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Dabrye+King Krule+Leisure+Little Dragon

Posted by Jakub


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Honestly one of my favorite things Dabrye has done, if Burial ever switched gears in his sound I think it goes something like this. Also, Dabrye is touring again after a long hiatus, here’s some dates:

11.09 Los Angeles, CA @ LOW END THEORY (DJ SET)
11.10 San Francisco, CA @ SOM BAR (DJ SET)
11.26 Manchester, UK @ THE ROADHOUSE

Too cool for school is the attitude i’m getting from King Krule which throws me off a bit but I can’t deny enjoying his music, there’s a remarkable fusion of cheap electronics meets 50′s slow pop.

Right around this time of year the Darker Pop seems to surface which i’m always a fan of, what I like about Leisure(how is this name not taken?? great name) and this might make me feel old but it reminds me of what I loved about a young U2.

My favorite song Little Dragon played live, its what I like to call a “merch song”, you put this kind of song at the end of your set and people will buy merch, its gorgeous, I even saw it used really well on a TV show the other night.

Ritornell for Musicbox

Posted by Scott







Beautifully designed functional business cards designed by Katharina Hölzl for jazz duo Ritornell. The laser-milled cards play back music when ran through a specially designed music box. Very clever take on the idea of a calling card.

Via Create Digital Music

And for good measure here is a shot of Ritornell’s studio. Looks like a pretty serious setup…

Trading Card Designs – Part 1

Posted by Jakub







When I look back into my childhood I try and figure out why I have such a intense passion for certain layouts, design and unique printing. I’m sure some of it just stems from trying to revive nostalgia, though sometimes I think it all comes back to my obsession with collecting sport cards, I think I was at 40k+ cards at one point and every Beckett Pricing Magazine imaginable. I’m only showing the tip of this iceberg so i’ll make it a series, we’ll start with some classic O-Pee-Chee and Fleer and once we get into the deep cuts i’ll share some real favorites but pretty much that Cam Neely one is a favorite.

Beacon + SVIIB + K.S.I.A. + Phantogram

Posted by Jakub


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When I first started to hear the new Beacon EP live on stage it reminded me if Underworld meets James Blake but once masters came back I got to experience their signature deep south low end and it had more of that R+B feel that Active Child or How To Dress Well have been parading. What really grabs me is the hi-fi simplicity mixed in with that feeling that their not trying to make pop music, such a hard thing to pull off, download their FREE single here and watch the trailer below which includes the song Exhale, their EP drops on Nov. 15th.

Warm Ghost will be in my top 10 albums of 2011 no question, so it was a joy to discover this remix today by School Of Seven Bells, the addition of female vocals takes this off this planet and puts it in a new dimension.

What is there not to love about Keep Shelly In Athens? I mean I always hear a new synth usage effected in a way no one else is doing, her vocals are sounding so marvelous for the style their going for.

Phantogram is powering thru with their sound, its got the force to beast thru and become a pop juggernaut while still hanging onto their sound and swirling in some influences from Blonde Redhead and TV on the Radio.

Ikko Narahara

Posted by Jon





Ikko Narahara is a self-taught photographer and co-founder of VIVO, a Japanese photography cooperative he formed with five of his peers. Narahara’s work often depicts subjects in isolation from the outside world, and I love how he is able to abstract scenes of everyday life into graphic compositions, making the viewer feel an otherworldly detachment from familiar sights.

Galerie Priska Pasquer via Japan-Photo.info