Getting Skanky Panky with Koala

Great DJ, someone that I have been rocking for years, it’s Kid Koala – giving you magic with 2 or 3 turntables:


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Outstanding

I feel alive

 

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It’s Gonna Be Alright

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Miss you Roger,

The Next Era of Music

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Hello old friend:  The new Technics 1200SL turntable.


 

On the playback side, not the creation side….

Turntables have been selling well the past few years but there was one big dark spot on that record – the iconic Technics …

Shop Local Record Stores

Nice little roundup of the remaining Cleveland-area record stores, fighting for survival in this digital streaming world. I know where I’m spending my christmas cash!

17 Great Independent Record Stores in Cleveland, Akron, and Beyond…


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Vinyl Sales Continue To Grow

More vinyl albums were sold last year than any year since 1991. This is because of quality not irony.

The mainstream music world has moved to streaming, locking in low-quality expectations. Streamers don’t even talk about sound quality anymore because …

Remember WFNK Funk Supersite!

There were several branding attempts on WFNK.com over the years, including the “funk e-griot”, “funk supersite”, “no fake afros”, and the not-so-modest “center of the online funk universe”, whatever that means.

The point was to use this new technology to …

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PonoPlayer Review Is Posted

I have a few revisions to make but I thought I’d get this thing posted so I can start sharing out the link next week. Enjoy my long-form run through what a PonoPlayer is, and why you might want one:…

My HD Digital Audio Life Begins Soon

My new sexy little digital audio player (aka DAP) is arriving at the end of this month. I was an early supporter of PonoMusic and their PonoPlayer on kickstarter, so not only will I have one of the first …

Music Hoarding Future

OK I’m doing some serious internet-style scientific research (aka asking friends) on the future of buying music, discussed in this post. Here’s a few ideas so far on the future of music product packaging:

Idea 1-  The “All of …

Buying Musical Product – What Do You Want?

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So the CD is dead, the mp3 is going nowhere fast, everyone seems to stream or listen to their mp3 libraries, the HD Digital files are just starting to gain traction, and analog records keeps chugging along towards their 100th …

The First LP… ever

The year was 1948. The funk was about to go mobile.

Colombia debuted the 33 1/3 RPM long playing vinyl disc.

Some serious fiddle by this guy playing this. The breakdown run at 0:34 is amazing.

The audio linked …

Won’t Somebody Please Give Me Peace of Mind – Al Kooper & Shuggie Otis

Great rare cut by Al Kooper and a teenage Shuggie Otis from 1969:

I’m A Player, You’re A Player

All I Want To Do Is Run My Own Universe with Blackalicious

Crate Digging – The Dells Cover Ain’t No Sunshine

I’ve been buying more vinyl lately and also reorganizing my own collection, so I’ve decided in 2013 to use WFNK.com for some crate digging finds.

I picked this up the other night, what a killer cover:

Support whatever is left …

13,000 Records Lovingly Washed and Saved


Sound of the City: Last Night 13,000 Norton Records Were Lovingly Washed and Saved By Adoring Fans of the Label

Here’s a great story about a small record label in Brooklyn that was flooded by Hurricane Sandy. They decided to …

Why Analog Matters

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In reply to a thread on CNet about Record Store Day, I laid out a long reply to the idea that buying vinyl these days is pointless, especially if the artist records digitally. The poster implied that the CD …

134 Years and Counting…

Scientists Play World’s Oldest Commercial Record

The iOS as Timecoded Vinyl

Wow, sometimes I think that iOS will control most of our lives.

Here is another tool that currently requires specialized, expensive hardware to operate, reduced to an iOS app and some sticky tape!

Could the iPhone/iPod touch replace DJs’ timecoded

DJ Ezraz Back In The Mix (wha?)

STOP WASTING TIME…

Keepin Up With The Jones

The Return of EzRaz :: Keeping up with Jones’

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Northside Nights – Cleveland Music Night @ The Duck!

Northside Nights - Cleveland Music Night @ The Duck

Looking good, feeling good. Celebrate yourself!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Cleveland, Ohio – May 19, 2010 – Looking to support local artists and start a new community service, multi-media and genre-jumping DJ Raz is launching ?Northside Nights – Cleveland Music Night? …

Headtronics: The New Doo Review

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Funky fresh and it’s about time…. If you want to see what music and live performance can be, get down with some improvised art and dance yourself silly then it pays to catch the project dubbed “Headtronics” if it comes

Vinyl: The First and the Best…

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This is a seriously cool spot to stop online, check out what’s happening in the world of vinyl and good music done right.

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