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Lofiles is a music and mp3 blog contains a collection of songs I love. MP3s are for sampling purposes only. If you like the music as much as I do, please go out and buy the records! .If you have a complaint about the ownership of a track, please contact me directly and I will be happy to take it down ASAP.
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February 10th, 2011

Dark magic. The making of a rougher version on Dummy ( The Portishead masterpiece ). I guess I really needed to prove I was different, didn’t want to review the same notes everyone had on their playlist. It doesn’t mean I didn’t listen to it. And from the very first second I was hooked. Everything about it`s sound, starts with the minimal rough kick snr shuffle grooves, using metallic industrial percussives, with the amp hum and instrument buzz, the saturated heavy analogue bass and sub sounds, the cheesy dubbish keys with those dub timing delays, the hazy blur of reverb soaked vocal lines, the down sampled tracks, all for the final purpose of making a no bullshit great dark record.

Zola Jesus and LA vampires, forgive me for patronizing you guys, this is brilliant, a record I wish I could have made, and ignoring it is not an option. Have been listening to it forever walking around the city of  Tel Aviv with my Armadilofiles Ipod Touch on. The grapghics, as usual, is on the house.

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Beak

October 20th, 2010

If you love Geoff Barrow as much as we do, not to mention the sparse ragged Portishead sound, You`ll be happy to know he`s got a new project out, a female singer called Anika, produced by him and his production mates (Beak). Listen to Anika here and to Beak here


Nearly god

August 15th, 2010

I have been a Tricky fan since day one, always loved the Trip hop scene that emerged out of Bristol, all those extremely talented focused musicians (Massive attack, Tricky, Portishead…) bringing this fresh sound – dark, ragged, minimalistic productions and arrangements based on slippery oldschool hip hop beats. Tricky went through all these changes, I am talking musically, but at first, he was the master of trip hop, inventing the sound and scene, and then I guess he felt the need of challenging himself and his audience, and was doing harsher less communicative music (check out Nearly god, Pre millennium tension ), and he was experimenting with the use of live drums and instruments, but then he had released a record I really love, Juxtapose with our friend DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill, kinda back to basics, and went on to release 4 other albums, amongst ‘Knowle west boy’, that sounded too produced and polished for me. Now nearly god is back with Mixed race with the first single titled ‘Murder weapon’ and a VIDEO . Check it out…

Murder weapon


Portishead with a new track!!!!

December 10th, 2009

portishead

Portishead have released a brand new track – ‘Chase the Tear’ for Amnesty International.It’s now available here with all earnings going towards Amnesty’s human rights work.First aired on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show on 9 December, the track is out just in time for international human rights day on 10 December.And if you were wondering – ‘Chase the Tear’ is a reference to a paper tear-style ‘tear’, not a tear from an eye! Join Amnesty today! Amnesty is a movement of ordinary people from around the world standing up for humanity and human rights. It is a movement that produces extraordinary results. Prisoners of conscience are released. Death sentences are commuted. Torturers are brought to justice. Governments are persuaded to change their laws and practices. Their achievements have a huge impact on the lives of individual people. And your support makes us even stronger. Buy the track to support Amnesty!!!


Forgot the word…. but not the music

January 31st, 2009

The real deal

I have heard about a release party for a new album by a new artist for me: “Forgot the word” by Markey Funk. I started digging and it brought back all those memories; Digging up records with DJ Premier,The magnificent House of Oldies on Carmine st NYC, anticipation for a new album to come out, funk black pop psychedelic , George Clinton at the Palladium in New York New Year`s of 1990 party. I don’t know where to start but when black and white unite things go wild. Usually the most interesting music comes out from blacks that are mixing R&B, funk, and soul music with what the whites were doing: pop and psychedelia, to a wild awesome result, Hendrix guitars, Bootsy`s bass lines, Clinton`s vocals, Sly`s sound and so many others. I went to the release party of “Forgot the word” or a psychedelic party, the way he had named it and loved the music and sound. His myspace says that it all started from the White album ( he heard through his parents ), and then Russian underground music (through sister ), then some Nirvana, Goldie, Portishead, Aphex twin and so on…
Markey Funk is all over the place: DJing on both 106`s -Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, constantly doing studio work; remixing, producing, writing, doing soundtrack work, sharing stage on various occasions with bands like The Apples, Coolooloosh, Kutiman….
His playlists on 106FM tell the story: Vanilla fudge, Funkadelic, Sly, Erika Badu, Chubby Checker..
It seems this guy has it all together, meaning the concept, the sound, even the graphic design.I have seen posters, ads, promos and album cover by him. It all fits together and yesterday I was introduced to another Vinyl digger named Andy Votel who was DJing with Mark. These guys remind me of guys like J Dilla, DJ Scientist, DJ Shadow, but  I think they are more musical. Their music roots run wider. Maybe they let the musical idea take center stage again and don’t rely on just a groove . I want to add some links that you`ll be able to listen to some of the things I am talking about ..

Markey`s Myspace
Markey`s site
Markey`s on Imeem
Markey`s Icast
Markey on Kol Hakampus
Andy Votel`s Myspace
Andy Votel`s record business

Highly recommended!!!!

A Boris Galperin photo