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EP of the week- smoov shimmy recommends: old apparatus

hot damn!!! that totally dependable little label deep medi has done it again!!! on this brief we find the minds of mala and crew future-proofing the shit out of dubstep with this audio fuck machine and thusly proving once and for all that you can teach an old apparatus dirty new trix; high fives!!!!!!

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he be bangin’: new diego stocco

Diego Stocco – Dustland from Diego Stocco on Vimeo. freaking TIGHT!!!!! the always amazing diego does it again!!!

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dziga vertov and biosphere: man with a movie camera

Biosphere: Man With A Movie Camera from Geir Jenssen / Biosphere on Vimeo.

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don van vliet/captain beefheart: remembered

farewell to the king of strange, an irrepressible talent whose contribution to experimental music (and thought) can never be measured and a cat that made it alright to be weird in the stifling banality. thank you don, and good night.

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desert island discs xxx v.2: miles davis-live evil

oh holy fucking skid-marked/stink-fisted soul diapers! this album was meant to be the evil twin of bitches brew but miles came to realize that this be it’s own beast. and what a fucking raging, groovy bitch-goddess-beast it be! don’t let the cover art fool you, this is black-hot-top form-dark-matter-jazz-worm-hole-super nova shit that’ll make your grandma […]

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smoov shimmy’s picks o’ the week: teebs, heavy winged and lilys

i love/luv/LOOOVE  me some internet backtalk, especially when people are shitting on my writing/journalistic style as “lazy” or “vague” or “pukey.” well, sheeple are entitled to their opinions and, sadly, to get their hate on; but i maintain that i will do only these things: not bullshit you, not sell anything ever or get creepy […]

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skinner’s black laboratories, subsonic 3: sweet fucking yes: recommended

whoo yeah! this iz THE shit!!! almost out of circulation due to…i can only assume stupidity…this is a MUST buy for your shizzled nizzle. MUST!!!! ……………………………. make no fucking excuses.

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shim recommends: emahoy tseguè-maryam guèbrou

hey interwebs! here’s another unknown classic of pure molten soul and piano goodness by way of ethiopia: this fine lady goes by emahoy tseguè-maryam guèbrou. she’s had the kind of stranger-than-fiction life that only an ass-kicking jewish nun piano virtuoso born into the exile of 1930s ethiopian politics and then mussolini’s occupation could. and damn, […]

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the golden palominos: very shim approved

these albums are like the soundtrack to the greatest movie never made: smoky, street level intellectualism and with much consequence. it’s the way spoken word should be, or maybe even a gripping audio book with all the grimey sex and death and twisted turns intact. did i mention the the cast? helmed by the formidable […]

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oh those persian nights: shim recommends chronomad

oh fuck. friends, i can only blame my insatiable lust of ever the new musics for not posting about this album sooner. my bad. better late than never. suffice it to say that this smoldering hot wax has been all a blazin’ up my earholes since its 2004 release. i submit for your approval: chronomad’s […]

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