Savath & Savalas

Posted on June 4, 2009 Under Music 0 Comments

Before the melding of organic hip hop with glitchy processing in Prefuse 73, Guillermo Scott Herren messed with ambient jazz and the chillest nooks of latin music. Many forget that Savath and Savalas brought Herren to Warp Records, leaving many…

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Fink's Ninja Tune

Posted on June 4, 2009 Under Music 1 Comment

A lone singer/songwriter on a label that prides itself on producers, Fink landed with Ninja Tune in the late nineties with a pair of EPs, followed by 2001's downtempo mix Fresh Produce. It wasn't until five years later that he…

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Major Lazer

Posted on June 2, 2009 Under Music 0 Comments

We can thank Diplo and Switch for boldly auto tuning Andy Milonakis toasting, but there's a lot more to Major Lazer than a comedy gimmick. The tracks heard so far are killer, notably the collaboration with Santogold. This summer their…

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Orba Squara

Posted on May 31, 2009 Under Music 1 Comment

Nice site (and great music to boot) by Orba Squara. Their website is a place to explore their new music (folksy and fun) and a documentation of their journey around the country playing shows, meeting people, etc. Scroll to the…

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DJ Shadow: The 4-Track Era Bundle

Posted on May 27, 2009 Under Music 1 Comment

To most of us, DJ Shadow is a mind without a past. Everything he touched became a timeless piece, the demonstration of his powers beginning with 1996's Endtroducing, an album that quickly became the soundtrack to the lives of many.…

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Diane Birch: Bible Belt

Posted on May 19, 2009 Under Music 1 Comment

Anyone who can turn that crappy dance jam 'What is Love' into an alluring tune of just voice and Wurlitzer is onto something. Diane Birch, an American singer/songwriter whose preacher dad led her around the world during her childhood, has…

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America's Best DJ

Posted on May 17, 2009 Under Music 0 Comments

The closest many of us will ever get to putting our hands on the wheels of steel is when they release a DJ game a la Rock Band. In the meantime, we can participate in DJ Times Magazine's America's Best…

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Django Reinhardt: Airwaves

Posted on May 12, 2009 Under Music 0 Comments
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The Crystal Method: Divided By Night

Posted on May 12, 2009 Under Music 0 Comments

The Crystal Method were one of the most ostensible bands of the 90s producer boom. They made densely layered electronic music palatable to the masses, so much so that their old songs are seen today as caricatures of the genre.…

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DJ Hero

Posted on May 8, 2009 Under Music 2 Comments

With the smashing success of music based video games such as Rock Band and Guitar Hero, many people are looking for the next logical step in instrumental gaming. Though we've been holding out hope for "Marching Band" and some sort…

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