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    Desi Valentine

    London-born, L.A.-based soul singer and songwriter, Desi Valentine is known for his bluesy baritone voice, unique retro R&B style, and radiant charisma. Read more »

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    Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

    While other artists have ridden the waves of passing fads, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings bypassed the hype-and-hit superhighway and took a detour straight to the hearts of their listeners. Read more »

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    Stones Throw

    Formed in 1996 by Peanut Butter Wolf, the legendary Stones Throw Records has become known as a tastemaker, risk taker and archaeological site for hip-hop, soul, psychedelia, shoegaze and more. The Stones Throw publishing catalog includes Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf, Knxwledge, Mndsgn and more. Read more »

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    Vulfpeck is an American rhythm section based in Los Angeles. Originally studio musicians at Vulf Records, Jack Stratton, Theo Katzman, Woody Goss & Joe Dart went independent in 2011. Read more »

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    JacQuar 937

    JacQuar 937 has worked with the likes of Rihanna, Trey Songz, Usher, DJ Mustard, Danja, Eric Bellinger, Scott Storch, JR Rotem, Jeremih and many more. Read more »

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    Now-Again Records

    Now-Again is known for 60s and 70s funk and soul, along with a wealth of other music. Read more »

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    A.R.E. Weapons / Headbanger Face Music

    A.R.E Weapons is an art-punk electro band from New York. Read more »

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    Adam Scone

    Adam Scone is a Hammond Organ specialist.  The sound of the Hammond will get inside of your heart and pound out some emotion. Read more »

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    Bastard Jazz

    Sonically varied and tastefully-curated, the Brooklyn based independent label Bastard Jazz Recordings is an artist and producer-centric imprint that draws from the tidepools of Dub, Latin, Hip-Hop, Afro, Downtempo, Disco and House music, all the while maintaining a vibe that is unabashedly unique. Birthed in 2001, the label has steadily built a global following of […] Read more »

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    A beloved writer in Atlanta hip-hop on songs with Pitbull, Lil’ John, Keri Hilson and UGK, Bayku now lives in London where he has become the go-to writer and featured vocalist in the UK rap scene. Read more »

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    Brit Manor

    Brit Manor might be called a scion of soul, being raised an only child in South Los Angeles and Baldwin Hills by a single mother, a jazz singer and vocal coach. Manor has caused previous sonic waves with her self-released EP series Autoportraits (2011), vocal features on label partner Captain Planet’s hit singles like “In […] Read more »

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    Christian Prommer

    Christian Prommer has always taken a jazz approach to music: open-minded, progressive, chic and atmospheric. Read more »

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    Cultures of Soul

    Cultures of Soul Records is a label and publishing catalog based in Boston, specializing in eclectic vintage soul/funk/disco/jazz/Latin/Afro/Caribbean music on vinyl for the dance floor. Some of the label’s successful releases include Evans Pyramid, Stanton Davis, Tropical Disco Hustle, and the Brazilian Boogie Connection. Cultures of Soul has been featured in Wax Poetics and reviewed […] Read more »

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    Daniel Lynas

    New York-based writer/producer, longtime producer for A$AP Rocky and cowriter/coproducer of Kanye’s “Monster.” Read an interview with Lynas here. Read more »

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    DJ Nobody

    Nobody (Elvin Estela), has been a fixture in the Los Angeles music scene since the early 1990s. Read more »



    EK (born Daniel Ibeh, May 4, 1990, in Lagos, Nigeria), is a Boston based rap artist. Read more »

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    El-P, aka El Producto, is one of hip-hop’s most obstinate and adventurous pioneers. Read more »

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    Erin Barra

    Erin Barra is a Brooklyn-based, songwriter, producer, and audio-tech consultant (MAMMA BARRA) is an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music as well as the creator and instructor of Beats By Girlz, a recording arts and music technology initiative for young women. Her boundary-breaking approach to electronic music has most recently been featured in MusicTech, […] Read more »

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    Fat Tony

    Fat Tony stands at the forefront of new generation of young rappers who get it themselves—a DIY hustler who’s built his burgeoning career on a foundation equal parts smarts and swagger. The Houston MC owns the mike with a casual confidence, workmanlike in his delivery whether laidback or lyrical, embodying a new brand of enlightened […] Read more »

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    Franklin Stribling a/k/a Binky Griptite

    Some people don’t know the difference between “Retro” and Old School… Read more »

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    Gabriel Roth a/k/a Bosco Mann

    Gabriel Roth is a Grammy award winning engineer, the founder and chief producer / engineer of Daptone Records. Read more »

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    Gavin Castleton

    Gavin Castleton has been writing, producing, and performing progressive pop music for over twenty years. Read more »

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    Home Video

    Home Video is Collin Ruffino and David Gross. Read more »

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    Illa J

    From deep musical origins in Detroit, rapper/singer/songwriter Illa J has been slowly navigating his way through the oft-turbulent waters of Hip-Hop since the tender age of 13 when he wrote his first rhyme alongside his brother, the late great J Dilla. Keeping the musical lineage alive in his family, Illa J’s self titled album debuted […] Read more »

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    Johanna Warren

    Johanna Warren is a celestial body, and it’s impossible not to get drawn into her orbit. Warren writes evocative songs, fluttering hymns dedicated to nature and finding peace within yourself. Read more »


    Malte Hagemeister

    Malte Hagemeister is a music producer, composer and guitarist from Hamburg, Germany. He moved to California in 2012. Read more »

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    Manatee Commune

    “I’m just your average hard-working kiddo. Love nothing more than a good high five and strong cup of Joe. I struggle between an addiction for video games, a gift for table tennis, and a passion for music. – Grant Eadie, aka Manatee Commune” Read more »

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    Mark Bacino

    Mark Bacino is an American singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist born and raised in New York City. As an artist, Mark has three album releases to his credit: 1998’s “Pop Job”, 2003’s “The Million Dollar Milkshake” and 2010’s “Queens English”. As a producer, Mark has lent his talents to many TV and film projects as well […] Read more »

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    Mark Colenburg

    Born in St. Louis Missouri, Colenburg had a strong desire for music(particularly drums) at 2 years of age. Read more »

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    Mark de Clive-Lowe

    Musical polymath Mark de Clive-Lowe seems an impossibility at first sight – juggling piano, synths, live sampling and beat making on-the-fly with a casual ease that’s mind-bogglingly brought to life. The half-Japanese New Zealander has called LA home for almost 8 years now and his acclaimed club night CHURCH has taken his brand of electronic […] Read more »

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    Mark Sultan

    Mark Sultan has been a long-time fixture in the ‘garage rock’ scene, having played in such bands as The King Khan & BBQ Show, The Almighty Defenders (Sultan, Khan, Black Lips), BBQ, The Ding-Dongs (with Bloodshot Bill), The Spaceshits, Les Sexareenos, etc… and has released a bunch of records on labels like In The Red, […] Read more »

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    Michael Leonhart

    At age 17, Michael was honored as the youngest Grammy recipient in history, cited as the most outstanding musician in a U.S. high school. That same year ABC World News with Peter Jennings named him “Person of the Week”. As a solo artist Michael has released seven albums. He has composed and performed music and […] Read more »

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    Midnight Magic

    Midnight Magic is a cosmic disco ensemble with a desire to make you, the listener, and the rhythm, become one. Anchored by New York City underground dance music vets Morgan Wiley and W. Andrew Raposo, and powered by vocal temptress Tiffany Roth, the band’s size matches their larger than life sound, ranging anywhere from four […] Read more »

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    Monofonus Press

    Monofonus Press is an Austin-based record label and multimedia imprint specializing in the production and distribution of exceptional music, publications, movies, literature, and visual art. The catalog’s weird and wonderful artists include Led Er Est, Hidden Ritual, Soft Healer, Future Blondes, P.K.G.D., Spray Paint, Matchess, Diagonals, Ghetto Ghouls, Death Stuff, John Wesley Coleman, and Morgan Coy. For more, check out Read more »

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    Mother Feather

    Mother Feather is an American rock band from New York City formed in 2009 by Ann Courtney. They are known for their energetic live shows and independent releases Mother Feather EP (2011) Live/ Futures EP (2012) Living Breathing EP (2013) as well as a full length Mother Feather (Metal Blade Records). Radio 1 Rock Show […] Read more »

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    Nate Pyfer

    Nate Pyfer is an American record producer and songwriter/composer. Read more »

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    Neal Sugarman

    Neal Sugarman is co-founder of Daptone Records and leader of The Sugarman Three Read more »

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    Emerging from underground venues in Chicago’s Northwest side, NE-HI made its name on both its live energy and cleverly wrought guitar anthems. Read more »

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    New Bomb Turks

    The New Bomb Turks were a seminal 90’s garage punk band from Columbus, Ohio. Read more »

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    Orenda Fink

    Throughout her time with Azure Ray and over the course of her solo career, Orenda Fink has never shied from exploring the darker edges of spirituality and the human condition. Her work is evocative and ethereal, always probing beneath the surface. Fink’s other projects include O+S, Art in Manila, Harouki Zombi, and newcomers High Up […] Read more »

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    Patrick Brown

    As a producer and engineer, Patrick Brown has worked with the likes of Toro y Moi, K.Flay, Mykki Blanco, The Morning Benders, SISTERS, Darondo, and more. Read more »

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    Passé Publishing

    Passé Publishing is a London based music Publisher whose catalogue spans across all genres of Dance and Electronic. Read more »

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    Penniman Records

    Penniman Records is an independent label from Barcelona Spain, founded by record collector, musician and songwriter Enric Bosser in 1998. Mainly known for its celebrated 50’s and 60’s vinyl reissues of rare stuff , Penniman (and its sub-labels) started recording new acts in 2010, all of them produced by the legendary and workaholic New Yorker […] Read more »

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    “Pile is a rock band from Boston, Massachusetts. Rick Maguire started Pile as a solo project in 2007. He put out ‘Demonstration,’ a 10 song demo that year and then put out ‘Jerk Routine’ in 2008. Wanting to be able to tour on the material with a band, Rick attempted to find some other players. […] Read more »

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    Pimps Of Joytime

    If you have yet to encounter the Brooklyn-based band, The Pimps of Joytime, prepare to take a funky ride! Read more »

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    Ready, Set, Go! Vol. 3

    Ready, Set, Go! Vol. 3 our third in a series of up-beat, positive, one-stopabble music. Ready, Set, Go! Vol. 3 gives our writers the opportunity to steer away from their usual fare and share their creativity in other genres Read more »

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    Record Kicks

    Based in Milan – the fashion city – Edizioni Record Kicks is a small, smart and active independent music publisher registered at SIAE – the Italian collecting society – in 2003. Read more »

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    Ryan Coseboom

    Alone or in collaboration with other artists, Ryan Coseboom’s exceptional sound takes new form with each project. Read more »

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    Ryan Spraker

    Ryan Spraker is producer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist and frequent collaborator with Eli “Paperboy” Reed. Read more »

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    Sammy Plotkin

    Winner of the 2012 ASCAP scholarship and 2015 International Songwriting Competition, Sammy emerges into the LA music scene as a voice for the people. His melodic sensibilities and crafty poetic diction lend the listener an invitation into his mind; an outlook into who he is, as a fellow person and part of humanity. Sammy’s mission […] Read more »


    Scott Chesak

    Scott Chesak combines rich harmony, dynamic layers, and eccentric tones with accessibility. Read more »

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    Sean Hayes

    If there were a map of Sean Hayes’ 20-plus year career, it would be circuitous. Read more »

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    Take Berlin

    The sparse arrangements and hazy texture of the recordings echo the happenstance from which their partnership arose. Read more »

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    Thavius Beck

    Composer of mercurial soundtracks for uncertain times, Thavius Beck conjoins various strains of electronic music, rock, hip-hop, soul, and industrial to arrive at a daringly ambitious sound. Read more »

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    The Hood Internet

    A mash-up crew who came to fame thanks to their genre-jumping mixes Read more »

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    The Mystery Lights

    Even though they may sound more like some lost outfit from the depths of mid-sixties Texas than a bunch of scruffy kids from the streets of 21st century Brooklyn, The Mystery Lights combine relentless enthusiasm and a knack for a hook into an all-action rock ‘n roll combo for the here and now. Read more »

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    Them Jeans

    Jason Stewart, better known to the world as Them Jeans, is a rare mix of diverse interests and unforgettable presence (he is 6 ft. 8 inches tall after all!). Read more »

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    Timmion Records

    Timmion Records is a Helsinki based record company that also manufactures vinyl and cd records. Read more »

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    Todd Simon

    Todd is a Trumpeter/Arranger/Producer/DJ/Educator who’s worked with the likes of Kelis, Lauryn Hill, TV On The Radio, Ziggy Marley, Amber Coffman, Dirty Projectors, Madlib, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Lukas Graham, Santigold, The Gaslamp Killer, Quantic, Breakestra, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Quadron, RHYE, Quantic, Antibalas + many more. After co-founding Dakah, Connie Price & The Keystones, […] Read more »

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    Tommy Eichmann

    Tommy Eichmann is a Brooklyn-based Producer, Mixer, Engineer, Songwriter, and Session Musician, currently operating out of Mission Sound. Tommy produced The Knocks’ single “Dancing With Myself” and is a long time collaborator with Mike Del Rio (POWERS, etc) Read more »

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    Tom Cruz

    A young man refined by experience but simply just beginning the Golden Age of the command of his craft. Read more »

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    Ural Thomas

    Ural Thomas is, and forever will be, Portland’s pillar of soul. He has shared the stage with James Brown, Otis Redding, Johnny Guitar Watson and Stevie Wonder. He’s played the Apollo 44 times. Read more »

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    Valley Shine

    Valley Shine is a 6 piece indie folk band from Los Angeles, CA whose influences include roots rock, americana and indie pop. The lineup came together when Kentucky girl, Jenna Blake, and California mountain man, Sam Sobelman met by chance through Instagram in 2014. The two songwriters spent much of that year commuting between Los […] Read more »

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    Very Be Careful

    Adventure has never been a task for VBC. A Caribbean soul and a California heart have sustained over a decade of ceaseless romp-downs and raucous times for L.A.’s vallenato veteranos… Read more »

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    Vincent John

    Vincent has been known for his work behind the scenes with such artists such as Lee Fields, Lady Wray, Aaradhna, El Michels Affair, Nicole Atkins, Travie McCoy, Texas & more. Read more »

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    Wonderwheel Recordings

    Wonderwheel Recordings is a Brooklyn based record label founded by globe-trotting producer/remixer/DJ Nickodemus. Read more »