+ 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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