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A Look Into Höga Nord’s Hypnotic Krautrock, Avant-Garde Ambient, and Cosmic Disco

In January 2017, Andrew Weatherall appeared on his NTS radio show in a sweatshirt with the 1970s “Smiling Sun” anti-nuclear “Nuclear Power? No Thanks” logo that read “Höga Nord? 1,953 more words

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Trekkie Trax is On the Pulse of Tokyo's Electronic Underground

Japanese electronic music label Trekkie Trax came together because a group of adolescents wanted to spin tunes somewhere—really, anywhere—in Tokyo. “I still remember my brother Taimei, who records as Carpainter, searching Twitter, looking for anyone who needed teenage DJs. 1,042 more words

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Doom Trip Records: Curating the Eclectic Underground One Tape at a Time

“I love the fact that you could literally chuck a cassette tape against the wall and it would play fine afterwards,” says Zac Emerson of Doom Trip Records. 1,931 more words

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Heavenly Sweetness Releases Colorful Soul From All Over The World

After working in the music industry for more than 10 years, Franck Descollonges felt jaded. At the time employed by a major label, he spent too much time working on projects that didn’t interest him. 1,999 more words

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The Glorious Mixes of Late Night Tales

Returning home late from a club or a night out can often lead to indecision over what music should be played during the wee after-hours. There are those who still wish for the party to continue and are in need of uplifting and up-tempo music, while others may want to wind down and crave soothing tunes to carry them through to sleep. 1,623 more words

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20 Years of Southern Lord’s Dark and Heavy Art

“At the time, we were partying quite a bit and we just ripped off the logo from Southern Comfort,” says Greg Anderson when recalling the early days of his label, which has since become the undisputed home of boundary-pushing heaviness. 1,899 more words

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Consolidate Records and the Thriving Electronic Scene in Bangalore

Consolidate Records is a fitting name for the Bangalore, India-based imprint that 35-year-old Rahul Giri and 24-year-old Aniruddh Menon founded in 2015. The plan has always been to find strength in numbers and unite far-fetched experimental and electronic music from Bangalore and beyond (officially, the city changed its name to Bengaluru in 2014; we are using “Bangalore” here in keeping with Giri’s preference). 1,203 more words

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