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John Jagos, aka Brothertiger, has been working super hard the past few years – moving from Ohio to New York and working his way up in the music scene. From the release of Future Splendors, strong collaborations, and extensive touring, Brothertiger has been gaining much deserved momentum.
Jagos pays hommage to Talking Heads’ classic This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) which he calls his “favorite song in my life.” It’s gotta be difficult and exciting to read more >

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photocred: anitta boa vida, demian jacob, album cover art by sliks

KINKID is Jose Hesse from Rio de Janeiro.
His album ‘Colorine’ is the second installment of Rio-de-Janeiro-based newcomer electronic label DOMINA, following up on the debut of Manara that Witness This reported on a couple of weeks ago.
Other than Manara who gets a little more techy and dancy, KINKID is the slow ambient extension of DOMINA’s experimental electronica with almost every track containing vocals by read more >

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words, translation, title pic & cheese platter by Philipp Vogt

“I love riots. I mean, I am not partaking in fights. But I love the adrenaline rush of being in them – second row, yelling”, David laughs. He’s sitting on my couch, and we are chatting about May 1st – German Labor Day – which is known for violent clashes in the streets between police and autonomous groups. We are killing time waiting for his partner-in-crime Jakob to read more >

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This set is fucking incredible. I can’t thank Kassel, Germany born Christoph Woerner enough for mixing one of the most brilliant sets I’ve heard. Mixed for Klangextase, this set manages to dance amongst the heavy hitting minimal house that we love, and the heartfelt melodies that elevate the genre. “This is so Berlin.” I say to myself, closing my eyes for a moment and I am transported to the floors of Zur wilden Renate, read more >

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photo: Christian Faustus
words by Philipp Vogt

Here comes a serious contestant to challenge the set-of-the-year-so-far by David August that we featured on Witness This the other day. In direct comparison, this time we are getting a little more funky.
But first things first:
Acid Pauli is one of Berlin’s most sophisticated electronic DJ/producers. When going by his real name, Martin Gretschmann, you even have to change the label on his door from ‘DJ’ to ‘musician’ as his read more >

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Chapter is from Costa Mesa, CA but you’d think they materialized from the workshop of an Eastern European/deep underground Tokyo fashion guru. Komplett in schwarz is what they say in German, all in black is what the people want, so Chapter gives it to them. From their 2014 collection I present to you a minimalist, focused collection of images from a brand that will soon need no introduction as the fashion concept of transgender infiltrates even the squarest read more >

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This Monday we are bringing you a mixtape from Nick Angelillo. Nicks music taste has always been fresh air at any party, dinner, or car ride and we found it only right to begin to feature his mixtapes on the blog.
Our first “Nix” is called Old Paths Lead to New Places
A playlist for any path with music to set your pace. When this playlist ends so will the path and I’ll meet you there. See you on the other read more >

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Milk The Goat is a Bali-based beachwear and jewellery label.
Blended with ‘California pin-up hippie’ spirit and an ultra-relaxed attitude, MTG is designed and cut to give female curves the perfect shape, drawing elements from different decades such as high waist bikini cuts from the 1940s/50s.
However, what stands out most about this independent label is its authenticity – product design, corporate identity, brand values, and other activities surrounding the brand feel so organic as it can only be read more >

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Interview and words by Greg Bevis

“Obviously I love Justin [Vernon] and his music, but I feel like the comparisons are generally a result of lazy journalism. ”

I catch Tim Bettinson from Vancouver Sleep Clinic as he’s being driven to a business meeting somewhere in LA. He’s never been there before this year, but since posting one song, “Vapour“, on Souncloud just 10 months ago, he has only spent 3 weeks at home read more >

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photocred: PRENTICE DANNER

Let me make this quick by giving you three reasons why Sage Francis is one of the best contemporary hip-hop/rap artists walking this earth:
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He’s a poet, not a rapper. And his talent as such is just unbelievable.
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He’s one of the rare specimen in the rap game who really has to say something original on an intellectually challenging level. Constantly.
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Slow Down Gandhi.
I am having a hard time deciding which tracks NOT to present here off read more >