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  • Arvo Party

    Dave Wesley, January 21st 2019

    This is cool semi-ambient music from Belfast with an artist name that makes it onto my top producer/band names list with Dumpster Juice and R.E.O. Speed Dealer. II by Arvo PartyStop for the name.  Stay for the music. Best regards, Dave Wesley – Lost in Portugal

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  • Repost – Basic Channel – Resident Advisor Label of the Month

    Dave Wesley, January 9th 2019

    Yeah.  This great article with interviews deserves re-posting.  Gods among men. Enough said. Kind regards, Dave Wesley – From somewhere in Portugal  

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  • Lo-fi Ambient Music From Thomas Fehlmann

    Dave Wesley, January 1st 2019

    The prolific and steadily relevant Thomas Fehlmann treads into ambient lo-fi territory with this very cool soundtrack release. Sincerely yours, Dave Wesley – Somewhere is northern Portugal.   1929 – Das Jahr Babylon by Thomas Fehlmann

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  • La Monte Young Marian Zazeela – The Black Album (1969)

    Dave Wesley, December 12th 2018

    Drone and lo-fi well before they were a thing. Best regards, Dave Wesley – Somewhere in Northern Portugal

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  • Laurie Anderson – Sharkey’s Night

    Dom Fox, October 28th 2018

    Imagine blinding snirt (snow and dirt) storms on a flat North Dakota college campus in the early 1980s.  This Laurie Anderson track was a ray of sunshine that cut through that cultural snirt and inspired a lifetime of sonic curiosity and exploration.   Realize that Bill Laswell produced this mashup of William S. Burroughs monotone with […]

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  • The Overload Subreddit – Left-field and Lo-fi House and Techno

    Dave Wesley, October 23rd 2018

    I’ve been really getting into Reddit lately as an alternative to the usual suspect social media outlets.  One of my favorite subreddits is The Overload, which describes itself as: “A sub for unconventional club music. Ebm, noise, house, lo-fi music, techno, hardware jams, acid, chicago house, detroit techno Labels like L.I.E.S, Hessle Audio, Raster Noton, […]

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  • Mix – Secret Thirteen – STM 268 – Bérangère Maximin

    Dave Wesley, October 10th 2018

    With so much readily and freely available music at our collective disposal, the role of curator/mixer/DJ is paramount to discovery and a lean back listening experience.  Secret Thirteen is beyond prolific at introducing new (to me) curators, producers, composers, and sonic artists.   Check out this mix from Bérangère Maximin, who “puts us on a cinematic trip […]

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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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  • Rádio Baixa – Streaming Live DJ Sets From Coimbra, Portugal

    Dave Wesley, September 1st 2018

    With the current plethora of streaming radio options and new live DJ set stations popping up (and down) on the web, it can be difficult to discern in which to invest precious ear time.  It seems that Boiler Room has inspired myriad boilerplate copies of itself. In 2018, Rádio Baixa appeared on the scene, from […]

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  • Amoeba Music – What’s In My Bag Series

    Dave Wesley, July 24th 2018

    Amoeba Music is one of the world’s coolest independent record stores, based in California.  They’ve been posting their “What’s In My Bag” YouTube series for many years now, which Amoeba describes as “Our award-winning series featuring artists and tastemakers sharing what they found shopping at Amoeba.” It’s educational and entertaining.  And, thanks to “What’s In […]

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