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Jakub Alexander curates the music selections here at the blog. He also runs his Moodgadet record label out of Brooklyn, NY and does A&R for Ghostly International Records. Links: Moodgadget Records Jakub's Tumblr

Fort Romeau + Machinedrum + KSIA + Minks

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This Gold Panda LP is still making waves, now labelmate Fort Romeau smoothes the track out into a daydreaming stare that you don’t want to snap out of.

Machinedrum’s LP on Ninja Tune is looking to touch some surreal worlds, have a taste of the video below if you haven’t heard the single yet.

I will keep pushing Keep Shelly In Athens, every single and every LP, i’m a sucker for it.

I can’t believe this is Minks, what happened to the sugary hazy garage?

Erlend Oye – “La Prima Estate”

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The man that gave some of us our favorite Royksopp song, Smiths cover, the face of Kings Of Convenience, and the soul of The Whitest Boy Alive, and pretty much my idol has a new single… and its in Italian. I have mixed feelings, I don’t dislike it, I really don’t want to listen to it again today because of the Olive Garden commercial guitar on it, maybe tomorrow.

Its hard, i’m not a Kings Of Convenience bandwagon fan, i’m a true Erlend fan and this just throws a few things off but not in a bad way. For the record, I enjoy how everything else meshes, that synth is actually refreshing, the flute with the bassline nails some classy early light disco that i’m a fan of. But the ukelele sounding thing when its up front, i’m just not feeling. What are your thoughts? and don’t say “why those shoes?” because I already said it.

Paul Rudolph Sketches + Efdemin Mix

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Its hard to pick a favorite Paul Rudolph image, i’m just soo inspired every time I look his sketches, i’ve actually decided to get one tattooed on me.

Below is a Fact mix that i’ve been going back to, really solid and thought though, not just a bunch favorites slapped together, that seems to be the Dial way.


Tracklist:
1. Raymond Scott – Country Fair (Instrumental)
2. Dj Sotofett – Asa Med
3. Anthony Shake Shakir – Frayed
4. Perception – Abandoned Building In Mono
5. Max/Ernst – 7Klick1
5. Steevio – Ty (Deep Mix)
6. Furthr – Enta (enypnion)
7. DJ Qu – Times Like This
8. Black Jazz Consortium – Be And Not Know Why (feat. Christina Wheeler)
9. STL – Paku Paku
10. Jason Fine – Conical
11. Delroy Edwards – 4 Club Use Only
12. Ra. H – Spacepops
13. Gherkin Jerks – Midi Beats
14. Vakula – 41600
15. Delano Smith – Invitation Only (Reconstructed by Tobias.)
16. M-Core – Be Gene
17. Parallel 9 – Dominus
18. Echoplex – Soleil
19. tvhosten – Swinger EP
20. Acid Jesus – Radium
21. Lucy – Finegan (Pariah Rmx)
22. MLZ – One State
23. Jeroen – Axis
24. D5 – Run
25. Mark Ambrose – Bellringers
26. Phuture – Rise From Your Grave
27. Dream 2 Science – Dream 2 Science

Keep Shelly + Gonno + Ariel + Forest S.

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Never write off Keep Shelly In Athens, its genre bending when it comes soft pop music with an 80s haze over yet fusing in electronics that makes me want to put the song on repeat.

Tim Sweeney is doing an amazing A+R job with Beats In Space. Gonno rides a mysterious line that takes him into a dark caribbean digital world comes out the other end into a colorful synthetic space.

Ariel Pink strips it down and experiments just outside the AM gold sound with Jorge Elbrecht.

Tri Angle grabs up another huge talent for their roster with the signing of Forest Swords. Composition wise he always keeps it interesting by sitting percussion in this distant muffled space that I love.

Warby Parker x Ghostly International

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2 brands that we know and love collaborated on 2 beautiful pairs of sunglasses. Head over to Warby Parker for the story and a great playlist curated by Ghostly International of their catalog. Below is a kaleidoscope promo video which includes Tycho’s “Dive”, as of this morning only the Smokey Grey is still available.

Samps + Tornado Wallace

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These 2 tracks from Samps & Tornado Wallace hold up as a playlist on their own, go deep with both, i’m still floating after hearing them.