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MIKE REGER

Mike Reger

MUSIC
U.K.
AVANT POP
Various Productions: The World Is Gone
Admittedly this one's been a secret weapon in my DJ bag since I found it in the "Dubstep" bin at London's Rough Trade back in August, but seeing as how it's gotten little press stateside and it's due for a CD release in the...
MUSIC
INDIE
AVANT POP
SAN FRANCISCO
Christopher Willits: Surf Boundaries
Christopher Willits may not yet be a household name but with previous releases for experimental labels like 12K, Sub Rosa and Plop and a list of collaborations with the likes of Kid606, Matmos, Taylor Deupree (12K), Latrice Barnett (Handsome Boy Modelling...
ELECTRONIC
MUSIC
MAGAZINES
Properly Chilled
You may have noticed I have a very soft spot in my heart for all things chill (music specifically). I've been peeping in on Properly Chilled regularly. It's a great guide to the downtempo music scene/lifestyle, spotlighting not only the essential...
MUSIC
MIXES
ELECTRONIC
COMPILATIONS
REMIXES
FabricLive: The Herbaliser
You know the feeling you get when you throw a DJ mix on your portable device for the first time and on your way out the door—even before you've adjusted the headset and locked the door behind you—you know you...
MUSIC
COMPILATIONS
ELECTRONIC
RECORD LABELS
Free Music from Bleep
Bleep has released a free MP3 EP to toast the new year for all registered users: Bleep Oh Six. It's a truly eclectic selection, as one might expect from Bleep, covering everything from cheeky roller-rink electro funk (Jimmy Edgar's "My...
MUSIC
MAGAZINES
ART
RE:UP Magazine Manual #009
RE:UP Magazine, my absolute favorite music and design quarterly, just released "Manual #009 - The North Sea Rockers Edition." Every full-color issue explores a visual/musical theme and exposes several hot up-and-coming designers and artists...
MUSIC
RECORDS
ELECTRONIC
REMIXES
COMPILATIONS
Jazzanova: The Remixes 2002-2005
Following the stunning "Remixes 1997-2000," the eclectic album of originals "In Between," "In Between Remixed" and the dancefloor approved dj mix "Mixing," the Berlin-based six-member collective Jazzanova presents...
NEW ZEALAND
MUSIC
ELECTRONIC
Fat Freddy's Drop: Based On A True Story
I first heard Fat Freddy's Drop, a New Zealand sextet, by chance live at the Big Chill festival this past summer and was immediately hooked on their smooth dubbed out blend of jazzy improvisation, funky song craft and authentic stage presence...
RECORDS
MUSIC
ELECTRONIC
INDIE
Boards of Canada : Campfire Headphase
Not new but worthy of mention here, the latest Boards Of Canada album "Campfire Headphase," released last month on Warp records is to me the music my dreams are made of. The new arrival of guitar (however warbled) to the BOC sound just...
MUSIC
REMIXES
ELECTRONIC
HIP HOP
Cold Cut - Everything Is Under Control
Cold Cut's Matt Black and Jonathan More should need no introduction. Anyone who remembers their classic remix of Eric B + Rakim's "Paid In Full" or their rendition of "Autumn Leaves" that epitomized the early downtempo...