Now that From the Basement is available for broadcast to your computer screen or for download to your iPod, a kind reader sent on two mp3 rips of the Thom Yorke session from the show. The two songs are entitled “Videotape” and “Down is the new Up”. Not sure if they will end up on… Read more »

Posted on December 18th, 2006

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This looks like it could be worth a look. From The Basement is a live performance music series filmed at Maida Vale studios in London. The first episode will feature Thom Yorke on piano performing new Radiohead songs “Videotape” and “Down is the new Up”, a Kieran Hebden/Steve Reid live collaboration and the White Stripes…. Read more »

Posted on December 4th, 2006

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Nialler9 guest Mike here again to take you crazy kidz on a magical trip down memory lane. A massive urge to look at cheesy 90’s pop dance tunes gripped me in my hungover state this saturday afternoon, the brief fruits of which I shall now share with you lucky music fans. First off we have… Read more »

Posted on November 18th, 2006

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A brief interview from Squarepusher on the BBC’s Culture Show aired last month. As well as an introduction from André 3000 who makes a plea to Squarepusher to collaborate with him (Imagine what that would sound like – some kind of trippy jazz-bass-heavy space-funk electronic drum and bass hip hop album), there’s also a solo… Read more »

Posted on November 16th, 2006

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It was a mad busy weekend for myself so there was no time to blog. Instead, I produced a film short A/V mashup for a Future Shorts event at the DEAF on Sunday. It was a collaboration between myself and Super Extra Bonus Party with the lads creating the tune and myself cutting up the… Read more »

Posted on October 31st, 2006

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I remember buying the Cibo Matto album Stereo Type A on a whim in a second hand music shop about 5 years ago. When I got home and put it on, I kind of liked the breezy silliness to the instrumentation and I enjoyed the Japanese/English mixed accent rapping with lines like “Obi Wan Kenobi… Read more »

Posted on October 24th, 2006

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Click to Adult Swim to see the animated video for the newest Madvillain song “Monkey Suite” from Stones Throw / Adult Swim compilation Chrome Children. There is also videos for J Dilla and Madlib’s contributions to the compilation.

Posted on October 24th, 2006

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The Battles video I posted last week was from the ICA: The Show series of PSP videos which of course, have found their way up on YouTube as well. According to the website: ICA: The Show, is a bi-monthly video magazine conceived by the Institute of Contemporary Arts for the PlayStation ®Portable exploring the working… Read more »

Posted on October 4th, 2006

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Sometime contributer Mike here. Hailing from a Leeds scene that included Nightmares on Wax and Ital rockers, LFO originally were a two-man techno/electro outfit comprising of Mark Bell and Gez Varley. Both liked alternative music from an early age, and they formed LFO after meeting at college. Bizarrely, it was money inherited from Varley’s grandmother… Read more »

Posted on September 29th, 2006

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Sometime Broken Social Scene member and Metric frontwoman, Emily Haines is releasing her first solo record soon as the name Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton. Entitled Knives don’t have your back, there’s a stark contrast here to the energetic songs on Live it Out . It sounds like it was recorded late at night… Read more »

Posted on September 22nd, 2006

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I know I’ve been overdosing on the YouTube videos of late, but TV on the Radio have released the video for one of my favourite tracks this year – “Wolf Like Me”. It is one of those songs that evokes such rich imagery that when the video comes around, there’s a good chance it can… Read more »

Posted on September 13th, 2006

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New video for The Knife’s “Like A Pen” directed by long time The Knife collaborator Andreas Nilsson. The Knife – Like a Pen It’s good but the last two are hard to beat. The Knife – We Share Our Mother’s Health The Knife – Silent Shout All songs are taken from the stupendous Silent Shout… Read more »

Posted on September 12th, 2006

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Definitely one of my favourite MCs in hip hop, MF Doom has taken on so many alter-egos and aliases it can be hard to keep up with him. From his start with KMD in 1991 through countless masked appearances as MF Doom, Viktor Vaughn, King Geedorah, Madvillian and Dangerdoom his output has been consistently dazzling… Read more »

Posted on August 18th, 2006

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Beck’s new album The Information is out on October 2nd. Initially touted as his hip hop album, the Nigel Godrich-produced follow-up to Guero seems to be less hip hop, just classic Beck. The album includes a sheet of stickers, which are used to make your own album cover. A few video clips have surfaced online… Read more »

Posted on August 11th, 2006

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