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King Eddie Expands His Kingdom

For his recent self-titled album, King Eddie frontman Justin Maike had the goal of creating something “as D.I.Y. as possible, while still sounding polished and nice.” So he made the album using the resources he had in front of...

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Artists: Consider the Cost of Living

The best type of city for artists and creatives is the cheap kind. Not cultured, not artsy, not filled with book stores devoted solely to poetry. Just a cheap city with cheap rent, reasonably-priced real estate, and an affordable...

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Movement Electronic Music Festival 2015

The Phase 2 line-up includes: ! ! ! 313 The Hard Way (DJ Seoul b2b DJ Psycho b2b T.Linder) ADMN Al Ester Andy Garcia Annix Anthony Jimenez Ben Christensen Brodinski Bruce Bailey Calico Carl Craig featuring Mad Mike Banks...

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Ryan and His Abundance of Arms

“If I’m given the chance to eat at McDonald’s or eat a healthy balanced meal, I’ll choose the healthy one even if it takes longer to eat,” Ryan Allen describes to me as I quickly type up his words...

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New music video from Fausto titled “LPNY”

Recently back from New York filming his new music video titled “LPNY”, directed by Diego Cruz and produced by Runaway Muzik. “LPNY” is a song about living life to the fullest, going places you’ve never been and chasing dreams....

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Vonneguts, Vonneglory

“Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something,”...

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PHOTO GALLERY – CHURCH: REVIVAL

After more than two years of work, Detroit hip-hop duo Passalacqua and genre-defying electro duo SYBLYNG (Seth and Jax Anderson of Flint Eastwood) are releasing their collaborative album, entitled “CHURCH”. CHURCH is Passalacqua’s first album release in three years,...

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Introducing: Touch Somebody

Allow me to introduce Sterling Heights-based Touch Somebody; a pop-infused quartet with an attitude. If you’re a fan of Blink-182 or Say Anything, you’ll definitely want to stay tuned. After some less than successful experiments, the guys of Touch Somebody...

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Bands You Need to Know: The Native Howl

Folk-rock bandits, The Native Howl formed less than 2 years ago when singer-songwriters Jake Sawicki and Alex Holycross finally joined forces after years of making music in close proximity to one another. Since coming together the duo have self-released...

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Second Single From Nunca Duerma “Shapeshifter” LP

Old Tacoma Records and Young Heavy Souls present Shapeshifter. An 11-track LP combining elements of hip-hop, jazz, and electronica from Chicago-based producer, Nunca Duerma will be released on Tuesday, July 22. The full-length album will be available for purchase...

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Melted Toys

It’s safe to say that San Francisco-based lo-fi band, Melted Toys, have been floating around for some time in one form or another. After years of shuffling through different roles in their practice spaces, the guys finally nailed down...

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A nod to Detroit music legend Don Davis

Born in Detroit, he started playing music in the mid-1950s and after leaving Central High School formed his own jazz group, the Don Davis Trio, before becoming a session musician. He played guitar for many Detroit record labels, including...

PHOTO GALLERY: Temples @ Magic Stick

It was a great Sunday evening in Detroit.  We were invited to check out the band Temples, and they really knew how to draw a crowd.  For a Sunday night the Magic Stick had a very nice crowd. While...

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Monty Luke and Black Catalogue

Recently we got together with Monty Luke, owner and curator of Detroit-based electronic music label Black Catalogue. Originally from San Francisco, Monty moved here several years ago to work with Carl Craig and Planet E Communications. We talked weather...

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Volume One

Founded in Grand Rapids, MI, in 2011 by Matt Black, Young Heavy Souls has released their first compilation and is aptly titled Volume One. This 20 track release is a super eclectic and ambitious maiden voyage for the collective,...

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PHOTO GALLERY: SLEAZY MCQUEEN @ WHISKEY DISCO

SLEAZY MCQUEEN (Whiskey Disco Records) w/ Dustin Alexander & Jerry Downey (Sexual Tension) As owner of the record label Whiskey Disco, Sleazy McQueen has helped to give the ‘Nu-Disco’ scene an element of referential class. With remarkably well produced...

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For All The Bad Mama Jamas

Born in Detroit’s Black Bottom neighborhood in 1952, Carl Carlton spent his childhood in a city that was on the verge of a new musical revolution.  When Motown was founded in 1959, the signature “Motown sound” soon became a...

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Smooth Soul Vibrations

Eric and the Vikings added soulful flavor to the Detroit music scene via Soulhawk records in the late 1960s and 1970s.  The Soulhawk label was owned and operated by Richard “Popcorn” Wylie, who had been influential with Motown from...

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PHOTO GALLERY: Poliça @ Magic Stick

Detroit Sounds Like This had to opportunity to photograph Minneapolis based group Poliça on their tour when they came through Detroit.  Was a small gathering, but the show was absolutely stunning.  

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EXCLUSIVE: Garbage Truck Alarm Clock (Dayda Remix)

TRACK PREMIERED ON DETROIT SOUNDS LIKE THIS Fresh track of the day! We have an exclusive release of “Garbage Truck Alarm” from Dayda (Detroit) via Chicago artist Nunca Duerma.  Get your ears ready for probably one of the hottest dance...