Thomas Klepper is part founder and resident at Downtown Los Angeles’ private monthly underground: Music For Dancers. His eclectic style ranges from jazz to noise, from techno to dub, from classic rock to ambient. From the stylus to the speakers to the warehouse space. Listen to this gorgeous mix RIGHT HERE from Dublab com
Archive for July, 2011
Tinariwen has firstly introduced us to Rai music of the Tuareg people. Our friend and Mentor AZ strikes again with this KCRW ‘Morning becomes eclectic‘ session of Bombino a day or two after their show at the Hollywood Bowl. Check out the first song on the show, watch it here and please Donate to this great Cali station here.
Something we got from Portland`s Boyscout Discovery, and they know we dig this shit right here. Know nothing else about this band or project..The art twist is on us. Hope you like it.
Something I did years ago using a vocal sample of Jazz singer Jeanne Lee, a track I have titled ‘Moon’. Pay attention to the 50HZ tone in the middle section, hope it wont blow up your sub..
The MFK is a real bad MFKR. I dig his style, a style of a leader….and believe it or not, I wasn’t sleepin on Holy Other new masterpiece (out on Triangle), I just thought, well, everybody was writing and raving about this mother, so I didn’t really try. It`s just when I saw this clip, of ‘Know where’ and recognize the familiar MFK touch (I have been following this badass for quite sometime now), I had to put it up for ya. Enjoy..
I needed to meditate today, but since I suck at thinking of a mantra or concentrating, I had to find another way. Music is always my first choice, but then, one needs to find the right record. And the right environment, or set. I took my small consumer HD Canon camera, and my Ipod armed with Soley`s new album, and to a walk to the river by my house, (I live in the middle of the city, and my river might not be what you imagine when you think of one, but hey, that`s what I got). While walking down there, I put ‘Kill the clown’ on repeat, and shot some nature moving stills. This is a pretty spontaneous clip I came up with, so lay back, take a hit off your fav smoke and sink to it….. Pre order the album here.. ‘We Sink‘ is out September 2nd on Morr Music, Berlin. Special thanks to Flow at Morr
The most famous version of ‘I`ll keep it with mine’ was recorded by Nico (for her first solo album, which she recorded after “The Velvet Underground and Nico” came out).It was written by Bob Dylan, who gave the song to her. This great cover is by our NYC heroes, Translations.
This is a track that stays with me for awhile, and I dedicate it to N. There is something about his performance, the 60`s feel, and the reverby voice, that makes me forget modern world troubles, such as mobile phones, Emails, SMS`s, car horns, the screwed up music in Kakao (my local coffeeshop/ office), and makes me ease on the gas pedal, and all of a sudden I realize I don’t need to be the smartest, or innovative, or ground breaking, or simply unique, and I can just be another human, like in Buddhism, just one of millions, although could still have a voice of my own. And… no need to delete my words to death. Gold Leaves is a new project of Grant Olsen, half of Seattle folk duo Arthur & Yu. The singer/songwriter hooked up with ‘Papercuts’ Jason Quever to produce this marvelous album.
Unknown mortal orchestra have been on the road all year, sleeping in ditches and running drunkenly from venues when need be, curling ears and turning heads with their intoxicating sound all the way. UMO debut album was released in June on Fat Possum. Its definitely something you should listen to. Especially that chord sequence in ‘Little blu house‘, that makes me smile and think of Donald Fagen and Steely Dan songs. By the way, why did you put this bar up there?