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As an alternative to mainstream media, college radio has been an outlet for listeners to discover up-and-coming artists. CMJ, short for College Music Journal, has been a key curator for music played on college radio stations nationwide since 1980. Along with their charts, reviews, and news pieces, CMJ presents hundreds of talented artists in a number of clubs in Manhattan and Brooklyn each fall for their annual festival. This year, October 16 – October 20 begins another round of CMJ Music Marathon in which the Lavish Habits’ Blackbird Blackbird, Maus Haus, and Body Language will be making appearances at the following venues on the following dates:

10/16/2012
Blackbird Blackbird @ Santos Party House, NYC (link)

10/17/2012
Blackbird Blackbird & Maus Haus @ Pianos, NYC (link)
Blackbird Blackbird & Maus Haus @ Shea Stadium, Brooklyn, NY

10/18/2012
Maus Haus @ The Delancey, NYC (link)
Body Language @ Soho House, NYC
Body Language @ Bar Matchless, Brooklyn (link)

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Posted by: Intern #1 on October 12, 2012 @ 4:42 PM
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The most recent Om:Cast comes to you from none other than L.A.‘s Heidi Lawden! This Friday she will be rocking the decks at our third installment of the Smoke N’ Mirrors residency at Monarch alongside Edit Murphy, TK Disco and Shiny Objects. This “up-tempo mix of up-front music” in her own words:

“I realized recently that I first DJ’d around 19 years ago. I played in London with DJ’s such as Danny Rampling and The Horsemeat Disco boys as well as some U.S legends such as Pal Joey and Tony Humphries. After relocating to L.A I stepped away from DJing to focus on a music job by day. The lure of buying music and love of playing is not something that ever leaves you however, so I’m now thrilled to be building a loyal following Stateside and playing most weekends.

Excited would be an understatement when OM asked me for a mix, and in honor of the upcoming Smoke and Mirrors party I decided to do an uptempo mix of upfront music. I recorded it live in one take. SF crowds are super sophisticated and knowledgable , you better come prepared when you play there and with so many excellent local DJ’s I feel especially honored to be invited back. Next up I’m heading into the studio to make the kind of music that makes me dance all night long in the hopes it will make others do the same, and after the compliments I got for my vocals on Locussolus ‘Next To You’ I think I’ll step up to the mic too."



Join Heidi and the rest of us at the Smoke N’ Mirrors party at Monarch this Friday:


Smoke N’ Mirrors Presents Edit Murphy + Friends

October 5th | 10pm – 4am | 101 Sixth Street, SF CA


Edit Murphy (Smoke N’ Mirrors)

Heidi Lawden (Loccussolus, LA)

T.K. Disko (Split Secs, LA)

Shiny Objects (Smoke N’ Mirrors)


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Posted by: Kathryn on October 3, 2012 @ 4:48 PM
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“You wouldn’t be off base to consider San Francisco’s Maus Haus one of the brightest hopes in the city’s avant/indie realm. Picture Brian Wilson meeting Marcel Duchamp and departing together, arm in arm, to plan pocket symphonies…I’m betting these fellows won’t remain a mousy secret for long.” — Bay Area Guardian

Maus Haus has just released their seven-track ‘Light Noise’ EP on Lavish Habits today!

San Francisco’s Maus Haus is a concoction of Kraftwerk, the Beach Boys, and Sonic Youth steeped in a solution of glitchy noise, dirty drums, and buzzy synthesizers. Through this heady mix, the band is still eminently approachable, with catchy vocals, and moving rhythms. The resulting sound is patently unique, yet strangely familiar.


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Posted by: Kathryn on October 2, 2012 @ 10:14 AM
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Smoke N’ Mirrors released Edit Murphyʼs latest EP today, “Brooklyn Nights,” achieving classic house vibes with glowing synth chords, a soft kick drum, and R&B-style vocals. The effects give the track an echoing quality that perfectly complements its soulful depth.

Fantastic Man spices up “Brooklyn Nights” by adding organic percussion, bass, and delayed keys. The track wanders playfully through a development of subtle build-ups and funky, groovinʼ basslines.

Savileʼs remix stretches out the vocals, creating a slow-building jam perfect for a sunrise set. Weaving in a variety of elements and a meandering synth, his mellow interpretation pulls apart just as smoothly as itʼs built up. In “Beverly Thrills,” Edit Murphy takes a turn for disco as he develops a shimmery atmosphere complete with a short funky bassline loop. He ties it all together with sultry female vocals that add that extra bit of allure to an already glittering dance-floor gem.

BUY THE EP HERE ON ITUNES

Tracklisting
1) Brooklyn Nights (Original Mix)
2) Brooklyn Nights (Fantastic Man Remix)
3) Brooklyn Nights (Savile Remix)
4) Beverly Thrills

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Posted by: Kathryn on September 25, 2012 @ 2:37 PM
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San Francisco’s Maus Haus has created a very special cover of minimal-wave cult-classic “In Ultra-Violet” by Cinema 90. As story has it, Cinema 90 was a band from Seattle who gained a following for the song “In Ultra-Violet” despite it being the only song that they ever released. Maus Haus has turned this 80s fast paced nu-wave classic into a modernized dreamy adaption.


You can check out the cover exclusively here at Consequence of Sound

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Posted by: Kathryn on September 19, 2012 @ 10:47 AM
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Edit Murphyʼs upcoming “Brooklyn Nights” EP shines like a bright star in the sky, achieving classic house vibes with glowing synth chords, a soft kick drum, and R&B-style vocals. The effects give the track an echoing quality that perfectly complements its soulful depth.

Fantastic Man spices up “Brooklyn Nights” by adding organic percussion, bass, and delayed keys. The track wanders playfully through a development of subtle build-ups and funky, groovinʼ basslines.

Savileʼs remix stretches out the vocals, creating a slow-building jam perfect for a sunrise set. Weaving in a variety of elements and a meandering synth, his mellow interpretation pulls apart just as smoothly as itʼs built up.

In “Beverly Thrills,” Edit Murphy takes a turn for disco as he develops a shimmery atmosphere complete with a short funky bassline loop. He ties it all together with sultry female vocals that add that extra bit of allure to an already glittering dance-floor gem.

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Edit emerged almost a year ago, in October 2011, with his Motown Edits series. Edit reworked tracks from a handful of originators of Motor City soul, including Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, and Stevie Wonder. The release quickly gained attention all over the Internet, with support from equally mysterious edit-maestros, Tiger & Woods. His most recent track “Need You” first appeared on OM Lounge Vol. 12 and was released as a single on Smoke N Mirrors earlier this summer. The Brooklyn Nights EP will be released world-wide on September 25th, 2012.

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Released by: Smoke N´Mirrors
Release/catalogue number: SNM-028
Release date: Sep 25, 2012

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Posted by: Kathryn on September 18, 2012 @ 2:10 PM
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“Brooklyn dance-pop act Body Language make music practically designed for remixes.” — PITCHFORK

“Sunny and buzzing!” — FADER

“Body Language are in the same ballpark, quality-wise, as, respectively, early Madonna, the disco label Prelude’s 1982 output, and CSS doing an impression of Dr Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band. That is some ballpark. It is possibly the greatest ballpark there is.” — THE GUARDIAN UK

“Body Language may traverse an impressive range of styles, but the group has only one clear motive: to move bodies on the dance floor.” — NPR

Fresh off the success of last year’s Social Studies LP, Body Language have returned with a new EP (Grammar, out today on Lavish Habits) and a full-length disc that’s set to drop in early 2013. Both of which streamline the Brooklyn quartet’s restless pop experiments with a future-shocked blend of soul and R&B. Or as they put it, “Our world still exists in an indie- disco bubble; we’re just pushing the limits of every genre to a point where the bubble’s about to pop.”

That’s certainly the case with “Lose My Head”— a floor-filler that’s driven by late ‘70s funk licks and diamond-encrusted keys—and the rest of Grammar for that matter, from the soaring harmonies and glitter ball grooves of “The First” to the wobbly synth lines and Motown-schooled choruses of “I’m a Mess.”



BUY THE EP HERE ON ITUNES

Tracklisting
1. Lose My Head
2. The First
3. I’m A Mess
4. The First (Live)

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Posted by: Kathryn on September 18, 2012 @ 10:28 AM
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Tune into KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic now!
Crazy P are live in the studio this morning with Jason Bentley.

You can stream the entire show live online here!

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Posted by: Kathryn on September 17, 2012 @ 11:08 AM
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With his heavy Bay Area roots and unique sound, The Whooligan is a tastemaker in his own right, so you can imagine why it’s impossible for us to ignore what he is up to these days. Here at Om we have been lucky enough to have The Whooligan put together some of his favorite dance tracks of the past year/ summer for our latest Om:Cast.

This Om:Cast takes listeners on a danceable tour starting with some jazzy, Sunday morning music by Jessie Ware then morphing into some booty popping bassy jams like Q-Tip’s Work It Out (Disclosure Booty Call Edit). There’s something for all groovy music lovers in this ingenious mix which blends elements from different genres creating one cohesively smooth sound. The Whooligan pulls jams from a lineup of A+ producers, including Eats Everything, Julio Bashmore, Disclosure and more, ensuring quality music for all.

Track list:

Jessie Ware – Running (Disclosure Remix)
Eats Everything – Entrance Song (Original Mix)
Kraak & Smaak – Hold Back Love (Lovebirds Remix)
Scuba – Adrenalin
Q-Tip – Work It Out (Disclosure Booty Call Edit)
Bondax – You’re So
Maribou State – Got Me Down (Bondax Remix)
George FitzGerald – Shackled
Julio Bashmore – Ask Yourself
Disclosure – What’s In Your Head
Kyodai – Breaking (Original Mix)
Huxley – Let It Go (Eats Everything Refuse)
AlunaGeorge – You Know You Like It (Bondax Remix)
Eats Everything – The Size
Julio Bashmore – Au seve
Disclosure – My Intention Is War (Fig II)
Dusky – Mystics (Original Mix)
Shadow Child – So High

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Posted by: Kathryn on September 12, 2012 @ 11:47 AM
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Wake up to a pandemonium of sound with StereoHeroes’ “Deviations Vol 1” EP, out now on Child’s Play records. The French electronic duo bring chaotic rhythms and pounding basslines into all three high-powered tracks. Combining their influences from techno, house, ghetto tech, hip-hop and rock, StereoHeroes have been crafting their anarchic style and keeping dance floors alive worldwide since 2008. “Waxworks” dives into a spiraling techno beat accompanied by hypnotic samples, while “Numbers” continues to dive into the deep end with a steady and rapid pulse. “Blackbot” escalates into an systematic uproar, bringing together their limitless rhythms and finishing off with a de-stressing breakbeat.

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Posted by: Intern #1 on August 21, 2012 @ 2:25 PM
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