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AKG K 240 Semi-Open Studio Headphones

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"The new K 240 Studio delivers even wider dynamic range and higher sensitivity than its well-known and widely-used predecessor. The secret to the semi-open K 240 Studio's sound quality is the new XXL transducers in acoustically tuned vented enclosures with circumaural (around the ear) pads. The circumaural pads envelope your ears nicely and reward you with smooth, solid bass and well-balanced, articulate mids and highs."
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I'm Lucy Beer and I run this here blog. I like soul, hip-hop and electronic music, and anything that blurs those lines. You can reach me at: music[AT]beatlife.net - please don't attach MP3 files - provide links to download or listen to them. Also, if you're a rapper and your name is 'Lil something, it's probably not a good fit for this blog ;)

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Squelchy Hip-Hop From Mr. Bibal and L Rey

Squelchy Hip-Hop From Mr. Bibal and L Rey

This track came into the inbox with zero introduction, but for some reason I clicked on it in any case, and was pleasantly surprised to find a “squelchy” hip-hop soundscape, thick with electronic grooves and a solid thump. The track is taken from an album by the French (apparently) producer L Rey, Paz y Amor...
Kimbra - Settle Down (Feature Cuts Remix)

Kimbra – Settle Down (Feature Cuts Remix)

Maybe y’all already knew this, but this Kimbra chick is apparently kinda hot sh*t at the moment. All of a sudden I keep hearing about her, and just bought her album Vows on Emusic. I had anticipated it being much more indie-kid, but in reality it has a nice quirky soulfulness to it. Adding to...
Saturn Never Sleeps - Yesterday's Machine

Saturn Never Sleeps – Yesterday’s Machine

Yesterday’s Machine is the debut release from King Britt’s Saturn Never Sleeps project, his collaboration with singer/artist Rucyl. The blurb from the label describes it as well as I could: Their debut album, Yesterday’s Machine, combines an experimental create-in-the-moment vibe with inspirational lyrics and vocal sonics that range from Sade tones to Flora Purim’s ethereal...
Thom Yorke Interviews Flying Lotus

Thom Yorke Interviews Flying Lotus

This is a fun little video taken from the WorldWide Awards ceremony. Evidently Flying Lotus’ Cosmogramma won Album of the Year. This conversation happened backstage where Gilles Peterson and Thom Yorke talk to FlyLo about his award and how environment affects how you response to music. They discuss dubstep artist Burial in particular. I think it’s true that certain...
Saturn Never Sleeps Sampler #1

Saturn Never Sleeps Sampler #1

Saturn Never Sleeps is an audio/visual collaboration between King Britt and Rucyl Mills that involves  producing progressive, genre-bending and experimental music and events. Their live shows have included forward-thinking musicians such as Taylor McFerrin, Sarah White, Flying Lotus and others in the business of future music. Saturn Never Sleeps is also a music label and...