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  • Nicola Ratti – The Collection

    Dave Wesley, October 18th 2017

    I agree with this description written by a Bandcamp fan of this release… and I couldn’t have written it better myself: “This is some of the most inventive dub to come out this year. There are affectations of microhouse sound manipulations and an overall level of cosmic weirdness that recalls some of the strange feelings […]

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  • Dum Dum Girls – Rimbaud Eyes

    Wesley Mayhem, October 4th 2017

    Something about this track (and the album it comes from Too True (Sub Pop) haunts me…  the kind of haunting that only 80s MTV could stir up, back in the day.  I wish this band was still together.  I saw them live once and it was great.  The combo of unapologetic verby guitar effects with […]

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  • Sly & Robbie Meet Nils Petter Molvaer – Warsaw Summer Jazz Days 2015

    Dave Wesley, October 3rd 2017

    This unique performance and combination of genres/artists is: 1/3 dub 1/3 out jazz 1/3 electronica 100% scintillating. It’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever heard (seen). Yours truly, Dave Wesley – Porto, Portugal

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  • Gabriel Saloman – Movement Building Vol. 3

    Adas Butler, September 22nd 2017

    Movement Building Vol. 3 by Gabriel Saloman Ex-Yellow Swan and all-round interesting man Gabriel Saloman returns with the third (and final) instalment of his ambient ‘Movement Building’ collections. Like the others, it doesn’t shy away from the brooding, the tense and the disquieting. But it also lifts on those crashing chords, a sense of the industrial […]

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  • Christina Kubisch / ELEH – IMPREC451

    Adas Butler,

    Artist Christina Kubisch brings together this fascinating link-up with the mysterious minimalist analog ELEH. Excitement is high and to top it all, it’s her first release on legendary label Important Records.  Some excerpts of what to expect when it’s released in November are available to listen to on the release page, also check out a […]

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  • loscil – Drained Lake

    Dave Wesley, September 13th 2017

    Having done some work designing music for dance and visual media, I appreciate a magic combination when I experience it…  This piece is amazing and emotional.  Loscil is one of my artistic heroes.  I’m really confused why you don’t have all of his releases. Music by loscil Choreographed and Performed by Vanessa Goodman Video by Scott […]

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  • Underground Techno – Pavel Milyakov – Yalta

    Dave Wesley, September 6th 2017

    Bandcamp has emerged as one of the most effective tools for new music discovery.  I follow collections and purchasing habits of some choice taste makers and I’m never disappointed when surfing for new music within their Bandcamp collections.   Pavel Milyakov’s Yalta release, on what seems to be an nameless Russian vinyl and digital label, is […]

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  • Underground Find – Basement Revolver

    Maxine Wesley,

    Although Basement Revolver doesn’t have a wide range of songs released, they’re definitely a band that has huge potential and deserves more recognition than they’re currently getting. The dreamy female vocals combined with the slow tempo instrumental make for incredibly easy listening, especially if you’re a fan of artists like Angel Olsen or other female-led […]

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  • Repost – Wire Mix: Lucrecia Dalt

    Dave Wesley, August 24th 2017

    Leftfield and informative mix by Lucrecia Dalt for The Wire magazine.

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  • Cool Find – The Blurry Underground Pop of Ummagma

    Dave Wesley, August 23rd 2017

    Ummagma is a blurry pop band in the absolute best sense of that description.  I recently discovered a bunch of their unique tracks and videos on YouTube.   My penchant for intentionally lo-fi production finds me heavily rotating the track Live And Let Die. Their style varies a bit across releases, but it firmly remains […]

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