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Friendly Knowledge

A bored suburban kid finds all kinds of sounds in the world. Brings them together over drum breaks.
Friendly Knowledge, a New Jersey bedroom producer with one of the most poorly designed and spam-ridden MySpace pages I have ever seen, chops up jazz of the big band and bebop variety and rearranges these shards of collective consciousness over radio-friendly hip hop beats. “Delight Moment” is a giant, teetering tower of shattered urban reference points, footprints of a glittering, sepia-colored New York where Sinatra might have plotted his rise as sailors kissed their sweethearts in front of Broadway box offices. Somehow, as if by a lucky toss of the dice in a game of craps, the illusion hangs together quite nicely. (via Visitation Rites) [+]