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The Late Arthur Russell’s lost recordings in new LP Corn

Posted June 25, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 501 views]

As a longtime subcultural icon, cellist Arthur Russell was a musician of remarkable esteem and talent.
Throughout the late 70s and early 80s, Russell collaborated with everyone from Phillip Glass to the Talking Heads to Bootsy Collins. His early 80s No Wave disco experiments as Loose Joints and Dinosaur L were light years ahead of their time and created the template for New York’s dance-punk movement in the early …

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Song Premiere: The Frightnrs Cover Etta James’ “I’d Rather Go Blind”

Posted June 25, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 996 views]

It’s strange to hear a reggae remix of one of the most painful love songs of all time, but somehow The Frightnrs totally make it work — and makes me want to slow dance with my head on someone’s shoulder…on a Caribbean beach…at midnight…with a full moon shining down on us.
No matter what you’ve been through in your life as far as love and …

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LA Priest’s new single “Oino”, Blends Afrobeat & MTV Pop

Posted June 19, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 616 views]

A substantial amount of time has elapsed since the enigmatic figure known as LA Priest released his single “Engine” which included a face melting rework by Erol Alkan.
Now, LA Priest (nee Sam Dust) has suddenly appeared with a brand new single “Oino“, from a forthcoming LP on Domino album, Inji.
The bubbly single is one of the most off the bat catchy singles I’ve heard …

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Prinzhorn Dance School economize on their new LP

Posted June 17, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 618 views]

No strangers to economy, Tobin Prinz and Suzi Horn (aka Prinzhorn Dance School) have to date made a name for themselves fashioning slinky, minimalist, angular post-punk as a duo.
Although their sound hints at a range of artists from Young Marble Giants to Swell Maps to Pylon to more recent acts like The xx, Prinzhorn is it’s own very unique, haunting thing. On their newest work, Home Economics, the Brighton duo gave themselves …

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Wild & Free – “Low Pressure” (Falqo remix) – KCRW PREMIERE!

Posted June 15, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,159 views]

If you had to pick parts of the world that were among the most vibrant for music-making at this particular moment in time, Los Angeles and Australia should probably make the short list. And despite the distance between them, nice collaborations are happening across the Pacific, with inspired results.
Take the new Falqo remix of Wild & Free‘s track, “Low Pressure.” The Australian newcomer (born …

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Gardens & Villa’s newest “Fixations”

Posted June 15, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 955 views]

Like Mad Max, Santa Barbara’s Gardens & Villa are survivors of the post blogcaplypse. But instead of brutal desert, their landscape is an Urban Outfitters hipster Jello mold the size of an Ikea. Their wasteland is a miasma of endlessly boring bands with dream poppy Izod shirts, ironic facial hair (which I didn’t even know was possible) and robo-playing youtube channels.
Quickly following up last year’s super solid Dunes album with a brand new album Music for …

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The Summer of Optimal Optimo Music

Posted June 12, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 788 views]

Optimo Music releases some killer new tracks from across the pond.

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Artists You Should Know: Baio

Posted June 3, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 908 views]

Artist You Should Know: Baio

Move over Ezra.. here is a hypnotic and addictive new single from the bassist of Vampire Weekend.

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The dawn of Man Power!

Posted June 3, 2015 by | 23 Comments | 778 views]
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Recently revealed in the June issue of DJ Mag, the mysterious Man Power releases his self-titled LP.

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Pan Caliente: Bomba Estereo Song Premiere – “Soy Yo”

Posted June 1, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 2,710 views]
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Lets dance! The electro-cumbia, champeta-reggae, music heavyweights are back.

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