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Mix Fix: Cold Cave’s “Life Magazine” (The Arthur Baker’s Not Going Back Remix) by tjwell01
April 20, 2010, 2:04 pm
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Cold Cave finally gets a remix it deserves.

PREVIEW THE DJ: Arthur Baker’s MySpace

LISTEN: “Life Magazine” by Cold Cave (The Arthur Baker’s Not Going Back Remix)

Now that we’re past the Pantha Du Prince mess, Cold Cave finally gets a remix of “Life Magazine” worth jumping to. Unlike Pantha Du Prince, Baker builds the mix around the chorus’ amazing beat. Why one would avoid the best part of the song is beyond me, but I’m happy there’s finally a mix that does the original some justice. It takes it’s time with a long build-up by breaking into a great crash and flow, whirling the original beats with warped high-pitched ones. The song is apart of a collection of Cold Cave remixes, called “The Life Magazine “12,” being released by Matador Records on June 8th.

–Jett Wells

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Spring CNY Concert Season by tjwell01

Neon Indian is just one of many great upcoming concerts scheduled for CNY

The Spring Central New York concert lineup is turning out to be pretty legendary. Don’t have a car? Carpool with some friends, because star-studded gigs like these don’t come every year when you’re stuck on the banks of the Erie Canal. The highlights are everywhere, whether it’s Neon Indian and Passion Pit in Buffalo, or Sleigh Bells in Syracuse or The Flaming Lips in Ithaca.

Buffalo

Cold Cave @ Mohawk Place (2/21)

Cursive @ Mowhawk Place (3/7)

Free Energy @ Big Orbit Soundlab Space (3/10)

YACHT w/ MNDR @ Big Orbit Soundlab Space (3/7)

Neon Indian @ Big Orbit Soundlab Space (3/12)

Passion Pit @ Town Ballroom (3/28)

Bassnectar @ The Tralf Music Hall (4/20)

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EDITOR’S PICK# 252: SPIN’S 10 ARTISTS TO WATCH IN 2010 by 20watts
December 31, 2009, 3:05 pm
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Spin looked into their crystal ball and found 10 artists we'll listen to in 2010

PREVIEW: DOWNLOAD Spin’s 2010: A Look Forward

With 2009 finally coming to a close, it’s time to look ahead to the glorious future of flying cars, moving sidewalks and public teleportation travel. Ok, since none of that is likely to happen next year Spin has done the next best thing by graciously showing us ten artists that are bound to make it big in 2010. Among others Spin is showcasing The Soft Pack, Cold Cave and J. Cole. Along with their analysis of each artist Spin made a mixtape featuring a song from each artist. Oh, did I mention that the mixtape can be downloaded for free? So, there’s no reason not to get this. When you’re rocking out at your New Years Eve party why not impress everyone by showing them what they’ll be listening to in 2010.

– Eric Hoffman, Features Editor

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