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The Berghain Chronicles – KCRW in Berlin

Posted June 28, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 585 views]
The line at Berghain

(Berlin is one of the biggest exporters of culture in the world and KCRW is in the German capital to explore how the sister cities connect and much more.)
When I first told people I was going to Berlin, my music friends said I had to hit Berghain. It’s possibly the most famous nightclub in the world and people travel from far and wide to …

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KCRW Most Played Albums for the Week of 6/15/2015

Posted June 18, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 778 views]

Jamie XX – “In Colour”
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Multi-love”
Cayucas – “Dancing at the Blue Lagoon”
Seinabo Sey – “For Madeleine”
Tei Shi – “Verde”

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Prinzhorn Dance School economize on their new LP

Posted June 17, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 624 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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Trevor Jackson’s FORMAT project available in every format you could want

Posted June 6, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,011 views]

Electroclash pioneer, Trevor Jackson releases his first album in 14 years.

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Best Coast, The Drums, Dawes and More Share Their Favorite Beach Boys Song

Posted June 5, 2015 by | 3 Comments | 3,371 views]
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The first album I was obsessed with as a child was the Beach Boy’s “Endless Summer”. I flipped those albums on our record player obsessively, recruited my neighbors to be a part of my choreographed dance routine to “I Get Around” and would lie on our living room floor dreaming of being a “California Girl” (I did it!!).
With the forthcoming release of the …

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Artist You Should Know: Cannons

Posted June 2, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 2,484 views]

Artist You Should Know: Cannons

For fans of Grimes and DWNTWN. Get ready for some day time disco vibes

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Friday Free For All: Chance The Rapper + Alo Wala

Posted May 29, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,015 views]
Alo Wala

Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – Surf
Okay, so the headline to this post is slightly misleading; Surf isn’t technically a Chance The Rapper album, though he does feature prominently on the release in his role as vocalist and arranger.
Instead, what we get is a highly anticipated album led by Chance’s friend and frequent collaborator, Donnie Trumpet, which has been rumored to be on …

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Dark Entries Re-Issues Joe Crow’s Compulsion

Posted May 27, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,059 views]

Over the last few years, San Francisco-based label Dark Entries has proven to be one of the sharpest new labels in the country. Although the focus is mostly dark synth music, it’s all rare, hard to find and previously unreleased work that deserves to be highlighted and reintroduced into the world.
Label head Josh Cheon’s longtime Goth passion inspired him to name his label after a Bauhaus single and he’s since …

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Did Matt Dillon just take you on a date?

Posted May 21, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 2,509 views]

There’s something rugged and cool about Matt Dillon, like your friend’s hot older brother. He knows all the cool bands, smokes cigarettes behind the bleachers, then you giggle when he says, “hello” in his sultry voice.

Well, that is exactly what his recent picks on this Guest DJ Project reflects.
Today is your lucky day because he is taking you out.
First, he picks you up in his 59′ El Camino with Bing …

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Pan Caliente: Kanaku y El Tigre

Posted May 14, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,772 views]

When the entire blog community all across South America, hails your debut as one of the best records of the year, it raises insurmountable expectations for a simple Peruvian band trying to play feel good American, folk music in Spanish.
One would assume that the “sophomore slump” or “curse” is pretty much inevitable unless… unless you’re incredibly grounded and have more to offer than just …

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