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Imogen Heap: Hide and Seek
The classically trained, Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist Imogen Heap is best known for her 1998 album iMegaphone or early oughts songs like "Hide and Seek," but in recent years she's become more synonymous with her interest in modern technology...
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Fischerspooner: Odyssey
While traveling from Cape Town to north of Pretoria to perform at the Oppikoppi Festival as part of the Red Bull Studios Live program, South African duo Christian Tiger School took a break to select this week's #PrivateJam. The psychedelic hip-hop...
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David Bowie: Andy Warhol
Wednesday marked what would have been Andy Warhol's 86th birthday. In addition to his own masterpieces, the Pop Art legend had a hand in creating some of the music industry's most celebrated album covers—like The Velvet Underground's Nico, The Rolling...
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DREAMERS: Wolves
The newly formulated trio DREAMERS is living up to their name, evidenced by the music video for their sweet and easily digestible garage rock single "Wolves." Shot on a Hi8 tape camera from the '90s, the video gives off a campy, gritty aesthetic and...
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Holly Cole Trio: Losing My Mind (Virgin Magnetic Material Feel The Wind Edit) Virgin Magnetic Material remixes—or perhaps more accurately "reinterprets"—works from classic artists such as Led Zeppelin and David Bowie into completely new experiences...
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The Album Art of Leif Podhajský
In Leif Podhajský’s studio (an old converted stable in Shoreditch, East London) there is a shelf filled with albums that he’s designed; their colorful spines lined up one after the other. Designed by mixing digital images with painted textures and...
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Studio Visit: Jacob Escobedo
The helmet-clad, naked woman gracing the covers of Broken Bells' new album and previously released single are a reflection of the vibrant psychedelic visions of Atlanta-based artist Jacob Escobedo. Released today, the highly anticipated album, After...
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The Everly Brothers: Cathy's Clown
Seemingly born to sing, brothers Phil and Don Everly began performing at an early age with their parents, a country and western act, before becoming the legendary Everly Brothers—a record-breaking, chart-topping, close-harmony duo known to influence...
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White Lies: Big TV
With vinyl sales reportedly up 33% in 2013 (according to Billboard), the increasingly popular, resurrected medium has become not only an analog way to enjoy music, but a chance for visual artists of all sorts to show off their talents to a potential...
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Queen: Death On Two Legs
This week's #PrivateJam comes from London-based duo Crispin Finn, who chose Queen's "Death On Two Legs," which for them is "a driving and work/print harder song" full of "all these amazing backwards silenced crash symbol sounds." The creative pair...
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Afrika Bambaataa: Looking For The Perfect Beat
The grandfather of hip hop, the father of electro funk and the godfather of early techno, NYC-bred Afrika Bambaataa was an early proponent of incorporating drum machines and samples, breaking down genre walls to literally spin them together. We jammed...
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School of Seven Bells: Painting a Memory
2014 started off with the sad news of musician Benjamin Curtis passing at the young age of 35 after a battle with cancer. The distinctly talented artist began as a drummer in Dallas-based bands UFOFU and Tripping Daisy before becoming the rocking guitarist...
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School of Seven Bells: Painting a Memory 2014 started off with the sad news of musician Benjamin Curtis passing at the young age of 35 after a battle with cancer. The distinctly talented artist began as a drummer in Dallas-based bands UFOFU and...
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Interview: Tim Biskup
Known for his visually intense work and populist aesthetic, visual artist Tim Biskup grew up in Southern California and, adding music to his creative talents, started the band Big Butter with his brother, Mike. Together they explored their favorite...
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The Ganzfeld EP
For their 20th anniversary as both musical and romantic partners, M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel—a duo better known as Matmos—are releasing an evocative new EP that dives deep into the psyche. Dubbed "The Ganzfeld," the intriguing three...
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Punk: An Aesthetic
Born in dungy London basements and matured in equally grimy streets, the punk counter culture of the mid 1970's and 80's defined an unrelenting angst felt by youth the world around. While many books have surfaced over the years to document its documenters...
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Tom Gilmour Illustration
Creating work dominated by occult imagery, nomadic themes and heavy linework, London-based illustrator Tom Gilmour says he finds inspiration in "black tattoo art and early 80's skateboard graphics" to achieve a powerful aesthetic akin to something...