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The Naked Truth – Late in the game, but still the Talking Heads

The Naked Truth: Despite containing one of the band’s worst songs, Naked is an ambitiously adventurous swan song for one of popular music’s most notable experimenters It’s a common occurrence that the last album by a band is rewarded some undue criticism simply by virtue of being ‘the last album.’ Naked is one of those [...]

By | 2018-10-16T19:01:51+00:00 10/16/2018|Blog|0 Comments

Amber Mark – Conexao LP

Amber Mark – Conexão - LP Virgin Released 5/4/2018 The latest from New York-raised songwriter Amber Mark follows her stellar 2017 EP 3:33am, which provided a peek into the massive maturity and potential of the young vocalist and producer. Those songs largely dealt with feelings of grief and letting go, whether the thoughts came through in [...]

By | 2018-10-16T19:19:02+00:00 10/03/2018|Blog|0 Comments


DJ PLATURN – Oakland, CA. DJ – Producer -Record Collector – Promoter    DJ PLATURN – Oakland, CA. DJ – Producer -Record Collector – Promoter  DJ Platurn is a 24-year veteran of the music industry whose work has taken him all over the globe— Asia, Australia, Europe, Canada, South America, Scandinavia, and [...]

By | 2018-09-18T20:15:52+00:00 09/18/2018|Artists|0 Comments

Aphex Twin – T69 Collapse – Video Aphex Twin - T69  Collapse - Video Richard D. James, aka Aphex Twin returns in 2018 with a brand new single capturing his signature unique sound and visual aesthetic with "T69 Collapse". Aphex Twin drops a mind-bending track and video by his long term visualist, Weirdcore. The song comes with no surprise, as James [...]

By | 2018-09-11T19:02:03+00:00 09/11/2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Charles Lloyd Quartet – Love-In LP (1967)

Charles Lloyd Quartet – Love In Recorded Live at Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, January 1967 Fifty years before Kamasi Washington was spreading his expansive vision of jazz at various concert festivals around the world, Charles Lloyd and his bubbling quartet were granting similar experiences to audiences devoted to the growing rock scene spreading during the [...]

By | 2018-09-05T04:30:49+00:00 09/05/2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pre-Order B. Lewis – Strange Things 7″ with FREE SHIPPING!!

NEEDLE TO THE GROOVE ENTERTAINMENT is proud to announce our latest limited 7" release, "Strange Things" from B. Lewis! Over 1 million streams worldwide! Few artists have a penchant for both song lyrics and song construction. Even fewer multi-instrumentalists can also helm all recording and mixing aspects in the studio— B. Lewis, however, does all. His debut vocal performance on “Strange Things” is proof the talented San Jose native is about to emerge on a wider scale. B. Lewis creates the perfect marriage of soul and electronic music with his stylish silky falsetto, fender Rhodes and guitar licks. He’s built a name for himself on the beat circuit producing for artists like Grieves and performing at Southern California’s epically celebrated Low End Theory. “Strange Things” was released summer of 2017 via Bandcamp and Spotify, with an overwhelmingly positive response, garnering over 1 million streams on Spotify alone. This breakout internet only single is now available on limited 7” vinyl.

By | 2018-07-26T03:37:02+00:00 07/26/2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Diamond Ortiz

Diamond Ortiz – Los Angeles, CA Singer – Songwriter – Talkbox - Bass – Guitars – Keys – Synths – Drums – Percussion – Samplers Diamond Ortiz– Los Angeles, CA   Singer – Songwriter – Talkbox - Bass – Guitars – Keys – Synths – Drums – Percussion – Samplers Jeremy Diamond-Ortiz grew [...]

By | 2018-09-18T20:14:15+00:00 05/14/2018|Artists|0 Comments

DJ Platurn “Breaking the Ice” Press Roll!

DJ Platurn “Breaking the Ice” Press Roll! We want to thank everyone who has purchased, listened to, emailed, liked, shared, retweeted, & supported DJ Platurn’s Breaking the Ice. There are only a few hundred copies left & it will soon be out of print and never repressed. The response has been overwhelmingly positive & we [...]

By | 2018-05-12T18:04:08+00:00 05/08/2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments