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#52 of The Deli NYC is online: Guerilla Toss + BK Synth Expo! + Electronic Music Issue

New music seekers,

We have a brand new issue of The Deli NYC available online for you - and it's a gooooood one, can read it here

We are super thrilled to have new DFA Records signee Guerilla Toss on the cover (check out their wonderful single "Skull Pop") streaming below.

This is also our yearly electronic issue, linked to the upcoming Brooklyn Synth Expo, and therefore features:

- An article about the state of the electronic scene in NYC,
- Several Q&As with other electronic NYC artists,
- An ample section dedicated to the gear participating in the Synth Expo.

The paper version will be distributed in NYC around October 20th. 


The Folks at The Deli

Prolly Knot brings poppy R&B to Portland

It's always fun to discover new ways in which genres can be mixed and mingled, and that's definitely something Sam Pinkerton has tasked herself with doing. Under the moniker Prolly Knot, Pinkerton recently dropped her candid debut album It's Not Anymore, and it's rife with tracks that will make you feel just as emotionally vulnerable.

The album seems as if to be a series of confessionals from Pinkerton, stirred up by the process of self reflection and moving across the country from her native Nashville home. It's Not Anymore is earnest in its sounds, blending dark pop, R&B and notes of hip-hop to create an accessible, almost brooding bedroom feel that's warmly intimate.

Check out It's Not Anymore below, and be on the lookout for more from Prolly Knot. - Photo credit: Colette Pomerleau

PREMIERE: Homies - "Time Goes By"

There are many things lacking in Portland as a place, especially within the music scene. Despite the obvious deficiency in diversity, there are key figures and artists within the scene that continually contribute to changing that. Homies are considered some of these figures. Led by Omar Cervantes and Ralf Rodriguez, the hazy, fuzz laden Spanish dream-surf they produce is one to easily enjoy. Their newest music video provides just as much of that minimalistic pleasure.

Artistically shot, the video that accompanying their track "Time Goes By" is in all black and white, splicing in deep notes about the concept of time, and how it is essentially meaningless. Flames and a flower are an intro before displaying "nada es nuestro." Translating to "nothing is ours," it's a perfect delineation of what the video is trying to portray.

Nothing, including time, may be truly ours, but there are still positive things that can be done with the construct. This Saturday 10.19, Homies are playing La Fuerza: a Bori-Mex Benefit, a disaster relief fundraiser meant to benefit those who suffered during the hurricanes in Mexico and Puerto Rico being held at the Portland Mercado. Sets from Brown Calculus, CilantroMáscaras, LuvJonez and Coast2c will also be happening, with proceeds going to the community kitchen construction project by Patronato de Arte ContemporáneoOregon para Puerto Rico and Jóvenes x Puerto Rico. There's even a tampon drive for Portland Menstrual Society and Amy Nieto-Cruz's donation to Puerto Rico so bring new, unopened product.

Until then, enjoy Homies' new video below.

timegoesby from LoboNahual on Vimeo.

Cars & Trains does experimental tribute to lost friend and label mate

Almost a full year ago, tragedy struck an artist collective warehouse space in Oakland, Ca. Those from the East Bay and musicians that frequent venues along this coastal stretch have likely heard of the space, known as Ghost Ship, or even sadder, may have lost someone in the fire that hit it in early December of 2016. That's what happened to Tom Filepp, also known as Cars & Trains, and his dear friend, collaborator and label mate Johnny Igaz.

A multi-instrumentalist, Filepp spent these last months working on a track for Igaz, a well known and loved Oakland-based producer and DJ who passed in the fire while djing the show there. "New Histories" is on Fictions, the first album Filepp has completed in a decade where Igaz won't be hearing its finished product. 

"The song was meant to both remember him and simultaneously work through what happened, and it flowed out over the course of just a couple of days, like a storm," says Filepp. "Johnny and I used to send music back and forth we were working on and bounce off ideas and mixes to get input."

Remember Igaz and the others lost in the Ghost Ship fire by listening to "New Histories" below. You can read more on Filepp's thoughts regarding what happened here.

Get stimulated at Noggin Fest tonight

 *pictured: Shannon Entropy

Going to shows can be stimulating in a social sense. Almost too stimulating, really. There's loud music, drunk people and long bathroom lines, all to be absorbed as the constant hum of numerous conversations drums on in the background. Tonight, though, there's an opportunity to enjoy the best of social show interactions while engaging in some collaborative visual and mental stimulation.

The inaugural Noggin Fest has arrived, mixing interesting art, research and music. Part benefit for NWNoggin, an educational art and neuroscience outreach group, and part birthday celebration for Shannon Entropy member Jesse Hamlin, Noggin Fest features research presentations from Katie Wallin-Miller PhD on the irrational economic behavior of rodents, Binyam Nardos PhD on racially based facial processing and Larry Sherman PhD on repairing damaged brains with stem cells and sugar. There will be art from all sorts artists and photographers, including Heather Hanson, Taylor Southern, Kanani Miyamoto, Showdeer and more, plus musical performances from Shannon Entropy, King Who and Cambrian Explosion

Noggin Fest is a 21 and over event, though minors are allowed if accompanied by an adult. It's guaranteed to be an incredibly interesting and interactive experience and for just a $12 ticket price, that's not bad at all.


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