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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: Soundcloud Who To Follow Guide: #4

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I see even bigger things happening for Soundcloud in the future, mainly the community within it coming closer so I decide to start a guide of people to follow if you like what’s on ISO50. Below I started off with frequent users that make your feed more enjoyable with quality posts.

This week we start with a label that I highly respect Kranky, today they shared a new single from the upcoming Loscil LP and if you keep scrolling down you’ll find that this feed is a very generous one. Next is Incase who are share with you a compilation they posted last week. You can find a lot of exclusive live versions on this one, one of the more underrated accounts on Soundcloud I think. One of my favorite DJs Tornado Wallace is starting to use his account more and more, he just his Recloose remix which i’m on the hunt for, hope you all enjoy.


RECORD LABEL: KRANKY


BRAND: INCASE


ARTIST: TORNADO WALLACE

ISO50 on SOUNDCLOUD: ISO50 Blog, Tycho, Heathered Pearls

ISO50 Exclusive: Under The Mountain 2

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ISO50 presents a Moodgadget Showcase including an upcoming event and a FREE compilation to download. The event is taking place at The Glasslands on September 12th, i’ll be djing along side Alex Koplin(who has offered his services by creating the flyer and collabing with me on the shirt/cover art) inbetween these talented acts, timeslots(people love knowing the slots) below.

‎”One of our favorite indie-electronics labels, the forward-thinking Ghostly International affiliate Moodgadget, brings a great lineup of underground artists and DJs to South Williamsburg” – TimeOut Magazine

TICKETS HERE


As a kind gesture by the musicians, many of them have offered a track for the events compilation/mixtape so you can get a feel for the night, DOWNLOAD: UNDER THE MOUNTAIN 2 COMPILATION


The night of we are giving away an EXCLUSIVE Under The Mountain tee(limited to 100, probably 20x of each size) these are only for the Brooklyn show, no repressings, free at the door while supplies last, so probably come early. Sizes S-XL available.

Doors at 8:30
8:45-9:15 – Teeel
9:30-10:00 – D. Gookin
10:15-10:45 – Jacob 2-2
11:00-11:30 – Beacon
11:45-12:15 – Foxes In Fiction
12:30-1:00 – Andre Obin
1:00 and on Braille / Heathered Pearls & HeadUp

** DJs inbetween sets by: Braille / Heathered Pearls & HeadUp

TICKETS HERE

Ghostly International x Incase Comp

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To celebrate the Ghostly International: Of Art and Artifice event Incase shared this amazing compilation of songs which includes a Kolombo remix of Tycho, Tensnake rework of Osborne, Fort Romeau edit of Beacon and many more.

Incase is proud to support Ghostly International: Of Art and Artifice, a multi-day event presented by the Art Directors Club CRE8 Series that promotes art connected through a spirit of inventiveness and anti-genre thinking. In the years since its birth in 1999, Ghostly has grown from a boutique label known for its experimental-pop and -techno acumen to an internationally recognized platform for the work of the world’s best visual artists, designers, technologists, and musicians.
As a multi-platform cultural curator, Ghostly International is a tightly knit aesthetic universe fulfilling the roles of art gallery, design house, clothing designer, technology innovator, music-publishing company and record label, all in one. From September 13-16, The Art Directors Club will house a comprehensive exhibition that gives a peek into what’s next after 13 years of creativity from Ghostly International, highlighting an essential selection of work from the Ghostly family in a never-before-seen collection. In addition to the exhibition, Of Art and Artifice will also encompass a series of events that include an Opening Gala with live performances by Com Truise, Lusine and NYC’s own Michna, as well as two days of talks with Ghostly artists hosted by Incase.

Side By Side iPhone 5 vs iPhone 4S video

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I think this video is legit, we’ve been holding off on posting anything, would love your thoughts on what you guys think. Here’s what i’m loving:

– headphone jack at the bottom
– new connection port
– looks like we have less glass on the back
– larger screen, slimmer body

which brings up questions…

– will the headphone jack be in the way?
– what do we do with the 5 or more $20 iPhone cords we have?
– will it feel less like a precious possession? ;)
– will this make it less durable than it already is?

Guest Music Post: Raeo

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The Blue Box Home by Mayumi Miyawaki



Rob Fissmer is new contributor to the ISO50 blog, he has been djing under the name Raeo which if you go to his site you’ll discover a large archive of mixes that he’s put together along the same vein as this collection above. Personally I love this package of songs, the downbeat instrumental sound that has IDM influences is some of my favorite and Rob grabbed some of the best most recent examples. Also another fun fact about Rob is that he’s a ice hockey goalie and a fine one at that, if Ninja Tune’s hockey team knew that he might get picked up.

Rundgren+Schnauss+Convex+MemoryTapes

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The first Tame Impala remix hits the internet, its soo respectful of the original I want every kid that produces to understand what a job well done sounds like, its fitting and feels like its not chasing fads and trends.

Ulrich Schnauss came back into my world by updating his Soundcloud with remixes, tracks that I missed completely. This might be the most delicate shoegaze drum n bass you’ll ever hear, its just gliding swiftly the whole time, a great rework.

Do you remember Output Recordings? Trevor Jackson brought the world Colder, Circlesquare, The Rapture, hell you could probably even say Four Tet, etc. you get the idea, without that label the beauty in darkness would be missing a good deal of warm and restraint without that label, I imagine if they were still around Jon Convex would fit perfectly on their roster.

We’ve supported almost every single off this DIIV album, its just the most proper summer record to come out of the east coast to capture what I want to hearing without thinking about what to listen to. Recently they called on Memory Tapes to make something dancey for them, works really well even though a Weird Tapes(same guy) remix would have taken it to the next level.