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Bibio – Ambivalence Avenue

Bibio is an artist I’ve been interested in for a while, but I never got around to picking up one of his Mush Records releases. English-born Stephen Wilkinson is known for his atmopsheric, folk-inspired tracks, often making use of field…

Michael Jackson – Dangerous

As most people in the world know by now, pop music lost another legend yesterday with the death of Michael Jackson. Like a lot of people my age, I have fond memories of his music from my childhood, from watching…

The Whitefield Brothers – In The Raw

At one time I was obsessed with The Poets of Rhythm, the Munich-based funk group that released their amazing album, Discern/Define, on Quannum Records in 2001. Still one of my favorite modern funk albums, it introduced me to similar groups…

Kanye West – Robocop (1988 Import Version)

My buddy Mykola, a Ukraine-based artist and designer who I mentioned before for his DJ I-Dee and DJ Shadow videos, put together an amazing pixel-based unofficial music video for Kanye’s “Robocop” off of his last album, 808s & Heartbreaks, inspired…

Jamie Vexd – In System Travel E.P.

This had to happen eventually. One of my recent favorite artists, Bruno 9li, has his work used on a record cover. That record belongs to Jamie Vexd, an electronic music artist out of the UK on Planet µ Records. This…

Shawn Lee & Clutchy Hopkins – Clutch of The Tiger

The mysterious Clutchy Hopkins does a long distance collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Shawn Lee. I have yet to pick up an album by either of them, but I plan to soon. I’m still baffled by Clutchy Hopkins, with his connection to…

Apollo Sunshine – Shall Noise Upon

I’m not very familiar with Apollo Sunshine, but after seeing the cover of their album, Shall Noise Upon, in artist Cody Hoyt’s portfolio I became interested. Apollo Sunshine is a band out of Boston, Massachusetts (explaining why MC/producer Edan is…

J.Period & Q-Tip – The [Abstract] Best Vol. 1

I meant to post this a long time ago when it was released but never got around to it. The mix is a tribute to Q-Tip, mixed by J.Period. It features a long list of artists from De La Soul,…

Ras G & The Afrikan Space Program – Ghetto Sci-Fi

Finally got my hands on Brainfeeder/Flying Lotus-associate Ras G’s album, Ghetto Sci-Fi, a collection of spaced-out electronic hip-hop beats. The cover features an equally spaced-out collage of three African men and a space vehicle sitting beneath the stars on what…

The Beatles – Abbey Road

Caught this weird time-lapse video on Boing Boing of tourists mimicking the cover of The Beatles’ album Abbey Road. Designed by Kosh, shot by Iain Macmillan in the 60’s, after being given only 10 minutes to shoot the image, which…

J Dilla – Donuts

February’s been officially declared “Dilla Month”; a time to celebrate one of the most influential producers in hip-hop and ‘neo-soul’, James Yancey, who sadly died on February 10th, 2006, three days after his birthday. I thought this would be a…

Dim Dim – Whip

I hadn’t heard of Dim Dim (aka Jerry Dimmer) until recently when the brightly colored cover of his album “Whip” got my attention. Dim Dim is a music producer living in Belgium, creating playful electronic music which kind of reminds…

Deerhoof – Offend Maggie

This Deerhoof album slipped completely under my radar, not realizing it was released until late December. Maybe I hadn’t been checking Pitchfork enough or something, but I was surprised that I actually really enjoyed the album. I’m somewhat over noise-rock…

McBess

I don’t think McBess has done any album covers yet, but a lot of musical themes pop up in his work and he’s a musician himself. Real name Matthieu Bessudo, he is a French illustrator based in London. He’s also…

P.O.S. – Never Better

I was linked to this video featuring the design of P.O.S.’s new album on Rhymesayers Records. The cover had caught my eye a few weeks ago, but I wasn’t aware of this crazy packaging. I never got to pick up…

Fantastic Planet – Fantastic JJ Project

Back in 2004, I crawled through the used section of my local music store and came across an album called “Past Futuristic” by a North Carolina group named The Others. I wasn’t sure what to expect from an album made…

Dam-Funk – Purple

If Dam-Funk created the soundtrack to Sega’s classic Outrun… I think it’s a good match. Stones Throw has been hyping this guy up an awful lot. I’m excited to see what he’ll be up to in 2009. His addition to…

DJ I-Dee – Swollen Dome

A video for Miami-based artist DJ I-Dee for his album, Solitude, done by a friend of mine, Mykola Dosenko. Great classic video game themes throughout. He put a lot of work into this, and I think it was quite worth…

Black Milk – Give The Drummer Sum

Video for a track from one of my favorite albums this year, Black Milk’s Tronic. Not sure who directed it, but I’m assuming FMWJ did since he uploaded it.

Mos Def @ Amoeba

I want to go record shopping with Mos.Also, someone open an Amoeba on the East Coast!