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Group Inerane Guitars from Agadez

Sublime Frequencies co-founder Hisham Mayet travels like a tramp, carrying his bag of recording equipment on hitched rides and charter buses across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Out of the Sahara…

Duane Sorenson: Responsible Coffee

Duane Sorenson can sum up Portland in one short sentence: “People here are passionate about their bicycles and their coffee.” He should know. Less than 10 years after founding Stumptown Coffee Roaster…

Talkdemonic: Beat Romantics

Oregon’s rock-scattered Pacific coast is a grand, wordless expanse of aching beauty, which happens to be a good way to describe Eyes at Half Mast, the latest from Portland duo Talkdemonic. Lisa Molina…

Talkdemonic? Eyes At Half Mast?

Talkdemonic may be one of Portland’s best-kept secrets. The local-favorite duo of Kevin O’Connor and Lisa Molinaro uses its unlikely pairing–drums and viola–to craft tight yet reverberatin…

Various Soul Messages From Dimona

Soul Messengers started out on the South Side of Chicago, taking in the Marcus Garvey-tinged ideas of the Black Hebrew movement while learning to work the dancefloor with their mid-’60s funk tunes. Wi…

Matmos Supreme Balloon

If there were any concerns that Drew Daniel’s new job as a professor at Johns Hopkins University would inhibit his work with partner M.C. Schmidt in Matmos, Supreme Balloon clears the air. The album m…

DJ J-Laini "Fuck N Tell"

No Limit Records head honcho Master P, real name Percy Miller, knew how to make a buck. When the label had a good single, he didn’t just put it on one release to sell one time. The single would …

Flying Lotus "Robo Tussin (feat. Lil Wayne)"

We happen to love Flying Lotus around here–everything from his uncredited musical segues for Adult Swim to his latest EP 1 X 3. So, pairing his mad-scientist beats with some words from the self-descri…

Write and Revolt! in Los Angeles

Social justice movements in the United States (and many elsewhere) have long depended on the power of image. From the early, bold labor union logos to the powerfully violent photographs of Charles Moo…

Alex Moulton "Meridians"

You don’t hear a lot of dance music producers talking about waxing poetic about classic rock and gazing deep into gatefold LPs, but that is exactly what Alex Moulton has said about working on hi…

Pole "Alles Klar"

Electronic pioneers Stefan Betke and Barbara Preisinger founded ~scape in 1999, and over the years have released records from the likes of Jan Jelenik, John Tejada, and others. For just about as long,…

Baltimore Hosts Whartscape 2008

The folks over at Wham City have put a lot blood, sweat, and caffeinated soda into making Baltimore a haven for unabashed weirdness and sweaty parties. With a style that seems to both venerate and evi…

Tittsworth Ready For 12 Steps

If you’ve been on a dance floor in the past year, you’ve probably heard something from the hands of Baltimore party-rocker Tittsworth. His remixes and edits for the likes of Justice, M.O.P…

DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist Push Hard Sell

Prior to this golden age of Serato and Ableton-fueled mixes, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist built legendary careers cutting up dusty, towering stacks of vinyl. Rather than jump on the auto-beat-matched ban…

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