Transparent started life six years ago in London as a physical print fanzine. In 2006 the project curated shows around the city with artists including Girls, Laura Marling, Florence & The Machine, Foals, Telepathe, Noah and the Whale, The XX, Late of the Pier, The Very Best to name but a few. Like many print entities the magazine moved online to Transparent Blog – an essential check point for the most ardent music fan reporting the freshest sounds and tracks from around the globe with particular emphasis on the local London scene, Swedish pop & electro acts as well as all things synthy, glo-fi, shoegaze, hypergogic, R&B, tropical, DIY, lo-fi, dubstep, scuzzy, tribal, folk, ambient and everything worth hearing State-side and the rest of the world.
In 2009 Transparent Records was created, circulating some of the finest vinyl and digital releases of the last couple of years, a debut point for many acts such as Cymbals Eat Guitars, Small Black, Smith Westerns, Washed Out, Active Child, Perfume Genius, Kisses and many more.
Their State mix is collection of six singles, with Yuck and Porcelain Raft covering each other, along with two non-Transparent tracks (Disclosure / Magick Mountain).
01. How To Dress Well – ‘Ecstatsy of Jojo’
02. Holy Other – ‘We Over’
03. Disclosure – ‘Linstigator’
04. Lonely Galaxy – ‘Modern Romance’
05. Yuck – ‘Despite Everything’
06. Porcelain Raft – ‘The Wall’
07. Magick Mountain – ‘Plains’
08. Wise Blood – ‘Rot My Brain Away’