comfortably at #3 just behind Daft Punk and Todd Terje.
No small feat, especially for a debut single from a new artist.
Now, in advance of a full length debut album later this year on DFA, Marr has released a rad new …

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