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Happy birthday to the late great Holger Czukay of seminal krautrock band Can. “God gave Holger the tape machine and the devil gave him a pair of scissors…” […]

Join the party with Keith Haring and friends. Featuring music by Gwen Guthrie, Eddie Kendricks, Ministry, and NYC Peech Boys. “I’ve been watching these videos nonstop and everything/everyone […]

Daft Punk forever. French electronic music duo Daft Punk announced their retirement today after 28 years of iconic dance music. They broke the news with an 8-minute video […]

Wave Hill’s “Sunset Wednesdays” series presents Laraaji in a verdant moment of tranquility. Next time you need a cosmic reprieve, venture into Laraaji’s mystic grooves as part of […]

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From Popol Vuh to Wagner to cellist Ernst Reijseger, an overview of a great director’s use of music in film. Viral videos of Werner Herzog’s skewed, oft archaic […]

Filmmaker Robert Mugge profiles Sun Ra, jazz musician, bandleader and self-styled poet and philosopher. “They say that history repeats itself. But history is only his story. You haven’t […]

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In typical BBC4 fashion, here is Krautrock: The Rebirth of Germany: A full panoramic breakdown of the rise of one of the most influential sounds from Europe. “From […]

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Making Waves is a 2019 documentary examining how visionary directors work with sound designers to create the most exciting cinematic experiences. The film follows discoveries and advances in […]

Revisiting one of our favorite labels with Aquarium Drunkard’s excellent three part ‘Guide to ECM’ series. To celebrate the anniversary of our ECM Listening Party with Aquarium Drunkard, […]

Revisiting one of our all-time favorite music pieces today from our good friend Randall Roberts. The Lost Art of Deep Listening encapsulates the essence of the In Sheep’s […]

“The synthesizer the way I play it doesn’t need any manual skill. You don’t have to be clever to turn a knob. So what I’m saying is that […]

Whether you’re new to reggae or a longtime listener, this BBC documentary will leave you in awe of how contagious and powerful music can be. David Rodigan is […]

If you enjoyed Brazilian legend Arthur Verocai’s 1972 self-titled debut studio album featured in our collection today, here is a chance to see the album come to life! […]

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Part live concert, part political commentary, all poetry. Black Wax is a portrait of the great Gil Scott-Heron in 1982, at the peak of his powers. With Robert […]

If you enjoyed the album Horizon Unlimited in our record collection, here is a 2014 YouTube series by Okayafrica, interviewing the iconic Nigerian identical twin pop stars The […]

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