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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

CFCF + DJ Koze + Pareja + Kyle Hall

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CFCF has a monopoly on engaging clean repetitive music, this new single proves that.

I’m always impressed with DJ Koze’s direction on a remix, always far out editing and always puts in an honest effort of making something special.

This new single from DJs Pareja & Philipp Gorbachev from the Comeme crew is out of this world, its this fusion of culture that is still raw and fresh feel, i’m getting Germany tropical acid vibes, thats pretty impressive to pull off.

Mount Kimbie is rolling out remixers for their LP, this one from Detroit’s Kyle Hall touches on some great thinned out house essentials.

ISO50 Premiere: Teen Daze Album Stream

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We are proud to premiere an exclusive stream of the Teen DazeGlacier” LP on the blog today. The record has dynamic motion to it that touches all different varieties of enjoyable glowing melodies. Below are links to the limited vinyl and tour dates, hope that if you enjoy the stream then you’ll be able to pick up a record or see him live on an upcoming tour date:

The record ships from Lefse Records October 1st. PRE-ORDER COLORED VINYL or DIGITAL

Tour w/ Camp Counselors:

10/2 Calgary, AB – Saits the Gateway
10/4 Edmonton, AB – Wunderbar
10/5 Woodbury, TN – Music In The Middle Fest
10/6 Saskatoon, SK – Amigos Cantina
10/8 Winnepeg, MB – Union Sound Hall (Side Room)
10/9 Fargo, ND – The Aquarium (Dempseys Upstairs)
10/11 Madison, WI – The Frequency
10/12 Chicago, IL – Beauty Bar
10/15 Kingston, ON – Clark Hall Pub
10/16 London, ON – The APK
10/17 Toronto, ON – Parts & Labour
10/18 Ottawa, ON – Mercury Lounge
10/19 Montreal, QC – Le Divan Orange
10/20 Burlington, VT – Signal Kitchen
10/22 Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
10/24 Hartford, CT – The Arch Street Tavern
10/25 Baltimore, MD – Golden West Café
10/26 Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands
10/28 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
10/29 St. Louis, MO – The Demo
10/30 Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
10/31 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
11/3 Phoenix, AZ – Last Exit Live
11/4 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
11/5 Los Angeles, CA – Echo
11/6 San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar Music Hall
11/7 Portland, OR – Holocene
11/9 Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl
11/10 Bellingham, WA – The Wild Buffalo

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Autumnal days feel exceptionally short in Abbotsford, BC, Canada. The sun rises but hardly invites. The inevitability of night is impending. As 2012 came to a close, Teen Daze entered a state of repose. He wrote new material, and for the first time he found the process not to be a means of escape or refuge. Rather than imagining an outward utopia, or seeking an inward sanctuary, he simply engaged his work with his reality, his physical world. Like it’s namesake, Glacier is more than solidified water adrift in a sea of home-produced electronic music. It is a collection of moments, historical particles and physical experiences, gathered into a whole. Varied yet cohesive, Glacier finds Jamison confident both as a drifter and a romantic. Lyrics are used personally and sparingly, often drifting in and out on a single phrase. “No one sees you, the way I see you”, he repeats through opener “Alaska”. Album centerpiece “Ice On The Windowsill” celebrates the notion of remaining indoors with the one you love as the world frosts over. Connecting each epiphany are wordless ruminations—like the twisted pitch of“Tundra”, the cool warmth of “Forest At Dawn”—some of the most evocative sound design in Teen Daze’s career to date. The album’s fixation on manifesting physicality translates to being a highly performative production. The role of live instruments, field recordings, and general human presence is evident in these songs. This was a deliberate choice; Teen Daze plans to tour in support of the release for the first time as a full band—essentially to actualize Glacier in the physical world.

New Album From The Field Streaming

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Ladies and gentlemen we have album of the year potential going on right above this text. I love how he keeps his sounds always in motion, shifting through different emotional connections you might have made with certain melodies.

Earlier this month we released the title track of The Field’s upcoming album Cupid’s Head, and we would like to say thanks to everyone who’s shown their support and the positive response we’ve received thus far;

“Back in 2007, he introduced From Here We Go Sublime with “Over the Ice”; on “Cupid’s Head”, Willner’s going through the smoke.”
-Pitchfork

“The album is his first to be recorded entirely using ‘real’ gear – no computers in sight kids – and you can certainly hear that in ‘Cupid’s Head’s shimmering textures and brittle beatbox beats.”
-FACT

Now, as a pre weekend treat, and a few days before its official release on September 30th

TMMRW + Absolutely + Clams + Les Level

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TMMRW must have just perfected the future of New Age.

Absolutely Free comes to us from all different angles, can’t really put this in a genre, feels like Her Space Holiday remixes chained together, not feeling the screaming but i’ll sit through it for the other parts.

If you’re playing GTA V then i’m guessing you’ve heard the new Clams Casino?

100% Silk has been orchestrating the soft late night house from a distance to the point of perfection, such a solid label, here’s one from a recent signing Les Level.

Shaun Kardinal Embroidery

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Shaun Kardinal embroiders everything from vintage postcards to books. I alway love looking through vintage postcards but i’ve never really done anything with them besides put them away in a box, glad someone is getting a little creative and reworking them into something that isn’t a cut up collage for the first time in the 21st century.

Molina + Broker + Machinedrum + Ditt Inre

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If you asked me who i’d like to make music with that isn’t a legend of some sort i’d say Juana Molina, she has a great way of finding out what sounds good on repeat, I find that as one of the most important gifts in making any sort of noise.

The Beat Broker is always on the ISO50 blog, this jam feels like it was made for the blog, heavy melancholia that sits right outside the atmosphere and sketches across into your peripheral vision coloring it in with only the most lush experience.

Machinedrum has this tweaked out speedy dance music on autopilot, he delivers every time these days.

Cascine holding down that soft spot in our hearts, always finding those artists that deliver bliss and Ditt Inre isn’t any different.

…And I am back

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Heathered Pearls – A Decade of Ghostly International at Decibel by Headphone Commute on Mixcloud

Hey everyone, sorry for the big silent gap there. I went on tour with Shigeto and Beacon for close to 3 weeks, as a way to try and repay you all here’s a downloadable mix I did of the Ghostly International catalog. The mix is almost 2 hours long, it includes most of my favorites and celebrates 10 years of Ghostly being at Decibel Festival. Thanks to Headphone Commute for hosting it!

Tracklist

1. Kiln – Rustdusk
2. Lusine – Gravity
3. Christopher Willits – New Life
4. Aeroc – Mahy
5. Pale Sketcher – Can I Go Now (Gone Version)
6. Jacaszek – As Each Tucked String Tells
7. The Sight Below – Murmur
8. Recondite – Leafs
9. Fort Romeau – SW9
10. Dauwd – Heat Division
11. Gold Panda – Vanilla Minus
12. Tycho – Hours
13. Com Truise – Brokendate
14. Mux Mool – Ruin Everything
15. Lord RAJA – Globe In My Room
16. Dabrye – Machines Pt. I
17. Shigeto – Huron River Drive
18. Michna – Do What You Want To Do
19. School of Seven Bells – Scavenger
20. Choir Of Young Believers – Nye Nummer Et
21. Skeletons & The Girl-Faced Boys – There Are Seagulls Who Live In Parking Lots
22. Beacon – Safety’s Off
23. Matthew Dear – More Surgery
24. Adult. – Skinlike (Equation Mix)
25. Solvent – Loss For Words (Vector Lovers Remix)
26. HTRK – Synthetik
27. Heathered Pearls – Docile Touch

DOWNLOAD HERE.