Archive for November, 2012


Posted by Jakub

Fairmont has been on my radar since he released on Traum in the early 2000’s, back then he did softer melodic techno, now he’s a lot more lively but rides that synth pop line that has a somber a side.

Maribou State follows suit of past year trends left behind by Teen Daze and Blackbird Blackbird, still a good formula but its starting to loose its luster.

I was able to catch a portion of Kuhrye-oo set a few nights ago, he can pack in unexpected emotional punch while showing off a different take on his sounds genre.

Ride out the weekend with a 12+ minute jam from Dany Dorado.

If you’re in NY I DJ tomorrow with good friends Lauren Flax and Nick Hook while we open for Nicolas Jaar at Music Hall Of Williamsburg for Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival.

Weekend Inspiration: Michael Murphy

Posted by Jon M

“Forgotten Modernism” is the title of an ongoing visual exploration of San Francisco’s rich catalog of modern architecture by Michael Murphy:

Often overlooked, Modern architecture in San Francisco has played an important role in the ongoing Modernist Movement, and this work is an attempt to acknowledge the contribution that these stunning buildings make to the visual landscape.
Using bold colors and a stylized graphics, I portray this architecture not as something that quietly blends into a background, but rather elevating achievements that embody the best and highest principles that Modern architecture has to offer all of us.

Wish these were sold at every gift shop here in San Francisco.


Hodgy Beats makes a pretty appropriate remix of Toro Y Moi, soo fitting, perfect club jam in my mind.

School Of Seven Bells have a new EP out this month, this collection has the clearest path of understanding to their sound for people just discovering them. Its full of thoughtful unique layers which pop music keeps missing away from.

Chrome Sparks puts together a colorful take on slowed up beat music, rich in brightness and moving parts.

Matthewdavid crawls around the head of recent Stone Throw signee Chrome Canyon single and replaces the brain with a more lively out of this world one.

Benjamin JeanJean

Today, I bring you an incredibly talented individual, Benjamin JeanJean. I am very envious of not only his work, but his surroundings and life in general. An excerpt from his own biography reads:

“Deeply rooted in the surf and skateboard culture, Benjamin JJ follows life at his own pace on the French Atlantic coast: he drives a 1965 404 Peugeot; lives in an old house he renovated himself, packed with vintage furniture and art pieces; surfs on an old school longboard and takes pictures with a medium format analog camera. Time seems timeless for him. ”

Sounds like the life, if you ask me. Benjamin is well-versed in design, surfing (both shaping and riding), and photography. In todays world, everyone uses their computer or their digital cameras (or phones) to create art, but I find it refreshing to see someone who doesn’t mind getting dirty and taking the time to really put a bit of himself into the things he creates. From pencil and paper, to a surfboard. I love the idea of creating something beautiful that you can also use and enjoy beyond just looking at it.

He has inspired me to pick up a pencil and paper, start working with my hands more, and live my life the way I want to live it.

– Tavish

C.C. + Billow Observatory + HTRK + T.O.C.

Posted by Jakub

Certain Creatures brings back the melodic and detail oriented end of deep techno that I cherish from years back, its that climb in place with smooth waves of swells that keeps you going and wanting more.

Perfecting the control and feeling of distance is a game of subtlety in music especially if your looking for a quality sound as a result. Billow Observatory couldn’t be more experienced sounding, the fullness is there and you feel surrounded by nothing all the way to the horizon, beautifully done.

Tropic Of Cancer and HTRK drag in haunting reworks of Fascinator and More Alone from their coldest recordings, they give soo much musically to make your loneliest moments less tragic and leave you with a sense of worth. So you pretty need this record if you ever feel that way.

Bandcamping In The Wild : Part 1

Posted by Jakub

Looking for old and new music always becomes leads you down different paths, one of my favorite ways is just seeing how deep in Bandcamp I can get without hitting a dead end. This is probably the most raw way of searching just behind blindly clicking thru Soundcloud via their community.

I urge everyone to buy or even click thru and learn more about each artist, most of them aren’t in retail shops or even iTunes, so if you like something please support.