Monthly Archives: March 2011

Soundscapes- #1, March 2011

At the studio, we are visual people and also inspired by music that gets our creative juices flowing.  For our friends, etc.- we thought we’d post a few links every once in awhile with what’s going through the speakers of the studio (in addition to as usual;  KEXP web-streaming, WFMU (Ken on Wednesday AM!!), and Pandora…).  Here’s a sampling of winter/early-spring heavy rotation selections.

Diplo- Blow Your Head #1 (Mad Decent)- fun DJ mix (from the TV/BlackBerry spokesperson) with down-tempo & dub-step modern classics (incl. Joker, Rusko, Untold & others).   For some reason, techno/dance music seems like it should be enjoyed while you send 0’s & 1’s through the interweb.

Foster the People- band of the spring, very peppy, dance/pop from LA.  Just an EP now, full CD later this year.  Pumped Up Kicks & Helena Beat are awesome spring/summer songs.  Group to watch for 2011!!

Cut Copy-Zonoscope  (Modular)  CD came out before the Japan tsunami, so you have to excuse the visualization of the future 2037 Giant Wave of Manhattan.  Another nice disk of 80’s, techno/pop from Australia’s favorite dance band.  No filler songs; Where I’m Going & Pharaohs & Pyramids are our faves.

James Blake- James Blake (Atlas)  After a few EP’s/singles, this 22-yr old ‘Sound of UK’ blends R & B with dubstep & trip-hop into a beautiful mix of ethereal words & blips. Beautiful, reflective, a must to listen to over and over for the wonder of of its textures & words.  ‘Limit to your Love’ is a standout.

All are available at for download or purchase.  More next month!!