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Lee “Scratch” Perry – “Jesus Is A Soul Man” (Prod. Clams Casino)

The reggae and dub pioneer Lee “Scratch” Perry is, by any metric, one of the greatest producers of popular music who has ever lived. On his latest track, though, Perry has joined forces with another producer: Clams Casino, who has taken Perry’s sense of astral drift and brought it into a Tumblr-rap context. The new… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 13, 2014 - 1:10 pm

Forest Swords – “Thor’s Stone (Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry Remix)”

Engravings, the dark marvel of an album that the British producer Forest Swords released earlier this year, is one of those albums that seems to create its own genre of music. But that genre carries echoes of some others: Ominous John Carpenter synthscapes, haunted doom metal drones, atmospheric Dilla-style boom-bap. One inspiration might stand above… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 27, 2013 - 11:42 am

Remixtape Vol. 5

This month’s Remixtape opens with a rework of the Miracles Club by Cut Copy, a pair of remixes by Grimes, a submission by Gwilym Gold of the band Golden Silvers, and a dancehall rework of Gang Gang Dance by the legend Lee “Scratch” Perry. It’s ten tracks and 93MB, downloadable via this zip:… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 28, 2011 - 5:31 pm

Gang Gang Dance – “Mindkilla (Lee “Scratch” Perry Remix)”

One of our favorite records of the year (so far) is Gang Gang Dance’s excellent Eye Contact, a mesmerizing stew of the band’s polyglot influences strained into a singular, stylistically fluid aesthetic. This is progressive, experimental music, yes, but it is not solely for the internet youth market. Playing the album for my parents alway… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 21, 2011 - 3:53 pm

New Indie Rock Christmas MP3s For 2009

Even though there’s something sacred about time-honored traditions, there’s only so many years you and your beloveds can sit beside the Christmas tree and listen to Sufjan or “Last Christmas” or the same old yuletide indie rock. It’s time we spruced up our collective Xmas indie rock playlist with some newness! Even if Christmas isn’tMore »

By: Amrit Singh / December 17, 2009 - 2:44 pm