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Caribou - ‘Back Home’

The dark and haunting atmosphere at the start is soon pierced by the dulcet tones of Dan Snaith’s vocal. The stuttering staccato repetition of the synths builds up the tension, reminiscent of ‘Jamelia' from 2010's Swim: most truly great songs have an element of tension. And then, as it continues to build, the cymbals add just enough grime to make you think it could be 4am on a dark and dingy dancefloor, just before the song erupts into the kind of epiphany that only music (and maybe only Caribou) can offer.

Caribou is back, and his new album Our Love is streaming over on iTunes.

Don’t miss it.

caribou.fm

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Fear of Men - ‘Sleeper’ (Ty Segall Cover)

Fear of Men have just put out a cover of Ty Segall’s 2013 ‘Sleeper' and it's a beaut' !

Have you listened to Manipulator yet?

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The squid mix: PNRS01. One of many to come.

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Woodsman - ‘Healthy Life’

In an interview of Denver’s krautrockers Woodsman, the band describes their sound and performances: “It’s like taking drugs”. 

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Wild Justice Volume III: When I’m on a roll, I’m on a roll…

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Darkside - ‘Gone Too Soon’

The bad news is that Darkside (Nicolas Jaar + Dave Harrington’s dark house project, that could well be the best album of last year) have broken up.

Good news is that they left us with a banger of a tune, in order to say goodbye.

darksideusa.com

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Icons #3 : Dan Snaith
"I’d fallen back in love with moments in small, dark clubs when a DJ puts on a piece of music that not only can you not identify but that until you heard it, you could not have conceived of it existing. In contrast to live concerts where bands predictably string together the songs from their most recent album, DJs have the potential to blindside you, be genuinely surprising. As a music producer, the parameters of dance music seem wider. The rhythmic underpinnings are liberating rather than constraining, allowing the rest of the elements to coalesce from a broad palette… I’ve been surprised by the number of transcendent moments that I, sober and in my mid-30s, have had in clubs in the last few years, both as a punter and as a DJ. Against my expectations, there’s some magic in it still. The clichés about the collective consciousness of clubs still seems to hold water in some special cases. Set against the backdrop of bland and functional dance music and the mind-numbing predictability of the EDM barfsplosion currently gripping the corporate ravesters, there is a small world where dance music lives up to its potential to liberate, surprise, and innovate. It’s there that I hope Daphni has a place.” -Dan Snaith, Manitoba / Caribou / Daphni

Icons #3 : Dan Snaith

"I’d fallen back in love with moments in small, dark clubs when a DJ puts on a piece of music that not only can you not identify but that until you heard it, you could not have conceived of it existing. In contrast to live concerts where bands predictably string together the songs from their most recent album, DJs have the potential to blindside you, be genuinely surprising. As a music producer, the parameters of dance music seem wider. The rhythmic underpinnings are liberating rather than constraining, allowing the rest of the elements to coalesce from a broad palette…

I’ve been surprised by the number of transcendent moments that I, sober and in my mid-30s, have had in clubs in the last few years, both as a punter and as a DJ. Against my expectations, there’s some magic in it still. The clichés about the collective consciousness of clubs still seems to hold water in some special cases. Set against the backdrop of bland and functional dance music and the mind-numbing predictability of the EDM barfsplosion currently gripping the corporate ravesters, there is a small world where dance music lives up to its potential to liberate, surprise, and innovate. It’s there that I hope Daphni has a place.”

-Dan Snaith, Manitoba / Caribou / Daphni

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Icons #2 : Bradford Cox
"I hate indie culture. I am not an indie rock musician— I don’t even know what the fuck that means. I’m not independent. I’m co-dependent." “Chillwave came along, and it turned ambient music into this perfume that overwhelmed the room.”
 -Bradford Cox, Deerhunter / Atlas Sound
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Icons #2 : Bradford Cox

"I hate indie culture. I am not an indie rock musician— I don’t even know what the fuck that means. I’m not independent. I’m co-dependent."

“Chillwave came along, and it turned ambient music into this perfume that overwhelmed the room.”


-Bradford Cox, Deerhunter / Atlas Sound

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Icons #1 : Jarvis Cocker
"Britpop ended up being slightly overweight men with their shirts untucked, getting sucked off while watching The Italian Job." “People becoming famous has taken the place of people going to heaven.” -Jarvis Cocker, Pulp
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Icons #1 : Jarvis Cocker

"Britpop ended up being slightly overweight men with their shirts untucked, getting sucked off while watching The Italian Job."

“People becoming famous has taken the place of people going to heaven.”

-Jarvis Cocker, Pulp

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The Juan Maclean - ‘A Simple Design’

The Juan Maclean make long, upbeat dancy tunes that keep on stomping all the way until the end.

thejuanmaclean.com