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Aptly named Australian DJ/Producer Tornado Wallace is a bona-fide force of nature.
His range of work on Instruments of Rapture, Delusions of Grandeur, Beats in Space and LA’s ESP Institute spans an impressive range of styles from classic Disco sounds to chuggy House to wavy emotively Ambient.
His newest, forthcoming 12″ on the Beats in Space label finds Wallace in Acidic Rave banger mode.
A-side; “Kangaroo Ground“ is heavy, …
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(Jas Shaw, one half of the English electronic music duo Simian Mobile Disco, shares his thoughts on on German producer Roman Flugel as part of our Fandom series. SMD recently released a live disc recorded in Joshua Tree and return to the West Coast for the CRSSD Fest.)
I love electronic music, it’s been an integral part of my life for as long as I …
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From KCRW DJ Anne Litt
I met Oil Boom in one of those happy SXSW accidents – I hear music I like, I wander into a bar on 6th Street and boom!
It’s gritty, bluesy, tight, and fun. They pay homage to the cassette, and in the spirit of this video, it’s Roukenroul (with umlauts)!!
They don’t take themselves too seriously – one of my favorite traits …
(Editor’s Note: A book on LA’s famed coffeehouse art gallery/ punk venue called “It All Dies Anyway: L.A., Jabberjaw, and the End of an Era” will be out this April and our own EJL shares his personal reflections on the venue in anticipation of the release.
From KCRW DJ Eric J Lawrence:
When Mia Doi Todd spoke of the 90s-era Los Angeles club Jabberjaw as an …
Like lots of folks in LA, jazz musician Alex Brettin is from “somewhere else.” (Chicago, actually.)
But, one listen to Brettin’s Mild High Club and at first you’ll think he’s just from “way out there” and then you’ll conclude he is undoubtedly puro Los Angeles.
His hazy, sunshine superman sound can only come from having drunk of the waters of the LA River…if not at the very least from having scooped some into his …
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I had already booked Jemaine Clement to tape a Guest DJ Project set when the news came out that Flight of the Conchords would be touring in 2015 (with new material!).
Jemaine ended up choosing many of the artists that inspired the comedic duo as part of the set — including Prince, Beck and Harry Nilsson (fun fact: Bret also picked Harry in HIS Guest …
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DJ Mario Cotto calls DJ Harvey a “a psychedelic disco wizard, a party Gandalf.” The London-born DJ has been an LA underground stalwart for many years hosting epic warehouse parties among many other things. We asked him to hip us to an artist that influenced his in advance of his appearance at the CRSSD Fest.
My being asked for an influence on my music coincided …
Joni Mitchell welcomed KCRW DJ Liza Richardson into her Spanish Colonial home and, with the flick of her lighter, dug into her career as a singer, including her thoughts on love songs.
The occasion was the release of “Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, a Ballet, Waiting to Be Danced”, a four CD box set with detailed liner notes that captures the “diversity of changes …
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It’s no exaggeration to say Australian singer Courtney Barnett is one of the most exciting artists making music right now.
Her clever free-flowing, stream of consciousness lyrics bring to mind the wordy genius of 60’s era Bob Dylan. And it’s all delivered in her deadpan style, a dry reportage of the world around her.
She’s an incredibly witty observer of life and when it came time to …
John Talabot‘s mindblowing DJ Kicks compilation was not only one of the year’s most exciting mixtapes, it featured a number of notable tracks which, at the time, were unavailable and unreleased.
The Locked Groove rework of Pional’s “It’s All Over Now” was a highlight. Round’s “Glass“ was another.
Talabot’s Hivern Discs released a 12″ of Round tracks, which like most Hivern releases, are rare and highly sought after booty on Discogs.