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KFJC 89.7 Blowing Minds Since 1959 – 2LP – 2009

KFJC 89.7 FM - Blowing Minds Since 1959 – 2LP – 2009 Located in Los Altos, CA at Foothill College, KFJC 89.7 has been providing the Bay Area with a true alternative listening experience on the airwaves since 1959.  2009 marked the 50 year anniversary of KFJC's existence, and this compilation commemorates the occasion with [...]

By | 2018-01-01T03:02:11+00:00 09/06/2017|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tradition – Captain Ganja & the Space Patrol LP – Venture – 1980

Tradition - Captain Ganja & the Space Patrol LP – Venture – 1980 (Bokeh Versions RE LP 2017) When Jamaican music hit the UK scene in the late 60s, it was a merely a novelty offered to the working class teens of all color. With the start-up of Trojan Records and sounds such as Ska, [...]

By | 2018-01-01T03:02:20+00:00 08/23/2017|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Felix Leifur – In General EP Review

The Icelandic producer, Felix Leifur returns to Berlin's prominent Deep House label, Dirt Crew recordings and completely shakes up House Music as we know it with his sophomore EP, "In General".  Davíð Sveinn Bjarnason, aka Felix Leifur, got his start in the scene with a collaborative project on local label, Lagaffe Tapes, between himself and [...]

By | 2017-04-22T02:58:05+00:00 04/22/2017|News|0 Comments

HOMECOMING: SAN JOSE WELCOMES PEANUTBUTTER WOLF AND EGYPTIAN LOVER!

Stones Throw is a panoply of inventive music, a cadre of artists whom flout convention while making some of the most varied, artful projects in recent memory. It’s all due to Chris Manak, who helms the powerhouse label which he founded in San Jose, his hometown and early base of operations. Manak, known widely as [...]

By | 2017-04-22T02:58:51+00:00 04/22/2017|News|0 Comments

THIRD SIGHT: AN ORAL HISTORY OF RAP’S MOST RELUCTANT LONGSHOTS

By The Crew At NERDTORIOUS.COM Iconoclastic rap group Third Sight has stealthily built a resume over the last two decades as one of the more prolific and consistent backpack-style acts left. They have effectively outlived the two genres with which they were initially associated— Underground Hip-Hop and Turntablism. By staying true to their core aesthetic, [...]

By | 2017-02-23T04:55:11+00:00 02/23/2017|News|0 Comments

El Michels Affair “Tearz” b/w “Verbal Intercourse” Big Crown 2017

For a live instrumental take, "Tearz" sounds remarkably like a pastiche of other songs-- that's  because in many ways, it is. Brooklyn's El Michel's Affair, the house band behind Truth & Soul Records, has been quietly releasing effusive, Wu-Tang inspired instrumentals for a few years (past ones include "4th Chamber" and "C.R.E.A.M.", all of which [...]

By | 2017-02-14T08:19:16+00:00 02/14/2017|News|0 Comments

Crystal Castles – Amnesty LP

Crystal Castles' fourth studio album, "Amnesty", sees the departure of Alice Glass and the arrival of mysterious new frontwoman Edith Frances. Many, including myself, wondered if they could even exist without their beloved original singer. I was hesitant, but right when I heard “Amnesty” that doubt was erased. Ediths vocals over Kaths’ heavy drum programming [...]

By | 2017-02-14T08:58:43+00:00 02/10/2017|News|0 Comments