Pairings Box

  1. Pairings Box Anniversary (plus Gold Club announcement)

    Last summer Kasey and I decided we wanted to explore different ways we could expand upon what we were doing with Turntable Kitchen in new and exciting directions. Whatever idea we came up with would have to be true to our founding principles of connecting our two greatest passions: food and music. Eventually the idea Continue…


  2. TK012: Mikal Cronin – Violitionist Acoustic Sessions

    From those initial cascading guitar riffs and the taught, sharp rhythm that kick off the upbeat and clean acoustic version of Mikal Cronin‘s “Get Along” you can almost viscerally feel the sunny-day warmth that infects every second of TK012. Overflowing with energy, Cronin and regular co-conspirator Ty Segall rip out loose, sharp guitar riffs atop Continue…

  3. TK011: Save The Clocktower – Like That / Drip 7″

    Fall may be just around the corner, but the Summer isn’t over yet! And, for me, during the summer months upbeat pop jams are as mandatory as soft t-shirts and suntan lotion. So, it’s in that spirit that I’ve been completely in love with the Chicago, Illinois four-piece Save The Clocktower. On their debut album Continue…

  4. TK010: Ghost Loft – Seconds / Morning 7″

    Maybe it’s the summer weather, but we’ve been feeling slow, relaxed jams recently. So it’s no surprise that we’ve quickly fallen in love with the chilled out and sexy vibes of Los Angeles-based producer Danny Choi who records music under the name Ghost Loft. And let me tell you, these jams were lifesavers in Sicily. Continue…

  5. TK009: Oscar Key Sung – All I Think About (Part 1) / Higher 5th Bounce 7″

    This month’s featured artist, Australian-born vocalist and songwriter Oscar Key Sung (a.k.a. Oscar Vincente Slorach-Thorn of Oscar + Martin), is one of my favorite artists to place R&B’s sonic stereotypes on his “Kill List.” The single’s a-side, “All I Think About (Part 1),” is the glimmering, rainbow-tinged highlight of his excellent, sparse and slow grooving Continue…

  6. TK007: NO – Stay With Me 7″

    Los Angeles-based band NO have been on fire lately. IFC (the International Film Channel) recently described them as “one of the best bands in Los Angeles.” It’s a sentiment we strongly share (you may recall that last year we listed them as one of Turntable Kitchen’s Top EPs of 2011). They’ve also drawn accolades recently Continue…

  7. TK005: Thousand – The Fall / Your Wild Heart 7″

    When I originally discovered the music from the solo project of Paris songwriter Stéphane Milochevitch I described Thousand (his musical nom de guerre) by stating that his music exhibits all of the qualities of a glass of fine red wine: it is bold, smooth, and a little spicy. I’d add that like a good red Continue…

  8. TK004: Cheerleader – New Daze / Do What You Want 7″

    I’ve been very eager to announce the featured artist for our latest (and long sold out) fourth Pairings Box. Well, the cat is finally our of the bag, and as many of our subscribers already know, we’ve teamed up with Cheerleader for the January Pairings Box! For the sake of the uninitiated: Cheerleader is the Continue…

  9. TK003: Steffaloo – When The Sun Goes Down / Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go 7″

    For our third Pairings Box we teamed up with our Los Angeles-dwelling friend Steffaloo.  The pair of tracks featured on the sold-out, hand-numbered TK003 7″ exemplify Steffaloo’s ability to break a song down to its core to reveal the tune’s inner beauty. For example, you’ll hear it in her take on Wham!’s “Wake Me Up Continue…

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