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Download Rebel Era by Griz Immediately

Download Rebel Era by Griz Immediately

Hopefully everyone has already done so, but please download the album “Rebel Era” by Griz RIGHT NOW. It’s free, and I guarantee the combination of electronic, funk, jazz and soul will make you bob your head. If you don’t believe me, try streaming a few tracks: I’m trying to figure out how to put money […]

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Give Pretty Lights Album “A Color Map of the Sun” a Listen

Give Pretty Lights Album “A Color Map of the Sun” a Listen

I really like the sound of music producer Derek Vincent Smith’s Pretty Lights. Smith has spent a lot of time promoting other artists through his Pretty Lights record label but released a new album earlier this month. A Color Map of the Sun is available for free digital download. There’s also a second “studio sessions” […]

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Music You Need to Own: SkyWorld by Two Steps From Hell
By February 27, 2013 Read More →

Music You Need to Own: SkyWorld by Two Steps From Hell

Music You Need to Own is a segment where I like an album so much I put my money where my mouth is and buy it for one lucky reader. Two Steps From Hell is the name of a musical group comprising of Nick Phoenix and Thomas J. Bergersen. They have made a TON of […]

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Bounce to 8-Bit Music by Evan Pattison – a Review of Neptune

Bounce to 8-Bit Music by Evan Pattison – a Review of Neptune

I like showcasing music from regional artists, or from genres some of my readers may not be familiar with. I’ve even gone so far as putting my money where my mouth is — I’ve given away several singles, EPs, and full-length albums. This time, however, one of my friends and long-time readers DigitalChris was the […]

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Music You Need to Own: You Better Weaponize by Guante and Big Cats
By December 11, 2012 Read More →

Music You Need to Own: You Better Weaponize by Guante and Big Cats

My music listening habits have taken on the shape of a tuning fork. On one tine is electronic music of all sorts, from artists and producers like Ooah, Samples, FS, and others. On the other tine is rap and hip-hop with social and protest themes. I’ve written about Maxilla Blue and Soul Khan before, and […]

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Music You Need to Own: Malbec by Samples
By July 11, 2012 Read More →

Music You Need to Own: Malbec by Samples

“Music You Need to Own” is a little series I do about music I like. I like it so much that I put my money where my ears are, and give away a digital copy of the album to one of my readers. Today I’ll be writing about “Malbec” by Colorado-area musician Samples. Malbec is […]

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Monoprice 8323 Premium Hi-Fi DJ Style Over-the-Ear Pro Headphone Review

Monoprice 8323 Premium Hi-Fi DJ Style Over-the-Ear Pro Headphone Review

SPAWN MORE OVERLORDS That’s StarCraft 2 reminding me to build floating farms so I can increase the size of my army. Since I’m not the world’s best SC2 player, Sedagive? and the two boys hear this phrase quite often. Almost as much as WE REQUIRE MORE MINERALS On top of that, I was playing more […]

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Music You Need to Own: Volume 3 by Maxilla Blue

Music You Need to Own: Volume 3 by Maxilla Blue

My Music You Need to Own series discusses music I like so much that I think you need to own it — and I’m willing to back my opinion up by giving away the featured track or album in MP3 format. Rap group Maxilla Blue has been together since 2006, and they may be one […]

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Music You Need to Own: Bangarang by Skrillex

Music You Need to Own: Bangarang by Skrillex

New year, new article type. I was fortunate enough to discover a lot of music in 2011, and I want to share some of it with my friends in 2012. I also want to be able to promote any new stuff I stumble upon before December 21st, when we will all fall into the Large […]

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The Best and Worst Gibberish Gadgets of 2011

The Best and Worst Gibberish Gadgets of 2011

I wrote 67 reviews this year. The reviews were mostly based on gadgets, but I did a number of book and music reviews this year. I also reviewed a few services, including Amazon’s cloud-based MP3 service, and the Amazon Kindle Lending Library. I know I am a few days late, but I wanted to mention […]