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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

Hatchback & Sorcerer release new LPs

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HatchbackYour soon to be favorite replacement for any downtempo/lounge music is here. As Thievery Corporation grow distant with their outdated world music people need something fresh and need to wipe their hands clean of their 2001-2002 lounge playlists. Hatchback and Sorcerer offer up some of most lovely composed albums which are at a slower tempo and are filled with lush sounds for outdoor beer gardens or creative workspaces. I can only take so much “Lebanese Blonde”, “insert latest Hotel Coste compilation track”, and “Surfing on a Rocket” while I walk thru some local overprice small plate wine bar and walk out. Let this slow motion disco grow and support it, i promise it won’t disappoint. (please note i’m definitely not comparing this music to downtempo/lounge, i think of it as a replacement for that genre)

Hatchback – Jetlag

Sorcerer – Tennis (Game Set Patch)

Synchronicity Suite Tour

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Moodgadget Synchronicity Suite Tour posterSome of the finest and most diverse acts that Moodgadget has to offer (from the Synchronicity Suite compilation) will be on tour starting October 2nd. Alex / HeadUp who contributes a good amount of feedback on the ISO50 blog did the tour poster for us. I wanted to give you all and Scott some exclusive tracks from Worst Friends, D. Gookin, and Mux Mool so please enjoy them and if you come out to a show let me know i’ll be working the merch table and hopefully blogging on here at the same time.

-Jakub

Mux Mool – Lost and Found (on the Rorschach Suite)

D. Gookin – Remember (Out on October 21)

Smashing Pumpkins – Cupid De Locke (Worst Friends Bookends mix)

AM Gold+Soft Rock+Slow Jams – Part. II

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America - Ventura HighwayI spent 30 minutes looking for a larger version of this cover but just had to give up and tile it, i hope i didn’t offend any of the graphic designers out there. This is what happens when Scott is out of town for a show but i just can’t pass up covers that are the color scheme of the Finnish or Quebec flag.

America – Ventura Highway

Joni Mitchell – Help Me

Carole King – So Far Away

Carl Craig+Mark E+Clark+Deaf Center

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Carl Craig
Heading out tonight to ruin more of my hearing by seeing Carl Craig DJ after the My Bloody Valentine show the other night i’ll be deaf by Sunday. If any of you are in New York tomorrow Deaf Center from Norway are playing at Le Poisson Rouge, i’m super eager to see them live.

E-Dancer – World of Deep(Carl Craig Remix)

Mark E – Slave 1

Chris Clark – Springtime Epigram

Deaf Center – White Lake

My Bloody Valentine LIVE in New York

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mbvlive2I went to see My Bloody Valentine at Roseland Ballroom tonight. I wish I brought my camera to record video of it because first of all the light show and visuals were perfect for the music, so intense that the girl in front of me fainted and my friend Praveen helped carry her outside to get fresh air. I can probably use all the normal describing words for shoegaze like swirling, dreamy, lush, etc to explain the sound when you closed your eyes, it was all there but you can’t understand how loud it was, its really unexplainable, i could sit in front of any speaker you give me and it wouldn’t even get close to the levels and range. I kept running outside to see if my ears or eyes were bleeding. Other than that it was a beautiful show, now all we need is for Slowdive to get back together.

My Bloody Valentine – When You Sleep

My Bloody Valentine – Loomer

New unreleased Burial & Telefon Tel Aviv

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Commix - Burial rmxI’ve become a Burial nut over the past year or so, i just had to share this radio clip of this unreleased ambient remix he did, maybe it’ll be on the next K7 DJ Kicks series since Burial is doing it. Either way i hope it comes out soon, i’m really loving it. Also, another favorite Telefon Tel Aviv reveal a new single from their upcoming LP, the free download is on XLR8R, enjoy.

Commix – Be True (Burial Remix) [RADIO CLIP]

Telefon Tel Aviv – Helen of Troy