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Various Artists: Six Degrees Records' Psychedelic Planet

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Comprising new remixes of recent tunes from the label's catalog, Six Degrees Records' Psychedelic Planet colorfully spins and orbits around its electronic global beat.

Psychedelic Planet seems to offer as many different styles and sounds as there are stars in the sky. Jef Stott's ethereal horn floats through the murky “White Tara (Vlastur Remix)" ...

ARTICLE: FROM THE INSIDE OUT

What a Wonderful World (of Music)

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Wil Blades
Field Notes
Royal Potato Family
2014

It's good to know that no matter how many things change around us, there's still nothing that kicks out the jams like a good old school B-3 organ, guitar and drum trio.

Wil Blades provides an excellent case study ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Kaleidoscope Jukebox: Infinite Reflection

Read "Infinite Reflection" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Infinite Reflection by Kaleidoscope Jukebox doesn't really go on forever. But at 75 minutes, it is an overflowing, thick mix of trip-hop, hip-hop and globetrotting sounds, masterminded by multi-instrumentalist, DJ and producer Clint Carty (who has remixed music for Thievery Corporation, Loopez, Second Sky and others). “I wanted this to be unique in name, vibe and ...

Six Stops Around the Whirled

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Fort Knox Five
10 Years of The Fort Knox Five
Fort Knox Recordings
2013

“All good things come in five, baby...You can't get around no prime number, you dig?"

Some music just makes you feel good. You can't explain it but some music makes you feel like life's a ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Grand Pianoramax: New Album and Tour

After two years on the road including a 10-city tour in the US opening for Maceo Parker and concerts from Istanbul to Mumbai, Grand Pianoramax again teams up with underground hiphop heroes Mike Ladd, Black Cracker and for the first time electronic/tabla player Karsh Kale for a brand new album due out this fall on ObliqSound. ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Janaka Selekta: 'Pushing Air'

Rising Asian Dub, Blog-Turned-Label Chaiwalla's Boombox is Pushing Air

Imagine a place where Indian classical folk traditions collide into the fringes of electronic music. Where the laid back space of dub reggae meets the energy of bass rattling dancefloors. This is the contoured landscape San Francisco based DJ and Producer Janaka Selekta evokes with his debut ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Karsh Kale: Realize

Read "Realize" reviewed by David Adler

Karsh Kale (pronounced “Kursh Kah-lay") is one of a number of young musicians endeavoring to blend Indian music with underground DJ culture. A leading figure in what is known as the Asian Massive movement, Kale plays mainly tabla and drums, but he’s also a DJ, spinning monthly at Joe’s Pub in New York and elsewhere. Interestingly, ...