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Marcus Marr: Artist You Should Know

Posted January 23, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 661 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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Gaussian Curve: Collaboration You Should Know

Posted January 20, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 730 views]
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Although the year end list season is over, it bears repeating that Young Marco, Gigi Masin & Jonny Nash all released remarkable albums in 2014.
And, somehow, in the midst of touring, DJing and promoting, these 3 dudes carved out time to ALSO work on a dreamy collaborative album called “Clouds“.
If you’ve listened to any or all of their albums, you know they’ve all got pretty distinct individual, but totally complementary, styles.
That …

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Lapsley: Artist You Should Know

Posted January 7, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 2,439 views]
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Music Director Jason Bentley did a little digging for new music on Soundcloud over the holiday break and a track by Liverpool artist Lapsley emerged as his favorite.
He says the track “Falling Short” is already “on fire” in the UK and on the BBC’s hot list. The track leads her 4-song “Understudy” EP released this week.
Fans of James Blake should love this minimalist electronica …

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Baba Stiltz: Artist You Should Know

Posted January 6, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,246 views]
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Given my life experience there are like 3 or 4 notions I’ve come to accept as undeniable axioms.
For example, Pizza is the Dog of foods, the snooze button doesn’t work if you only hit it once and, most importantly in relation to this post, Swedes have pop melodies in their DNA.
20 year old Baba Stiltz has been releasing music since 2009, as dreamy-folkypop Bethlehem Beard Corporation and as producer for …

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UK Artists To Look Out For in 2015

Posted January 1, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 2,810 views]
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Over the years, KCRW has stood behind many UK artists and watched them excel beyond normal expectations to achieve worldwide acclaim.
Sam Smith, Alt-J and Clean Bandit are some recent examples of well-known musicians who we have supported since their early days.
Here are a few more artists from the UK that we are watching closely and from whom we expect great things.
Rhodes
This young man knows …

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Eric Copeland: Artist You Should Know

Posted December 10, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,284 views]
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A tried and true tenured artist throughout DFA’s history, Black Dice has also arguably always been it’s most left-field. A truly one of a kind outfit, they’ve pretty much always done things their way without regard for trends or what is “cool.”
Although they started as an experimental noise project, like early Animal Collective or Tobacco, it was always hard to tell if Black Dice were a noisy dance music outfit tripping …

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Desert Sound Colony: Artist You Should Know

Posted December 3, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,229 views]
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Back in October, without warning or much accompanying information, Brooklyn-based House label, run by Francis Harris and Anthony Collins, Scissor & Thread released a stunning 4 track EP by Desert Sound Colony.
Moody, downtempo grooves that occupy a new space between chill-out electronica and swirling indie psych rock.
“The Way I Began“ EP is immediately familiar but doesn’t quite sound exactly like anything else. The closest …

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Slim Twig: Artist You Should Know

Posted November 19, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,680 views]
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Toronto’s Slim Twig is literally an art brat.
Born Max Trumbull, Twig’s parents are filmmakers and quite obviously made him feel comfortable acting, performing and trying on different masks from a seemingly early age.
Still in his early 20s, he’s been in films with Ellen Page, done some film scoring and aside from releasing his own work as Slim Twig, has done production on albums by U.S. Girls and (Toronto band) Tropics.
His self-released 2012 album …

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Fly Golden Eagle: Artist You Should Know

Posted November 13, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,884 views]
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If you’re a fan of the Alabama Shakes and have been anticipating the release of their new album, I have a delicious garage rock treat out of Nashville you might like in the meantime: Fly Golden Eagle

They band formed about five years ago, starting as a solo project from Ben Trimble, who came from a religious family “steeped in gospel choirs and honky-tonk keys”.
Their …

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Literature: Artist You Should Know

Posted November 12, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,813 views]
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As best I can gather, Philadelphia based band Literature began releasing music in 2010 in the form of a 7” titled “Cincinnati.”
How in the name of all that is pure and holy had no other indiepop band named themselves Literature by 2010?
No matter, this Literature is clearly the one true Literature.
Their first LP “Arab Spring” was released in 2012 as free download on Bandcamp, …

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