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07.01.2014 | 50 days ago | Posted at 01:00 PM

Stream new releases from CRLSS and Linus' Blanket, along with the latest label compilation

By Evan Rytlewski
Life is full of small coincidences, but truly significant coincidences are few are far between. Ryan King and Ryan Hinkel meeting in the same Wisconsin minimum security correctional facility was one of those rare, life-altering coincidences. The two didn’t just share a first name, they shared a background: Both came from similarly comfortable upbringings before falling into drug addiction and la...
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Fans longing for an Outkast reunion should imagine how Big Boi feels. The rapper has made no secret of his desire to see his pioneering Atlanta hip-hop duo end its indefinite hiatus, but his estranged collaborator André
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
 Garbage have been on the road for a long time now. By the time they finish their tour behind their latest album, 2012’s Not Your Kind of People, later this month, the veteran alt-rock band will have been touring for over a year
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Balkan Reggae (Asphalt Tango)

 Eastern Europe meets Jamaica in this surprisingly credible collaboration between the Romanian Gypsies of Mahala Rai Banda and such reggae remix producers as Mad Professor and Jstar. The convergence sounds more organic
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013

Robotik Folk

 Electronic manipulation of acoustic folk music isn't entirely new, considering Death in June's apocalyptic controversies and Beth Orton's trip-hop fusions. Milwaukee/Madison’s John Petty distinguishes his one-man band
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013
 Tarik Moody doesn’t have much regard for genre boundaries. As a DJ for 88.9 Radio Milwaukee, Moody spins a little bit of everything, and as a principal behind the concert series Unlooped
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012

Elegancia Tropical (Polen Records)

 Echoes of old Colombian rhythms can be heard within Bomba Estereo’s glow-stick electronica and synthetic beats. Elegancia’s tempos run from cool to fiery in colorfully textured dance club mixes. The Bogota-based group has
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012

LiveSplashes

The music on LiveSplashes begins with the mysterious tinkle of a vibraphone and dives into liquid grooves composed from Third World and jazz influences. The members of Moscow's Exit...
Monday, June 11, 2012

Moon People (ESL Music)

Dance music, especially in places like New York City, draws from a global ocean of influences to keep the dance floor full. On Moon People, Brooklyn DJ-producer Nickodemus displays his range on tracks that filter echoes of reggae into dreamy...

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