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Sonic Week 10.31: Nosferatu

Like nightmares on vinyl or spinning screams on cassette, sinister circles on backs or a foggy full moon hanging above, something murky finds a place to hide just out of reach from our minuscule sensory scan. From tones that rattle the bones to scars that escape our memory, life is scary and life is elusive, … Continue reading

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Persian Empire- Mongo Maracuja

Persian Empire is Sam Khatam, a young German producer who builds harmonic compositions with home recordings, edited samples, synths, deep bass beats and manipulated vocals. His sounds lend familiarity to the elegant electronic complexion of producers like N’to, Son Lux and Jai Paul, but his rhythms and cuts paint a unique tint for that fresh audio … Continue reading

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للشعب – For The People (Music For Syrian and Iraqi Refugees)

The music industry, much like a boy lost in a new neighborhood or a band of laid off, vacationing businessmen, is evolving in real time- reaching with keener senses in the dark for any and all opportunities to find a positive way, reiterate relevance, and generate income in new and unknown territories. Free digital file … Continue reading

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Sonic Week 10.3: Lacy Haze

Crooked, cracked out charm, whiny creaks in doors and those gaseous melodies festering through — this is how we feel when we wake with smokey mouths and silently revel in the fragrant and peculiar pleasures of last night.  How many crashing thunders of bass and tips of tempo defiance can a woman take before her … Continue reading

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Sonic Week 9.16: Burning Time

You saturate my mind you divine thrust you blue-eyed guide to my level up you place to step in and stay for a while. Timelessly, effortlessly walking through spaces that only ever exist right now with knots grown from sleepy, bent up nerves. Vow for immediacy, forever and never again, for sucking the colors and mood … Continue reading

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DJ Shadow- Liquid Amber

Liquid Amber, DJ Shadow’s gluminous new EP, is the first public introduction to his new record label of the same name, and his first musical delivery since 2011′s The Less You Know, The Better. Conquering the industrial slant of future bass with chemical soundplay and a reputable minor melody- designed to keep feelings real and hook chins … Continue reading

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Sonic Week 8.5: Sensory Sap

To be so lucky to be so lucky. Ushered by warm silence through doors creaking with intention to fasten a mood to your spongy shell, and while it drips its potency reveals itself, sharing tremendous power and potential beside the equally harrowing shards of fear: don’t tip toe through the years. We wander inside music’s … Continue reading

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Sonic Week 7.23: Lost Digger

Lost Diggers search like nomadic animals on unpaved plains, living for nothing, experiencing everything, no goal in mind except new sights on the way. They rely on patience and faith to find big rare fruits in unexplored territories. Go spin change, go be change, go. Lost Digger opens with a fresh glitch treasure by FatRon … Continue reading

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PHOTOS: The Palmer Squares, Shlick Smit, Benny Els, Rabbi Darkside @ Abbey Pub 7/17/14

LA-based hip hop builder Shlick Smit put a show together at Chicago’s Abbey Pub last Thursday. Benny Els and Rabbi Darkside came from Brooklyn and The Palmer Squares are Chicago born and raised. Beyond the unique styles of each bill player, they all brought a common rhythmic energy to the intimate crowd of bouncing hands … Continue reading

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Sonic Week 7.15: Beats for Heat

Good things to remember during the warm, outdoor, adventurous seasons: that place you’re late to isn’t actually missing you; thinking of nothing but the sun and the sky for a day is good for everything; your stress is entirely manufactured, false to the core in its malicious and unnecessary disrupt of now. Follow moments around like a rhythm; explore … Continue reading

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