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  • Weekly Music Tip: Mogwai’s Special Moves

    A stunning rendition of Mogwai’s legendary “2 Rights Make 1 Wrong”, off the band’s new live album, Special Moves: The archetypal post-rock anthem. Highest possible recommendations! Boy do I have fond memories seeing Mogwai live at the Fillmore in San Francisco, in 2004-ish. Go see them live, if you ever get the chance. And you…

  • Weekly Music Tip: Shigeto

    After a two-week hiatus, the weekly music tip is back! Here’s a beautiful, haunting track from Ghostly International’s Zach Saginaw, aka Shigeto: The whole EP is being given away for free! Get it here. (as seen on the ISO50 blog) The last track, “Grandma’s Words / Rise Out Of The Stone”, is the standout. I…

  • Weekly Music Tip: Quando Ouviu O Meu Samba

    This week it’s time for the ill shit – a perfect summer hip-hop beat, oozing with bossa charm: Hot daaaamn!! I seriously can’t get enough of this. The track features Ohmega Watts, who has also done some excellent work with Lightheaded on Tres Records. The whole album, by Mental Abstrato, is really stellar. If you…

  • Weekly Music Tip: Into the 90s, Summer Evening

    Here’s a perfect beat for hot summer nights in the city: That’s Photek, all the way back from 1994. Man, it brings back memories. I’ve had this beat on repeat as I sit here and try to get some work done. Coldcut picks up on this same beat on his legendary 70 Minutes of Madness…

  • Rückblende, back online for download!

    Two years ago, our very own Nils Deneken premiered his small adventure game, Rückblende, at IGF and IndieCade. The download links have been down for a while, but Copenhagen Game Collective is happy to report that we’re now hosting the files! Rückblende for PC Rückblende for Mac Rückblende is a must-try for anyone interested in…

  • Weekly Music Tip: 8-bit Reading Rainbow

    Those photos of LeVar Burton playing B.U.T.T.O.N. got me thinking about the old PBS television show Reading Rainbow (which Burton famously produced and hosted). So, I thought I’d theme this week’s music tip accordingly – with a chip tune remix of the Reading Rainbow theme song! This one goes out to all of you who…

  • Weekly Music Tip: Forever Famicom

    In recent years, there have been a lot of cringe-worthy hip-hop/videogame music mash-ups. So it comes as a very pleasant surprise to finally hear some videogame-flavored hip-hop that’s, well, really enjoyable! Forever Famicom, released just this month, features a host of beats inspired by classic NES and SNES games, including Little Nemo, Secret of Mana,…

  • Weekly Music Tip: Gwigwi Mrwebi

    How ’bout that Siphiwe Tshabalala goal from Friday?! Phenomenal! Well, I already talked about Abdullah Ibrahim earlier this week. So here’s some more South African jazz: Gwigwi Mrwebi’s Mbaqanga Songs (originally known as Kwela), originally from 1967, was re-issued on the excellent Honest Jon’s imprint in 2006. Here’s some additional context from AllAboutJazz.com: Mbaqanga saxophone…

  • World Cup! 16 Great South African Songs

    The World Cup kicks off in less than an hour! Of course I am deliriously excited. I’m a little concerned about Denmark’s chances, as the team hasn’t been playing so well recently. But no matter – my heart is ultimately with the American and South African teams. I do feel a tiny bit of pride…

  • Weekly Music Tip: Le Voyage

    Excellent new album from The Alps, on the ever-reliable Type Records. Samples and digital downloads here. The Other Music review sums it up well: A stunning tour de force of rustic Americana, dirty French psychedelics, and German Kraut buzz, instrumental trio the Alps manage to take the listener on an aural adventure, laidback yet expansive,…