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Hung over from the SOLD OUT Henry Fonda Show last night?

Tom, Andy, and company are spending the morning after live in the KCRW studio with our buddy Jason Bentley on Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Listen to them live now on

Posted by: on March 22, 2010 @ 9:35 AM
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It’s no small accomplishment when an indie label can celebrate their anniversary. Happy fifteen year anniversary wishes are in store for Josh Wink and his Ovum records. The label, which started in Philly and became a huge European favorite, is home to artist like Pete Moss, D’Julz, Steve Bug, and Josh Wink himself.

Josh and his crew will be celebrate their anniversary down at Winter Music Conference (@ Shelborne) on Wed the 24th.

Josh Wink just recently released a remixed version of his fourth artist album, “When a Banana Was Just A Banana”. He enlisted Jimpster, DJ Sneak, Radio Slave, Chateau Flight, and more on remix duty.

Catch the Ovum 15 Year Anniversary party at WMC this year. Prep yourself with a mix from Josh Wink for Resident Advisor below.

Listen: Josh Wink RA Podcast

Posted by: on March 13, 2010 @ 8:57 AM
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Our first lady of house has become a label honcho herself. Colette just recently launched, Candy Talk Records. The house label will see future single releases from her arsenal of sweet soulful funky buddies including Joshua Heath, LawnChair Generals, Sexual Chocolate, Chuck Love, Giano, and Colette herself.

The first release is a track with Joshua Heath feat. Colette “Call On Me” will be released soon.

If you are a sugar fiend, follow Candy Talk Records on Facebook here

Posted by: on March 11, 2010 @ 12:21 AM
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Andy Cato of Groove Armada sat down with our friends at to chat about “Black Light”, SaintSavior, and the new Groove Armada Live show.

Check the interview….

You might have noticed the name Groove Armada around a bit lately. It could be due to their “Paper Romance“ single that has been on heavy rotation globally or maybe the massive new album released today. Either way, we thought we needed to corner these lads and get the goods for you. Thankfully, Andy Cato recently took time out of his busy schedule touring the sunny climes of Australia with the Big Day Out Festival to chat with us about where Groove Armada has been, where they’re headed in full force, as well as coffee, cigarettes, and lazers. Let the games begin.

Thanks for chatting with URB while on tour down in Australia, Andy. You are over halfway through the tour, how have they been treating you down under?
ANDY CATO: It’s always special for us over here. We’re playing to 30,000 people a day. The new songs, the show and Saint Saviour on the vocals is feeling pretty electric.

Do you guys have a city in Oz that really does it for you? The Big Day Out Tour does afford you the luxury of hitting all the best spots in Australia.
AC: The Gold Coast crew are the ravers, Sydney does things on a large scale and works the after parties well, and Melbourne’s got a San Fran vibe.

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Posted by: on March 7, 2010 @ 2:42 PM
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For all those people up at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, make sure to check out my man J-Boogie DJ for the Gold Medal at Shine Nightclub featuring U-Tern, Freeky P., Three Piece Suit and more. If you’re watching from the so called Humboldt of Canada aka Nelson BC, get ready because Boogie is hitting The Hume Hotel for an explosion of Afro Beat, Latin, Electro, Funk, Hip Hop and more. J-Boogie in the mix for the win!! Also check out his Olympic Top Ten after the photo.

Top 10 Olympic moments for J-Boogie:

1. Jr. Gong and Shortkut live at Jamaican Ski Team party.

2. Austrians dropping a bill on the DJ to hear “We are the Champions” twice in the club.

3. Sitting behind Chromeo eating nachos in the lodge while on Much Music TV.

4. New snow at the top of Whistler and a Peak to Peak for my first ride in 2010.

5. Watching Canada VS Germany at the Royal Canadian Legion in Pemberton

6. Devo flipping out on Beautiful World at the awards ceremony.

7. Djing with Matt the Alien at Maxx Fish in Whistler Village.

8. Flying over the islands in a Harbour Air seaplane.

9. First People’s exhibit at the Royal BC Museum.

10. More curling then I have ever seen in my lifetime.

Posted by: Jonthecorner on February 24, 2010 @ 6:41 PM
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DJ Hell Feat. Bryan Ferry “U Can Dance” Music Video. – Vimeo

Groove Armada’s Tom Findlay talks with BBC Radio 1’s Alex Metric about “Black Light” – BBC1

Claude Von Stroke Essential Mix. – Samurai Radio.

Style of Eye to remix Kid Sister’s “Daydreaming Feat. Cee-loo.” – Twitter

Rihanna’s new “Rude Boy” music video – Watch it in 3D…SO SICK! – Vevo

Mark Farina drops new ep “Geograffiti” on his own Great Lakes Audio – Mark Farina Myspace

Eye wear maker, Super collabos with Chocolate skateboards. -Super Blog

Trentemoller will release his sophomore album in May called Into the Great Wide Yonder. – Electronic Beats

Jamie Lidell works with Beck, Feist, Grizzly Bears, Nikka Costa, and more. Listen to a new Jamie Lidell track “Compass” – Pitchfork

Posted by: on February 13, 2010 @ 11:13 PM
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Erykah Badu returns to her smooth sultry side with new track, “Window Seat” – -Okay Player

On JT’s blog… People Under the Stairs, Grives, and Kenan Bell – Justin Timberlake

Major Lazer to drop new EP in April featuring Busy P & MIA vocals. – discobelle

You Like Twitter! We Like Beer! Our neighbors at 21st Amendment profiled. -Cool Hunting

The name Pepe Bradock was a joke. Pepe talks about his career and life. – Redbull Music Academy

Crazy P enlists NYC producers Still Going on “Caught Up” release – Still Going Myspace

Get Physical’s DJ T to mix Fabric 51 –

Rcrdlbl is giving away a Peter Kruder Remix of DJ Hell Feat. Bryan Ferry – Rcrdlbl

But, it’s really the Carl Craig remix of the same tune that has my mind blown. – As Heard From Mars

Chuck Love teams up with Colette on new track. Features remixes from Santiago & Bushido. –

Mistafide “Equidity Funk” (12") – $4,143 Dollar Record. The most expensive vinyl records. – Discogs

The end of an era! Marques Wyatt celebrates LA Vanguard’s last DEEP. The legendary venue is closing. – Deep LA

Posted by: on February 10, 2010 @ 8:30 PM
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The 2nd single from Groove Armada is finally here! Following the success of ‘I Won’t Kneel’ (single #1) comes ‘Paper Romance’ also featuring vocalist SaintSaviour in a duet w/ Fenech Soler. If these two singles are any indication, the new Groove Armada album is going to be an epic smash. Playing heavily on KCRW, ‘Paper Romance’ is an alternative electronic rock smasher issuing in a new era in Groove Armada!

Click Here To Purchase Groove Armada “Paper Romance” From iTunes

Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on February 9, 2010 @ 11:29 AM
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We’re tickled pink to announce a very special new addition to our blog family, long time friend and one of our favorite music scribes, Jen Boyles! Om fans will recognize her name for in depth interviews w/ Mark Farina and Derrick Carter, Kaskade, King Kooba, Rithma, Afro-Mystik and many more. She’s been covering electronic music for over a decade! We’re honored to have her writing for us, she’s already uncovered music from New Order produced indie rockers The Scanners and quite possibly the last magazine still standing worth reading Self Titled.

Boyles has been fighting in the trenches of electronic music since there were such things as JNCOs, and for that matter, vinyl. Getting her start at super-hip alt-weekly City Pages in Minneapolis as a nightclubs and dance music reviewer, she went on to work for a whopping eight years for the now all-digital URB Magazine, and has enjoyed stints with BPM, CNET, and Chicago’s New City. She enjoys thrift stores and finding deals on cool street wear far more than the average person should and is partial to UK comedies and a bit of cheese. Her favorite interview of all time was with Mike D of the Beastie Boys. You can email her if you want at Jenboyles(at) or find her on Facebook.

Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on February 8, 2010 @ 12:02 PM
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Browsing the net, I just found the official single leak from the forthcoming Gorillaz album entitled Plastic Beach. The song Stylo features Mos Def and Bobby Womack. Check it out here.

Posted by: Jonthecorner on January 20, 2010 @ 6:51 PM
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