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Django Django Brings on Their Late Night Tales

Posted April 17, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 466 views]
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Django Django have followed up their stellar self-titled debut with a gloriously woozy mix for excellent UK mixtape purveyors Late Night Tales.
An eclectic trip through their record collection (and no doubt influences) the mix features tracks from Outkast, Map of Africa, The Beach Boys, Massive Attack, Primal Scream, Harry Nilsson and hip-hop sample classic Bob James’ “Nautilus“.
The inspired mix additionally features a remarkably faithful (until it’s not) Django Django cover of The Monkees’ psychedelic …

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Luke Vibert: Artist You Should Know

Posted April 11, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 633 views]
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For an artist as prolific and consistently phenomenal, Luke Vibert is criminally overlooked.
From Cornwall, like electronic music’s late 20th Century ultimate enigma and potentially most lauded and (dare I say) important figure Aphex Twin, Vibert is a bona fide genius who makes everything from Ambient to Acid to Disco to Techno to alternative Hip-Hop/Trip-Hop with ruthless aplomb under over half a dozen aliases.
Since the late 90s, …

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Dauwd: Artist You Should Know

Posted April 9, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 765 views]
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After a couple of  releases for Ghostly and remixes for Kompakt, London-based producer Dauwd, has just released his first EP for the Cologne-based dance music titan.
The “Kindlinn“EP sees the newcomer making a rather compelling shift from the UK sound he’s originally become known for and reinventing himself as a virtuoso of propelling house and romantic techno.
The title cut “Kindlinn” is a stunner that brilliantly echoes Matthew Dear’s groove, but has …

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Tycho’s Dreamy Sophmore Release “Awake”

Posted April 7, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 884 views]
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San Francisco graphic artist turned electronic music wizard Scott Hansen, Tycho has long been a KCRW favorite.
Hansen’s brand of shimmery, shoegazey ambient recalls Ulrich Schnauss and is every bit as hypnagogic.
Layers upon layers of lush melodies and slow atmospherics swirl creating the sonic equivalent of a perfect sunset.
On his brand new full length album, “Awake“, Tycho builds on the sound he toyed with on his Ghostly debut …

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Vermont: Artist You Should Know

Posted April 4, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 973 views]
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Tapping into the sublime (subliminal?) qualities of their craft as designers of ecstatic dancefloor bangers, Innervisions’ Marcus Worgull and Danilo Plessow (aka Motor City Drum Ensemble) have joined forces to create something that seemingly flies in the face of their identities; calm meditative New Age synthscapes that are equal parts post-Kraut Cosmiche, Yellow Magic Orchestra and 90s chillout.
SO INTOIT.
The collaborative project, called Vermont, is the product of a decidedly informal …

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The Party Becomes a Label: Mister Saturday Night

Posted April 3, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 847 views]
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Eamon Harkin arrived in New York by way of Northern Ireland in 2004, and Justin Carter moved from North Carolina to New York in 1999. In 2009 the two conspired to create Mister Saturday Night.
After a short stint at a Manhattan club, the Mister moved to the hidden backyards and loft spaces of Brooklyn, trading in club world stigmas for a home-grown approach to …

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Panama: Artist You Should Know

Posted April 3, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,336 views]
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Sometimes when you want to dance, you want to get in that rather serious uninterruptible eyes closed zone, just feeling the beats and riding the waves with a giant crowd around you
Most of the time when I want to dance, I want joyous perma-smile music that makes me feel like I’m celebrating life.
A perfect pop/electronica hybrid made for maximum fun.
There’s been a lot of …

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Friendly Fires’ new collaboration with The Asphodells

Posted March 28, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 950 views]
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Just in time for your Coachella roadtrip mixtape and the rest of your summer, tropicool UK synthpop dance dudes Friendly Fires, have followed up their soph0more album “Pala” (and chill Late Night Tales mixtape)  with a brand new single called “Before Your Eyes“.
The inaugural release on their own Telophase label is a collaborative affair between Friendly Fires and The Asphodells (aka UK dance mage Andrew Weatherall and the very …

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Archie Pelago: Artist You Should Know

Posted March 24, 2014 by | 3 Comments | 1,175 views]
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Brooklyn trio Archie Pelago are unto something very next level. Multidimensional, even.
The jazz trio composed of multi-talented, classically trained dudes Hirshi, Cosmo D and Kroba have taken Nico Jaar’s heady, atmospheric House and added equal parts slo-mo chill Balearic Island vibes and layers of woozy brass.
For their recent, incredibly lush single, “Saturn V” they created an inhabitable “video game” (like Myst) where you as the user/listener are granted a digital body that interacts with the space …

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Phonica Celebrates it’s 10th Year With a Stellar Compilation

Posted March 7, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 583 views]
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It’s hard to believe that Soho’s Phonica Record shop is 10.
Perhaps because in this global economy selling (almost exclusively) dance vinyl and because a brick and mortar shop seems counterintuitive when one can sell online (which they do quite well,) Phonica is a unique case of everything in it’s right place.
It’s also why it’s hard to believe Phonica is only 10.
So woven into the …

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