Category Archive: Culture

Jan 07

Tiki Pleasures Mix

Take a wintermission and escape to the tropical paradise of tiki exotica lounge music with Martin Denny and more legendary exotica artists included in this mix. Find this mix and more tiki love in our Tiki Room. Tiki Pleasures Mix after the jump!

Dec 26

Uteki’s Songs of 2016

It was an incredible year of music as I highlighted in the Albums of 2016 post earlier this month. Here is a list of my favorite 50 songs of 2016, along with playlists for your listening pleasure. Uteki’s Songs of 2016 after the jump…

Dec 14

December 14th Birthday Love: Jane Birkin

On December 14th 1946, Jane Birkin was born in Marylebone, London, and has been charming audiences over the years with her many talents, which include singing, songwriting, acting, and directing. One of her most well-known songs, and my very favorite work of hers, was this duet with her lover, Serge Gainsbourg, “Je t’aime… moi non plus” (“I love …

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Dec 11

Uteki’s Albums of 2016

I started working on the music section of this site of this site on January 1, 2016, and I’m so glad I did, because 2016 was an incredible year of music.  For many music lovers, this year’s musical offerings kept us sane during some turbulent times.  Some of these albums the were acutely indicative of …

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Nov 23

Video: DJ Taye – “Burnin Ya Boa” feat DJ Manny

This week DJ Taye released his premiere song & video, “Burnin Ya Boa” on Hyperdub records. The song rides along entrancing keyboards & nostalgic samples, and the video highlights some incredible footwork shot in Chicago. You can find the song on his Move Out EP on his BandCamp available November 25th. The video was directed …

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Nov 19

New: Animal Collective – “Mountain Game”

Animal Collective just shared an amazing unreleased track from 2010 they had recorded for the game Red Dead Redemption, but wasn’t used. Listen to Animal Collective – “Mountain Game” after the jump!

Nov 13

9 Famous and Not So Famous Leonard Cohen Covers

Leonard Cohen is undoubtedly one of the most influential artists of the century, inspiring countless artists and covers, including over 300 different covers of the song “Hallelujah” alone.  Many, many fans have mourned his death this week at the age of 82.  He is definitely one of the most loved and influential artists of my life. …

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Aug 27

Joey Chou Does Pokémon Go Splendidly

Having a creative daughter that grew up as a huge fan of Pokémon, I know that it is much more than a game to many kids as well as adults. There’s a story to Pokémon, and many use the story and characters as a means of being quite creative. Just search for Pokémon on Deviant Art …

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Jul 24

‘Stranger Things’ Lives Up to the Hype

Since Netflix released the Spielberg-esque ode to the ominous 80’s, Stranger Things, this month, the internets have gone wild over the show, and it’s no exception here.  I’d have to say that Stranger Things is definitely the most captivating television show that I’ve seen since LOST. The suspense begins when a young boy, Will Byers, goes …

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Jul 18

Artist Spotlight: Chiaki Okada

Chiaki Okada has a unique talent for capturing the innocent beauty of childhood home life as well as imaginative childhood themes. For instance, notice the delicate comfort that Chiaki has created in “Tea Party Late at Night” where a girl, her teddy bear, and a polar bear all enjoy a quiet night around the table with tea: …

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