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Friday Free For All: Flume Remixes Seekae + Jeffrey Brodsky

Posted July 25, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 122 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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Erol Alkan’s Rework of Manic Street Preachers

Posted July 21, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 486 views]

Baroque Welsh glampoppers Manic Street Preachers are one of the most resilient acts to come out of the 90′s.
Perpetual miserablists with unrelentingly bleak lyrics, album art and gnarly history, the Manics make Radiohead’s navel gazing discography seem almost poppy.
In the service of authenticity, their somewhat damaged guitarist (and lyricist) Richey Edwards carved  “4REAL” into his arm with a razor in the middle of an NME interview with Steve Lamacq.
In …

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The Acid: Artist You Should Know

Posted July 11, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,623 views]
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Sometimes the internet really works.
I met artist Steve Nalepa through Twitter. He sent me some music that I loved and I began to play it on the radio. A month or so ago, he sent me his new project, The Acid.
The first song I heard, which you can hear below, is “Fame.”
What I heard is a baseline of electronics, with sweet melodies performed with …

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Friday Free For All: LA Pool Party Edition

Posted July 11, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,253 views]

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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Prins Thomas III: The Return of the Prins

Posted July 3, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,047 views]

I’m not a fan of fantasy as a genre, per se. The Lord of the Rings trilogy, for example, is a crushing bore. Why anyone would want to watch 9 hours of tracking shots of people walking over snowy peaks is beyond me. But I suppose the take away is that these movies are about the journey, not the destination.
On the cover of his latest …

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Fandom: Porter Robinson on Point Point, Nomak and L’homme aux 4 lettres.

Posted July 2, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,326 views]

As part of our Fandom series we have  Porter Robinson telling us about one of his favorite new artists. The Chapel Hill, NC-based eletronic producer will release his highly-anticipated debut album “Worlds” on August 12.
I’ve been listening to what seems to be this emerging micro-scene in Paris – these three artists in particular, Point Point, Nömak, and L’homme aux 4 lettres.
The three artists pretty …

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Who is Waldemar Schwartz?

Posted June 27, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 2,876 views]

Last week in San Francisco I came across this funny looking new 12″ with art that looked like it was by Philly/NY graffiti legend ESPO Steve Powers.
Upon closer inspection it turned out to be a brand new release on the always flawless Golf Channel label.
Waldemar Schwartz in balloony/sausage letters and 2 wonky track names “La Taza de Oro” and “Krav Maga Girls” with a …

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Friday Free For All: Grimes and Giorgio Moroder

Posted June 27, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,137 views]

Grimes – “Go”
It’s been a couple of years since we’ve heard any new material from Grimes, but with anticipation of her new album growing (tentatively slated for a September 9th release), we were laced with a new track yesterday called “Go“.

The track has a much trappier (for lack of a better term) feel than we’ve heard from Grimes in the past. It’s not …

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The Story of International Feel – Stream this Mix!

Posted June 19, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,040 views]

In celebration of his own “Sketches from an Island” LP release, International Feel label boss Mark Barrott has shared with KCRW an exquisite mix that digs into the bona fide  label’s rich, sunburned discography.
This label is based on The White Island of Ibiza, the fertile crescent of rave and Balearica.  It has been blessed by the Godfather of Balearica, Jose Padilla, who has stated …

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Can’t Do Without Caribou

Posted June 17, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 778 views]

For the last few years Caribou’s Dan Snaith has been heavily invested in his more overtly dance music oriented project Daphni and label Jiaolong.
Jiaolong and his Daphni project have been a means for Snaith to experiment with sounds that build on the charming melodic quality of Caribou taken (and bent and stretched) to it’s extreme.
Jiaolong and Daphni have also created a platform for other artists to explore that in …

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