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

Ticket Giveaway: Tycho NYC Show

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We are giving away 2 pairs of tickets & a FREE Tycho “Dive” CD for Sunday’s show at Music Hall Of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York. All you have to do is leave a comment below(with your email address) naming off your favorite song of the new Tycho – Dive album. We will announce the the winners Sunday morning, good luck.

Tycho Live (w/ band)
Korallreven (DJ Set)
Teen Daze

Sun, October 16, 2011
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY
18 and over

Details / Tickets

If you’re not in the area, we’re also touring with Little Dragon down the east coast – details here.

Full Album Stream: Real Estate – Days

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Coming late in the year but better late than never is the highly anticipated(definitely in my opinion) new album from Real Estate on Domino Recordings. Lead by Matt Mondanile aka Ducktails and his close friends, this record would have been the perfect summer album but it will fill that void of when I can’t listen to any more drone during the winter and need vocals that aren’t annoying. On Days they cut out most of the lo-fi feel, its more classic rock in the sense that you’d hear in a garage of your father’s friends house and you’d be like “this man has good taste“, its not all weak folk/rock like Decemberist or Death Cab and also doesn’t get all psychedelic(never a bad thing) like a Tame Impala album, just the perfect tone. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, pre-order the album here

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New Heathered Pearls Mixtape

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via Get Off The Coast blog

One of my favorite blogs that I go to is Get Off The Coast, they always have their hands full of new music that I need to own and see. Today they premiered my new mix Occupied Sleep which is really an honor since I trust their taste, so please feel free to download the mix below and visit their blog.


1. Casino Versus JapanNames on Maps of Venus (Part 2)
2. Basic ChannelRadiance II Edit
3. Le RévélateurMirages
4. Mark McguireThe Marfa Lights
5. FenneszHappy Audio
6. John MausDo Your Best
7. LawrenceJill (Reprise)
8. DettingerUntitled
9. PopnonameNightliner
10. BolaGlink

NEW ISO50 Shirts : 45 White Grey Coffee

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Just so you guys know Scott put an attractive line of shirts together this week under the name 45. I actually asked him recently about the approach of these and he told me that he only makes shirts that he would want to wear and not just some tee that are branded, made a lot of sense, its funny when a designer can’t or won’t wear their own shirts but still offers them for sale, would love your thoughts on the design.

Here are links to the store so you can grab your favorite one:

45 Black on White

45 White on Grey

45 Black/White on Coffee

Gui Boratto + Ruth + Daphni + Polysick

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Photo by @Hallwood on instagram

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The new Gui Boratto album has some gems on it, actually one thing I like about it the most is that I could use this album as sort of tool to get new fans into this sort of music. Maybe get a club kid to sit down and take a break from the rowdiness he’s only been listening to and share this with him…lets be honest actually i’ll probably never sit down with a club kid though.

Do you ever need the easy in to get a party started? Roman Photo is that perfect icebreaker even for the coolest of kids that haven’t even finished their first PBR and are posting up in the kitchen by the mini keg.

If you’re looking around to see what Caribou is doing well this is it, under the name Daphni, i’ve posted a few tracks in the past, this one gets the blood going, what a good sample at 1:15, for 14 ISO50 points anyone know the original?

I found this small interlude the other day on Soundcloud by Polysick, for me this song is sooo visual and I don’t even take drugs, it screams early 90s but its tangled in a maze of early computer graphics and 3D rendering, I want more.

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A Gap Between + Walls + Dam Funk + AFX

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It’s funny when people call out certain music saying “oh this has potential”, I almost started to write that about A Gap Between then thought, no I just want more of this, its a satisfying listen because that seems to be my honest reaction after just 30 seconds in.

Walls are pushing forward, taking that Kompakt sound into this synthesized organic realm full of bells over swelling arpeggios, beautiful energy.

Dam-Funk is the master of what he does, he lives and breathes a sound that might get written off to the unexperienced ear or the sport watching happy hour goers but the people that understand him are highly rewarded.

Watch this AFX video, if you never were in the rave scene and just love AFX start from 5:05