Wax Poetics: Brazil Issue

Posted on August 4, 2009 Under Music

One of my fave mags because it consistently introduces me to a fountain of new music that I wouldn't otherwise find unless I spent my free hours diggin' in the crates and hanging out with vinyl heads, Wax Poetics' current…

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Posted on July 30, 2009 Under Music

Nine out of ten music nerds agree, Warp Records is king. Since its inception and initial release in 1989, the label that defined intelligent electronic music has witnessed a wave of advancement in sound production, a rode it all the…

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The Kominas

Posted on July 28, 2009 Under Music

Though they've been described as a militant Islamic punk band, there's a much more satirical quality to the subject matter of The Kominas songs than first meets the ears. Moreover, it's not exactly punk. After an album that musically sounds…

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For Orchestra! Radiohead and More!

Posted on July 21, 2009 Under Music

I'm absolutely loving the latest addition to the site For Orchestra!, a site put together by music composition graduate Walt Ribeiro. Users tip him off to songs they want re-arranged as an orchestra piece, and he goes to work. Check…

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Posted on July 10, 2009 Under Music

FingerBeat is a virtual instrument inspired by retro synthesizers & samplers, designed for creativity & self-expression. A homage to dance music and pop culture, FingerBeat is a classic for absolutely everyone. Only on iPhone & second generation iPod touch. You…

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The All New TheFader.com

Posted on July 2, 2009 Under Music

Major high fives to my friends at The Fader for a successful relaunch of their .com. It has been great fun to watch their digital presence evolve. Stop by for great music (lots of exclusive tracks) and art/culture features. Congrats…

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Lee Memorial: Lives of Lee Memorial

Posted on July 1, 2009 Under Music

Lee Memorial's new album took me by surprise twice over. First off, I'll admit that I can't think of a single Australian act that struck me since I heard Yeo and the Fresh Goods last year. Secondly, a mellowed out…

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Deconstructing a Girl Talk Song

Posted on June 23, 2009 Under Music

Deciphering samples is a skill that every DJ and producer hones in order to boast when that original song comes on. Ever since a few cats took the art of sampling and went crazy with it, it's been harder and…

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Future of Music T-shirts?

Posted on June 22, 2009 Under Music

All this chatter of Mos Def and his album on a t-shirt makes us happy. Music Tee's we spotted last week are coming out in full force. My next question is simple though: What stops people from taking a camera…

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Black Landlord

Posted on June 10, 2009 Under Music

Philadelphia often spits out something unconventional and intriguing. Bahamadia the whispering lady rapper, G-Love the hipster-ahead-of-his-time, and a band like no other called Black Landlord. I started hearing their name around town a few months back from a few heads…

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