Category Archives: Music

Middle East and North African Dubstep, Metal, Two-Step and Ambient

Essential listening and passionate writing from The Quietus, on The Guardian for the Playlist series. Learning a lot, and definitely getting my head-nod on to this.    

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Happy Birthday Marvin

DJ Spinna’s Marvin Gaye birthday tribute mixes, 2010 and 2012. Yes please.

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M.I.A. – Bad Girls

Yes. Hell yes.

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China’s Red Army Beats It

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The Stagnation of Culture

Vanity Fair have a really interesting article about the design rut Fashion, arts, entertainment, popular culture, style etc finds itself in and why. It’s easy to say “fashion’s¬†cyclical”, but Kurt Anderson’s article nicely reminds us that it didn’t use to be so; and it’s easy to think about the innovations in technology that have driven […]

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Jay-Z’s Hegemony in the Age of Kanye

What can America learn about Foreign Policy and international relations from Jay-Z? A lot. This is one of the best articles about Hip Hop I’ve read in recent years, comparing Jigga to the USA, 50 Cent to Russia, southern rap’s rise as that of Asia’s increased power, the West Coast (Snoop, Dre et al) as […]

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Blue Note Covers Revisited by Video

[youtube:] Music video for the upcoming concert season @ Bellavista Social Pub. Director: Bante DOP: L. Semplici Hero: Moussa Kaba Producer: Frisca Dog: Ultimo Production: Filmatindustriali Thanks @thekingmob

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Quiet Village Red Bull Radio Mix

Very good mix from Quiet Village, featuring all sorts of Hawaiian-tropic soundtrack goodness… whatever that means. Definitely includes Tropicalia, Hungarian funk covers, Nina Simone, Turkish psyche pop, Johnny Harris, America and Eurythmics.

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Parrish Watch

Tribute to Theo Parrish by Barry Fell Theo Parrish is coming back to Plastic People on April 2nd. If you know, you know. If you think you know, but dont really know – read this If you think you know, and dont think you want to know – read this If you really dont know, […]

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What your favourite rock band says about you

The full list is over at McSweeney’s and was written by John Peck. Below are our favourites. The Doors: You have been bitten by an animal while trying to get it stoned. The Who: You own a Goldwing with a baby-changing station. The Rolling Stones: You own three cars and no stereo. Canned Heat: You […]

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