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Friday Free For All: What’s Good LA & Your Old Droog

Posted October 10, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 622 views]
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VA – What’s Good Los Angeles? compilation
LA-based indie label Friends Of Friends has teamed up with Vans to offer a free 5 track EP called What’s Good Los Angeles?, showcasing some of the best acts the LA underground.

 
Drawing from a variety of sounds and movements from across the city, the compilation features contributions from future funkateer Dam Funk, the Odd Future-affiliated Hodgy Beats, Jerome …

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Friday Free For All: Poolside Remixes Little Dragon + Chrissy Edits

Posted October 3, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 778 views]
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Little Dragon – “Cat Rider” (Poolside Remix)
At this point, if you’re even a casual KCRW music listener it’s probably safe to say you’re already very aware of Little Dragon and Poolside. Both acts have been championed by our DJs and have distinctive sounds that have come to define the sound of the station in recent years.
Poolside was recently commissioned by the Coterie trade show …

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Friday Free For All: La.Ga.Sta Comp + D.R.A.M. Epic Summer Mixtape

Posted September 19, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,267 views]
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Various Artists – La.Ga.Sta Late Summer Compilation, Vol. 4
Sneaking in just days before the Autumnal Equinox, the La.Ga.Sta music blog has just released the fourth installment of its yearly Late Summer Compilation series, showcasing unreleased and overlooked tracks from some of the most exciting acts in electronic music and nu disco.
This year’s compilation is the best yet and I cannot recommend it enough.
Los Angeles …

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Friday Free For All: Action Bronson Remixed and The Derevolutions

Posted September 12, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 998 views]
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Action Bronson – “Easy Rider” (Thee Mike B Remix)
Action Bronson‘s psychedelic hip hop monster “Easy Rider” is one of my favorite singles of 2014 has been a staple of my playlists for the past couple of weeks.
Produced by New York duo and frequent Bronson collaborators, Party Supplies, the track packs a heavy lysergic punch, built off of a sample by an obscure Turkish track …

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Friday Free For All: Guy Gerber & Puff Daddy + Que

Posted August 22, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,421 views]
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Guy Gerber & Puff Daddy – “11 11″

The long-rumored collaboration between the unlikely duo of Guy Gerber and Puff Daddy (as he is apparently now known as again) is finally here and it’s probably not what you’re expecting.
Gerber is an Israeli-born producer is primarily known for his cerebral tech house productions.
And that’s pretty much what you’re getting with “11 11” — it’s a Guy …

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Friday Free For All: Fade to Mind and Thrupence

Posted August 15, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,308 views]
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Fade To Mind Edits
The Fade To Mind crew, whose members hail mostly from Los Angeles, have been responsible for some of the most forward-thinking music of the past few years.
From Kingdom’s Vertical XL EP to Kelela’s Cut 4 Me mixtape to Nguzunguzu’s Skycell release, Fade To Mind has consistently demonstrated a knack for making cutting edge music that always defies traditional pigeonholing.
This past week …

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Friday Free for All: Laura Mvula and Point Point

Posted August 8, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,527 views]
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Laura Mvula with the Metropole Orkest – “Make Me Lovely”
Soul chanteuse Laura Mvula burst onto the scene last year with her debut album, “Sing To The Moon”, an album of prodigious grandeur that felt both timeless and out of time.
So how will Ms. Mvula top the epic epicness that was “Sing To The Moon”?
BY MAKING IT EVEN MORE EPIC!
Laura Mvula has re-recorded all …

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Friday Free For All: A New Psychemagik Remix + Glass Animals x Roosevelt

Posted August 1, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 2,161 views]
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Syd Arthur – “Hometown Blues” (Psychemagik Remix)

Pro tip: if you’re an artist in the market for a remixer, get Psychemagik.
With a Midas-like touch, the UK duo have the uncanny knack for turning any kind of source material into dancefloor gold.
Their latest act of remix-wizardry is a reworking of Syd Arthur’s “Hometown Blues”, transforming this psychedelic rock tune into a bass-heavy cosmic roller.

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Friday Free For All: Flume Remixes Seekae + Jeffrey Brodsky

Posted July 25, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,495 views]
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Seekae – Test & Recognise (Flume Re-work)
In a fairly short period of time, Australian beatmaker Flume has established himself as one of the most consistently exciting artists in electronic music.
I was already a fan of his work, but seeing Flume’s energetic live set at FYF Fest last year made me a true believer.
There’s definitely a “Flume sound” but it’s a spectrum: he can lay …

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Friday Free For All: LA Pool Party Edition

Posted July 11, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,769 views]
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Regional Garland – “Chillin’ Out” (Poolside Edit)
One of the most striking aspects of Poolside’s debut album, “Pacific Standard Time”, was how fully formed their whole “poolside” ethos was right from the start.
Everything fit a very specific vibe – from the name, their laid back sound, and even down to where they recorded the album (in a studio next to a pool, natch).
“Chillin’ Out” isn’t …

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