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  • Vicksburg.Glacier – Remixed Lo-fi Vintage Blues

    Dave Wesley, September 17th 2018

    With music production software is now ubiquitous and available to anyone with a smartphone, tablet, and/or PC, some amazing esoteric sub-sub-sub-genres and online communities have emerged that deserve attention (i.e. vaporwave, aestheic, simpsonwave, club bathroom remixes, and lo-fi anything, etc.).  As a producer, it’s all so very fascinating, especially given that my productions over the last […]

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    • The Comsat Angels – Land

      Dave Wesley, May 22nd 2018

      This is a hard-to-find classic release by a relatively unknown band from the 1980s.  The Comsat Angels undoubtedly had a ton of influence on 80s new wave sonics and mood. I treasured a friend-made cassette dub of this album for years and years…  until it literally wore out.   CDs of this release are available for […]

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      • DJ Krush & Toshinori Kondo – Ki-Oku (1996)

        Dave Wesley, April 16th 2018

        DJ Krush’s minimal instrumental hip hop intertwined with Toshinori Kondo‘s Kind Of Blue lonely trumpet puts me deep inside a Cowboy Bebop episode.  I had this on serious repeat when I so joyfully owned a vintage 1984 Porsche 928S in the early 2000s.  Serious driving music for serious driving (or chilling out).  The lo-fi hip […]

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        • Who The Hell Is Caveman LSD?

          Dave Wesley, January 5th 2018

          Was reading Huerco S 2017 chart on Boomkat, which includes hilarious non-music entries to throw you off his scent…  and I dug to find his listed Caveman LSD track…  It rules.  My perfect combo of lo-fi post-dub-techno.  Artist name fits the mood. Only a few out there and nothing in digital form.  I want more.  […]

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          • Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973

            Adas Butler, October 27th 2017

            Light In The Attic bring us this way-too-good compilation of many never-heard-before sounds. Check this out: “There was something in the air in the urban corners of late ‘60s Japan. Student protests and a rising youth culture gave way to the angura (short for “underground) movement that thrived on subverting traditions of the post-war years. Rejection […]

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            • Web Destination: That Special Record

              Gabi Von Dub, April 18th 2017

              Finding myself suddenly flooded by awesome new and old music – ok great excuse, i´m always like that – i´m a bit puzzled of what to write about at the moment, since i need the writing progress bar to actually progress and deliver you another tip on one of the zillion aural extravaganza available around. It´s […]

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              • Crate Diggers – Radio Cómeme

                Dave Wesley, November 21st 2016

                Brazil-based Radio Cómeme is the most prolific provider of eclectic cool mixes that I’ve encountered on the weird wide web, thus far, in my not so young life.   The mixes and cadre of DJ curators mix wide-ranging genres including vintage latin sounds, which is my favorite genre of Radio Cómeme mixes in the more […]

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                • Crate Diggers – Flávio Freitas – Drive

                  Dave Wesley, November 15th 2016

                  Until every track, sample, stem, digital image, etc. is watermarked or Blockchain enabled, we have the advantage of listening to expertly crafted mixes from true crate diggers like Flakka (Flávio Freitas), from Porto, Portugal.  I have had the extreme good fortune to be in his presence many times, along with his cadre of fellow diggers […]

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