Organ Donar – A jazz organ mix

A Hammond organ – via Wiki Commons

Our latest mix collects songs featuring the organ, including work by Dr Lonnie Smith, Giorgio Moroder, Alan Hawkshaw, and of course some Brother Jack McDuff.

Listen on Mixcloud.

1 – Dr. Lonnie Smith – Spinning Wheel
2 – Memphis Black – Why Don’t You Play the Organ, Man
3 – Jack McDuff – Oblighetto
4 – Jack McDuff – Moon Rappin’
5 – Giorgio Moroder – Tears
6 – The Mohawks – The Champ (Extended Mix)

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The Rap Attack — Five early hip hop hits you may have missed

Grandmaster DST, photographed by Patricia Bates for Rap Attack (1984)

We’ve detailed five early rap singles we think are worth a look, after reading about them in David Toop’s Rap Attack book. Starting in 1979, these are truly old school.

You can read the article here, and listen along to our mix on Mixcloud.

1 – Joe Bataan – Rap-O Clap-O
2 – The Younger Generation – Rappin All Over
3 – Spoonie Gee – Spoonin Rap
4 – The Sequence – Funk You Up
5 – Spoonie Gee & The Sequence – Monsert Jam
6 – The Deuce – Think About It
7 – The Fearless Four – Rockin’ It
8 – Fearless – Creepin’ Up On Ya

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Film Review: Sisters With Transistors

Maryanne Amacher in Sisters With Transistors (2021)

Sisters With Transistors is a documentary telling the stories of several female electronic music pioneers. The film is currently touring festivals around the world, and is available to stream in some countries now.

Read our review here.

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Five of their best: Anika

Anika in Change music video

Ahead of the release of her new album Change, due out Friday 23 July, we’ve listed five key tracks from across Anika’s career. Read here.

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Issue #1 Out Now


Our first issue is available to read online now, or to purchase from our store. Inside you’ll find interviews with David Toop, Anika, and Marden Hill, alongside articles on Brother Jack McDuff, and Australia’s record presses.

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Coming Soon

The Shadow Knows is a new music zine launching July 2021.

Created and published in Melbourne, Australia, we will be available to read online, as well as in print with a numbered and limited press run.

We are putting the finishing touches to our first issue and will be announcing further details soon. Stay tuned.

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