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Real Lies + Trust + Barfod + White Rainbow

Posted by Jakub

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Real Lies have grabbed the essence of what I adore about music from England and how do revival of a retro sound.

1:24 and on, I can’t get enough of that wild girl voice. Trust is back and I couldn’t be happier.’Joyland’ will be released by Arts & Crafts on March 4, 2014.

What amazing vibes from the new Tomas Barfod / Nina K. single. Its like a less flashy Little Dragon with pop touch that doesn’t force anything. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

White Rainbow throws out a release here and there on his bandcamp, he’s been veering away from hypnotic which i’m curious to hear the rest of this record will sound like, either way i’m always a fan.

Reuben Wu Distant Suns Chicago Exhibition

Posted by Jon M

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If you are in the Chicago area, make sure to stop by the Schneider Gallery for blog favorite Reuben Wu’s latest exhibition titled Distant Suns. Opening reception night is this Friday, January 10th, and will run through March 1st 2014, alongside Lynn Saville.

Some words from the gallery on Reuben’s work:

Somewhere between 1970s concept album art, expeditionary imagery, and Surrealist painting is where Reuben Wu’s photographs steadfastly sit. His are pictures made in the real world, however, through collapsing time and merging processes, the real is transformed into the surreal, evoking a response simultaneously familiar and foreign. The photographs amplify the strangeness of place and speak to Wu’s individual experience within it.

Schneider Gallery
230 West Superior St.
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 988-4033

ISO50 playlist: 2013 Top Songs #10 thru #1

Posted by Jakub

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We’ve finally reached it, the Top 10 songs of the year. Make sure to check out the rest of the playlists easily by using the Featured Post Section on the right side, I hope you’ve found something new or just a playlist to sit back with.

**Side note: I didn’t include Moodgadget or Ghostly International releases because that would just not be fair.

#10 Jessy Lanza5785021

Just how everything expands after the 3 minute mark does it for me, Junior Boys perfection.

#9 DJ RashadPass That Shit (feat. Spinn & Taso)

I need the extremes of both ends of the music spectrum to make me feel normal, being from Detroit you couldn’t get enough Ghetto-Tech, this song just makes me happy.

#8 DianaBorn Again

“The Pop Song of the Year” for me, all ages and genres, nothing matters but the music here.

#7 PtakiKrystyna

The Polish in me and my love for slow disco bumped this song into the Top 10. Really though you can’t deny that bassline and the sample, just heavy lush disco, its like the West Coast Rap of Disco.

#6 Toro Y MoiSay That

If anyone deserves Top 40 support its Chaz, keep him happy and in the studio.

#5 Boards of CanadaNothing Is Real

They came back in such a perfect way this year.

#4 The FieldA Guided Tour

My favorite listening album of the year, beautifully prepared, a formula that doesn’t need adjusting.

#3 Majical CloudzChildhood’s End

The only emotionally vocal song that hit me this year, he does simplicity soo well.

#2 Dirty BeachesCasino Lisboa

This song is the definition of passion and drive.

#1 BibioA Tout a l’heure

Uplifting done right, changes my mood instantly, music is priceless when it can do that to you.

ISO50 playlist: 2013 Top Songs #20 thru #11

Posted by Jakub

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Aaaannnd we’re down to the Top 20 *dodges tomatoes*

#20 The Beat BrokerDeparture

#19 CFCFBeyond Light

#18 Juana MolinaEras

#17 MachinedrumGunshotta

#16 Four TetParallel Jalebi

#15 Toro Y MoiRose Quartz

#14 Oneohtrix Point NeverAlong

#13 LawrenceLucifer

#12 Sally ShapiroLives Together (The Field remix)

#11 Standish/CarlyonNono/Yoyo (HTRK remix)

ISO50 Playlist: 2013 Top Songs #30 thru #21

Posted by Jakub

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Some many underdogs here, remember there’s the dance world, indie rock world, electronic, beats, and soo many more genres being covered on this blog. Once all 50 are revealed this will be a beautifully diverse review of the year, enjoy.

#30 BlondesAndrew

#29 Keep Shelly In AthensRecollection

#28 CFCFCamera

#27 Ken CamdenEta Carinae

#26 FunctionInter

#25 Marcel DettmannLightworks

#24 Tornado WallaceBit 1

#23 LegoweltSark Island Acid

#22 Hot ChipHow Do You Do? (Todd Terje remix)

#21 Four TetFor These Times

ISO50 Playlist: 2013 Top Songs #40 Thru #31

Posted by Jakub

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It only gets better and better the further we get into this…

#40 SampsPlans

#39 LapaluxSwallowing Smoke

#38 Benoit PioulardMargins

#37 Om UnitCorridor 2013

#36 Jon HopkinsOpen Eye Signal

#35 Zomby777

#34 Soviet SovietNo Lesson

#33 Jensen SportagBellz

#32 Jacques GreeneQuicksand

#31 DarkstarTimeaway

ISO50 Playlist: 2013 Top Songs #50 thru #41

Posted by Jakub

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This doesn’t need much of an introduction, its a best of list that we’ve been doing for years, the great thing about them is that i’ve made them into a nice 10 track playlist for you. I hope you enjoy, remember you don’t have to agree with me, I hope I turn you onto some new music by the end of it.

#50 HoldenSome Respite

#49 Airbird & NapolianIn The Zone

#48 OrphanMost Is Missing

#47 MilesLoran Dreams

#46 GonnoAre You Asleep

#45 Atoms For PeaceDefault

#44 BonoboCirrus

#43 MonteTrue

#42 QueensCables

#41 AlmuniaThe Magician

Terje + Dundov + Steve Moore + Ame

Posted by Jakub

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Todd Terje is back with a pair of heavy hitters, loving the artwork as always.

Do you want proper trance and you’ve worn out your Kaito albums? Petar Dundov is the next best thing, his album “Sailing Off The Grid” is flying too low under the radar.

Steve Moore is becoming my favorite find of 2013, he’s really thoughtful on his sound selection, every track is a piece of artwork.

First off, just realized Lopazz is part of Ame? that…makes a lot of sense actually. Second, i’m soo happy some reworked this track, I play the original out a lot and it needs a break.