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Greenskeepers: Character Study

House music has eccentric artists aplenty, but few can consistently turn out tracks with the twisted humor of Greenskeepers and keep a straight face. A live house outfit from Chicago, …

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Complicated Fun: Photo-Anarchy

Imagine yourself at a warehouse party in downtown L.A. The lead singer of Good Charlotte is here, and Fez from That 70’s Show is kicking it with three girls from …

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Fergadelic: Prog to Pushead

Fergus Purcell (a.k.a. Fergadelic) was born in 1970, and the decade hasn’t stopped influencing him since. The iconic, hyper-literal designs and logos he’s created for Silas, Hysteric Glamour, X-Girl Japan, …

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John Tejada: Of Sound Mind

John Tejada is searching through a copy of his latest CD, Cleaning Sounds Is a Filthy Business (Palette), trying to find this one track he likes to play in his …

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Unai: Ethereal Romance

After dawn breaks over the quaint university town of Uppsala, Sweden, many residents find themselves sharing their morning with Erik Möller. An anchor for Swedish National Radio, he kickstarts weekdays …

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Flying Lotus' Artist Tips

L.A.-based instrumental hip-hop sculptor Flying Lotus (a.k.a. Steve Ellison) is a concept man first, gear hound second. His opus, 1983, is entirely indicative of that recording philosophy, and you’ll hear …

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Border Community: Future Frontiers

Perhaps no label in 2006 more distinctly reflected the fluidity of musical tags and genres than James Holden’s Border Community. The nascent imprint is all things to all people. It’s …

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Final Fantasy LARPs Out Loud

If you thought Rush was geeky–with their hockey-hair mullets and myriad references to wizardry–then you haven’t met fellow Canadian Owen Pallett. The 25-year-old Torontonian, who records strikingly original violin compositions …

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C.neeon: Bright Lights, Big City

Amid the neo-rave/’80s clubwear and serious party frocks of London Fashion Week, C.neeon’s designs stood out boldly from the black-and-khaki-clad pack. The runway show from C.neeon–a brand created in 2001 …

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Tom Moulton vs. Rub-N-Tug

In the ’60s and ’70s, if you had the phrase “A Tom Moulton Mix” tagged to your record, you probably had a hit. The former record-promotions-man turned-studio-engineer took classic funk, …

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Chromatics: Post-Punk Inspiration

Taking a break from a hectic tour schedule, Adam Miller has just returned from shooting videos in a Wisconsin forest with his group, Chromatics. Since they formed in 2000, the …

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Text of Light: Ranaldo's World

In the 1950s and ’60s, American filmmaker Stan Brakhage stripped away every popular notion of “movie” and wrote poetry that danced. He deleted stories, characters, and even sound in nearly …

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Wolf Eyes In The Studio

Five years ago, I emailed Wolf Eyes to request some of their records for my college radio show. In the package that erstwhile member Aaron Dilloway sent, wedged between a …

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Busy Signal: Off the Hook

To make it in dancehall, you need an image, a Puritan work ethic, and endless lyrics. But a good catchphrase never hurts. So when you hear “Sound di big ting …

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