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Music, BeatBox Appleblim

Appleblim

The S.F.–based Surefire crew continues to showcase international dubstep innovators this week, hosting Bristol, U.K. producer and DJ Laurie Osbourne, aka Appleblim. Osborne's Skull Disco label (which he runs with partner Sam Shackleton) has forged a sound that breaks through…
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Music, Reviewed The Flatmates

The Flatmates

Britain in the mid-'80s was a horrific place to be, what with Thatchernomics, race riots, and the mainstream goop of synth-pop and miserablist rock. Formed in reaction to this environment, Bristol's Flatmates attempted to bring music back to the basics:…
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Music, BeatBox

BeatBox

1997 might as well be a lifetime ago. Back then we'd rake in piles of dot-com cash every week just to blow it every weekend on a fascination with four-on-the-floor club culture. Maybe that's why the re-emergence of Bristol's Way…
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Music, House of Tudor House Of Tudor

House Of Tudor

If mentioning the current British music scene brings to mind fey guitar riffs and well-manicured haircuts, you might not be ready for Bristol's latest. Conjuring heavy ambient music for the lounging psychopath, The Heads are the latest inclusion in Man's…
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House of Tudor

Susana Baca found her voice at a very early age, but it took much longer to find her heritage. For centuries, her native Peru had all but forgotten its African influence. Baca took it upon herself to recapture her Afro-Peruvian…
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Dubbed Dialogue

The times may not exactly be sour, as the Portishead song puts it, but much of the British pop currently being fashioned from American and Jamaican ingredients is far from good-time music. Dub's hollow beats and heavily echoed sound have…
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Suffocated Love

Sometimes love strangles you slowly. You can't get close enough, at first. You'd crawl under his skin, but you settle for wearing his shirt around the house. You don't shower after sex because you want to smell like her all…
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