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Since Dilla's untimely death, the music world has seen arguably more tributes, posthumous releases, fan art, and homages directed at him than any other rap producer of his era. I say "music world" because it's important to note that, while Dilla rarely stepped outside the realm of hip-hop/R&B in his time on Earth (here's one amazing outlier though), his influence has spread to genres far and wide. [read more]
If you've ever watched a John Carpenter film without knowing who made it, you'll sure as hell be reliably informed within the first ten minutes. If not because of the distinctly cool and obviously eccentric Carpenter tone, then the fact that his name pops up over about 90% of the opening credits. [read more]
We preferred not to predict anything. Instead, we opted to go for a list of Ones To Watch in 2015. This was a list of artists whom we thought deserved your attention, deserved recognition, and for whom – with all the droplets of hope and love in our little ol' hearts – we wished all the best and every success in the coming year. [read more]
"It's been 45 years since Carpenter's first film score, so let's take take a moment to delve into and appreciate some of his fine work. Assuming your familiarity with his renowned Halloween score, here's a list of ten wonderful lesser-knowns." [read more]
Belle & Sebastian are almost like a comfort blanket covered in disco lights: reassuring and warm but also not afraid of letting their hair down every once in a while to celebrate the great things in life. Murdoch's lyrics paint wonderfully vivid scenes of outcasts, dreamers and those just generally unsure about life. [read more]
Japanese psychedelic outfit 幾何学模様 / Kikagaku Moyo possess a certain level of spirit and sensibility. Their progressive songs naturally take the listener beyond; a journey into a more peaceful realm. [read more]
In lieu of a proper essay this week, I've compiled a playlist of the standout tracks throughout Flying Lotus' career. An 'Essential Playlist' if you will. [read more]
From Serge Gainsbourg to Brian Eno, this movie soundtrack playlist from Burning Peacocks (Alma Jodorowsky and David Baudart) is an essential listen.
Their found inspiration in "psychedelic westerns of yesteryear".
Cat's Eyes is the new project from Faris of The Horrors and Rachel Zeffira.
They filmed it at their recent show in Los Angeles.
"It was hilarious to do and I think it's the most DIY it can get... for 77 bucks!"
It's almost spring and this week's slate of new releases reflects that.
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