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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

Tycho coming to London : Ticket Giveaway

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Happy to announce Tycho will be playing at XOYO thanks to Songkick and the London fans for helping out and getting the band there.

We wanted to offer 2 pairs of tickets to the readers of the blog that live in London, all you need to do is let us know what Tycho song you’d like played as an encore and post it below, please include your email so we can contact you, thanks and see you Wednesday.

EVENT INFO
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street, London EC2A 4AP
Support acts: Visions of Trees + I Ching

UPDATE:

We have our WINNERS!

JACK BENZIE
ALASTAIR STUART

thanks for contributing, see you tonight

ISO50 Show Listings For NYC / LA This Week

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Here’s the list of shows in LA and NYC this week of musicians we post on the blog. This week includes 2 Tycho shows, tomorrow night 12 / 8 in LA at The Echo and Saturday night 12 / 10 in SF at The Independent. Swing by the merch booth, I would love to say hi.

Wed. 12 / 7
NY: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah @ Webster Hall
LA: Tennis @ The Satellite

Thu. 12 / 8
LA: Tycho @ The Echoplex
NY: Prince Rama @ Public Assembly

Fri. 12 / 9
NY: Doldrums @ Shea Stadium
LA: Avey Tare @ Center For The Arts, Eagle Rock

Sat. 12 / 10
NY: Aziz Ansari @ The Bell House
LA: N/A
SF: Tycho @ The Independent

Sun. 12 / 11
NY: !!! chk chk chk @ 285 Kent
LA: N/A

Mon. 12 / 12
NY: The National @ Beacon Theater
LA: N/A

Tue. 12 / 13
NY: Laurel Halo & Forma @ Glasslands
LA: Snoop Dogg @ The Wiltern

Jacaszek + Swod + Fennesz + Vince Guaraldi

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Its a difficult task to keep up with any genre especially if you’re always in need of something fresh, the post classical realm is by far one of my favorites that I don’t dig deep enough in and sit with an album. I usually have a stash of artists that I rely on to get me what I want, Jacaszek is one of them, if you can’t tell by his name he’s Polish which makes me favor him since i’m from there. Always on the darker side yet doesn’t sit in one place, his new LP Glimmer is out now.

Swod goes the Philip Glass route full on with this refreshing piano piece, fits right in with these winter nights but adds a hint of excitement so you don’t comfortably doze off.

THere probably isn’t much to add when you write about Fennesz & Sakamoto, i’d rather you go and read what the Wire has to say because they’ll probably have the inside scoop, very inviting static texture and resonance.

Probably one of my favorite songs of all time, enjoy this one from Vince Guaraldi Trio, you know what it is.

SchoolOf7Bells + Shigeto + Zomby + Mark E

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Ben and Alley of School Of Seven Bells debut their first single from their upcoming album Ghostory in March 2012 with a goosebump giving track full of passion, made me wonder what should really be at the top of the pop charts. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. DOWNLOAD HERE.

Shigeto just released an EP exclusive on drip.fm (Ghostly Music Subscription service), it includes this gem that has drum work that puts him out of reach of the rest of the musician friends in his genre, …have you got to the second half of it yet? am I right? holy… damn it! piano man too right? 2012 Shigeto is gonna rip off the beat worlds head and boot it over the moon, real drums sir real drums.

Okay Zomby you made it onto our favorite label 4AD and lets see what you can do…i’m into it, mostly because I love Sega Genesis and recognize the sounds that I adored.

Jacques Renault definitely gets a dancefloor going in Brooklyn, I see it happen month after month non-stop, so this edit was the perfect match, him and Mark E are true daytime disco masters.

Bring Tycho To London Dec. 14th

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Songkick put together a wonderful cause to get Tycho to play in London, UK on Dec. 14th. The site is Detour Dates which if 500 people buy tickets they’ll get Tycho over to London to play a show at XOYO and have Scott do his first proper gig in the EU with Zac Brown the bassist.

If the show happens we’ll also have an exclusive poster for some of the first people thru the door made by Scott Hansen.

Tickets / Info

Photo by: Ramunė Rastonis

ASAP Rocky + Kyson + Youth Lagoon + M83

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I’m into ASAP Rocky, I questioned posting it on ISO50 but after I heard Peso then this Clams Casino I almost made ASAP Rocky feature post. I can hear the Art Of Noise sample which gets comfortable right away and I just can’t deny how good the beat is soo it gets the top song. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. NSFW.

I found Kyson via a podcast by Nueva Forma, it instantly grabbed my attention because of the dub aspects but fused together with wonderful usage of guitars, one of the easiest songs to get thru, just glades along.

I’m late to the Youth Lagoon parade i’m sorry, it was actually difficult to find a song to post though because I wasn’t falling in love with anything right away like people seem to be doing until I heard July.

M83 live on an insane level when it comes to emotion, really tweaked and thought through tracklisting, made you leave on a high, I personally loved his synth work on stage, I keep playing Klaus I Love You on repeat.

Instagram Photo Favorites: 5th Edition

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aiko__o

__shigeto

smyjewski

I like aiko__o‘s photos because the natural beautiful seems to show up every time. __shigeto takes a ton of pics especially right now while he’s in China & Russia which he makes you feel like your there in the neighborhood’s touring in. Smyjewski has great accuracy and a good eye, definitely a fun follow if you’re a designer and love organization, I love the comment he has for the photo above “Stupid trashcan“.