Thursday mixes

+ Gang of Four, techno and everything in-between: Darshan from Metro Area and Tim Sweeney on Sweeney's Beats in Space show

+ Hypnotic thumb piano, primitive synth drones, Minor Threat dirges, "heartfelt lyrics" and the astounding Group Doueh: explore the weird world of Banjo or Freakout over at Allez-Allez's blog

+ Not quite a mix, but still: Scott Saul with a moving, MP3-assisted essay on Vinicius de Moraes over at Soul-Sides' summer annex

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Hua Hsu teaches in the English Department at Vassar College and writes about music, sports, and culture. More

Hua Hsu teaches in the English Department at Vassar College and writes about music, sports, and culture. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Bookforum, Slate, The Village Voice, The Boston Globe Ideas section and The Wire (for whom he writes a bi-monthly column). He is on the editorial board for the New Literary History of America.

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