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Feature: 2014: The New Mixology

by Simon Chandler • December 2014 The mixtape was born in the clubs and block parties of 1970s New York City. Immortalizing Grandmaster Flash, DJ Kool Herc, and Afrika Bambaataa before the record industry ever realized that scratching...Show More Summary

Mix Tape: I need to calm down

Requested by Malcolm Tucker • Compiled by Musson 01. Andy Stott - “Sleepless” (Luxury Problems) 02. Ty Segall - “My Head Explodes” (Goodbye Bread) 03. Vektroid - “Calm” (Neo Cali) 04. The Field - “Then It’s White” (Looping State Of Mind) 05. Show More Summary

? Listen: Dais Queue/Mope Lounge - Split

Before Tiny Mix Tapes closes its virtual doors for a short spell, here’s one more downer for your listening rotation. The new VAALD tapes are surely filling that void as is, but Oxtail Recordings has made their own bummed out splashShow More Summary

Matrixxman signs with Dekmantel label, announces Nubian Metropolis EP, piques keen interest among the keenly interested

Take it from a goddamn legend in his own field (“Word Inventor”) like me, guys: the problem with being a shit-hot producer of heavy, squelchy, dubby, hip-hop-troniclatastic ubermusic is — frankly — that it can be downright difficult to turn that talent faucet OFF. Or heck. Show More Summary

Watch: Dean Blunt - “HUSH”

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Rick Rab is really on a collaboration kick this year. NANNY has be real tite, but now another fresh BREEEZE has been added to the mix and the Baltimore R[ab]&B[rown] picked up a digital EP on HOSS Records entitled, PRECIOUS CARGO. Lotta fucking hyperlinks there, proving how busy the fellah has been. Show More Summary

Cerberus: Nun - Nun

By Grant 'Gumshoe' Purdum on Dec 02 2014 After a wet, wild intro, the trapdoor opens and the true Nun shows up: Uptempo coldwave with modern flashes of pink, green, and yellow. Smears of synth and signs of drum-machine damage (though...Show More Summary

Scottish music fans rejoice! Alasdair Roberts’ new album out January 27 on Drag City

I know the readers well, and I know they enjoy all things Scottish, like Scrooge McDuck, The Proclaimers, and the fabulous impressions of Mike Myers. Now get ready for Alasdair Roberts! The world’s greatest Scottish singer/songwriter plans to swoon your ovaries with his eighth solo release on Drag City. Show More Summary

? Listen: Mark So - “Pale Plumes of Dullness” / “Shenandoah Suite”

It’s hard to imagine a contemporary composer other than Mark So whose work utilizes found artifacts as scores to create compelling minimal soundscapes. Over the last several years, So has excelled at assigning compositional values to found texts and visuals that render gloriously fuzzy sonic results. Show More Summary

Lake People announces debut LP on Permanent Vacation, and don’t even get me started on river people

German house producer Martin Enke a.k.a. Lake People got some attention back in 2012 with his Point in Time EP, which touring DJs like Dixon & Ame gave substantial play. Enke kept releasing EPs and remixing artists like Lusine and Atavism, getting him more bookings and allowing him to hone his live show. Show More Summary

Premiere: Pony Bwoy - när-k?

If bed sheets could be draped up and wrung out, när-k? would be the outcome. Minneapolis duo Pony Bwoy — made up of friends Jeremy Nutzman and Hunter Morley — are coming off their debut from last summer, gasping behind shy, blazing R&B. Show More Summary

? Listen: Nao - “Adore You” (feat abhi//dijon)

London based Nao gives us “Adore You” from her debut EP So Good; some soulful, subtle electronic R&B/pop that makes us wanna get under the bedsheets. Featuring equally sexy vocals from Maryland based abhi//dijon, “Adore You” is retrospective...Show More Summary

Spank Rock announces new EP The Upside for church and prayer activity

What’s up, youth pastors? Looking to get through to the younger members of the Lord’s flock? Well, try Spank Rock. While other rappers talk about guns and sex, Mr. Spank Rock is the perfect MC to soundtrack your next group prayer session. Show More Summary

? Listen: David West - “Stephanie’s Eyes”

Night People Records is BACK, bae. And they rolling over that Rat Columns swag with David West’s newest project: David West. I shit you not; his new tape Drop Out Of College came too late, ‘cause it makes me think my time after secondary education was a WASTE. Show More Summary

Feature: 2014: Unbelievable

by 80s Tom Hanks • December 2014 Here at TMT Headquarters, we receive a lot of pleas and pitches from filmmakers and production companies. While perusing through my emails from editors, only one has ever stood out and made me think about anything beyond the film in question. Show More Summary

Cerberus: $.99 Cent Dreams - Spei Res

By Jspicer on Dec 02 2014 The beauty of a flea market is the selection. Dusty treasures in need of some elbow grease sharing space with artifacts best left to rot. Adam Diller and Matt Crane scoop it all up; it’s all goods made for re-purposing. Show More Summary

Lana Del Rey plunges the Earth into a neverending heatwave with recently announced Endless Summer Tour

Nowadays, the heat hangs thick like a moist curtain and we soak deep in sweat. Early on, we were naive. “A summer that never ends,” we thought, our hearts still pumping adequately oxygenated blood, “surely there are no downsides.” Of course now we know that we were wrong. Show More Summary

Premiere: Tigerwing x Barnaby Bennett - ‘XELA [tour 2014]

Welp, Tigerwing x Barnaby Bennett took ‘XELA on the road, and made some sweet music magic. And as proof, they snagged a BUNCH of video footage, including boxed wine and a Dolly Parton cover. This is super fun, too. Just tons of behind-the-scenes nonsense that makes their collaboration WORK. Show More Summary

Four Tet, Jamie xx, John Talabot, and Koreless contribute two-minute scores for acrobatic short film

This is the type of project that I might’ve been tasked with as an undergrad, except in my emerging years as an amateur harnesser of phat-ass beats, the best that I could pull off at the time was something a little more digital and coherent than your average gutter-based, trash lid tune. Show More Summary

? Listen: Dreamcolour - Looking In Your Mirror To Find Luck (The Lower Side)

I’m in love with Dreamcolour. Just the name alone, amirite? But the two playing styles of Rob Magill and Alex Gray are so distinct, the when hearing them blended, it’s true imagination. Both masters of the percussion: organ and drums. Show More Summary

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