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Late, From Lollapalooza 2011

You know how I said SPIN covered the shit out of Bonnaroo? Well, we completely crushed Lollapalooza. From front to back, destroyed it with epic aplomb. Really. You should check out the entire thing, but since this blog’s primary function is totally self-serving, you’ll find my cov’g indexed below:
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Spin Highlights the L.A. Beat Scene

Nosaj Thing wows the crowd at Coachella.

This is later than late, but better than never. The Spin Magazine fellers definitely know a good thing when it bludgeons them over the head with experimental beatwork, then nurses them back to health with a warm, enveloping beauty. That, combined with my incessant badgering, resulted in a gallery highlighting some of the Los Angeles electronic talent that made it out to Coachella 2011.

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Review: Ninja Tune Celebrates 20th Anniversary with, like, 20,000 Songs on ‘Beats & Pieces’

So many ninjas, so many tunes.

Holy smokes. Venerable electronic indie label Ninja Tune releases a big ole box fulla tunez, XX: 20 Years of Beats & Pieces. Featuring Coldcut, Amon Tobin, Flying Lotus, Kid Koala, the Bug and many more. Not for novices:

“Where oh where, for the love of Steinski, to begin?”

Find out over at The A.V. Club.

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News: DJ Kutmah Returns, Meet ASKA, a Beat Scene Megamix, ScarJo Covers Steel Train

Kutmah's much needed passport?

Quick blog bits from around the L.A. underground (and up). Share ‘em.

  1. FEATURED: New Kutmah Podcast Ft. Fugees, Flying Lotus*
  2. Check Out ASKA’s Stunning ‘Love Trance,’ on Manimal Vinyl
  3. Proximal Drops L.A. Megamix Ft. Dâm-Funk, Daedelus, Baths
  4. Scarlett Johansson Covers ‘Bullet’ By Folk-Rockers Steel Train

(all stories via West Coast Sound, via L.A. Weekly)

* After being expelled from the U.S., DJ Kutmah delivers a fifty-minute mix featuring a ton of unreleased gems — including a Flying Lotus track and a Fugees remix by Jonwayne.

LA Upcoming: Daedelus + Nosaj Thing + Jogger, Haiti Relief Done Ska Style, and Wild Beasts

A short list of recommended L.A.-area shows for the coming week (plus videos for instant gratification). Click “details” for descriptions.

  • Region: East Side
    Music: Daedelus, Nosaj Thing, Jogger, Frosty
    Vitals: Echoplex on Friday, February 5
    (details at LA Weekly)
  • Region: Mid-Wilshire
    Music: Haiti Relief with Hepcat, Dengue Fever, Joey Altruda’s Crucial Riddims, The Lions, Very Be Careful, The Tuffingtons
    Vitals: El Rey Theatre on Saturday, February 6
    (details at LA Weekly)
  • Region: West Hollywood
    Music: Wild Beasts, Still Life Still, Magic Bullets
    Vitals:
    The Troubadour on Wednesday, February 10
    (details at LA Weekly)

INCHES reviews ‘Secondhand Sureshots,’ Oxbow, Red Sparowes, Topaz Rags (MP3s)

It’s true. Four more primes slabs of virgin wax from L.A.’s extremely fertile independent music scene. Among this week’s crop are my favorite release of the year, the Dublab super-project Secondhand Sureshots, some rabid avant blues courtesy of Oxbow (Hydra Head’s return to the column!), another dreamy psych offering from the kids at Not Not Fun (Topaz Rags), and some post-rock tastiness from Red Sparowes (on Sargent House).

Oxbow, 'Songs For The French'

Stones Throw & Dublab Release Coolest Thing Ever, Pretty Much (MP3, video)

It’s hard to know where to start with this one. At the end of the day, you could be the proud owner of: a DVD of the Secondhand Sureshots documentary (to be explained); a 12-inch picture disc featuring music by Daedelus, J-Rocc, Nobody, Ras G, and Kutmah; which itself comes packaged inside of a one-of-a-kind hand-screened LP sleeve; plus two slipmats. And all of that looks like this:

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Click below for the explanation, an MP3, a video clip, and purchase info…

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