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Arctic Gets Grimey on Shook EP

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June 19, 2013

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Last month I wrote about the March’85 compilation Tracks 4 My Mom, which featured an acid track from Arctic. Well he is at it again, this time with his own Shook EP on Coyote Records. This release sits in the grime realm. I wanted to catch up with Arctic, whose been on my blog many times. So I hit up my Australian buddy and organized this¬†new Disco Droppings interview. I take you inside his recent artist activities, which include collaborations with Seattle local Kid Smpl, London’s Rinse.fm and the DJ/producer Brackles.

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Category: Music

Mirror State – Into The Night

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April 4, 2013

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Although Mirror State resides in Melbourne, Australia, his tracks channel the hazy, water-soaked environments of the Northwest. Over the years I’ve followed this dude, building many features for him on Disco Droppings, most recently this interview. His ability to reinterpret Garage and 2-Step has remained fresh. It feels like very personal music, close to the heart. You can grab his most recent EP below, been playing this out in my car and in DJ sets, brilliant work.

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For best results, listen to Mirror State while it’s raining and/or at night.

P.S. He has his own show on Sub.Fm which you can stream Saturday’s from 11pm-1 Pacific Time. He later uploads many of the sets to his Mixcloud page.

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Category: Music