The Artist D, March 2014 I was playing around in the AOL Chat Rooms in 1996. If we wanted to grasp at straws for purposes of longevity we could say that I have been on the Internet for 20 years. A couple years after my first AOL experiences in 1996 I decided that I could […]

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Another year in The Jupiter Room draws to a close and we are leaving 2017 in style, wheel-spinning down the drive and spraying pebbles into the Koi pond with a brilliant mix from Paul Davies, a musical polymath with more strings than a Venusian harp. Nobody ‘gets’ The Jupiter Room quite like Paul and he […]

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photo by Nina Westervelt The Brooklyn-based indie rockers Bear Hands are releasing their third album, You’ll Pay For This, on April 15th. The album reveals a sound that is more polished and mature yet retains all of its edge. An accomplishment made possible, in part, by the fact that the band’s line-up remains the four […]

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We’re now halfway through the year.  How has it been for you?  It seems you can’t go online without being hit with the news of some disaster, some high profile celebrity death, or crass, divisive politics.  Post-millennium tension is nothing new… we’ve been sliding into meltdown for quite some time but we always have music to […]

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There is no logic behind being shy and intimidated when it comes to the nature of flesh. I never let how I look(ed) stop me from pursuing what I want. The mindset for it is easy, but it depends on your intentions. The people will say that they were intimidated to approach a “cute” person […]

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  I just got home from a documentary that made my head spin. It’s a movie about art, celebrity, identity, the nature of truth, credibility, and also about vicious moral outrage and righteous indignation. That indignation might have faded a touch since this story’s “big reveal”, but the two elderly women across the aisle from […]

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Here is a bit of contemporary Germany for you. This is Safi, a dark powerhouse and badass band I discovered at a show in Berlin some months ago. Safi is the lead singer, guitarist and electronic producer. Matthias Becker is on the bass and guitar and Frank Semmer is the drummer who came from the […]

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So how about that American presidential election? Yeah. Not the most benign conversation opener, that one. And while I know many people around the world are waiting for the cameras to come out of the shadows and tell us we’ve been punked, I’m just going to rip the band-aid off and say it out loud: […]

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LA’s Former Faces has been slowly bubbling for months now…releasing dreamy, ambient sounds since late last year and capturing the hearts and ears of many. Their debut EP Swimming in Circles, released last Friday, June 2, is quite the musical spectacle. It weaves in and out of echoey soundscapes, teetering on the line of dreams […]

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This month The Jupiter Room welcomes Stephen James Buckley aka Polypores into the mix and he has served up an amazing mix of drone, ambience, hauntology and noise. However, this is no ordinary mix, it’s a journey, an experience like following one continual track that winds and wends its way into the dark forest of […]

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A couple of absolute belters for you today. Both great tunes, both from albums due for release and both created by two of the most exciting electronic producers plying their trade in the North West of England. Afternaut – “Glass” (from the album Balance out June 9th) Balance by Afternaut Afternaut is Adam Rowley a […]

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Berlin duo Toktok just released a new electro-techno track featuring Soffy O, plus two clubbier remixes by Housemeister, on their eponym label. Toktok have been part of the Berlin scene for quite a while. They had their Tresor debut in 1995 alongside Juan Atkins… Tresor, the other famous Berlin club besides Berghain, is still going and […]

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NYC has always been a hotbed of soul, and Miranda Glory – Tommy Boy Entertainment’s newest budding talent – is no exception. Her new single “Blue Eyes (feat. Matty Owens)” was just released, and it’s nothing short of a baby-making banger. Drawing influences from legends such as Bill Withers and Marvin Gaye, Miranda Glory is […]

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Thorsten Quaeschning and Ulrich Schnauss have teamed up to create a record of pure Berlin-school bliss which pays homage to the past while remaining fresh and relevant. Crisp, interlocking patterns are modulated and mutated with mathematical precision into eight pieces of pristine, post-kosmische sounds to float away to. Recorded over two intense weeks in Berlin, Quaeschning and Schnauss – […]

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Picture Steve Gullick Alison Moyet has a new album out and it is a beautifully paced and realised symphony of melancholia and optimism. Other demonstrates Moyet’s ability to continually reinvent herself. She has harnessed the contemporary while bringing elements of trip-hop and the symphonic electronics of the late nineties/early 2000’s into her ninth studio album. It is […]

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Are we halfway through summer yet?  Nobody seems to know these days but this new song from Swimming Tapes is a welcome slice of summery indie as we found ourselves in mid-festival season. Jangly guitars and Californinan sun-kissed harmonies are at the heart of “Queen’s Parade”, the first single from the London five piece’s forthcoming […]

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LA’s Ships Have Sailed have a knack for creating uplifting music, and their latest effort “Up” is no exception. Today, we have the pleasure of premiering the band’s ‘Lo-Mix’ – a mellow & exposed version of the original track that really brings forth the power of the song’s lyrics. Vocalist Will Carpenter utters, “Stand up…stand […]

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How about some pounding European electro-pop with a funky twist for the weekend? REFS has got you covered with their latest track “Spotlight”. Duo Zachary Lipkins and vocalist Richard Saunders have finally followed up last single “Forever” (featured on HBO’s Girls) with a song filled with punchy, top notch production and soaring soulful vocals.  It’s a […]

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LA-based vocalist & producer Chaisley Lussier has dropped a stunner in the form of “Fast Love” – a sensual, 80s throwback-ish jam that touches on the heartache that comes along with unrequited love. The young talent has been through the ringer in the music industry, and has taken things into her own hands by independently […]

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UK singer-songwriter Annabel Allum has just released her second EP titled All That For What.  Note that the title has no question mark. [Not a note to myself]. She is not asking for your opinion but rather already knows the answer. These songs are passionate, vibrant, self-assured and defiant. If you want a little controlled, […]

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Parade Of Lights, the Los Angeles-based powerhouse electronic band, has a new single out, “Touch.” Known for combining heady synth-pop and epic stadium rock into a hook-filled alt-electro hybrid sound, the group first burst onto the scene with the release of their debut album, Feeling Electric, in 2015. “Touch” is the first new track from Parade […]

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NYC alt-R&B artist Kenneth Whalum has released his new album Broken Land, and it is truly a work of art. The accomplished musician is refining his craft after years of performing as a saxophone sideman for legendary artists like Jay-Z, Maxwell, Frank Ocean, D’Angelo, and others. He is also fresh off the recording of Jay-Z’s 4:44 […]

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We had guitars on Tuesday, now for a pairing of essential electronic pop from Australian producer, MUTO and Danish duo, AyOwA Enjoy!   MUTO ft Deutsch Duke – “Wildfire” 23 year old artist MUTO is gaining some heat and you can see why with his irresistible new single “Wildfire”.  Beginning with muffled electronic drums it goes […]

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We focus on London today and fortunately it’s not for general election reasons.  We have two soulful electronic slices from the capital which certainly get our vote. Check them out! Hugh – “Go” While Hugh is a four-piece, it’s the duel vocalists Joshua Idehen and Izzy Brooks who get the attention in the video for new single, “Go”.  Flitting between […]

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Our twofers are coming around quickly.  Today’s pairing differ both in terms of genre and geography but are united in their necessity to be embraced by your ears. Embrace them why don’t you? White Room – “Take me away” Brighton five-piece, White Room have just released a double A-side single in advance of the summer […]

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This might be the only review that talks about discovering an album called Neverland without using the title of a 2004 Johnny Depp film in its headline.  We could also have mentioned it with a knowing wink if we were to take literally the journey Sportsman (real name Per Magnusson) took in revisiting his past to produce an […]

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It can be disappointing when your choice in the ‘best album’ of any artist is the obvious one.  We often like to justify to others why an album with flaws is better than one that is too perfect.  In the case of Exodus however, it is hard to begrudge its status as best Bob Marley […]

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We’ve all had a celebrity crush. Or better yet, we’ve all crushed on someone like they were a celebrity. Thanks to Bryce Vine, that feeling has come to life in his new single “Drew Barrymore.” The track gives us the best parts of indie, R&B, and hip-hop – shifting back and forth between the three […]

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We are particularly excited to welcome Neil Grant aka Lo Five into the fold this month and he has constructed an achingly beautiful mix for us that plays with ambience, hauntology and delicate electronics. Neil’s instinct for melody is now well-known on the scene and here he constructs an hour-long mix that is as bright and […]

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