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Taxie: Rock Don't Stop
As announced during a recent NTS Radio set with Four Tet, UK producer Floating Points (aka Sam Shepherd) is launching a new record label in the new year. Called Melodies, the Eglo Records sub-label will focus on some of the disco, funk and boogie tunes...
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Lobster Theremin with Imre Kiss & Snowbone
Freshly founded London imprint Lobster Theremin, born in 2013, struck gold with its first release: Berlin-based producer Palms Trax and his Chicago-style house beats. They've since offered up EP after EP of exciting electronic music and become a dependable...
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Hit City USA's Perfect White T-Shirt
There's no staple piece of clothing quite like the plain white T-shirt. Its role in pop culture moved it from an undergarment, worn beneath dress shirts, and placed it front and center. Now, LA's independent record label Hit City USA found the white...
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State Of The Union Tee
DFA Records pays homage to its roster of artists with their State of the Union T-shirt. Printed on an American Apparel 50/50 cotton tee, names comprising their signature lightening bolt logo include label favorites like Yacht, LCD Soundsystem, Holy...
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Cam'ron + A-Trak: Dipsh*ts
In classic Diplomats fashion, the new release from Cam'ron is full of A-grade cameos, gritty street references, a heavy head-bobbing beat and plenty of nostalgia for "old New York." Channeling the days of "Dispet Anthem" and "Purple Haze," the self...
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A Man of Ideas: Dreams Come False
An accomplished children’s book author, Brooklyn-based musician Michael Leviton likes to work in unexpected ways. His latest creative project is called A Man of Ideas, which began as an invite-only performance and is now a seven-track album featuring...
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Retiree: Together
Peckham-based DJ, Boiler Room host and founder of the new record label Rhythm Section, Bradley Zero Phillip is behind this week's #PrivateJam. "Together" is an undeniably catchy tune from Australia's Retiree, which the globetrotting Londoner told us...
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DāM-FЦПK: I'm in Love (Unreleased Demo / 1993)
Hailing from Pasadena, California, Dâm-Funk made his unique brand of West Coast modern funk for over a decade before finding an audience (and critical acclaim) through Stones Throw Records. Now, after touring the world and working with the likes of...
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Auclair: Jupiter + Venus
UK music website The 405 debuted a new track from London-based singer, songwriter and producer Auclair this week. From her forthcoming EP Semaphore, "Jupiter + Venus" is like the Goldilocks of new music; it's the perfect combination of sweet and daunting...
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Auclair: Jupiter + Venus UK music website The 405 debuted a new track from London-based singer, songwriter and producer Auclair this week. From her forthcoming EP Semaphore, "Jupiter + Venus" is like the Goldilocks of new music; it's the perfect...
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Interview: Peanut Butter Wolf
In 1996, Chris Manak—aka Peanut Butter Wolf—self-released "My Wold Premier," a collaborative effort between him and his partner and close friend Charizma, who died three years previous in a carjacking. The release was deeply personal and marked the...
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AIAIAI + Stones Throw: TMA-1
Collaborations between like-minded creators often produce the best results, when the combination is just right. Luckily the team at Copenhagen's "no bullshit" audio design company AIAIAI and Los Angeles independent record label Stones Throw (known...
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Butterscotch Records
The newest record label on the New York circuit is Butterscotch Records, the brainchild of seasoned engineer and producer Allen Farmelo. For its launch this month, Farmelo (now a label head) combined forces with contemporary artists, a designer...
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David Bowie: Love is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy for The DFA)
James Murphy's Hello Steve Reich Mix of David Bowie's 2013 track "Love is Lost" has a lot going on. There's the busy Steve Reich "Clapping Music" beginning and bouncy synths reminiscent of Kraftwerk's "Pocket Calculator" underscoring Bowie's tumultuous...
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Kishi Bashi: I Am the Anti-Christ to You
After cutting his teeth in the indie rock scene with the likes of Regina Spektor and Of Montreal, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and general creative virtuoso Kishi Bashi has been a critic favorite since his first solo release in 2011. Along...
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Aphex Twin: Alberto Balsalm
Niki Roberton, founder of LA-based record label IAMSOUND, is typically busy discovering cutting-edge artists like Charli XCX and Taken By Trees or working on forward-thinking museum gigs at MOCA Los Angeles. But for her #PrivateJam, the industrious...
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Boston Bun: Flasher
Boston Bun is French artist Thibaud Noyer, who wooed Busy P with his gritty Chicago house-influenced demo "Housecall"—making Boston Bun the newest addition to the tight-knit Ed Banger family, and the two now share a studio together in Paris. Boston...
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Fatima: Black Dough (prod. fLako)
The stylish doyenne of London-based Eglo Records, Swedish songstress Fatima offers up the B-side to her forthcoming single "Family/La Neta" with the Bandcamp teaser "Black Dough." Produced by burgeoning beatmaker fLako—a self-described "soul-documentarian...
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Fatima: Black Dough (prod. fLako) The stylish doyenne of London-based Eglo Records, Swedish songstress Fatima offers up the B-side to her forthcoming single "Family/La Neta" with the Bandcamp teaser "Black Dough." Produced by burgeoning beatmaker...
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Interview: Jon Rust
Dimensions, Croatia's four-day underground electronic music festival, is a veritable force for any fan to take on. The festival's UK-based team gathers over 300 artists to perform in Fort Punta Christo's seven unique venues, and knowing who to catch...
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Keep On Running
Of equal appeal to music nerds and esthetes alike, the U.S. release of "Keep On Running: The Story of Island Records" is a collection of album art and photographs telling the story of founder Chris Blackwell's enormous role in introducing Jamaican...
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The Blank Generation: Blank Tapes NYC 1975-1985
Long the domain of obscurists and NYC musicologists, Bob Blank's Blank Tapes recording studio's long overdue retrospective (due out 2 February 2010) comes thanks to Strut Records. "The Blank Generation: Blank Tapes NYC 1975-1985"...
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Melvins 4xLP Exclusive Giveaway
The Melvins have been around forever. I mean, Kurt Cobain tried out to be their bassist and supposedly got so nervous he forgot all the songs. Heavily influenced (no pun intended) by Black Flag and Black Sabbath, the Melvins’ experimentally...
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Ghostly Swim: Interview with Sam Valenti
For years, Ghostly International, the indie juggernaut of Avant-Pop music, has been redefining the record industry with innovative collaborations and a brand awareness that puts most labels to shame. On 21 April, the fruits of their latest collaborative...
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