Top Ten Low End Theory Reviews

Posted in From the Front Lines (Show Reviews) with tags on July 26, 2012 by worldromper
  1. Low End Theory: Cherry Popped (January 14, 2009)
  2. Low End Theory: Exile “Radio” Release Party (January 21, 2009)
  3. Low End Theory: The Glitch Mob, Mary Anne Hobbs & Flying Lotus (January 28, 2009)
  4. Low End Theory: Daedelus & Nosaj Thing (February 25, 2009)
  5. Low End Theory: My Hollow Drum & more (March 25, 2009)
  6. Low End Theory: Mix Master Mike, Jneiro Jarel & the LAFD (May 20, 2009)
  7. Low End Theory: Nosaj Thing (July 15, 2009)
  8. Low End Theory: Flying Lotus (November 11, 2009)
  9. Low End Theory: Nocando “Jimmy the Lock” Release Party (February 17, 2010)
  10. Low End Theory: Poirier & Z-Trip (June 2, 2010)

Outliers, Vol. I: Iceland – Live Audio/Visual Show with Deru, Shigeto, Sweatson Klank & Loscil July 10 at Lincoln Hall in Chicago

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , on June 25, 2012 by worldromper

Celebrating the release of travel documentary Outliers Vol. 1: Iceland, this unique audio/visual event at Lincoln Hall features multimedia performances by several cutting-edge electronic music producers, including Deru with Scenic, Shigeto, Sweatson Klank and Loscil.

With dramatic landscapes born from volcanic eruptions and a countryside carved out by glaciers, Iceland is a mountainous island of desolate beauty, ancient Viking lore and raw nature: unpolluted and inspiring.

In October 2011 with support from a successful Kickstarter campaign, Chicago film collective Scenic traveled to the remote Icelandic countryside alongside photographers Tim Navis + Kim Holtermand and music composer Deru. With a goal to create a series of improvised, collaborative short films, the group documented their experiences with the stark landscape, cultural traditions and Icelanders encountered along the way.

The resulting full-length documentary – entitled Outliers, Vol. I: Iceland – will be released in June 2012, along with a companion soundtrack compilation featuring thirteen contemporary classical composers and electronic music producers.

To celebrate the release, Scenic will join Deru onstage one evening only for a live, multimedia A/V performance inspired by the journey. Soundtrack contributors Shigeto (Ghostly International), Loscil (Kranky), and Sweatson Klank (Alpha Pup) will perform full sets.

The first 200 ticket holders who arrive are invited to an exclusive live screening of the film and Q&A session with the artists in advance of the show.
Presale tickets to the event cost $20 and are available here:

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New Music: Subaqueous “IMMERGE” – Free Download of Gypsy Splash

Posted in Album News & Reviews with tags , , , on May 31, 2012 by worldromper

Check out new music from Seattle artist Subaqueous off the new album Immerge on music blog You’ll Soon Know. Lead single “Gypsy Splash” cloaks a thick, soothing jam with multiple layers and quickly turns bizarre, emerging through fun sonic chunks with a mysterious melody that leaves you wandering – music for modern day nomads.

Listen to and download the track here (Via You’ll Soon Know). Continue reading

Grouper: Violet Replacement

Posted in Album News & Reviews, Music News with tags on May 1, 2012 by worldromper


Ambient music lovers can take heart that Grouper – the project of Portland musician Liz Harris is back, with a new album released last month. Violet Replacement out for purchase now is another masterly lesson in everything that is great about electronic music currently. Since 2005 Harris has released a series of LPs, CDRs and tapes into on labels like Type, Room40 and now, this latest recording is available through her own YELLOWELECTRIC label. Continue reading

Friday Mix – PRESSHA “Everything In Moderation”

Posted in LISTEN TO THIS with tags on April 27, 2012 by worldromper

As half of dubstep’s unstoppable forward motion has splayed out Skrillex-style into aggressive, mid-range rave sounds dominated by shirtless bros and tweens, the other half has moved towards the more sensual, sexy, melodic side of midtempo bass music for a more holistic experience.

Pressha is one of the most talented DJs I know, always with his ear to the ground for the freshest, newest sounds. In this mix “Everything In Moderation,” he doses out some of the choicest bass music around for your Friday listening pleasure.

Catch Pressha at the following shows in May:

  • May 4: Boom Blap Tour w/ Gladkill, Love and Light @The Hop-Spokane, WA
  • May 5: Boom Blap Tour w/ Love and Light @ Shredder-Boise,ID
  • May 11-13: Emissions Festival, CA
  • May 25: Ruckus @ B.C.’s Portland,OR

Track list & more posted below. Continue reading

An Empty Bliss Beyond This World

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


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

WIN TICKETS to Turntable.FM Does SXSW 2012 with Flying Lotus [March 10]

Posted in Events, Festivals with tags , , on March 6, 2012 by worldromper

Turntable.FM is hitting Austin’s SXSW music festival hard this year, with numerous digital pre-parties, DJ battles and a host of contests. They will also be hosting two big events, March  10 with Flying Lotus and Araabmuzik and March 15 with Diplo, A-Trak and ?uestlove.

Find all the information about these two Turntable.FM events here and if you would like to enter to win a pair of tickets to the Flying Lotus show on March 10, simply, send an email to with “Dancefever5000” in the subject line.

Good luck!


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