All posts by Jakub Alexander

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

Heathered Pearls – Stadiums & Shrines Mix

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I did a mix and interview today for Stadiums & Shrines, the mix includes some exclusive edits of Com Truise and Black Marble along with some favorites from Byrne & Eno, radio recording of Panda Bear, and kicks off with OMD.

The guys over at S&S have great questions and post huge versions of images so its a great nice blog to explore. Its pretty much the first i’ve ever talked about my design and influences, let me know what you think.

Future Totems is playing right now (above). Where is this mix coming from…what kind of space does it live in?

Future Totems is similar to some of my other mixes which are about communicating the beauty of how I see sound expanding slowly. I see it living in a naturally carved out, small cove full of very simple, large vegetation surrounding a huge slow-moving body of water; it’s a calm place yet there’s plenty of moving parts, and once in awhile everything aligns and you get these still moments.

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Lusine+Polar+Blanck Mass+Pachanga Boys

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Since the fall of IDM years ago many of the producers have gone on and completely stopped making music all together, rumors have it Arovane started dirt biking and Tim Tetlow like many look a computer job and have a family. Lusine on the other hand hasn’t stopped developing his sound, keeping true to the beautiful and danceability of his sound and gracing us with an album when he has time away from scoring films.

I miss Kelley Polar, he was my go to once the Junior Boys albums were getting worn out.

Software put out a beautiful album by Blanck Mass, a massive ambient sound that slowly rises into New Age at its best.

Pachanga Boys gained their recognition from the Kompakt Total compilation series, Time has been a popular track, sitting at 15+ minutes makes it the epic trance cool down jam of the night.

1976 Hoodies + Boulder Lithograph is back

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We just got the 1976 red/blue on heathered grey hoodies in the shop, a nice classic layout on a comfortable hoodie at a low holiday price, get them before they’re gone at the ISO50 shop.

Also, we can hardly keep the Tycho Boulder Poster in stock, printed on a superfine eggshell white, this lithograph has been one of the most popular items on the shop, you can own one yourself or share it with a friend by stopping by our ISO50 shop.

And one last thing, Australia Tycho comes to you this month for the first time, head to for more info.

Tycho Tour Dates
NOV 21 Hi-Fi Bar Melbourne, Australia
NOV 23 Strawberry Fields Festival Kawarren, Australia
NOV 24 Metro Theatre Sydney, Australia


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Fairmont has been on my radar since he released on Traum in the early 2000’s, back then he did softer melodic techno, now he’s a lot more lively but rides that synth pop line that has a somber a side.

Maribou State follows suit of past year trends left behind by Teen Daze and Blackbird Blackbird, still a good formula but its starting to loose its luster.

I was able to catch a portion of Kuhrye-oo set a few nights ago, he can pack in unexpected emotional punch while showing off a different take on his sounds genre.

Ride out the weekend with a 12+ minute jam from Dany Dorado.

If you’re in NY I DJ tomorrow with good friends Lauren Flax and Nick Hook while we open for Nicolas Jaar at Music Hall Of Williamsburg for Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival.

C.C. + Billow Observatory + HTRK + T.O.C.

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Certain Creatures brings back the melodic and detail oriented end of deep techno that I cherish from years back, its that climb in place with smooth waves of swells that keeps you going and wanting more.

Perfecting the control and feeling of distance is a game of subtlety in music especially if your looking for a quality sound as a result. Billow Observatory couldn’t be more experienced sounding, the fullness is there and you feel surrounded by nothing all the way to the horizon, beautifully done.

Tropic Of Cancer and HTRK drag in haunting reworks of Fascinator and More Alone from their coldest recordings, they give soo much musically to make your loneliest moments less tragic and leave you with a sense of worth. So you pretty need this record if you ever feel that way.

Bandcamping In The Wild : Part 1

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Looking for old and new music always becomes leads you down different paths, one of my favorite ways is just seeing how deep in Bandcamp I can get without hitting a dead end. This is probably the most raw way of searching just behind blindly clicking thru Soundcloud via their community.

I urge everyone to buy or even click thru and learn more about each artist, most of them aren’t in retail shops or even iTunes, so if you like something please support.