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Monday, February 29, 2016

Check Out The CRSSD Festival Afterparty Lineups

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CRSSD Festival is about the coolest thing to happen to San Diego since fish tacos.  That being said, the third edition of the extravaganza is much anticipated by the community.  House and techno by day is now being accompanied by a massive afterparty schedule; much bigger than years previous.  From Bondax to Claude Vonstroke, you’re going to get that bang for your buck.

“CRSSD is calling on all the heavyweights for this year’s After Dark series. Cirez D, Claude Vonstroke, Loco Dice, Tiga, and Jamie Jones have all been pegged for late-night along with Damian Lazarus, Ardalan, Ryan Hemsworth, Chet Faker, and Tycho. The parties will be spread out over multiple night-time venues including Spin, Bang Bang, The Music Box, and Andaz Hotel, with Andaz also hosting daytime rooftop pool parties with Poolside and Bondax.”

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[EVENTS] Lucidity Festival Returns April 8-10 To Live Oak Campgrounds

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Lucidity Festival has made quite the name for itself, tucked away in the Santa Barbara mountains and bubbling over with up and coming talent, it’s become a can’t miss in the Spring time for fans of Symbiosis, Lightning In A Bottle, and Desert Hearts. With talent like Mark Farina, J Phlip, Eprom, Sage Armstrong, Wood Holly, and our very own, The Interns, it’s time for a good old fashioned galactic get down. To better understand the spirit of the festival, here’s a few words from the promoters themselves about the ‘Crossroads’ addition of this year’s gathering:

This installment of our epic saga brings us to this turbulent moment in space and time—the Now of our socio-cultural evolution. We see our global human family entangled in a liminal, transitional zone between what was and what will be. Crossroads is the place between worlds. It is a limbo zone where many of us are confronted by Shadow and a great fear of the unknown. As the Dreamers of the New Dawn we are here to envision solutions. We resolve to cast light upon the darkness, to dig our hands in the dirt, to sing songs of a peaceful future, and actively sweep away that which no longer serves us.

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Figgy – Moments With You

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Our man Figgy is back at it with the smooth House track “Moments With You”, which beautifully blends chopped up Diana Ross vocals with crafty, live instrumentation.  It’s the type of high quality + style we can always count on from a Figgy production.  Figgy’s hard work in the studio always shines through in his production.  He’s also been hard at work on a new live set which makes its debut at The Mezzanine in San Francisco on April 8th with Goldroom.

As expected, Figgy has exceptional taste in music & has been one of my favorite artists to follow on SoundCloud.  His reposts are always on point (which surprisingly isn’t always the case with some artists).  Unfortunately, the powers that be at SoundCloud have issued him a third strike & his original account is set to be terminated.  Do yourself a major favor & follow his new account.  You won’t be disappointed: http://ift.tt/1QgOzOn.

In the meantime, get down to this smooth new freebie…

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Unsound Adelaide review – breaking ground with unorthodox live sounds

Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide Festival
Babyfather, Tralala Blip and Jlin use beauty, stealth and force to convert audiences to unfamiliar sounds

Some say the music of Unsound is “difficult”. But difficult to one is eyes-closed, body-slumped bliss to another. The phrase “boundary-pushing” is problematic too because boundaries are only pushed if you’ve already got them drawn.

The Unsound faithful – me included – rarely do. Our taste isn’t shoehorned into closed ideas of what we like or don’t like but defined by an open-mindedness that requests one thing: be interesting. Play me something I haven’t heard or take me somewhere I’ve haven’t been. Embody the essence of something or its genesis. Convince me by stealth or by force, by brutality or brains.

Related: Everything happens in Adelaide in March – our picks of the festival

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Christine and the Queens: Chaleur Humaine review – stylish and empathetic

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This accomplished synth-pop record by Parisian Héloïse Letissier has been released in various guises, not least its Francophone debut of 2014. Revamped for the US last autumn, now out here, it is both old news and a welcome opportunity to praise Letissier’s stylish, empathetic songs: bilingual, sexually fluid, influenced by R&B, hip-hop and glitchy digitals. Tunes such as Saint Claude (now in English) flirt with surface while seeking (and delivering) chaleur humaine (aka the “human warmth” of the LP’s title). Perfume Genius now guests on the cloistered Jonathan, where a love affair can’t be acknowledged in daylight, and the minimal No Harm Is Done finds Pennsylvanian rapper Tunji Ige providing thoughtful counterpoint.

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Andrew Weatherall: Convenanza review – pleasant but plain electronica

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It’s only February and Andrew Weatherall – veteran British DJ, producer and remixer – is already on to his second album of 2016. The first, as the Woodleigh Research Facility, with Nina Walsh, was an electronic oddity that twisted and turned in unexpected directions. This one, released under his own name (but conceived with Walsh), is a more straightforward affair that casts backward glances over a long and prolific career. Tracks such as Frankfurt Advice canter along steadily, buoyed by a sturdy dub bassline, post-punk guitars and exotic brass. Nervy trumpets scribble away in the background and, as with his 2009 solo debut, Weatherall adds deadpan vocals to many of the tracks. The results are perfectly listenable, but it feels like Weatherall’s coasting a little here.

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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Dom Servini at the Bussey Building (Peckham) on 16.04

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Dom Servini at the Bussey Building (Peckham) on 9.04

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ILM after-party at the Big Chill bar (Bricklane) on 2.04

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Wah Wah 45s at Independant Label Market (Spitalfield) on 2.04

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Dele Sosimi at Shambala festival on 28.08

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Dele Sosimi at Dimensions Festival (Croatia) on 27.08

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Dele Sosimi at Sunfall Fest (London) on 9.07

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Dele Sosimi at Sunfall Fest (London) on 9.07

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Dele Sosimi at Mawazine Festival (Morrocco) on 26.05

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Dele Sosimi at The Soundcrash Funk & Soul Weekender on 14.05

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Dele Sosimi at Komedia (Bath) on 14.03

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Gideon Conn hosts Acoustic music festival in Manchester on 9.04

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Gideon Conn at Manchester Club Academy on 31.03

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Gideon Conn at Bar Loco (Newcastle) on 18.03

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DJ Dom Servini at Bar 90 (Hackney Wick) on 25.03

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Wah Wah Easter Disco at The Yard (Hackney Wick) on 24.03

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Dom Servini at Bar 90 (Hackney Wick) on 17.03

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Dom Servini at The Merchant’s Tavern (Shoreditch) on 4/03

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Friday, February 26, 2016

New band of the week: Conducta (No 92)

Bristolian production wunderkind in love with ’90s US R&B and UKG creates acutely lovely modern versions of soulful 2-step

Hometown: Bristol.

The lineup: Collins Nemi (music, production).

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Talking pineapples and 200-hour sets: what EZ can expect as he joins the extreme DJing ranks

The UK garage great is spinning for a solid day in aid of cancer research – which is fine, but it doesn’t touch the blistering feats attempted by the titans of the form

When DJ EZ – arguably UK garage’s greatest DJ – announced that he was going to play records for a solid 24 hours in aid of Cancer Research UK, the internet gave him a collective slap on the back. EZ, who will be performing his charity set on 27 February, is already a cult figure in UK dance music, worshipped for the startling, disruptive way in which he stitches songs together into entirely new rhythmic forms, and here he was, offering to play one UKG tune after the next for the same amount of time it takes Jack Bauer to save the world. Playing records for 24 hours is no mean feat – at the rate EZ rattles through the hits, he’s looking at banging out over 700 tracks before he gets to stop, which is feasibly more garage than any human can take.

While most observers are enthralled by this prospective feat of endurance, picking apart the technicalities of such an event (crucially: what happens if he needs a poo?), it turns out that DJing until your ears bleed is old hat to one unusual corner of the clubbing industry. By taking on the 24-hour DJ challenge, EZ has inadvertently ventured into a murky territory – a wacky world of energy drinks, extended dancefloor edits, innovative toilet arrangements, fierce competition and sleep deprivation hallucinations: the strange, surprisingly populous world of “extreme DJing”.

The first half was quite hard but the last bit was the worst. I was hallucinating and seeing shadows. People were holding conversations with me and I couldn’t recall what they had said; at times I was almost not the full ticket. I was given a bowl of fruit and, like in the film Castaway, I turned a pineapple into a character called Wilson. He kept me going.

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Musique Non Stop - BOILER ROOM TV News


Musique Non Stop - BOILER ROOM TV News

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Posted: 25 Feb 2016 05:09 AM PST



Part of Amsterdam’s new fresh faced school of techno and already affiliated with Rush Hour, Dekmantel, Tape Records, Voyage Direct – it’s Interstellar Funk. His latest undertaking and his first on the Rush Hour label, Electric Park Square, brings six tracks of mystical machine sounds that revel in their sensibility. It’s essentially computer music with a soul. “Cable 54″ opens the EP with a retrospective take on early Detroit techno. Interstellar Funk crafts squelchy, acid-inflected patterns on the 303 and mysterious synth melodies on a track that could blend in virtually unnoticed on one of Cybotron‘s first releases from the early eighties.

Catch the pre-order of Electric Park Square [RHM 014] here, dropping soon in full via Rush Hour.



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Best New Tracks - Pitchfork: White Lung: "Hungry"


Best New Tracks - Pitchfork: White Lung: "Hungry"

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Posted: 24 Feb 2016 08:00 AM PST



In the press materials for their upcoming LP, Paradise, White Lung's formidable frontwoman Mish Barber-Way tells St. Vincent's Annie Clark that "There's this really stupid attitude that only punks have where it's somehow uncool to become a better songwriter." This is a particularly prescient statement in light of "Hungry"—Paradise's blistering lead single. While previous White Lung tracks often balanced a slowly burgeoning pop sensibility against messy, screamy, unbridled aggression, "Hungry" leans heavily on the former—a three-minute contained explosion of darkly melodic power pop that favors finesse over noise. "You are never safe from yourself," warns Barber-Way, as the song barrels ahead. Propelled by ringing guitars and Cure-appropriate backing synths, the track is a tightly-wound, catchy-as-fuck invective played at a polished, breakneck velocity.

It's fitting that a band ostensibly teetering on the edge of a major breakthrough would lead with a single like "Hungry." Lyrically and in sound, it seems to address the frequent conflation of an abject hunger for fame and the more basic human desire to simply be seen and heard. To that end, "Hungry" captures a band deftly navigating the perils of aging punkdom—acknowledging that accomplishment doesn't necessitate compromise while still nodding at how any kind of celebrity can chew you up. "It's the only goal," sings Way, "Watch it all break, swallow you whole." It's a conundrum the band smartly addresses by casting criticism on basically everyone, but namely on themselves. "Baby, you're weak. Baby, you're starving," sings Way, before also checking herself. "The star will melt, but we're all hungry for it."


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Wah Wah 45s @ The Yard 24/03/2016

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Andrew Weatherall: ‘We’re at the apex of the punk-rock dream. Anyone can make music. What a double-edged sword’

After three decades as a disco maverick, the acid-house DJ tells us why he’s still got an ear for ‘full-knacker panel-beaters-from-Prague-’ere-we-go techno’

I’ve been in Andrew Weatherall’s company for about five minutes, and he has, a little unexpectedly, got on to the subject of the Albigensian crusade of the 13th century, in which the papacy ordered the extermination of the Cathar sect in southern France. I had arrived, been given a quick tour of the quite spectacularly grim Tottenham industrial estate where Weatherall’s studio is located – “I thought, this is perfect, it’s absolutely horrible,” he says, ruefully, “but the first week I’m here, I hear this commotion out in the road and it’s a young person’s pop group making a video, so there goes the fucking neighbourhood” – and then he started telling me about the Cathars: the siege of Carcassonne, the massacre at Béziers, how the 5th Airborne division in Vietnam adopted their motto from the instruction given to the crusaders by Arnaud Amalric, the abbot of Béziers: “Kill them all, God will know his own.”

Weatherall got interested in the Cathars when he started organising a small festival in Caracassonne: it shares its title with that of his new album, Covenanza, which was the name of the ceremony the Cathars underwent when they committed to the faith. “You know, acid house and suchlike are very ritualistic and all about transcendence,” he says, laughing. “I like to think I’m aiding people’s transcendence. Obviously, the combination of pumping house music and drugs isn’t like studying lengthy tomes, but at some point, you realise that the long way round is equally as enjoyable as the short cut.”

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Gilles Peterson: Havana Cultura // More documentary screenings announced @ Musique Non Stop


Gilles Peterson: Havana Cultura // More documentary screenings announced @ Musique Non Stop

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Posted: 24 Feb 2016 10:59 AM PST

With our rumba documentary making it’s way abroad to screens dotted across Europe, we’ve got together a list of all the screenings coming up to make sure no one misses out on a screening at a cinema near them. Running over the course of the next few months, ‘Havana Club Rumba Sessions: La Clave’ is worth checking for anyone interested in learning about the roots of Cuban music.

Produced in collaboration with the Havana Cultura, the film is one part of the latest chapter in the longstanding relationship between Gilles Peterson and Havana Cultura. The film features interviews with key figures across the island's musical generations. It's an insight into rumba's continued significance in a country where a carefully preserved past has long sat side-by-side with exciting innovation.

The film is about tracing the through lines running from slave communities' spiritual drumming practises, the dancers and musicians who've preserved those traditions, through to the younger generation who've plucked out and re-contextualised the elements most exciting to them.
Check out the remaining few screening below, don’t miss out!

ICA – London
Thu 25 Feb 2016 8.50pm
Fri 26 Feb 2016 5.45pm
Fri 26 Feb 2016 7.15pm
Sat 27 Feb 2016 4.45pm
Sun 28 Feb 2016 4.45pm
Phoenix Cinema – London
Sun 28 Feb 2016 2.00pm – Including Q&A with Crispin Robinson + free Havana Club cocktail.
The Lexi – London
Sun 28 Feb 2016 3.00pm
The Cube – Bristol
Fri 4 March 2016 8.00pm – DJ set after the show.
Picture House – Brighton
Sat 5th March 2016 10.00pm – Introduction from Gilles Peterson.
Babylon Berlin – Berlin
Mon 7th March 2016
Tues 8th March 2016
Weds 9th March 2016
Fact – Liverpool
Sun 13th March 2016 3.30pm – Q&A with Crispin Robinson.
Picture House – Oxford
21st March 2016 – 33 tickets needed to confirm
Picture House- Cambridge
21st March 2016 – 25 tickets needed to confirm
The Mockingbird Theatre – Birmingham
Sun 3rd April 2016 3.00pm – Q&A with Crispin Robinson.
Cully Jazz – Switzerland
Weds 13th April 2016 9.00pm – Introduced by Gilles Peterson + special rumba show from Dayme Arocena.
AB Club – Brussels
Weds 20th April 2016 8.00pm
Africa Festival – Wurzburg
Tues 26th April 2016 9.30pm

THE JAZZ CHILL CORNER Frank Sinatra Classics Presented On 180-Gram Vinyl LPs


THE JAZZ CHILL CORNER Frank Sinatra Classics Presented On 180-Gram Vinyl LPs

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Posted: 23 Feb 2016 07:48 AM PST
The worldwide centennial celebration for entertainment legend Frank Sinatra continues with FSE/UMe's release of six more classic Sinatra albums on audiophile-quality 180-gram vinyl LPs with faithfully replicated album art. 
                  
Available now on 180g vinyl, Songs For Swingin' Lovers! celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Inducted into the GRAMMY® Hall of Fame in 2000, the acclaimed album was originally released in March 1956 by Capitol Records and was the first release to top the UK album chart when it debuted.
                  
Ring-A-Ding Ding!, Sinatra's first release on his own Reprise Records label in 1961, and 1966's That's Life, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, are both available for preorder for 180g vinyl release on February 26.
                  
Sinatra's All The Way album, originally released in 1961 by Capitol, will be released on 180g vinyl on April 15. The Billboard Top 5 album features the Oscar®-winning title track, which reached No. 2 on Billboard's singles chart.