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Everything Everything – My Keys, Your Boyfriend

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everything everything are an exciting new band emerging from the manchester scene. fusing pop-conscious r&b, avant-garde experimental and classic madchester, the band pay no mind to traditional genre boundaries! everything everything are one ambitious bunch, but to the band’s credit, they seem to temper that ambition with at least an equal tonnage of wit. we’re right psyched on ee.’s potential, and for now the smokin’ chorus on “MY KZ YR BF” will hold us over until we’re able to get our grimy yank paws on an official full length debut. the “MY KZ YR BK” single is available on download & 7″ oct. 5, 09.

Everything Everything – “My Keys, Your Boyfriend”
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rating: 7.6
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reviewed by
09-30-09

Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions – “Trouble”

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hope, call us! we need tickets for the cemetery show tonight!

Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions – “Trouble”

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rating: 8.3

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reviewed by
09-29-09

IN THE MIX: Young Buck, Hudson Mohawke, De La Soul

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tuesday morning? young buck is fuckin amped! “lord have mercy” features the outlaws and puts mr ten a key up on a smooth as shit, buttery beat. (where buck right belongs) shouts to wyatt! hudson mohawke, freshly inked to warp records, resurrects the rotting r&b corpse of turn of the millennium timbo provocateur tweet. hudmo 2009’s “oooops!” with a pulsing electro beat and some killer synth flourishes. lastly, 20 years into game de la soul continue to school mc’s half their ages. “la la la” again proves de la in top form; flowing effortlessly over a beat that is both complimentary and compelling.

Young Buck – “Lord Have Mercy” (Feat. The Outlawz)
Tweet – “Ooops! (Hudson Mohawke Remix)
De La Soul – “La La La”

young buck: amazon / myspace / rating: 8.8
hudson mohawke: amazon / myspace / rating: 8.0
de la soul: amazon / myspace / rating: 8.5

reviewed by
09-29-09

The Raveonettes – Bang!

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Bang! is the lead track off The Raveonettes new LP In and Out of Control. and of course “kids want to ___? out in the street”… got that

The Raveonettes – “Bang!”

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rating: 7.7
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reviewed by
09-28-09

lottery numb3rs and Sidwho? – Millionaire

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“everybody wants to be a millionaire”… aussie Sidwho? just telling it like it is. on the new Future Classic’s Apres 3 EP. shouts to BIGSTEREO

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Sidwho? – “Millionaire [12 inch mix]”

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rating: 8.5
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reviewed by
09-28-09

Black Moth Super Rainbow – The Sticky

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off their most recent and 4th LP Eating Us, “The Sticky” throws down some serious grooves… of which are complimented by a vocal that’s ironically both naff yet complacent. BMSR’s eclectic instrumentation helps hold down some midwest psychedelic pop that keeps it real..

Black Moth Super Rainbow – “The Sticky”

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rating: 5.2
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reviewed by
09-27-09

Flying Lotus – “Disco Balls”

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fly lo so old its new. “disco balls” is lifted from the hyperdub compilation “5: five years of low end contagion”. track is sick.

Flying Lotus – “Disco Balls”

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rating: 9.0

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reviewed by
09-27-09

THROWBACK SATURDAYS: Coolio – 1 2 3 4 (Feat. Gonzo, Pepe the King Prawn, Seymour the Elephant and the Muppet La Familia)

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hahahaha, this is awesome! gonzo! homey, we see you, and really, its ok, we know you’re totally blasted under those shades. just lay off that coolio weed, bro!

Coolio – 1 2 3 4 (Feat. Gonzo, Pepe the King Prawn, Seymour the Elephant and the Muppet La Familia)

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09-26-09

The Horrors – Whole New Way

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straight from the tracks of damon albarn’s studio 13, the horrors new single “Whole New Way” was originally a Japan only b-side release. re-recording it was definitely a good idea, the tune is clearly more than a b-side. it shines a solid pop track with the sort of creepy feel-good dance vibes that could only come from the horrors… and well quite a few other bands. it totally makes me think of the “i’d fuck me” scene from silence of the lambs too. the single drops november 2 via XL, and the track is available to stream on their website right now.. what could you possibly be waiting for??

The Horrors – “Whole New Way”
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rating: 7.1
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reviewed by
09-25-09

Freddie Joachim – “Splendor”

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we continue to be blown away with each successive freddie joachim release. “splendor” is taken from the 5-song “getaway” EP. “getaway” can be downloaded here for free. the ep is killer and in our opinion spotlights some of freddie joachim’s best work to date. we really dig the just awesome feel put into his records. there is an authenticity and classic quality to freddie’s music that evidences him as one to no doubt keep ears/eyes on.

Freddie Joachim – “Splendor”
Stevie Wonder – “Uptight” (Freddie Joachim Remix)

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rating: 8.3

brown8

reviewed by
09-24-09

Bombay Bicycle Club – Magnet

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“Magnet” is the next single off BBC’s debut I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose. the chorus is incredible, it just takes off with “oooooooo” and hooks baby hooks. so with guns blazin, who wins in a draw: “magnet” or the interpol catalogue?? our $$$ is on zombie ian curtis after an entrance from another dimension. either way, “magnet” is a glance at the future of a young and rather promising group..

Bombay Bicycle Club – “Magnet”

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rating: 8.6
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reviewed by
09-23-09

Raekwon – “Ason Jones”

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the chef puts on a few bars in tribute to ODB. not much needs to be said, the rhymes are solid and sincere; and the beat!, it’s a dilla instrumental and it’s b.a.n.g.i.n.! “ason jones” is our fav off the just-released “only built 4 cuban linx, pt. 2”. the album is an instant classic, pick it up.

Raekwon – “Ason Jones”

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rating: 8.1

brown8

reviewed by
09-22-09