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‘Fuzzy Mornings’ by Polaroid 85

In Album Reviews, London and the UK on March 29, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Polaroid 85 is an interesting new project from Neeta Sarl and her associated band of string players, drum players, woodwind players and producers. Their first EP, ‘Fuzzy Mornings’ has just been released, and it makes for a stimulating listen…more after the jump.

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DWNLD: ‘Jotongo’ by Rigo Star & Josky Kiambukuta

In Uploads on March 23, 2011 at 8:18 am

Following on from Sunday’s upload of ‘In Fine Style’, I move genres, continents and decades to bring you ‘Jotongo’ (Mayala MA4005, 1986) by the wonderfully named Rigo Star & Josky Kiambutuka. A fantastic little record.

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DWNLD: Horsepower Productions ‘In Fine Style’

In Album Reviews, Celebrate Your Scene, London and the UK on March 20, 2011 at 3:07 am

Sooo exams and work and life has been taking its tole on all of us here at Midday towers. Its been difficult to find the time to write anything meaningful etc etc. That said, I’m making it a goal for this busy period to upload entire albums to our Mediafire to help make the stress and the cigarettes of work bearable. The albums could come from anywhere in my library, could be new finds or old classics, who knows. The only thing uniting them is that they are albums I truly think are great and work well as albums. Ill also try and say a little about them. To start off – Horsepower Productions’ ‘In Fine Style’ (Tempa TEMPACD001, 2002).

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Acoustic Africa: Tonight at Club Soda

In Gigs, Worldwide on March 5, 2011 at 1:16 pm

If you’re looking for a way to chill out before Vinyl this evening, consider Acoustic Africa at Club Soda. Oliver Mtukudzi, Habib Koite, and Afel Bokoum will (jointly) take to the stage and run through some absolute classics.

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Sweat on Saturday: The Elephant in the Room

In Celebrate Your Scene, Montréal on March 5, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Tonight at Vinyl the good folks behind Die Tanz Party are throwing an even bigger bash: The Elephant in the Room. The group threw a series of successful sweaty-ass-dance-partys at Vinyl last year, and are going back to the old haunt for an ultra-big one off. More DJs, more fun, more music.

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Abe Vigoda talk to Mid Pro about tropical punk, Los Angeles, and Douglas Coupland

In Interviews on February 16, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Abe Vigoda are a punk rock band based in Los Angeles, California. Originally from Chino, the band met while at high school, and started playing together because they ‘were big nerds and didn’t party’ who all ‘geeked out over the Smashing Pumpkins’.  After a few local releases the band hit it big with their third full-length album Skeleton (Post Present Medium 2008), which received critical acclaim around the world. I caught up with guitarist Juan Velazquez ahead of their show at La Sala Rossa to talk about their latest album Crush (Post Present Medium 2010), their shifting influences, and the Los Angeles music scene. Read the rest of this entry »

Watch Jacques Greene Build a Song Live

In Celebrate Your Scene, Choice Cuts, Montréal on February 10, 2011 at 5:40 pm

Jacques Greene never lets us see his face, but in this short teaser video for a cr0ss Canada tour he shows us how he builds a track live, bit by bit. If you like this, you should probably come to the LuckyMe showcase at Club Lambi this Friday and catch him live….(of course!).

Friday Feeling| Ami Koita ‘Mory Djoa’

In Choice Cuts, Worldwide on February 4, 2011 at 10:38 am

For anyone feeling a bit tired/miffed at the end of a long (snowyy) week. Let the undulating rhythms and wonderful voice of Ami Koita cheer you up. FEEL the bassline in the last 10 seconds of the song. Such a sick tone.

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Montreal’s Lunice teams up with Diplo

In Celebrate Your Scene, Choice Cuts, Montréal on February 2, 2011 at 10:04 am

Montreal based DJ and producer Lunice has teamed up with superstar Diplo to remix the track ‘Helicopter’ off Deerhunter’s latest LP ‘Halcyon Digest’. The remix is a bit more upbeat than the original, with plenty of warm synthy beats and hums. Read the rest of this entry »

Interview with The Besnard Lakes

In Interviews on February 1, 2011 at 12:24 pm

The Besnard Lakes were formed in 2003 by husband and wife duo Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas. Two of their three albums, including their most recent, The Besnard Lakes are the Roaring Night (Jagjaguwar 2010), have been nominated for the Polaris Music Prize. I caught up with the band during their North American tour. Read the rest of this entry »

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