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WARNING: OBLIGATORY PC MUSIC POST

20jazzfunkgreats loves the darkness. We’re named after a Throbbing Gristle album that was the last word in confrontational pop. We love Ike Yard, Blackest Ever Black, Black Rain and black holes. But sometimes we need to scrub our soul free of all that soul-grime, pour Ubik-strength bleach into our insides, retire to our pink and blue pop […]

Spatula Construct

Today it was announced that The Haxan Cloak has been beavering away in secret on the new Bjork LP, prompting the kind of feverish squee that hasn’t been seen in anticipation of a Bjork LP for a little while now. But that fever isn’t purely down to one XXJFG fave getting the uber-gig in art-pop […]

Foolcast 048 – Los Ghosts

Shake dem winter blues away with this new Foolcast mix from professional booty movers Los Ghosts. Featuring their Clubhouse jam “Musique” and other high-grade body jackers, it’s a must-hear mix from two of Cali’s freshest house headz. Stream it now on the Fool’s Gold Mixcloud, and subscribe to the Foolcast via iTunes or your favorite […]

the interview show: Lowell

last monthMusic / Dance & DJ : Versus

Calgary-born Lowell moved to Toronto to study music, but dropped out and spend some time working as a stripper. Lowell will be the first person to tell you that “former stripper who makes music” is a great headline, but there is a lot more to this musician than an easy headline. We did the interview […]

Out of the Cold Wave

Quiet Room were a little known Bay Area band from the early 80s.  Coming in on Punk’s wake it was always going to be a synth-driven sound they settled on.  Happily for us. Yangtzee River (or Yangtze River depending on your source) cuts its own path through the Post-Punk swamp of 80s San Francisco; i.e.  […]

the interview show: Rich Aucoin 2014

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : Versus

Rich Aucoin made his latest record Ephemeral to sync up with the the 1979 claymation film version of The Little Prince (or Le Petit Prince if you are francophone). Rich also does a really great job of creating a unique experience during his live shows. He describes his show as “screaming along with your friends to songs you don’t […]

the interview show: Junip (José González)

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : Versus

Most people remember Swedish folk rock singer José González for the amazing covers he did in the mid-2000s. (Remember his incredible cover of “Heartbeats” by The Knife?) Lately José has been making music and touring with two of his high school friends under the name Junip. When I first met José in his tour van, I was a […]

A little ostinato

The road sighs. In a wilderness of barely-perceptible groans it adds a little bass to the proceedings. Sensing their cue, the crickets trill a little ostinato. You always had a flair for the dramatic. Things are going to be OK. Plankton Wat – Empire Mines The Rain Parade – No Easy Way Down Teeth gritted, […]

PODCAST: Katie Gately

This week’s podcast comes in the shape of a deeply lovely surge of sound comped together by Katie Gately. If you missed our guest feature by Prayer (aka Joe Houpert), where he interviewed Katie on animals, biodiversity and monster worlds, then you should read it RIGHT NOW. Katie Gately – Red Wine mix If you think you […]

the interview show: SOHN

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : Versus

After the release of “The Wheel” in 2012, London’s SOHN spread like wildfire through the internet and within less than a year he was releasing his debut full length record Tremors on 4AD and reportedly writing songs with Lana Del Rey, BANKS and Rhye. Christopher Taylor, the man known as SOHN, was as sick as a dog when […]

All immaculately-designed machines

Isolde Touch is film-maker and sound artist Asha Sheshadri. She is influenced by Robert Ashley, but has the crisp beats and concepts to rival Fatima Al-Qadiri. She weaves vocals and revolving sound patterns as deftly as Holly Herndon. (Not trying to set up false oppositions here, just trying to let you know what calibre of […]

Intraestellar

We write this after learning that Philae, the plucky explorer our species sent to meet asteroid 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko as it hurls at 340,000 miles per hour through the solar system, has gone to sleep. We aren’t surprised. One could be forgiven for feeling a little dozy after travelling 4bn miles in space, and in a […]

the interview show: Mozart’s Sister

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : Versus

I met Caila (aka Mozart’s Sister) at soundcheck at the Fortune Sound Lounge last time she was in town. While I waited for her to finish setting up for her show, I ended up chatting with Caila’s mom and we ate mooncakes together.  Her mom actually told me a secret about Caila. What was this […]

Everything repetitions

Constellations of tones blinking on and off in the purest and most simple patterns. Singing as soft, slow breathing. Everything repetitions. One day – after innumerable attempts at planetary destruction and utopian/dystopian rebuildings – this is what our night sky will be like. Full of gorgeous post-nuclear light pollution and atmospheric tics. Kara-lis Coverdale – […]

Just some pretty techno: Eight early electronic listening music tracks chosen by Dan Selzer

Dan Selzer is a renaissance dude. He runs Acute Records, where he has re-released and reissued amazing no-wave and art punk material by Theoretical Girls, Glenn Branca and Ike Yard among others (Discogs). Together with Mike Simonetti, he created the 4th RVNG Presents Mix (Crazy Rhythms, a.k.a. one of our favourite mixes ever). Today we […]

Danny Brown “Black Out Days” + The Champs Interview

3 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : Fool's Gold

Danny Brown jumps on Phantograms “Black Out Days” with Leo Justi, listen to it below. Danny also passed by The Champs for an extended interview. Left click to stream (Right click, Save-As for mp3). Get Old on iTunes also available in CD, 2xLP and deluxe vinyl box set and buy the Smokin & Drinkin digital […]

Smudged-out details

We included Jenny Hval’s excellent Innocence is Kinky album in our Best Of 2013. In all probability, it’s not unlikely that her album released this year – a collaboration with Susanna of ‘and Her Magical Orchestra’ fame – might also creep into a Best Of 2014. Their Rune Grammofon label mate, noise supremo Deathprod, also […]

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