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Friday Free For All: Chromatics, GZA, Cashmere Cat + DJ Mustard

Posted February 13, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,278 views]
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Chromatics – “Just Like You”
Cashmere Cat & DJ Mustard – “Ice Rink”
GZA – “The Mexican”

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Friday Free For All: Aphex Twin/Tom Waits Mashup + Disclosure Remix

Posted February 6, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 2,330 views]
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Eskmo – “Aphex Waits”
On the surface, Tom Waits and Aphex Twin would seem to very little in common.
While Waits is a gravelly voiced singer-songwriter whose style might best be described as leftfield interpretations of pre-war jazz and blues, Aphex Twin trades in futuristic experiments in electronics.
LA-based producer, Eskmo, manages to meld the seemingly disparate worlds together in a mash-up that defies expectations and manages …

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Friday Free For All: MEGA POST!

Posted January 30, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,725 views]
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It’s been a while since I’ve done a Friday Free For All post, so I thought I’d clear the decks and blow it out with a giant MEGAPOST!
Here’s (almost) everything you need to be caught up:
Hanni El Khatib x Freddie Gibbs – “Satin Black”
Hanni El Khatib and Freddie Gibbs teamed up for an killer new single that’s been getting a lot of love on …

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Favorite Discoveries of 2014

Posted December 31, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,788 views]
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The Derevolutions / Goldbloc / Misun - The old adage that “the best things in life are free” isn’t always true, but it does feel extra good when you find cool stuff for free. The Derevolutions, Misun, and Goldbloc put out some of my favorite releases of 2014, and they were all free!
Finding the occasional diamond in the rough like the above mentioned bands makes spending hours trawling through …

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Best EPs Of 2014 from Travis Holcombe

Posted December 28, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,825 views]
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1. Shamir – “Northtown” (Godmode)

2. Goldbloc – “Black Gold EP” (Self Released)

3. BØRNS – “Candy” (Interscope)

4. Jacques Greene – “Phantom Vibrate” (LuckyMe)

5. Tkay Maidza – “Switch Tape EP” (Dew Process / Universal)

6. Josef Salvat – “In Your Prime” (Columbia)

7. Astronauts, etc. – “Sadie” (Hit City)

8. Head High – “Megatrap” (Power House)

9. ILoveMakonnen – “I Love Makonnen” EP (Self Released)

10. YACHT – “Where Does This …

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Top Songs of 2014 from Travis Holcombe

Posted December 17, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 4,097 views]
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Editor’s Note: Work your way down Travis’ Top 25 singles of the year to find out his #1 pick and then discover a bunch of bonus tracks at the bottom!
25. Ghost Culture – “Giudecca” / “Arms” (tie) – Two tracks from the early frontrunner for 2015′s album of the year. I can’t decide which one I like better, so it’s a tie.

24. Dedication – …

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Museum of Love Make Exclusive Mix for KCRW

Posted December 12, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,021 views]
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Museum of Love — the duo consisting of Pat Mahoney (drummer for LCD Soundsystem) and Dennis McNany (a.k.a. Jee Day) — made one of my favorite albums of 2014.
So, needless to say, I was very excited when they sent me a DJ mix they made to play on my show last night.
It’s an engrossing mix highlighting their love of house music, featuring modern classics …

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DJ Travis Holcombe’s Top Albums of 2014

Posted December 11, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,231 views]
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1 Caribou — Our Love
2 De Lux — Voyage
3 Jungle — Jungle
4 Kate Tempest — Everybody Down

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Friday Free For All: Museum of Love + New Build Remixes + New Interpol

Posted December 5, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 3,126 views]
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Museum of Love + New Build Remixes
Museum of Love’s eponymous debut album was one of my favorite albums of 2014.
Next Friday, they will make their LA debut at the Regent Theater as part of a co-headlining tour with New Build (a group lead by Hot Chip members Al Doyle and Felix Martin). If I didn’t have a radio shift that night, I’d totally be …

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Friday Free For All: Misun + The Drums (Remixed by YACHT)

Posted November 14, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 2,993 views]
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Misun – Superstitions
It’s no secret that Misun is one of my favorite bands.
The LA-via-DC group first caught my attention through their consistently great stream of free releases on Soundcloud, each one wildly different from the last, but always super catchy.
This week they released their first full length, “Superstitions“.
It finds Misun gliding between rock, pop, and electronic sounds. Powerhouse lead singer (and group namesake) Misun …

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