3 Underground Labels in Seoul, Korea to Watch

undeaMaking music in this YouTube era may not be considered as special or mysterious as it was in the past. Nowadays, anyone can make a track or imitate playing music, and there are a whole lot of tips and references from experts that you can rely on. With entry barriers lowered, the difference in output seems preferably evident. Even though the methods might be similar, the attitude and experience towards music as an artform reflects a clear difference in the result. Like an artisan slogging its way towards a masterpiece, we shed light on Korean underground artists who firmly continue to create their own music while maintaining a low profile and ask them about their labels and music.rground labels seoul korea

Making music in this YouTube era may not be considered as special or mysterious as it was in the past. Nowadays, anyone can make a track or imitate playing music, and there are a whole lot of tips and references from experts that you can rely on. With entry barriers lowered, the difference in output […]

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10 Records for a Beautiful Spring Day Chosen by Music Is My Sanctuary

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Every spring for the past eight years, I’ve been sharing a mix series dedicated to spring and the universal feeling of gratitude and rejuvenation — a timeless theme that can be found in music of all cultures, eras, genres. I select about 30 to 40 records that have a spiritual quality without necessarily being religious […]

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How to Find Local Australian Sellers in the Discogs Marketplace

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Discogs connects record collectors and sellers across the globe. If you live in Australia and want to support local businesses, here’s how to find fellow Australians in the Marketplace. How to Find Local Australian Sellers in the Marketplace The easiest way to find local Sellers on Discogs Marketplace is to use the filter located in […]

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Dan Sartain: A Friendship in 12 Pieces of Music

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I met Dan Sartain at the merch table after his November 8, 2004 show at the Magic Bag in Ferndale, Michigan. I bought two copies of Sartain Family Legacy 1981-1998 and we made small talk. He complimented me on the suit I was wearing (I’d come straight from my grandpa’s funeral) and me saying I […]

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A History of Crowded House, According to Their Biggest Fan

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Article by Matt Kumma Neil Finn has been my king of rock n’ roll for nearly 35 years. He’s written some of the best songs I’ve ever heard, has several slots on my top-albums-of-all-time list, was invited to join one of the greatest rock bands ever, and always has good hair. I was a Split […]

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Venetta Fields Is Probably Singing on Most of Your Records

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The Oscar-winning 2013 documentary 20 Feet From Stardom shone a light on legendary backing vocalists such as Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, and Judith Hill, all of whom have collaborated with some of music’s biggest names. Another vocalist that could’ve easily been profiled in the film is Venetta Fields. Born in 1941, the Buffalo native spent […]

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7 Extraordinary Women of the Early Punk Era

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Take a moment to learn more about some of the women of punk who pioneered the style in the 1970s and ‘80s. Jayne County Jayne County (b. 1947) is a queer and trans punk trailblazer who is often considered the first openly transgender singer in rock. Although she is a rock legend, she is also […]

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50 Most Popular Live Albums of All Time

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Intimate concerts, arena tours, festival lineups — whatever your preferred manifestation, live music has been missing from our lives for over a year. Although nothing can replace that magical feeling of seeing your favorite bands in the flesh, especially if you missed out on hyped performance in 2020, we can still turn to live albums […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Northern Soul

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Northern soul is about two-minute songs with a fast, pounding Motown beat or plaintive soulful ballads about heartache and break-up. Northern soul is about dancing – side steps, spins, flips – and the power of the A or B side of a 7-inch single bought for a few or a few thousand dollars. What constitutes […]

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5 Dance and Electronic Music Labels to Watch in 2021

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Though the past year has been devoid of clubs in their typical states, labels have continued to push scenes forward. The only dance floor you may be visiting is that of your living room and kitchen, but there has been no shortage of tunes to power you through. What follows is a selection of some […]

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