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Guest Music Post: Jessy Lanza

Posted by Jakub

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In September Jessy Lanza released her LP Pull My Hair Back on Hyperdub and now we have the pleasure of her sharing a playlist on ISO50. One of my favorite songs of the year has been 5785021 and the video for Kathy Lee couldn’t be a better example of how its ideas and not budget that makes a memorable video. So, enjoy this playlist she shared with us and you can support by buying her LP.

TRACKLIST

Fantasia ft. Kelly Rowland and Missy ElliotWithout Me
This song is like I’m listening to ‘blame it’ and ‘beez in the trap’ at the same time. It’s fucking amazing.

LegoweltTeen Romance
I love how this track makes me want to dance and gives me anxiety at the same time

Terror Danjah feat. MelekaYou Make Me Feel
This song sounds like the future but it came out two years ago. Someone showed it to me last week and my life feels more complete now.

Le1fPlush
This whole mixtape is so good and it’s hard to pick one track, but the drums and piano on ‘plush’ make it a stand-out for me.

Nitemoves + Miracle + Museum + Pional

Posted by Jakub

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You guys know Rory right? he posts on the blog, usually beautifully colored vintage car and motorcycle material, also drums for Tycho and Com Truise. Well his album “Themes” is out on Moodgadget in November under the name Nitemoves. We’ll stream the whole album on the blog in 2 weeks, definitely worth your time.

Museum of Love is a new hopeful for the DFA label, has a big hint of Matthew Dear in it.

Loving this trancey work from Miracle on Planet-Mu, a nice poppy length which gives it that replay ability.

Found this dub done by Pional, dub edit are a big go-to during the winter for playlists for yourself.

Top 5 Overlooked Albums of 2013: #4

Posted by Jakub

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Lawrence has been a favorite of mine over the last 10 years creating structure to the mellow melodic end of Detroit techno. He has stayed true to himself and his sound so the quality of music runs deep in his catalog. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED album.

Almost a decade after his last Dial Records album, after an enormous amount of releases on labels like Pampa, Mule Musiq, Ghostly International, Kompakt, Styrax, and many more, Lawrence continues with a wonderful selection of extraterrestrial dance music: Films & Windows. From the first sparkle to the last whisper, this album is dedicated to “Angels at Night.” As the album title suggests, Lawrence as a cineaste and voyeur is inspired by an endless number of screened movies and real-life films — some only appearing while watching landscapes, stars and people passing by in front of a train window. While wondering at moments like this, strange ideas and colorful sounds occur inside the mind of the musician. The ideal approach would be to transfer these ideas into music without any norms or rules — but there is the club and it was always there. So no matter where Films & Windows started, it should always arrive at the dancefloor with frenzied people and other addicts of the outer-world’s soul. For over 20 years, clubs and nights out at places such as the Front, the ’90s WMF, Golden Pudel Club, Click, Sud Electronic, Panorama Bar, Robert Johnson, Smallville, Yellow, Precious Hall, etc., have been at the center of Lawrence’s universe. House music, techno, alien-funk, the unheard, the unseen — it is all magic everywhere.

PURCHASE LAWRENCE ON VINYL / DIGITAL

Also, he runs one of the most well branded record shops in the world in Hamburg called Smallville.

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Free Disco Edits: Hot Sense Splits Vol. 1

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Started a new disco edit series on Moodgadget, we’re actually taking demos(info below), i’ll keep posting them on the blog, with art direction from longtime ISO50 commenter H34dUp.

Moodgadget presents a new series of split singles, featuring disco edits from Brooklyn Bass helmsman Evan Michael, and introducing the secret edit project of veteran Moodgadget designer, Alex Koplin, as Choplin. An update to one of the SOS Band’s classic hits, “After All” adds a bass heavy push and pull with minor chords and glitzy arpeggiation creating a new dynamic. “Never Forget” presents a re-working of Dexter Wansel honing in on an impeccable groove you might have inadvertently passed over in the original. – Moodgadget

To submit a demo to the series: info at moodgadget dot com

Below is official pattern for the series:
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Top 5 Overlooked Albums of 2013: #5

Posted by Jakub

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Modern Love is home base for Andy Stott and also this elegant LP from Miles called Faint Hearted. Its not one of those records you skip around and see if you have a track that you might listen to, its a full start to finish listen. I like to imagine i’m taking a solo trip to Berlin in fall, taking the train and not having to socialize with anyone and just enjoying the ride and the view.

PURCHASE VINYL / MP3

Oneohtrix Point Never Vision

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This has been one the most outstanding branding for a release/musician i’ve ever seen. The vision for Oneohtrix Point Never’s R Plus Seven album has pristine art direction touching on early 90′s european surrealism which I have a have such a soft spot for. The main stand out is this video by Takeshi Murata, if you haven’t seen it yet then I highly recommend it, its like still life 2.0.

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Top 5 Underrated Nintendo Songs

Posted by Jakub

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Sure everyone knows the usual Super Mario Bros., Tetris, Castlevania, Zelda, Metroid, Jackal, Ninja Gaiden, Double Dragon, etc. What I come to realize is how much of an impact it made on enjoying certain sounds and being aware of them at such an early age. Well here it is, feel free to list what you think I missed in the comments, remember the key word is underrated.

5. Town & Country Surf Designs

The surf game no one could beat in my neighborhood, loved the loop and chord change, and the cover oh how great that cover was.
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4. Super Dodge Ball – Kenya Theme

I remember playing this game for hours just to get to Kenya so I can hear those drums, that flute… wellllllll lets not talk about the flute.

3. Blades Of Steel

Oh those lower notes, I loved them, the kid in me would cry if I didn’t put a hockey game on this list so here you go you weird time traveling crybaby.

2. Battletoads

At 0:28 my child mind felt like it was glowing, made we worship delayed sounds every since.

1. Bad Dudes

It almost makes me tear up its soo good, I almost want to knock on my neighbors door now and ask him if he wants to go outside and play guns.