Currently enjoying “The King of Limbs” by Radiohead

, February 22, 2011

Radiohead released their eighth and latest album over the weekend, and as always, it’s a fine one. The eight tracks that make up Radiohead’s shortest record to date are jittery and jarring, generally hearkening back a little more toward Kid A than to later, more organic albums like Amnesiac or Hail to the Thief. But […]

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Currently enjoying “BCD-2″ by Basic Channel

, February 15, 2011

Basic Channel are a dub techno duo from Berlin who have released a number of landmark tracks under various pseudonyms over the years. Mark Ernestus and Moritz Von Oswald could probably claim ownership of an entire movement if they weren’t so alias-happy; they’ve presided over a number of labels over the years, and helped a […]

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Currently enjoying “Synchronize” by Discodeine featuring Jarvis Cocker

, February 8, 2011

If you can judge the album French duo Discodeine are set to release in March on the strength of their latest single, then it’s bound to be a catchy, funky album indeed. As the instrumental version of “Synchronize” featured on the five-track single proves, there’s a lot more to the track than just a famous, […]

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Currently enjoying “Dead Cities” by the Future Sound of London

, February 1, 2011

Out of the many, many records that the duo who call themselves the Future Sound of London have released under various names over the years, 1996′s Dead Cities is undoubtedly one of the most notable. Released during the rise of nineties electronica, whatever that was, Dead Cities was a remarkably atmospheric and sharply produced record, […]

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Currently enjoying “Enemy of the Enemy” by Asian Dub Foundation

, January 25, 2011

The third album from local youth project turned sound system turned awesome collective Asian Dub Foundation is one of their finest, and certainly a welcome introduction to a great group. Released in 2003, Enemy of the Enemy is a sharp, eclectic and forceful collection of music. Here, more than any other prior release, the group […]

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Currently enjoying “Red Barked Tree” by Wire

, January 18, 2011

I got into Wire during their Read & Burn era; Send is my favourite Wire album, hands down. I’m glad to say that for a fan like me, their twelfth and newest doesn’t disappoint. Wire, as I’ve mentioned, is a band that’s made a name for itself over the years by pushing the limits of […]

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It’s Friday, so here’s the video for “You Get What You Give” by New Radicals

, January 14, 2011

Lock up your adults and get ready to fly, you guys, because today’s video is a classic late-nineties anthem that’s bound to take you back to a simpler time. A time of youth, innocence, promise, and endearingly catchy hit singles released by bands that nobody ever really heard from again. Believe it or not, the […]

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Currently enjoying “Living in a Giant Candle Winking at God” by the Transit Kings

, January 11, 2011

It’s not exactly unfair to call the Transit Kings an Orb side project; it’s currently a trio featuring Alex Paterson, a core member of both groups, along with musicians Guy Pratt and Dom Beken. Fellow Orb co-founder Jimmy Cauty, better know for his work with Bill Drummond as the KLF, was also a founding member […]

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Currently enjoying “One on One” by Dan Haid

, January 4, 2011

I got to know Dan Haid through Everyone’s a DJ; he did his first set with us a couple of years ago, and for a while, he had a good run as a regular. But it didn’t take him long to move on to running his own nights, like his impressive range of Beat Burrito […]

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Currently enjoying “Dr Who” by Smerins Anti-Social Club

, December 28, 2010

Doctor Who is what you might call a bit of a big thing around our house, and the dub version of the iconic theme that Smerins Anti-Social Club recently released has been a welcome soundtrack to a week off. The track appeared on the Shapes 10:02 compilation that the good people at Tru Thoughts released […]

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