?UEST FOR OBAMA – SEPTEMBER 11, 2008

Posted September 9, 2008 by thetastenyc
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PLEASE DON’T RAIN!

Posted September 5, 2008 by thetastenyc
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East Village Music Festival is slated for tomorrow, and we really want to go.

J

DAEDELUS TONIGHT

Posted September 4, 2008 by thetastenyc
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SHOUT OUT: HIPSTER RUNOFF

Posted August 28, 2008 by thetastenyc
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When our bulk email server crashed today and we couldn’t get our newsletter out, we were very sad.

Then, a friend overseas tipped us off to an amazing place called Hipster Runoff, “a blog worth blogging about” as they put it themselves. We cheered up immediately when we discovered this Icanhazcheeseburger and PSFK crossbreed, and where else could it be more relevant than the Lower East Side.

We tip our hats Runoff, you have done a wonderful thing.
HipsterRunoff.com

SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO X NIKE

Posted August 26, 2008 by thetastenyc
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URB tipped us off to the next stars of of Nike’s Original Run series today, and we’re happy to report it will be Simian Mobile Disco.

Nike’s ingenious concept for Original Run spotlights exclusive original compositions for continuous workout mixes to accompany their product partnership with Apple. Past artists include Aesop Rock, The Crystal Method, A-Trak, The Hives, Cassius and LCD Soundsystem. While the supervision seems to keep in line with larger indie-pop music culture, the outcome has been widely received as a solid product.

As per the odometer feature for our Nano, I think we’ll just have the music, thanks.
Nike+ Original Run feat. Simian Mobile Disco (5min Teaser Mix)
Streaming on URB’s Blog

BAND WATCH: ONRA

Posted August 21, 2008 by thetastenyc
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ONRA

FILE UNDER: Electronic, Breakbeat, Hip Hop, Future Soul

Since our secret source passed along this guy Onra, we haven’t left his Myspace page all day. Mostly because of the instrumental “What’s Next”, and “My Comet”.

Onra, along with his partner pianist Byron the Aquarius, formed the group The Big Payback, a soulful and worldly sounding production duo where Onra programs drums and samples, and Byron plays the Rhodes and assorted synths. In 2007, Cinnaman & Jay Scarlett hand selected their track “Cosmic Travelling” for the Beat Dimensions compilation released on Rush Hour. A nice feather in the hat for The Big Payback in future electronic music.

What’s he doing now?
Onra is about to head out to Barcelona for his “2nd Term” of the Red Bull Music Academy, a place where we found other crazy talents like Clonius who produced the Rob Swift & DJ Equal intro for our show on XM Radio.

Make sure to check out the Youtube spot he did for Coca Cola on his page.
Look out for this dude.
MYSPACE.COM/ONRA

REASON BRAND SAMPLE SALE THIS WEEKEND

Posted August 21, 2008 by thetastenyc
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The homies over at Reason Clothing are clearing out the warehouse this weekend in the East Village.
Hop over to 5th St btwn 2nd Ave and Cooper August 21st, 22nd & 23rd to get your back to school goodies.

For more info hop over to ReasonClothing.com