Donna Summer, Electronic Music Legend Dies at 63

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MEDIA ROOTS – With famous Italian producer Giorgio Moroder (who also produced Blondie and Nina Hagen), Donna Summer created some of the most ground breaking proto techo music that came out of the 70s.  New Order even sampled the beat for ‘Blue Monday’ off the track ‘Our Love’. Donna Summer is mainly unassociated with electronic music history, but she should be. The album … Read More

Media Roots Music – ATOP Mix #17

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Media Roots Music – ATOP Set #17 by Media Roots MEDIA ROOTS – This set is dedicated to the boundless avenues of the mind.  May our collective imagination continue to be one of mankind’s greatest assets for a better future.  I hope this set takes you to an elevated state of consciousness. Love, ATOP Akkad the Orphic Priest RIP Maurice … Read More

5 Questions for Robbie Martin, co-host of Media Roots Radio

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MEDIA ROOTS — Igloo Magazine sits down and asks 5 questions of Robbie Martin.  Robbie is the co-host of Media Roots Radio, as well as a heavy contributor to the website.  He also runs a music imprint called RecordLabelRecords out of Oakland, California. MR *** IGLOO-MAG — RecordLabelRecords‘ own Robbie Martin (aka Fluorescent Grey) takes the Five questions spotlight to new levels … Read More

Heavy Blanket: J Mascis Side Project New Release

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MEDIA ROOTS — If you’re like me, you’ll do your darnedest to make sure you catch the lovely J Mascis or the tender and mighty Dinosaur, Jr. anytime they come to town.  For some of us, this means catching life-altering gigs at venues like San Francisco’s Fillmore or Slim’s.  So, imagine my delight when my dear brother Mónchis said Henry … Read More

Identity Theft – Security Theater

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MEDIA ROOTS — In today’s fast paced, mostly club-dominated, electronic music culture, it is rare for dance music to convey an evocative message.  A wonderful exception to this standard is Oakland analog synthesizer solo musician, Identity Theft.  He has just released a new EP, Security Theatre, which you can stream for free in its entirety.  Its titular track tells us that “All … Read More

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