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NTTG goes lo-fi with Bay area rocker Casual Crypt

Casual Crypt is the side-project of Li Xi's synth & drone specialist, James Vernon.  Vernon rises to the occasion to share his own songwriting & musicianship by writing all originals and playing all the instruments. The self titled debut was recorded in Vernon's bedroom to 4 track Tascam tape recorder  and by going to tape [...]

By |2019-11-17T21:44:47+00:0011/17/2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Diamond Ortiz returns with his 2nd LP “Certified”!

Now available on Vinyl & Cassette as well as ALL digital platforms! On his newest LP, Ortiz continues to showcase his musical talent by handling all the synths, guitars, bass, programming, mixing, arranging, producing & vocals. Returning with more boogie slappers like “Virgo Baby” & “She’s A Keeper”, Ortiz also pushes his boundaries with Jamaican-soul [...]

By |2019-10-11T20:07:41+00:0010/11/2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Marinero “TRÓPICO DE CÁNCER” LIVE on all digital platforms!

We're thrilled to share our 1st full length digital album with all of our family & friends, vinyl & music lovers, locals, & supporters worldwide. Jess Sylvester worked so hard on this album and we're humbled to collaborate with such a genuine & talented guy. Vinyl takes a little longer, so let this hold you over [...]

By |2019-07-15T23:52:23+00:0007/15/2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Unsung Heroes: Ramsey Lewis – Funky Serenity LP

Unsung Archives: Ramsey Lewis – Funky Serenity (Columbia, 1973)   If his 1965 hit “The In Crowd” is your only exposure to Chicago jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis, Funky Serenity, released just eight years later, will largely sound like the work of another artist. To be fair, a lot had changed in the jazz world in [...]

By |2019-06-19T22:15:50+00:0006/19/2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

DJ BASURA

DJ BASURA – San Jose, CA. Electronic – ‘80s – New Wave – Indie – Hip Hop – Punk – Industrial – Goth – Experimental   DJ BASURA – San Jose, CA. Electronic – ‘80s – New Wave – Indie – Hip Hop – Punk – Industrial – Goth – Experimental Michael [...]

By |2019-06-12T19:58:17+00:0005/30/2019|Artists|0 Comments

In Defense of RSD

In Defense of Record Store Day   I’ll admit it: before last Saturday, I was an RSD hater. Just like some of the posts swirling around social media protesting the day as a faux, greeting card-esque holiday, I’d written it off a long while back, when I realized a line out the door of a [...]

By |2019-05-13T20:24:34+00:0005/13/2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Citing Sources with Angel Bat Dawid: Records, Chicago, & avant-garde jazz

Citing Sources with Angel Bat Dawid: Records, Chicago, & avant-garde jazz   In 2014, Angel Elmore, known creatively as Angel Bat Dawid, cashed out of an office job to pursue music full-time, diving fully into a practice that held a special place in her life for years. It was a transformative time for her, as [...]

By |2019-04-03T20:19:47+00:0004/03/2019|Blog|0 Comments

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