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Rainbow Arabia – “River’s Edge”

Rainbow Arabia are slated to release a brand new LP this spring and lead off with new track “River’s Edge.” It’s dark and warped and perfectly suited for goth night at the rave warehouse. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 13, 2013 - 12:32 pm

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

Remixtape: Vol. 2

A few weeks back James Blake told SPIN, “Remixing is like musical prostitution.” Ha — relax, James Blake. This is the column in which we beg to differ. Much in the spirit of our inaugural Remixtape this month’s collection features reworkings from both in-demand prostitutes and adept indie rock knob twiddlers. Honorable mention to Tyler,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 18, 2011 - 12:50 pm

The 8 Best Videos Of The Week

This week we have new videos from The Wombats, Tera Melos, Cults, and Rainbow Arabia, among others. I was anticipating some big videos like Kanye West’s “All Of The Lights” and Dr. Dre’s “I Need A Doctor,” but both were pretty disappointing, especially considering the budgets and talent available to them. I recommend all the… More »

By: jessica / February 25, 2011 - 6:03 pm

Rainbow Arabia – “Without You”

Rainbow Arabia is Danny and Tiffany Preston, the L.A. couple that’s released two EPs and a split 7″ to date, their border-crashing interpolation of Western pop sense in global electronic-beat backdrops impressing consistently, and visually, and remixually. Their first full-length comes with the playfully luxe title Boys And Diamonds, a press release touting comparisons to… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 17, 2011 - 4:18 pm

Rainbow Arabia – “Holiday In Congo” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Over two EPs on Manimal Vinyl and a split 7″ (with Nosaj Thing) via IAMSOUND, Rainbow Arabia have made good on their name, toying with microtonal Arabian melodies and the sort of florid world beats it would have taken a ratty passport to discover before the Internet gods started mainlining them into our WiFi diets. More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 13, 2010 - 4:40 pm

Pictureplane’s Mtymx Rhinoceropolis Hype Package

Last night Travis Egedy, aka BTW Pictureplane, dropped us a line about the showcase he and his friends at the Denver DIY warehouse Rhinoceropolis curated for Todd P’s MTYMX Festival. In his words, it’s a “hype package.” It really is … If you’re trekking to Monterrey and aren’t familiar with some of the less well-know… More »

By: brandon / March 12, 2010 - 6:07 pm

Rainbow Arabia Remix The Field (Stereogum Premiere)

When it comes to understanding techno-philic artists like the Field aka Axel Willner, process is, if not paramount, a fascinating and at least illuminating entry point. Are we listening to de novo digital sounds laboriously created by hand, live performance/pre-existing samples, or in the Field’s case, microsamples? On his debut album, 2007’s From Here WeMore »

By: Amrit Singh / December 7, 2009 - 9:40 am

Julian Casablancas @ Downtown Palace Theatre, LA 11/6/09

The Stroke’s first solo gigs were in Japan this summer, and Monday’s Spaceland show was a last minute surprise, so while last night was JC’s 4th ever solo show, it was most stateside fans’ first shot to see his synth-pop makeover in person. With elaborate stage backdrops and light-up costumes for their encore, Julian and… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 7, 2009 - 7:46 am

HEALTH/Pictureplane @ The Troubadour, Los Angeles 9/9/09

HEALTH and Pictureplane make for logical tour partners. They’re Lovepump labelmates, and bands to watch, and they both find creative ways to fuck with their love for making people dance. (Or at least, move.) They kicked off a month of shows together at the Troubadour in Los Angeles the other night, with Dam Funk and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 10, 2009 - 6:26 pm

The ‘Gum Drop XCVIII: Hear New Rainbow Arabia, Win A VTech IS9181 Wireless Music Hub

As Rainbow Arabia, Los Angeles couple Danny and Tiffany Preston concoct a kaleidoscopic blend of electronics, low-tech dance beats and what sounds like a Sublime Frequencies comp on repeat. The duo’s second EP Kabukimono is out 7/28 via Manimal Vinyl, but you can enjoy the slinky, celebratory “Harlem Sunrise” today. We spoke with Tiffany about… More »

By: brandon / July 22, 2009 - 11:24 am

Rainbow Arabia – “Harlem Sunrise”

L.A. couple Danny and Tiffany Preston concoct a kaleidoscopic blend of electronics, low-tech dance beats and what sounds like a Sublime Frequencies comp on repeat. The duo’s second EP Kabukimono is out 7/28 via Manimal Vinyl, but you can listen to the slinky, celebratory “Harlem Sunrise” today. We spoke with Tiffany about it.

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By: brandon / July 21, 2009 - 11:09 am

New Rainbow Arabia – “Haunted Hall”

For their unexpectedly oddball “Omar K” video, L.A. couple Danny and Tiffany Preston, aka Rainbow Arabia, took their Basta EP tune into a grocery store where a mom and her kid Gang Gang Danced-away their demonic possession. “Haunted Hall,” from the forthcoming mini-LP Kabukimono, continues the supernatural theme, though we don’t currently have any moving… More »

By: brandon / May 18, 2009 - 2:04 pm

New Rainbow Arabia Video – “Omar K”

The married couple of Danny and Tiffany Preston are Rainbow Arabia, a project fairly named for its filtration of Middle Eastern-rooted music through a prism of computerized sonic tics and tatters. Tiffany’s yips and chants are essentially indecipherable on “Omar K,” which leaves a lot of latitude for video interpretation. I can’t imagine the song… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 3, 2009 - 11:20 am