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SolidSmack Radio | Ode to the Trumpet

22 Apr, 2014 by in RADIO
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This week’s Spotify-powered SolidSmack Radio Playlist brings an entirely new face-smack of great music to help propel you through those laborious, tedious design tasks for the next few days. This week we’ve put together a solid list of tracks featuring some great use of the trumpet. We’ll start with ‘Fake Empire’ from The National and work our way through some Cat Power, Typhoon, Beirut, Of Monsters and Men, and others before wrapping up with ‘Dress Up in You’ from Belle & Sebastian.

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SolidSmack Radio | How Music Works (David Byrne)

15 Apr, 2014 by in RADIO
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This week’s Spotify-powered SolidSmack Radio Playlist brings an entirely new face-smack of great music to help propel you through those laborious, tedious design tasks for the next few days. This week we’ve put together some music discussed by former Talking Heads frontman and overall smart-guy David Byrne in his book How Music Works–certainly a book worth checking out if you care about music. We’ll start with ‘Wenlega – a Mossi Dance’ and work our way through a wide variety of iconic music ranging from The Sugarhill Gang and U2 to Nancy Sinatra and of course…Talking Heads.

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SolidSmack Radio | Having Pie with David Lynch

08 Apr, 2014 by in RADIO
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This week’s Spotify-powered SolidSmack Radio Playlist brings an entirely new face-smack of great music to help propel you through those laborious, tedious design tasks for the next few days. This week we’re sitting down and having cherry pie with David Lynch (okay maybe not literally, but we can pretend) with some Twin Peaks-inspired music. We’ll start with ‘Bridge’ from Amon Tobin and work our way through some Bobby Vinton, Chris Isaak, Dirty Beaches and others before wrapping up with ‘Summer Wine’ from Nancy Sinatra.

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SolidSmack Radio | Bustin’ Out (On the Funk)

01 Apr, 2014 by in RADIO
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This week’s Spotify-powered SolidSmack Radio Playlist brings an entirely new face-smack of great music to help propel you through those laborious, tedious design tasks for the next few days. This week we’re bringing out the funk to help welcome this spring weather (wherever you are). We’ll start with a James Brown classic and work our way through some Sly and the Family Stone, Rick James, Check Brown, and others before wrapping up with ‘Funkier Than a Mosquita’s Tweeter’ from Ike and Tina Turner.
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SolidSmack Radio | So Fresh, So Clean

25 Mar, 2014 by in NEWS, RADIO
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This week’s Spotify-powered SolidSmack Radio Playlist brings an entirely new face-smack of great music to help propel you through those laborious, tedious design tasks for the next few days. This week we’ll start our smooth vibrations with a classic from Glasser and work our way through some Blood Orange, Darkside, Chromatics, Dean & Britta and others before wrapping up with Antibalas.

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SolidSmack Radio | Radiohead’s Record Collection

19 Mar, 2014 by in RADIO
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This week’s Spotify-powered SolidSmack Radio Playlist brings an entirely new face-smack of great music to help propel you through those laborious, tedious design tasks for the next few days. This week we’ve put together a playlist straight from the record collection of Radiohead via their music-related blog Dead Air Space. We’ll start with the classic ‘Paradise Circus’ from Massive Attack and then work our way through some Beta Band, Tapes, Pablo Mandelbrot, Gil Scott-Heron, and others before wrapping up with ‘Your Party’ from Ween.

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SolidSmack Radio | Acid Jazz Elevator Freakout

11 Mar, 2014 by in RADIO
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This week’s Spotify-powered SolidSmack Radio Playlist brings an entirely new face-smack of great music to help propel you through those laborious, tedious design tasks for the next few days. This week we’ve put together an acid jazz-inspired playlist to get that blood flowing as we start to see more light in the day. We’ll start with ‘Whatever It Is’ from Bennson and move our way through some Exodus Quartet, The Funkees, Los Amigos Invisibles, Thievery Corporation, and others before wrapping up with ‘Midnight Rapsody’ from William Goldstein.

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SolidSmack Radio | Music to Listen To While Eating Tacos

04 Mar, 2014 by in RADIO
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This week’s Spotify-powered SolidSmack Radio Playlist brings an entirely new face-smack of great music to help propel you through those laborious, tedious design tasks for the next few days. This week we’ve put together a SXSW-inspired playlist that features some of the better new acts in music today that will be performing at the festival. We’ll start with some Warpaint and work our way through some Cloud Nothings, Phantogram, Real Estate, and others before wrapping up with Cruel from the talented St. Vincent.

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SolidSmack Radio | Morning Phase

26 Feb, 2014 by in RADIO
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This week’s Spotify-powered SolidSmack Radio Playlist brings an entirely new face-smack of great music to help propel you through those laborious, tedious design tasks for the next few days. This week we got so dang excited about a record release that our entire playlist is in celebration of the new album from Beck titled Morning Phase. So pull out your favorite sketchbook and markers or whatever other design task is at hand and enjoy this streaming new release from the Paper Tiger.

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SolidSmack Radio | Coffeehouse Sketch Session Mayhem

18 Feb, 2014 by in RADIO
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This week’s Spotify-powered SolidSmack Radio Playlist brings an entirely new face-smack of great music to help propel you through those laborious, tedious design tasks for the next few days. This week our playlist is taking a more relaxed direction in the case that you need to calm some wigged-out nerves. We’ll start with some Alan Feinberg and work our way through some Maasaki Suzuki, Lara Downes, Nadia Sirota, and others before wrapping up with some Daniel Hope.

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