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Favorite Discoveries of 2014

Posted December 31, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,579 views]

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 | 1,613 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 | 3,565 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 | 882 views]

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 | 1,036 views]

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 | 0 Comments | 2,777 views]

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 | 2,714 views]

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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Tkay Maidza: Artist You Should Know

Posted November 6, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,686 views]
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I love following the horse race for summer jam of the year, though I gotta say, 2014′s crop of contenders was one of the weakest that I can remember.
There wasn’t a huge single for everyone to get behind (and inevitably burn out on) through the summer like in years past.
The big winner of the Summer of 2014 (by default) would appear to be Iggy …

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Friday Free For All: Nas, Chromatics, Glass Candy

Posted October 31, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,660 views]
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Nas – “The Season” (prod. by J Dilla)
Not that he ever really went anywhere, but Nas is back!
Last night Nas dropped “The Season“, a brand new track showcasing the rapper in vintage form backed by a beat produced by J Dilla.

Dilla’s horn-heavy beat originally appeared on his 2005 album “Donuts” as “Gobstopper”.
“The Season” arrives on the heels of Nas’ label, Mass Appeal, …

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Friday Free For All: Run The Jewels + Denitia and Sene

Posted October 24, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 1,131 views]

Run The Jewels – RTJ2
Late last night, El-P surprised everyone and dropped the new Run The Jewels album – entitled “RTJ2“- ahead of its originally scheduled October 27th release date and made it available as a free download.
RUN THE JEWELS 2 DROPS NOW!!!! #runthejewels killermikegto
— el-p (@therealelp) October 24, 2014

Let’s back things up for a second for the uninitiated; …

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