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New Haven beatsmith and solo artist D. Gookin, a.k.a. Mike Birnbaum, is on a mission. Think of it as retaliation against a recession both economic and emotional. While his peers delve ever deeper into moodiness and sonic murk, Gookin flips life's unsavory bits into maxed-out, genuinely uplifting music. Combining the adventurousness of modern electronic innovators like Tobacco and Daedelus with the playfulness of '90s pop usurpers like Soul Coughing and Len, his sound is as propulsive as it… read more

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  • http://soundcloud.com/dgookin/sets/prey-on-the-prize/
  • This guy makes great music. I definitely like his sound; sounds kind of like a faster version of Washed Out.
  • New ep rocks the spot! Stealing sun chips!! If childhood Saturday morning cartoons had music it would sound like D. Gookin. Fun!
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  • curious to hear more.
  • black magic! black magic!!!
  • glad i met you is incredible. please make more music.

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