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The Royal Concept EP

Swedish indie-pop band, The Royal Concept, have made a stateside splash with the release of their debut, self-titled EP.  The five song collection includes catchy tracks such “D-D-Dance” and “Gimme Twice“, which have climbed the Hypem.com charts. Historically, Scandinavia has produced more than a few talented, timeless pop acts and The Royal Concept continues this [...]

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Compuphonic & Kolombo

I’m sure you already know those guys… Compuphonic recently released “Sequoia” on Moodmusic & Kolombo is the one who recently composed “Waiting for” released on Kompakt. Those two guys are used to working together. I’m sure you remember their “Emotion EP” on Tiga’s Turbo Rec. Anyway… Compuphonic & Kolombo decided to work together again which [...]

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Everett James – Shot Through The Heart

Everett James latest single “Shot Through the Heart” is an electro-soul confession of future blues that pulses with analogue synths and emotion.  It has been getting major love around the world. Most notably Gilles Peterson of BBC radio one has given … Continue reading

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Ugly Kids Club – “My Soul”

Based in Nashville TN, Ugly Kids Club is the music collaboration of Steve Wilson (producer, songwriter, guitarist) and Aliegh Shields (vocalist, lyricist, guitarist).  The pair formed in early 2011 when they discovered their shared love for minimalistic rock duos such as Sleigh … Continue reading

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Mark Ronson – "A La Modeliste" (Feat. Erykah Badu, Yasiin Bey & The Dap Kings)

2012 brings the advent of all those insanely amazing collaborations we saw forming last year. One of them being Mark Ronson working with Erykah Badu and Yasiin Bey (more commonly known as Mos Def) to produce this deliciously full-bodied track called “A La Modeliste.” Uptempo trombone and drum beats provided by none other than Trombone Shorty, Zigaboo Modelist and key [...]

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Alex Fedorov – “Last Forever”

A refreshing advancement of the established post-rock premise, self-taught guitar prodigy Alex Fedorov’s nuanced, polished sound offers an alluring modernity, while still retaining a depth and complexity reminiscent of The Album Leaf or Mogwai. Fedorov seamlessly weaves elements of Heavy … Continue reading

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August Eight Ft. Nina Foot – “Love Trip”

August Eight may or may not have issues with authority, but don’t allow the sporadically surly demeanor to distract from a profound talent that became apparent around age 8. Eight has been an outspoken opponent of self-limitation, and has never believed in stifling other creative urges. Distractions to some, Eight claims his music would be [...]

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Alex Clare – “Caroline”

You know, the music industry has an excess of people who are “producers” and not in a negative way either. I mean, we have have an excess of bedroom producers who are excellent at what they but what we really need more of is people with pure vocal ability without any computer assistance. Adele is [...]

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Mint Julep – “Aviary” (Mogwai Remix)

Mint Julep is the husband and wife team of Keith and Hollie Kenniff, and they continue to produce the lustrous modern pop music that sets us adrift atop a cloud of bubbles. Keith Kenniff is best known as the brains behind dulcet ambient/electronic practitioners Helios and Goldmund, and he has also composed music for Harmony [...]

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Snow Patrol – “Mysterious Ways” (U2 Cover)

Snow Patrol have re-recorded U2′s song “Mysterious Ways” to mark the 20th anniversary of the seminal album Achtung Baby. The album has been re-recorded for a special CD, titled AHK-toong BAY-bi and is available with this month’s Q magazine, out now. Other contributing artists include Nine Inch Nails, Patti Smith, Depeche Mode, The Killers and [...]

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Modus Pony – “Modus Pony” LP

From the people who brought you Suede Ape, comes Modus Pony, the new instrumental solo project from Matt Ackerman. The self titled, debut album is a collection of experimental ideas, born during countless hours of bedroom daydreaming, presented and served to you as a traditional collection of typically succinct pop-songs. The album is a buffet [...]

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FILTER Magazine’s Culture Collide

FILTER Magazine’s Culture Collide, taking place October 6-9 in Los Angeles, will be held in conjunction with a diverse cultural art experience presented by The Lucie Foundation,  including photographs by Moby, the Snorri Brothers, B+, Lauren Dukoff and more. Limited wristbands are on sale now for $20: www.Ticketweb.com and grant access to the entire festival. [...]

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Pallers – “Come Rain, Come Sunshine”

“…When creating we pour everything out that has been collected in the head during decades of intense listening. One leg is always standing in the green grass of pop while the other leg is out on its own, wandering between places such as dance-floors, sandy beaches, cold concrete and a weightless existence in a bed [...]

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The Forest Wall – “the EP”

Our buddy Igor Makhlin, AKA SAUR, wanted to introduce us to his best friend Derek Salazar, and his sister Amanda Salazar who make music as The Forest Wall.  Their debut collection is five gripping, melodic tracks that manage to illicit emotion while retaining a levity that pairs well with warm evenings. Their EP, entitled “the [...]

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2011 Pacific Festival

Yes, July is over and the 2011 Pacific Festival is slowly inching it’s way nearer. On Saturday, August 13th The Oak Canyon Ranch (located in  Orange County, CA) will play host to a litany of recognizable names, including Cut Copy, Calvin Harris, Toro Y Moi, and recently added headliner, and perhaps our greatest ambassador to [...]

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