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How Lo-Fi Took Over Music

Lo-fi beats to study to

From bedroom set ups and Bandcamp LPs to the mainstream, the lo-fi aesthetic is in a lot of your favourite music. Mackenzie Cummings-Grady wrote a great article on how lo-fi minimalism has permeated different genres. He opens with Jim Morrison’s famous 1969 interview with Rolling Stone: “Some brilliant kid will come along and be popular,” …

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Dodie Manta – Fragmented Memories

Fragmented Memories by Dodie Manta

Leo & Pipo Music’s Dodie Manta releases new album Fragmented Memories. Genres deserve to have their boundaries stretched, broken, and otherwise removed. Influencers become the influenced and vice versa. Dodie Manta had those ideas in mind with Fragmented Memories, his newest album for Leo & Pipo Music. There’s something very eerie and foreboding about the …

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Al Massrieen – Modern Music

Jakarta release their 7th Habibi Funk album from an Egyptian band. Heavily encouraged by Nobel Prize winner Naguib Mahfouz, Hany Shenoda fathered Al Massrieen as a way of modernising Egyptian music. His influence helped increase their popularity in Egypt in the 1970s. The music has aged but it still twinkles with an air of happiness. …

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