Mattis – “Loverboy” // David Catá

Chop yourself up and serve the pieces on a silver platter and you still can’t make them love you. Thankfully Mattis can help us ease the pain. He has been there.

Yoke Lore – “World Wings” // Kailey Whitman

When the world feels like its out of my hands I’ve been cranking Yoke Lore’s amazing new track “World Wings” for some support! It’s an absolute anthem for the brighter days ahead. Cheers to Springtime!

Get into more Yoke Lore on Spotify.

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Salt Cathedral – “Run For The Money” ft. Assassin // Kim Salt

I’m still coming down from our epic SXSW showcase on Saturday night. Salt Cathedral closed down the outdoor stage and absolutely killed it. So much fun to see them live! For all of you who missed it, just crank “Run For The Money” loud and get sweaty jumping around and it will be like you were there.

Listen on Spotify. Salt Cathedral’s debut record Big Waves/ Small Waves will be out in 2017!!

Get Salt Cathedral’s fabulous groover “No Ordinary Man” on VINYL MOON Vol 012: still. life.

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JOHN.k – “Runnin” // Marco Mazzoni

I’ve been runnin’ for over a week at SXSW down in Austin and now sitting back with “Runnin” on repeat is just the kind of jolt I need to get back in the swing of things. Fresh, funky, and echoeing that bit of pain my body is currently recovering from…

JOHN.k tells the story of how “Runnin” was the beginning of things…

“Runnin” was the catalyst that sparked the entire project. When we first tracked it over unpolished production, the team and I felt like we had stumbled into something special. The hard part was not screwing it up. Anytime we would experiment and change things in the record, we would always end up going back to the way we originally recorded the idea. It was raw, troubled, connected, and dynamic. It just felt good there.

Find “Runnin” on Spotify here.

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DYAN – “What Fiction Is For” // Aydin Buyuktas

Stop what you are doing and dive into this brand new track from DYAN. “What Fiction Is For” is the first bit of new music we’ve had from them since their stellar debut LP Looking For Knives dropped last summer. It’s a dreamy, crunchy, and dancy jam that I’ll be spinning all week in anticipation of their set at our SXSW showcase on Saturday!

Plus, DYAN recently dropped a video for the smash title track from Looking For Knives. Its shot in an abandoned hotel and is a total visual treat.

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Aidan & the Wild – “Up From The Ashes” // Song Kang

Having “Up From The Ashes” on repeat has already made today’s bit of work a breeze. Aidan & The Wild singe of building a house and someday when I get to do that myself I will revisit  and make all that hard won sweat go over a bit smoother.

Dive into the whole Iliad EP.

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Adam Jensen – “Tombstone” // John Kviar

Adam Jensen kicks up his swagger and some back-country dust on “Tombstone”. The perfect jam to have on blast as I roll into Austin, TX, for SXSW this week!

Catch Adam’s killer track “Numb” on VINYL MOON V015: Taking Shapes

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GIUNGLA – “Cold” // Kazuhiro Hori [LIVE @ SXSW]

Don’t let Giungla’s shy look fool you. 5 seconds into “Cold” and I know the Italian has a fierce side just under the surface. I’m so excited to see it live on Saturday when she plays our SXSW showcase! In the meantime I’ll be listening to “Cold” on repeat.

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DOUBLE DUTCH SXSW Showcase on Sat 3/18: Presented by The Burning Ear, Vinyl Moon, and Fancy PR

SXSW starts next week and we are back with another HUGE Official Showcase on Saturday March, 18th at The Sidewinder! DOUBLE DUTCH year two!


Lineup includes old TBE favorites like DYAN, St. Tropez, Magic Bronson, Klyne, Coucheron, Linying, Phoria, and Salt Cathedral, as well as some new faves like Yoke Lore, Giungla, Charlotte Cardin, The Shelters, and Chain Wallet.

I’m honored to be presenting the showcase in partnership with VINYL MOON and the awesome Fancy PR. Be sure to follow all the fun on Instagram and if you are in Austin come say Hi!

Until then, enjoy a playlist of all the bands!

Full Line Up:
7:45PM // Magic Bronson*
8PM // St. Tropez^
8:30PM // GIUNGLA*
8:55PM // Chain Wallet^
9:15PM // Linying*
9:55PM // YOKE LORE^
10:15PM // DYAN*
10:55PM // The Shelters^
11:15PM // Charlotte Cardin*
11:55PM // Coucheron^
12:15AM // Phoria*
12:55AM // Salt Cathedral^
1:15AM // Klyne*

* Inside Stage
^ Outside stage

Thalab – “Morning, Before My Plant Dies” // Mark Mawson

A sincere thanks to Thalab and their tender grooves for gently pulling pulling me out of a stress hole and into the warm embrace of “Morning, Before My Pant Dies”.

Get it on Spotify.

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CRUELS – “Easy” Ft. Rush Davis // Stella Im Hultberg

Goodness knows that I’ll be doing my best to take it easy this weekend. And Cruels here will certainly help.

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Lunch Ladies – “Love Is Overrated” // Craig Kucia

This one goes out to anyone staying in this weekend and the damn fine time they will have listening to Lunch Ladies and watching 80s movies.

DYAN completes a video triptych with clips for “Reality” & “The Push”

So here is a treat. It turns out that DYAN’s video for “Of Love” which I posted a while back was just the first of a trio. The triptych completed today with similarly stunning and minimal videos for “Reality” and “The Push”. These songs  are perfectly fitting for the slow and haunting video series directed by Sinziana Velicescu. While each song and video is a special thing by itself, when presented together like this they offer an otherworldly trip to lose yourself in for a beautiful 10 minutes.

And here is “Of Love”, the first of the triptych. Absolutely worth watching again.

Now, with 3 videos out for these songs from the mellower end of the album Looking For Knives, I hear we actually get a video for the album’s title track soon. Anyone in Austin for SXSW can also catch DYAN live at the shows below, including at our very own VINYL MOON and The Burning Ear official showcase!  Read more

BAYA – “Loon” // Marcos Navarro

When the sun finally sets today, I’m gonna need a stiff drink and some dark and funky beats to pull me into the weekend. Time to cue up BAYA’s jam “Loon”!

His debut album Oslo-Harlem just came out and you can bet I’ll be digging into it this weekend…

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[DEBUT] Only The Poets – “Ceasefire” // Daniel Stolle

May you take a dive off the edge of the week and let the uplifting swell of Ceasefire carry you into a calmer weekend. I know I will.