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Kam Tambini

Kam Tambini

Born and raised in Lima/Bogota, Kam Tambini moved to New York to study music business. He now contributes to a couple music publications in the city.

Worn Out: New York’s Interns Pick a Wardrobe for Their Daily Grind

Internships are an increasingly popular employment opportunity in today’s shrinking economy. No longer exclusive to just college students, today’s interns are ambitious graduates and folks looking to break into a new industry. We asked interns … read more »

POSTED September 8, 2011 4:30PM IN ON THE STREET, STYLE Comments (1) TAGS: , , , , , ,
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Download Dam-Funk’s Mix for CLAE

CLAE’s Five by Five series is pairing up five DJs with five artists to create a collaborative audio/visual effort. Boogie-funk ambassador Dam-Funk cooked up this summer seasonal mix for the series’ first installment, which he … read more »

POSTED August 2, 2011 6:15PM IN STYLE NEWS TAGS: , ,
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Supreme Cuts’ Significant Other Mix MP3

Chicago newcomers Supreme Cuts call their sound Future RnB, a surprisingly apt title for their seamless mash of sultry vocals and gritty post-dub beats. On their 40-minute Significant Other mix, the duo wear their influences … read more »

POSTED August 1, 2011 2:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: ,

Dam Mantle, “Meet Me In The Ambulance (Becoming Real Remix)” MP3

Becoming Real stomps a heavy boot on this track from Dam Mantle‘s WE EP. While the original resonates like a sleepwalking theme, Becoming Real’s version deepens and intensifies every low-end into a choppy Zomby-like beat, … read more »

POSTED July 25, 2011 4:20PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , ,

Stream: Chrome Sparks, “Doubt, No”

In “Doubt, No” Ann Arbor’s Chrome Sparks displays his sampling abilities by laying down then immediately disintegrating a screwed vocal sample into several second-long snippets that swerve above the synths and kicks. By the end … read more »

POSTED July 21, 2011 5:45PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (2) TAGS:

Video: J Dilla, “Last Donut of the Night”

Five years after its original release, J Dilla‘s final LP Donuts gets its first label-approved video. This clip for album highlight “Last Donut of the Night” is a handpicked entry from Stones Throw’s Video Contest, … read more »

POSTED June 27, 2011 5:37PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (2) TAGS: , ,

Video: Thurston Moore’s Take Away Show In His NYC Apartment

La Blogotheque‘s cameras followed Thurston Moore to his downtown digs where he performed a few cuts from his Beck-produced solo LP “Demolished Thoughts” (out now via Matador Records). Moore, accompanied by violinist Samara Lubelski, ran … read more »

POSTED June 13, 2011 4:32PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: , , , ,

CHLLNGR f. Spoek Mathambo, BLK JKS, and Mo Laudi “Ask For (Africa Remix)” MP3

CHLLNGR‘s nighttime dubby jam “Ask For” takes a trip way south from its Copenhagen birthplace to get Africa remixed by FADER #69/FADER #52 cover boys Spoek Mathambo and Mpumi Mcata of BLK JKS, as well … read more »

POSTED June 2, 2011 2:05PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , , ,

Stream: Woods, “Any Other Day”

Woods continue their gradual evolution from lo-fi folk weirdness to straight up folk-rock. “Any Other Day,” another jam off their upcoming Sun and Shade LP, is masterfully tinged with noisy guitar and chaotic drum bursts. … read more »

POSTED May 26, 2011 4:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: ,

Video: Groundislava, “A Grass Day”

LA beatsmith Groundislava eases on the creepy nighttime vibe of “Animal” on “A Grass Day.” The entrancing clip for the song is animated by Groundislava’s old man Michael Patterson, who just so happens to be … read more »