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Afrika Bambaataa's Vinyl Collection, Interpreted by DJ Shadow
Six years after their last tour together, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist team up again—this time, for a very special pursuit. They gained access to over 40,000 vinyl records from Afrika Bambaataa's historic collection (which is in the process of being...
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Air: All I Need We celebrated the news of Air's forthcoming vinyl-only release, Music For Museum, with a look back at one of their classic tracks, "All I Need" and its Mike Mills-directed video. It's been two years since Jean-Benoît Dunckel and Nicolas...
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Bora Yoon: Sunken Cathedral
Chicago-raised, NYC-based composer (and professional soprano) Bora Yoon has the uncanny ability to blend recorded samples that depict everyday life—her mother's voicemails, Bible pages, aluminum cans, loose change—with the dreamiest and holiest of...
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Interview: Graph Rabbit
by Naheed Simjee NYC-based Butterscotch Records recently hosted a unique event that defines its guiding philosophy. Two of the artists on the label, Mikael Jorgensen and Graph Rabbit, played a show at west LA record shop Touch Vinyl and while the...
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Berlin Lofts
The German capital counts its nightlife among the best in the world, not just because of the sheer volume of clubs, but due to the wide variety and quality of music and "only in Berlin" attitude. The recently launched Berlin Lofts outpost of private...
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ListenUp: Record Store Day
The Replacements: All Shook Down Forming in the final year of the '70s in Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Replacements ushered in the '80s with their critically-acclaimed (if commercially unsuccessful) American indie rock sound. In 1990, a year before...
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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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Spirit Bear Mezcal Ensemble
Back in March 2013, musicians and non-musicians alike gathered at London retail concept space LN-CC for a multi-sensory experience like no other. Thomas Bullock—a DJ and record producer with decades of street cred who fell in love with mezcal later...
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Interview: Igor Gligorov of Soulines Turntables
by Emily Millett Describing himself as an "old school perfectionist" with a "mind full of music," Igor Gligorov is all about the art of good vibrations—vibration control to be precise. And, since that is the basis of efficient and advanced turntable...
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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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Pixies: Indie Cindy Perhaps a nod to the years during their reign, the video for Pixies' "Indie Cindy"—a preview track from their surprising forthcoming EP—is bound by a VHS aesthetic. While the legendary Boston-based band is now sadly operating...
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Secret 7"
Opening in London tonight, 11 April, Secret 7" is a charity art project which sees hundreds of artists—including the likes of Ai Weiwei and Gilbert & George—exhibit one-off, specially designed 7" record sleeves that will be sold to raise money for...
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Dinos Chapman: Luftbobler
by Sabine Zetteler Created after a decade of audio experimentation, visual artist Dinos Chapman has emerged from his basement of beats with a new album that delights and disturbs in almost equal measure. His first foray into music production is unconventional...
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Interview: Jeremy Burke
Sponsored content: In a high performance world, Braun creates innovative designs built to last seven years. For the Built to Perform series Braun profiles 15 innovative guys in an intimate look at their life passions and the unique objects of design...
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Redhead
Two years ago English producer and DJ Matt Edwards added a new moniker to his list, giving Radio Slave and myriad other aliases a momentary rest to pursue a different direction. This time filing his experimental sounds under the name The Machine...
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LN-CC: Music
Late Night Chameleon Cafe—known by most as the covetable e-shop LN-CC—is a cosmic place of wonder, both online and at its Gary Card-designed brick-and-mortar location in the heart of Dalston. With an inventory of esoteric goods filling...
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Megan Herbert Wall Stickers
When Megan Herbert was renovating her apartment she found herself drawing "pictures and little things straight onto the walls themselves." Now the Reykjavik-based illustrator has a better option in her eight different removable wall decals by The...
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Zombie Snow White Macbook Decal
While looking for a way to jazz up my plain white Macbook, I came across this zombified Snow White sticker. And what is she holding? The infamous Apple logo, of course! Being an undead enthusiast, I ordered on on the spot. The sticker is made...
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Ferm Living Wall Stickers
We tend to have a weakness for the way wall decals add instant, affordable detail to an otherwise plain surface. Even better still, Ferm Living makes a few styles of removable all-black stickers designed for walls that have an element...
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Soundwagon
Officially licensed by Volkswagen, the clever little Soundwagon record player has finally been released worldwide, and we had the chance to see it ourselves at the recent CES. Originally only available in Japan this mini, hyper-portable record player...
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Bodega Vinyl Wall Art
Bodega collaborated with a number of artists to bring a little street art to your living room wall. With vinyl as their medium, artists Cody Hudson, Barry McGee, Hisham Bharoocha, Steve Harrington and Michael Leon made prints that make an affordable...
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