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From Tiny Record Shop to International Influencer, Mr Bongo Continues to Deliver Surprises

“I’d be flying out to Venezuela, Colombia, Cuba, New York, L.A., with 10 empty suitcases and filling them up with Latin jazz records—both new releases and secondhand stuff,” remembers David “Mr Bongo” Buttle. 1,592 more words

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Blackberry Smoke's new album "Find A Light" out April 6

BLACKBERRY SMOKE’S NEW ALBUM FIND A LIGHT OUT APRIL 6

LEAD TRACK “FLESH AND BONE” DEBUTS TODAY

ALBUM FEATURES SPECIAL GUESTS ROBERT RANDOLPH, AMANDA SHIRES, THE WOOD BROTHERS 819 more words

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Electronic Labels From Singapore Thrive Despite Challenges

National identity is a hot topic in Singapore, which is also known as the Lion City (Sanskrit, “Singapura”). The island city-state is home to various ethnicities—predominantly Chinese, Malay, and Indian—not to mention countless foreign residents. 824 more words

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This Week’s Essential Releases: B-Movie Soundtracks, Indie Pop, and Electronic

Welcome to Seven Essential Releases, our weekly roundup of the best music on Bandcamp. Each week, we’ll recommend six new albums, plus pick an older LP from the stacks that you may have missed. 1,038 more words

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Album of the Day: Porches, “The House”

Aaron Maine doesn’t seem to miss his guitars. Since 2016’s beloved breakout Pool, Maine, the man behind Porches, has been making his brooding dance-pop using only pristinely-produced bass, synth, and drums. 254 more words

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How The Atoms Family Became a Force in Hip-Hop

The Atoms Family’s roots can be traced back through the history of independent hip-hop in the mid-’90s. Founded by Cannibal Ox’s Vast Aire and… 1,262 more words

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High Scores: Kristofer Maddigan's Big Band Soundtrack for "Cuphead"

Cuphead, the video game, is a momentous achievement. Its creators hand-drew over 120,000 frames of animation the old-fashioned way—pencil drawings inked on a light board—before transferring them to digital form. 1,691 more words

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