The first in a regular series of collections of excellent articles, blogposts, videos, songs and so on and so forth, about interesting music, and from around the world and found on the internet. Including MIA, Optimo, Ariel Pink, Chapterhouse and immigrant tape shops in Baltimore.
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The big video was MIA’s Born Free. Watch the “ginger-ocide” here on VIMEO
The best mix this week was, without a doubt, RippedInGlasgow’s five step recording of the final Optimo on Sunday. Sad times, etc, but through the magic of sendspace, anyone can be there again, forever, or at least till the link goes down.
Speaking of the dear departed, self-titled came up with a brilliant feature, posting their favourite flyers from Optimo [Espacio]‘s history, along with some podcasts and an interview with the great guys.
Ariel Pink is, of course, wonderful, and FACT do a typically outstanding job of interviewing him.
Ghostly are one of the best labels in the world, and DAZED interviewed label head Samuel Valenti yesterday about the label’s 5th birthday compilation.
Chapterhouse’s whirlpool is one of the greatest, most underrated records of all time. DrownedinSound interviewed them.
XXjfg has a premium post about the Underworld Cup and an excellent Lauren Halo track, go grab it.
One old link we came across this week was this article on immigrant tape shops from the Baltimore City Paper . The paper’s music coverage is usually top notch and this is an insightful and interesting take on the typical “record shops” are dying article.