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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

ISO50 Premiere: Mark E remixes Brett

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Mark E might be our generations most consistent edit wizard. Always soo smooth and always thinking about the dancefloor, he did stunning things to make this Brett single
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June 2014 Brett Tour Dates
16 June – PHOENIX, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
19 June – Los Angeles, CA – The Standard
20 June – Agoura Hills, CA – The Lab Brewing Co.
21 June – Ojai, CA – The Deer Lodge
22 June – Laguna Beach ,CA – KX 93.5
25 June – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
26 June – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
28 June – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge

ISO50 Premiere: USF Album Stream

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I needed something light and fresh for the weekend and Ceremony allowed us to premiere this USF release. It has its moments of that speedy digital chopped up sound that makes you feel like your scrolling through a teenagers tumblr, but what separates them from the rest of the pack is the thoughtful softness chosen to form the melodic side of this record.

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USF (formerly Universal Studios Florida) is an ongoing collaboration between longtime friends and Seattle natives Jason Baxter and Kyle Hargus. Since their inception in 2008, USF has recorded and released over five hours-worth of hypnotic, genre-bent music, including three EPs, the seminal debut full-length Ocean Sunbirds, a record inspired by the writing of Jonathan Lethem (2011’s The Spray), and a myriad of remixes for an eclectic mix of artists.

SIMISM is their most adventurous release to date and the duo’s first for Ceremony: a pulsing, club-worthy collection of tracks that departs from their established, diaphanous sound towards something more immediate and direct. Songs like “Sibilant,” “Free ‘Til Midnight,” and “Outtamind” (which features soulful guest vocals from Fatha Green) reach for euphoric new highs and refute the increasingly impersonal, rapidly-digitizing world around us. Ultimately yearning for intimacy from the lonely heart of the concrete jungle.

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Caustic Window 1994 Unreleased Album

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Finally had some time to settle down and dive into this Caustic Window LP, the great thing about it that I noticed right away was how quickly my music life flashed before my eyes and I calmly ended back up at the record store I bought my first Aphex Twin LP. I’ll just shut up and let you listen, for some this is still a sacred moment.

Back in 1994, there were plans of releasing a full LP of music from Richard D. James, aka The Aphex Twin, under his “Caustic Window” moniker on his own label, Rephlex Records.

This album unfortunately never saw the light of day until around 1999, when Mike Paradinas (aka µ-Ziq) granted a rare interview with the Aphex Twin fansite, joyrex.com (no longer active). In the interview, Mike described the tracks in detail, and went on to explain that only 4 people at the time were known to have a vinyl test pressing of the album – Richard James, Chris Jeffs (aka Cylob), Grant Wilson-Claridge (co-founder of Rephlex Records) and Mike himself. Each person was sworn to never make copies of the music, and for 20 years, not a single track had ever been commercially released (with the exception of two tracks that appeared on compilations).

Until now.

Nightlife in SF presents ISO50

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I’ll be DJing in San Francisco tomorrow evening from 6pm – 10pm along with live shows from Beacon and Small Black for the first ISO50 installment at NightLife at California Academy of Sciences. Details and tickets here: http://bit.ly/NL020140

• RSVP: http://on.fb.me/1kAwufO
• Event Webpage: http://bit.ly/NL020140
• Tickets: http://bit.ly/NLtix2014

55 Music Concourse Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco CA
94118

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Lone Reality Testing Album Stream

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Surprisingly this is Lone’s 6th album which is a bit mind-boggling but very exciting to have someone this prolific sharing soo much. Right when I thought Lone was going to head the Rustie / Sonic the Hedgehog soundtrack route he rewards us with this mellow collection of tracks that touch on New Age intros and his earlier material without the heavy lo-fi touch.

The album is out June 16th via R&S records: Support VINYL | CD | FLAC

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World Cup + Napolian + Lee Bannon + Lapti

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World Cup and Driftless Recordings clock in with the shortest EP sampler ever made but it might be just enough to get me hooked.

I’m becoming a bigger and bigger Napolian fan, dug up this Oneohtrix Point Never remix that didn’t get enough love.

Lee Bannon is the torch bearer of this indie drum n’ bass scene that keeps growing. I love how constant and direct he is, not too flashy just focuses on the quality of it.

The Russian youth internet culture writing songs about Hawaii? i’m in.

New Caribou Single + Tour Dates

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We’ve all loved the Daphni alias but i’m sure this news is going to bring a lot more smiling faces to the net. “Our Love” is out October 7 via Merge, would love your thoughts on this, i’m sort of into it but there is this hint of a Eurodance sound bank that doesn’t sit right with me yet.

Our Love Tracklist:

01 Can’t Do Without You
02 Silver
03 All I Ever Need
04 Our Love
05 Dive
06 Second Chance
07 Julia Brightly
08 Mars
09 Back Home
10 Your Love Will Set You Free

Tour Dates

UK/EU Dates:
6/12 Lucern, CH – B-Sides Festival
6/13 Barcelona, ES – Sonar
6/20 Hilvarenbeek, NL – Best Kept Secret Festival
6/21 Berlin, DE – Red Bull Music Academy Stage at Mauerpark
6/22 Westmeath County, IRL – Body & Soul Festival
6/26 Foligno, IT – Dancity Festival
7/04 Turku, FL – Ruisrock
7/05 Amsterdam, NL – Pitch!
7/08 Corsica, FR – Calvi on the Rocks
7/11 Lisbon, PT – Optimus Alive
7/12 Liege, FR – Les Ardentes Festival
7/13 Brugge, BE – Cactus Festival
8/14 St. Malo, FR – La Route Du Rock
8/15 Wales, UK – Greenman Festival
8/16 London, UK – Jabberwocky
8/27 Pula, HR – Dimensions Festival
9/05 Isle of Wight, UK – Bestival
9/06 Bologna, IT – LINK Club
10/08 London, UK – KOKO *
10/10 Cologne, DE – E-Werk *
10/11 Hamburg, DE – Grosse Freiheit *
10/15 Leipzig, DE – Conne Island *
10/16 Prague,CZ – Meet Factory *
10/17 Budapest, HU – A38 *
10/18 Vienna. AT – Electronic Beats at TMuseumsquartier *
10/19 Munich, DE – Muffathalle *
10/20 Zurich, CH – Komplex 457 *
10/21 Lyon, FR – Transbordeur *
10/22 Lille, FR – Aeronef *
10/23 Liverpool, UK – Liverpool Music Week at Camp & Furnace *
10/24 Bristol, UK – Simple Things Festival at Motion *
10/31-11/01 Paris, FR – Pitchfork Festival
11/07 Turin, IT – MiTo Club to Club
11/08 Reykjavik, IS – Iceland Airwaves
*Support Jessy Lanza

North American Dates:
7/26 Chapell Hill, NC – Merge 25th Anniversary at Cats Cradle
8/23 Los Angeles, CA FYF Festival
11/10 Montreal, QB – Le National*
11/11 Boston, MA – Paradise*
11/12 New York, NY – Webster Hall*
11/13 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer*
11/15 Washington, DC – Black Cat*
11/17 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West*
11/18 Orlando, FL – The Social*
11/19 Miami, FL – Grand Central*
11/20 Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder*
11/21 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks*
11/22 Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds*
11/23 Austin, TX – Mohawk*
11/24 Toronto, ON – Danforth*
*Support Jessy Lanza

Mark Barrott: Sketches from an Island

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Real big easy vibes today from Mark Barrott and the International Feel crew. Lets go beyond Caribbean pleasure, past all the rainforest brush and sit back and lay our hat behind the crystal clear waterfall.

Tracklist
1.Baby Come Home
2.Dr Nimm’s Garden of Intrigue & Delight
3.Go Berri Be Happy
4.Essene
5.Formentera Headspace Blues (Pt’s. 1 & 2)
6.Deep Water
7.Island Life
8.Back To The Sea
9. Sacred Islands

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