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Portico Quartet - "Line" (SBTRKT Remix) (Stream)

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

One of our favorite albums of last year, Portico Quartet's self-titled album, is getting the remix treatment. This year, the group will release Live/Remix which obviously enough will feature live renditions of last year's album along with tracks from their previous album, Isla. The remix portion will include reworkings from the likes of Will Ward, Capac, Scratcha DVA, and others. For example, check out SBTRKT's remix of "Line" after the jump and make sure to cop Live/Remix when it drops March 25th.

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Portico Quartet Live at Maida Vale

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

BBC 6 Radio had a week of live shows at the Maida Vale studios last week. Among those who performed at the historic site was the Portico Quartet who impressed the live audience and the world over with selections from their latest self-titled album which released at the start of this year on Gilles Peterson Worldwide. The whole three hour show is a banger, as usual for GP, but you should definitely listen to Portico's set before it vanishes this coming Saturday.

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Portico Quartet - "Line/Ruibidium" for The Guardian (Video)

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

This was probably the coolest thing I've seen all day. Portico Quartet recorded a small live session for The Guardian. The group combined "Line", from their 2009 album, Isla, and Rubidium, from their latest self-titled release, into a very spacey, bouncy jam. Check it out below.

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For Your Consideration: Portico Quartet - 'Portico Quartet'

Jon Wertheim
Staff Writer
jon.wertheim@gmail.com / @rtbjazz

It's processed. It's ambitious. It's not exactly jazz - or dance music, or pop, or hip hop. It's like Kneebody on Ritalin, or Kenny G with chest hair and an attitude.

And is it good? Yes. Yes, it is.

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News Brief: Vijay Iyer Wins Greenfield Prize, Portico Maida Vale Session on Gilles Peterson Tonight

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @retronius

Congratulations go to Vijay Iyer for winning the 2012 Greenfield Prize worth $30,000 from the Hermitage Artist Retreat. Iyer, the fifth recipient of the prize, will compose a piece for piano and five winds to be presented at La Musica International Chamber Music Festival in Sarasota, Florida, in April 2014. Read more at the Arts Sarasota website.