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Post #22: CRIME CUTZ: A Four-Part Documentary – A 2018’s Ode to Joy

Holy Ghost! is a band from New York, signed on James Murphy’s DFA records. They have been releasing music for the past ten years or so, including a couple of albums: their first self titled album in 2011 and the great ‘Dynamics’ two years later. Their latest output is a four-track killer EP called ‘Crime Cutz’ and this is the one that interests us here.

In 2017, Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser set to adapt it on the screen with ‘Crime Cutz: a four-part documentary’, under the direction of Ben Fries (their long-time collaborator) and Alden Nusser. The movie finally premiered in April 2018 at the New York TriBeCa Festival and it is an absolute delight. The 16-minute film follows 4 different characters, all inhabited with the same energy, soundtracked by the 4 tracks of the Crime Cutz EP. Continue reading Post #22: CRIME CUTZ: A Four-Part Documentary – A 2018’s Ode to Joy

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Post # 15: “Caribou: BBC Essential Mix” – The musical page-turner

From London, Canada to London, U-K, Dan Snaith has been through horizons and styles as diverse as progressive rock, free-jazz and electronic music. Formerly known as Manitoba, and also releasing as Daphni, his bubbling creativity is only matched by his great open-mindedness. Last year he set another milestone in a carrer without fail by recording his first “BBC Essential Mix” which was voted the Best Essential Mix of 2014. Follow us as we take on a two-hour trip through the limitless world of Caribou.

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Post #10: “I-F: Mixed Up In The Hague Vol. 1” – To Italo and beyond

Ciao people,

Today I take you on a journey to a country we have not been yet, a land which is often unfairly forgotten in terms of electronic music, a nation being eclipsed by its shiny neighbours: I am talking about the great Italy. UK took the bass, Germany the techno, France the electro and Spain got Ibiza. What’s left for Italy then ? Italo-disco, amigo mio. Let the dutch master I-F guide you via Rimini, Roma and Milano.

I-F: Mixed Up In The Hague Vol. 1 (1999) [Panama Rec. ] (taken from discogs page, click on the image to access)
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Post #9: “The quest for the perfect swimming pool mixtape” featuring Breakbot, Goldroom and Get A Room!

Hello people !

IMG_1029 jpgAs you might have noticed (if not, just take a look outside), summer has finally landed in Europe and is now well established. And I love it. I love sun, I love heat, I love rolling in the grass, I love making sand castles, I love play ing water games in the swimming pool. Wait, a swimming pool ? We need some appropriate music then. But don’t worry: Breakbot, Goldroom and Get A Room! all have the situation well in hand. Sit back, grab a cocktail, put your feet in the water and press play: doesn’t it feel good ?

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Post #8: “The Twelves: BBC Essential Mix” – Don’t stop the dance

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What if I told you that you can play three tracks at the same time and still make it sound amazing. Well, maybe you can’t, but The Twelves sure can. Be prepared for two hours of serious dancing, lyrics shouting and effortless smiling.

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Post #7: “Mister Saturday Night live from Mister 100” – Please, make yourself at home

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Community, passion and love: that is what Mister Saturday Night is made of. Based on what a real party is primarily about (a group of friends having fun together), Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter have created one the best nights in New York right now. Read how they achieved this and experience it yourself with this 2 hours mix recorded for their 100th party last year. Welcome home.

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Post #6: “Flight Facilities for triple j Mix Up Exclusive: The Decade Mixes” – Take out your history books

What does Ronald Reagan, Pacman and the Depeche Mode song ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’ have in common ? They all date back to 1980. This, and many other things, can be learnt in the awesome Decade Mixes from the australian duo Flight Facilities. Passengers, please proceed to boarding.

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