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MY SECRET PLAYLIST by Mux Mool

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By Zolton in New Music on Tuesday 9 July 2013

‘I know it’s electronic music’, Brian Lindgren says, ‘but sometimes I feel like an old-timey traveling musician with an M-Audio Trigger Finger instead of a guitar’. As Mux Mool, Lindgren has been criss-crossing the country by himself for years, collecting records, loops, and samples, and rocking parties in towns both large and boondock-small. [from Ghostly]

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Quenotte: a children’s clothing line out of France

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By Zolton in New Fashion on Wednesday 26 June 2013

I have a six month old girl who is already a budding fashionista. Yes, she makes a play for items of clothing each morning that she’s wanting to wear that day, and if it be two dresses, a pair of shorts and a swimming cap, then so be it. Who am I to argue with a strong willed woman?

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MY SECRET PLAYLIST by Zach Miller of Dr Dog

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By Zolton in New Music on Thursday 13 June 2013

Dr. Dog is a psychedelic rock group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which formed in 1999 with the release of The Psychedelic Swamp, a concept album realized in the damp ruin of a flooded basement with waterlogged guitars and a digital delay pedal.

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MY SECRET PLAYLIST by Zia McCabe of The Dandy Warhols

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By Zolton in New Music on Thursday 13 June 2013

Zia McCabe from The Dandy Warhols personifies everything The Dandy Warhols stand for: sassy, cooly detached, and dripping in attitude. The keyboardist adds a lush sonic wash to the Dandy’s inherent popism, and keeps the lads in check as they wind their way through the stadiums of the world. Well, kinda. To be a fly on the wall on their tour bus! Some folk have all the fun.

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MY SECRET PLAYLIST by Widows

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By Zolton in New Music on Friday 7 June 2013

AdvertisementWidows are Jams. F. Kennedy and Bobby Evans – an eclectic rap duo from Los Angeles, formed out of the ashes of previously awesome LA rap group, Brother Reade. Widows are playing in San Francisco on Thursday June 13 at 111 Minna Gallery with support from Antwon and Alexander Spit. It’s all the name of the Colors of Tequila traveling pop-up series being presented by Olmeca Altos Tequila and which will be celebrating the best in drink, food, music and art.

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MY SECRET PLAYLIST by Girl Talk

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By Zolton in New Music on Friday 31 May 2013

Girl Talk had been known to underground audiences for several years, but it wasn’t until 2006 that Greg Gillis, aka Girl Talk, crossed over and caught the attention of a larger audience. While his first album, Secret Diary (2002), was full of purposeful glitches and noise, his subsequent album, Unstoppable (2004), moved closer towards danceable mixes of varying genres.

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MY SECRET PLAYLIST by Groove Armada

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By Zolton in New Music on Thursday 30 May 2013

Groove Armada are one of our favourite electronic music acts of the past decade or so. Made up of Andy Cato and Tom Findlay, they have released eight studio albums. We got the rundown from Andy Cato on the music that has inspired their own distinctive sound.

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MY SECRET PLAYLIST by Luke Steele, Empire Of The Sun

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By Zolton in New Music on Wednesday 29 May 2013

Australian duo, Empire Of The Sun, feature Luke Steel from The Sleepy Jackson and Nick Littlemore from Pnau, each stepping our their respective shadows to create a sound and look for Empire Of The Sun that is absolutely, totally electric. These are the songs that inspire Luke Steele, written in his own words.

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MY SECRET PLAYLIST by Moby

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By Zolton in New Music on Saturday 25 May 2013

So, we have a wickedly talented and creative producer and DJ laying down what’s good and what’s, well, not so good. Yes it’s, wait for it, just a little longer, nearly there. Ok, it’s Moby, from some otherworldly universe. This is his MY SECRET PLAYLIST, the songs that inspire him, written in his own words.

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MY SECRET PLAYLIST by David Brylawski of Polvo

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By Zolton in New Music on Saturday 25 May 2013

Polvo are a critically acclaimed and widely influential rock band from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, that were active during the 1990 before reforming recently for a benefit for WKNC at the Pour Haus. The band was fronted by vocalists-guitarists Ash Bowie and Dave Brylawski. We asked David Brylawski to give us a rundown, in his […]

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Tell Sydney how to make it an even more creative and cultural city

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By Zolton in New Trends on Thursday 11 April 2013

We love this new initiative from the City of Sydney and its Lord Mayor, Clover Moore. Sydneysiders are invited to contribute their ideas to make the city a more cultural and creative city. As Moore says: ‘Can we inspire an even richer creative culture? How do we make sure creative people can afford to live and work here? What persuades people to get involved, go out to shows or invest in local work?’

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Hauntingly beautiful animal portraits reveal their inner souls

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By Zolton in New Photography on Friday 15 March 2013

These portrait shots by Dutch photographer Morten Koldby capture our furry and feathered friends in much the same way you’d snap a particularly photogenic human. With the animals all staring straight into the lens, you get a sense of the wisdom and insight the lurks just beneath the eyes. Beautiful? Yes. But hauntingly so.

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Stunning photos of lightning strikes over Japanese volcano eruption

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By Zolton in New Photography on Thursday 14 March 2013

These breathtaking photos were taken by Martin Rietze, a self-proclaimed “volcano-chaser” and the creative force behind the Alien Landscapes on Planet Earth website. Rietze took these photographs of a particularly angry Sakurajima Volcano while on trip to Japan between February 21 and 26, 2013, risking his wellbeing to capture the raging lava and lightning – […]

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SPONSORED: CIRQUE DU SOLEIL new 3D movie WORLDS AWAY

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By Zolton in New Film on Monday 11 February 2013

A product of the vision of legendary filmmaker, James Cameron, and Shrek director, Andrew Adamson, WORLDS AWAY is a magical 3D extravaganza that takes the viewer on a journey through the mystical realm of CIRQUE DU SOLEIL. As if Cirque isn’t captivating enough, the 3D experience magnifies the intensity even more as the dancers and […]

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The mind-melting fluoro coloured world of Brooklyn artist James Blagden

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Thursday 7 February 2013

What’s not to like about the fun, fluoro-dripped world of New York illustrator James Blagden, whose work is so bright and trippy, I feel like I need to wear shades just to do them justice. This guy going to be big, big, BIG. If these illustrations don’t do it for you, check out his stunning […]

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