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Whistle (or) you work

There were many questions answered with the surprisingly substantial profile on THE WHISTLER in the Press Herald this past week.
Wax Tablet
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 01, 2013
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Kristina Kentigian’s solo debut

There aren't many with more pedigree in Maine's hip-hop/R&B community than Kristina Kentigian.
Back to front
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 06, 2012
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Brzowski will Sleep when he's dead

What you need to know about Brzowski in a nutshell: Not only does he understand that "myriad" is an adjective, and not a noun requiring a preposition, but he mines the Upanishads for samples.
Too old to die young
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 17, 2011
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TheLin and Syn the Shaman team for Fits & Starts

There's no denying it's pretty cool that two artists, however many, can make music together without ever meeting.
Making Trails
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 11, 2011
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A-Frame and Mike Clouds re-stake their claim

Why do musicians make the music they make? It's not a question we're going to answer here, but it's one that's constantly to the fore when listening to the brand-new From the Floor Up , the first record released by hip-hop duo A-Frame and Mike Clouds i
Call it a comeback
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 26, 2010

Album awards and new releases

Congrats yet again to GATEWAY MASTERING 's ADAM AYAN . Last week he took home yet another LATIN GRAMMY , for his work on JUAN LUIS GUERRA 's Asondegerra . Dude's gonna have to build a bigger mantle.
Sibilance
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 19, 2010


A-Frame at Dover's Brick House


A group of the area's top hip-hop artists grace the stage at Dover's Brick House in New Hampshire (2 Orchard St, 603.749.3838). Including A-Frame, Moshe,...
By webteam  |  November 09, 2010
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Moshe and Milled Pavement curate the downtrodden

"I do not release happy music," Moshe says flatly. "That's the one thing I won't do."
Tending the flock
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 10, 2010
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Goose Bumps 4.0 is an aural smorgasbord

Milled Pavement Records' Goose Bumps series of hip-hop/electronic music compilations comes to an end with a bang: The fourth and final installment has 66 tracks featuring 96 different artists over the course of four albums.
Get the chills
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 10, 2010
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Goose Bumps 4.0 is an aural smorgasbord

Milled Pavement Records' Goose Bumps series of hip-hop/electronic music compilations comes to an end with a bang: The fourth and final installment has 66 tracks featuring 96 different artists over the course of four albums.
Get the chills
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 10, 2010
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At the Minimal

Since 2007’s Blown Speaker Project an album full of MCs, Mike Clouds’s solo work has consisted exclusively of instrumentals, the latest being this month’s Minimal Message, a 10-track ranging from the new-agey to the electronica to more traditional boom-b
Mike Clouds has a beat-infused Message for you
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 09, 2010


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Shudder to think

With the tools available to electronic musicians — software and limitless collaborators available through the Internet — the only limiting agents are ambition and work ethic. Well, talent, too, but that can be as easily wasted as ever if you don’t know h
Chill out this summer with Goose Bumps, Vol. 3
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 10, 2009

Portland Music News: May 29, 2009

Mike Clougs, Monsoon, Anna's Ghost, and more
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 29, 2009
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Get cirrus

If you know Mike Clouds’s work, it’s likely because of his team-up with A-Frame.
Mike Clouds teams up to go solo on Blown Speaker Project
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 18, 2007
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Somebody to shove

We Push Buttons have become the crack dealers of the local electronic music scene.
We Push Buttons tout the local (and beyond) electronic scene
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 28, 2007