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Cool Hand Luke's favorite links

Below are my favorite links divided into categories. Please get in touch and let me know if any of them are in need of updating.

DJs, Musicians, and Artists I dig

Beats Without Borders

I only know one quarter of this crew, Adrian and I used to have a weekly doing dub music in Olympia, WA years ago called "Family Roots". We also both used to dj on KAOS, 89.3 FM at Evergreen. He does some really brilliant dub-tinged world music.

Mudd Up!

This is a site curated By DJ /rupture, one of my favorite djs. He mixes like a madman and has a heavy appreciation for dancehall, noise, and middle-eastern beats. This is not your regularly scheduled programming.

The Vienna Vegetable Orchestra

The Vienna Vegetable Orchestra is pretty much what it sounds like. A group of musician's who play music entirely on instruments made from vegetables. In typical Austrian symphonic style, some of their songs are a tad severe, but I find them rather entertaining. They even do a Kraftwerk cover. Not to be confused with the Vienna Sausage Choir.

Online Record Shops

Dusty Groove America

These guys have one of the best selections of Jazz, Funk, Soul, R&B, and Brazilian music out there. Also, great dance music in the same vein that nobody else seems to have.

360 Vinyl

These guys are out of Portland and are extremely helpful and pleasant and they know their stuff as far as hip-hop and downtempo goes.

Turntable Lab

I go to these guys for all of my Latin B-boy and downtempo sounding stuff. They are in New York so it takes forever to get records to the West Coast, but often it's quite worth it.