July 2011

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Find The King of Limbs on Rdio

You watched the music video, hunted down the newspaper edition, and listened to the remixes—now add it to your Collection.

Radiohead’s newest album, The King of Limbs, is available on Rdio.

∞  July 12, 2011 — 3:58PM

Label SpotlightsMusic

New on Rdio: !K7

Short for Kaiserdamm 7, the original address of their Berlin office, Germany’s !K7 and !K7 Records have been at the forefront of independent electronic music for over 25 years.

First known for !K7 Records’ innovative DJ Kicks albums, this was one of the first compilation series that asked well-known underground DJs to create mixes emphasizing their signature sound while sharing their unique musical influences. Dozens of artists, including Kruder & Dorfmeister, Carl Craig and Chromeo stepped up to the challenge, blending and showcasing tracks that were often rare, previously unavailable, or only released on limited vinyl pressing. Simultaneously, the label championed individual artist releases, including critically acclaimed acts such as Matthew Herbert, Tosca, A Guy Called Gerald, Swayzak and Jimmy Edgar.

!K7 also distributes an acclaimed roster of artist-driven international labels including Damian Lazarus’ Crosstown Rebels, Dixon’s Innervisions, Tiga’s Turbo Records, and Wagon Repair from artists Graham Boothby, Mathew Jonson, Konrad Black and Loose Change.

Discover and listen to tracks from !K7 Records and its specialty imprints. If you need a primer, we put together a playlist featuring a selected discography:

!K7 Distributed Labels

Search the complete !K7 discography of artists and releases on their website, k7.com and stay up-to-date on new artists, albums, news and touring information, by liking K7Records on Facebook.

Previous label features include: Warp Records, Death Row Records, Get Physical, Sub Pop Records, Hydra Head, Pschent, Righteous Babe Records, Kill Rock Stars, Saddle Creek, Yep Roc, Hyperdub, Bella Union, XL Recordings, Rough Trade Records, Matador Records, 4AD, Epitaph Records, Merge Records, Domino Records and Nettwerk

∞  July 8, 2011 — 4:05PM

Music

Listen to the Polaris Music Prize Short List on Rdio

We’re one step closer to finding out which artist and album will receive the 2011 Polaris Music Prize, an award given by a Canadian jury to one lucky album per year. The Polaris Music Prize, also an Rdio Influencer, made a fantastic playlist featuring short list samples—listen now and follow them to keep up with their big announcements… Who will win?

The Polaris Prize Short List

∞  July 6, 2011 — 12:16PM

Label SpotlightsMusic

New on Rdio: Warp

A few record store clerks and a producer set out to create a music label of their own. Over twenty years later, their creation, Warp Records, not only left an indelible impression on electronic music but also brought about the creation of BAFTA-winning Warp Films and bleep.com, an online music and merch store. If you’d like to learn more about the label, read about Warp in the Labels Unlimited series. Listen to and add these classic Warp artists to your Collection, Queue and playlists.

Not sure where to start? Try the Warp10+2 Classics 89-92 or Warp20 (Unheard) compilations.

Newer Warp Artists

Classic Warp Artists

For a complete list of artists who are or have been on Warp Records, check Wikipedia or Warp.net. Follow @Warpbot and Like them on Facebook for immediate updates on their new artists, albums, news and touring information.

Previous label features include: Death Row Records, Get Physical, Sub Pop Records, Hydra Head, Pschent, Righteous Babe Records, Kill Rock Stars, Saddle Creek, Yep Roc, Hyperdub, Bella Union, XL Recordings, Rough Trade Records, Matador Records, 4AD, Epitaph Records, Merge Records, Domino Records and Nettwerk

∞  July 5, 2011 — 4:06PM