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An Empty Bliss Beyond This World

Posted in Album News & Reviews, Artists with tags on April 6, 2012 by worldromper

GUEST BLOGGER - GRACE LEHMAN

The Caretaker – brainchild (in every sense of the word) of electronic musician James Leyland Kirby and is one of the most innovative and exciting electronic sounds of recent years. His music not only encompasses the most cutting edge of technology but in his recent album “An Empty Bliss Beyond This World” he’s managed to meld the 21st century with the beautiful crackle of the beginning of the last century too. Continue reading

Licking Crystals with Mr. Rogers

Posted in Album News & Reviews, Artists with tags , , on January 10, 2011 by worldromper

The primal sounds and playful style of Mr. Rogers have long captivated the West Coast underground arts community, but now the secret is out and this pioneering producer is poised to conquer the far reaches of the dance floor with his twisted, psychedelic take on bass-heavy midtempo and glitch-ridden breaks. Continue reading

Young Montana’s New Album

Posted in Album News & Reviews, Artists with tags on November 17, 2010 by worldromper

Photo by Adele Reed

Young Montana‘s new album, due for release next year on Alpha Pup Records, is astoundingly good and impossibly difficult to describe.  Continue reading

Venice Beach According to KRADDY

Posted in Artists with tags , on October 8, 2010 by worldromper

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Get the ins on the sweetest spots to dine, drink, smoke and roll in Venice Beach from Kraddy, a local electronic music producer, skateboarder and surfer with ‘West Coast” tattooed on his soul.

Kraddy Q & A: Minotaurs, Heroes and Hashbrowns

Posted in Album News & Reviews, Artists, Interviews with tags , , on October 6, 2010 by worldromper

Photo by Watchara Phomicinda

Kraddy has a new EP called Labyrinth coming out November 9 on Alpha Pup Records; if this new endeavor sounds intentionally hard, heavier and aggressive, that’s because it is. Describing his sound as “Zeppelin 3000,” Kraddy unites the hard edge of rock with the infinite possibilities of electronic music, and the result is an album that gives it. And God knows the people want it. Continue reading

11:11 Artist Spotlight: TAKE

Posted in Artists, Videos with tags , , , on September 19, 2010 by worldromper

The electronic music world has lifted an interested eyebrow towards the West Coast’s burgeoning beat scene, and Take aka Sweatson Klank has risen to the top as one of the new generation’s finest producers. In a musical landscape that is quickly becoming overcrowded, Take fuses his own brand of future-flung electronics with elements of avant-garde jazz, subharmonic melodies and a mean hip hop bounce. Continue reading

BASSNECTAR Fall Tour

Posted in Artists, Events, Music News with tags on September 16, 2010 by worldromper

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Photo by Amy Whitehouse

Ray Cash VS Joker & Rustie – KRADDY Next Level Mashup

Posted in Artists, LISTEN TO THIS with tags , , , , , , on September 15, 2010 by worldromper

Are you a pimp in your own fucking mind?

If NOT, then you need to listen to this remix and get your swagger on already- it’s WEDNESDAY!

If SO well then HELL you know all about Kraddy, whose new EP “Labyrinth” drops November 9 on Alpha Pup Records!

Check out his latest “Next Level Mash-Up” here:

Decibel Festival Artist Spotlight: LOW LIMIT

Posted in Artists, Festivals with tags , , on August 24, 2010 by worldromper

Low Limit plays the Beats per Moment Showcase on Saturday, September 25 @ Motor

Smashing a jam-packed treasure chest of tempos, styles and moods into his music, Low Limit’s beats are swamped up with crunk, full of fresh sonic retorts and infused with an audacious enthusiasm. Irradiating audiences with crispy bass beats and a keen ear for overlooked dance floor gems, Low Limit aka Bryant Rutledge takes his background in bottom-heavy hip hop to an adventurous new dimension of sound. Continue reading

Decibel Festival Artist Spotlight: LORN

Posted in Artists, Festivals with tags , on August 22, 2010 by worldromper

Lorn plays Flying Lotus & Friends Showcase @ Neumos on Thursday, September 23

and Innerflight’s Red Eye Afterhours @ The Monkey Loft on Friday, September 24

Beauty created from desolation is one of the last refuges of human hope, and behind an exceptionally moving musical expression of this truth stands a man of brooding intensity and emotional fearlessness, whose clear conviction shines through a shroud of mystery and beats sworn to black. Continue reading

Decibel Festival Artist Spotlight: SAMIYAM

Posted in Artists, Festivals with tags , on August 21, 2010 by worldromper

Samiyam plays Flying Lotus & Friends Showcase @ Neumos on Thursday, September 23

Since the year 2004, Sam has been the proud owner of two midi cables. They are currently in his closet under some other shit.

SOUNDS LIKE: Got a gun, screwdriver, knife and shank – plus I break face bones with my platinum rings. Continue reading

Decibel Festival Artist Spotlight: SHLOHMO

Posted in Artists, Festivals with tags , on August 19, 2010 by worldromper

Shlohmo plays RBMA on the Floor (Bass Without Borders) Showcase @ Neumos Friday September 24 at Decibel Festival with Modeselektor, Pfadfinderei, Headhunter AKA Addison Groove, Mount Kimbie and Teebs

With a production finesse and beats that belie their creator’s age, twenty year-old Shlohmo AKA Henry Laufner stands on the bright side of the shifty music movement, producing multi-strata avant-hop whose undeniable thunk shuffles somewhere between abstract instrumentalism, psychedelic synth funk and hip-hop based IDM. Continue reading

Stephan Jacobs Rinse: “Love is Gonna Save Us” (Benny Benassi)

Posted in Artists, LISTEN TO THIS with tags on June 9, 2010 by worldromper

Really feeling this remix from Stephan Jacobs this morning….afternoon…whatever (click on the image for the download link):

TAKE ON TOUR

Posted in Artists, Events, Music News with tags , , , on June 5, 2010 by worldromper

I am a couple of days late with this (have been slowly floating back down from Lightning in a Bottle), but take note, because one of Alpha Pup’s newest artists TAKE is on tour to promote his new album Only Mountain. Continue reading

OMG: Rusko News & Tour Dates

Posted in Artists, Events, Music News with tags , , , on May 22, 2010 by worldromper

Or should I say O.M.G.! Just gonna post this press release, make of it what you will from out there in a world where Lil’ John is working with Miley Cyrus. Continue reading

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