Monday, March 30, 2009

Ajo y Agua

Spring break has been hitting us recently with nice weather, bikinis, BBQs and the like. Hopefully the music will catch on soon. In the meantime something good to hold us over.

Chromeo Vs. Bag Raiders - Call Me Up/Shooting Stars Mashup (alt)
Annie - Anthonio (Designer Drugs Remix (alt)
A-Ha - Take On Me (The Twelves Remix) (alt)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Fill In The Blank

"Hey, man, I'm _____."
"Hey, ______, nice to meet you."
"We've met a couple times before, no?"
"Yeah. I'm the guy who peed off your boat."

Giorgio Moroder - Baby Blue (alt)
Vector Lovers -Electrobotik Disco (alt)
Tesla Boy - Spirit of the Night (alt)
Force of Nature - Unstoppable (alt)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Access In Moderation

We seem to be a little lost these days in between festivals and conferences of people celebrating/promoting work that hasn't revealed itself, and to be frank, it's probably just sane jealousy and envy that makes me write about it, as I'd like to be there myself. It'd be nice to be in Miami right now, would've been nice to have been in Austin, but it wasn't to be. So we will be the blog that sort of filters all the bullshit that comes out and tries to deliver better, best and different, if not innovative, in order to expand your horizons as well as ours. We might force it a bit, but it's better to have posts with something that we found interesting rather than having them deleted by the long arm of the law.

Wavves - No Hope Kids (alt)
The Juan Maclean - One Day (Surkin Remix) (alt) Thanks to LAFriendly!
Chelonis R Jones - Rehabilitation (alt)
Aeroplane - Above The Clouds (alt) Thanks to MSP!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Rap Up

Had a decent time @ HARD13. Would say it's a little overrated given the all ages crowd, the copious amounts of trance ravers and the price of drinks at the venue, but you can't complain when you have this man yelling at ravers as a surprise.

Also, we got an e-mail about this website recently, and it has provided me with laughter every time I think about it in my day to day endeavors.

Here are some of the cooler things I've been listening to as of late:

Yuksek - Extraball (Breakbot Remix) (alt)
Mr Oizo - Steroids (Mr Oizo Remix) (alt)
Kris Menace - Enaoumored (w/ Fred Falke) (alt)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Beware the Ides of Mars

Ok so I'm still working on my DJ skills and I'll be the First To Admit that my mixes aren't perfect. But I have come to one conclusion and I think Mateusz can back me up on this: just like you play pool much better three or four pints in, DJing comes easier under the influence. This is just a mix I made for the Ides of March, a collection of old and new stuff starting off with a band that needs no introduction, Röyksopp. Their new songs are all over the blogospheres (is that how you say it?), except for "It's What I Want"--a song which works above all because, as opposed to those tracks which feature guest singers, the vocals play an equally integral part as the beat and melody, almost to the point where you can't really understand what they're saying, like the way that a Hendrix riff starts to sound like a sentence after a few listens. Listening to this and "Happy Up Here," it seems The Norwegian duo have developed a new, more darkdancehouse sound since Melody AM... So enjoy that and the rest. Here's the link and tracklist.

nabocough's 09 beware the ides of marsmix

Röyksopp - It's What I Want
Miami Horror - Summerfest '86
Justice - New Jack
Maroon 5 - This Love (Cut Copy Galactic Beach House mix)
LCD Soundsystem - Too Much Love
CSS - Move Me (Cut Copy remix)
Sébastien Tellier - Kilometre (A-Trak remix)
Sneaky Soundsystem - I Love It (Fred Falke remix)
Britney Spears - Circus (Linus Loves remix)
Caroline Loeb - Narcissique
Pet Shop Boys - Love Etc (Gui Borrato remix)
Justice - Stress (Auto remix)

Disco Throwback

Been listening to old disco for a couple of years now, and in comparison, this Eddie Mars doctored Vietcong Disco comes closer than anything else in showcasing those characteristics while still providing what I want to hear from nu disco. Liking his mission statement, and it should come as no surprise that he plays with/is associated with usual suspects of the genre DFA.

Eddie Mars - The Pharaoh's Jewel (alt)
Eddie Mars - Moneymaker (alt)
Eddie Mars Presents Vietcong Disco Vol. 1 (from AMD)


Monday, March 16, 2009

Millions of Peaches

This is all over the blogosphere. Peaches have a new album coming out and it's being produced by the heavy hitters, Soulwax and Simian Mobile Disco. 'Nuff said, peep it:

Peaches - Talk to Me (Produced by Soulwax) (alt)
Peaches - More (Produced by Simian Mobile Disco) (alt)

Thanks to LAFriendly for the tracks.

The Bird and the Bee - Fucking Boyfriend

P.S. SMD is here in San Diego for St. Patty's day!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Forgotten Discoveries

Should have posted about Gus Gus a while ago. I really like their stuff, have been listening to it, and never felt like I should share it for whatever inexplicable reason. Gus Gus is quite clearly emphasizing their sound around early 90s American house, seeing us further distancing ourselves from french touch and into a scene that's more fixated with softer rhythms and nostalgic 80's synths, tho they've been around since the late 90s.

Peep it:

Gus Gus - David
Gus Gus - Need In Me (alt)


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Attendance Required

Good shows coming up, folks. This weekend sees California receive heavy blog-world juggernauts in the electronic scene in preparation for the big bash down in Austin. For starters, this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Miami Horror will be showcasing his Aussie flair in SF, SD and LA, respectively. Tonight's show sees him pair up with the Cut Copy DJs at Popscene; tomorrow, my town will host him at U-31 for Feel the Noise, San Diego's favored electro-dance nite w/ DJs Gabe Vega and Saul Q; Saturday will have him with Futurecop! @ the Echoplex. There should be something to like for everybody here, even if it's not Miami Horror (shame on you if that's the case).

Just as interesting is tomorrow nite, as LA hosts HARD 13. An all-star cast of DJs, headlined by Boys Noize would warrant you being there anyways, but as if that wasn't enough, also playing are Shadow Dancer, Boy 8-Bit, Diplo, D.I.M. and Erol Alkan amongst others. You can take this moment to drool if you'd like.

2/3 of the members of this blog will be @ HARD 13, hopefully most of you who read this will be there, and if not then in any of the shows listed above. In any case, hef a fan thyme, cuz we know we will:


Miami Horror - Summerfest '86
Boy 8-Bit - Bulbs Burn Out (alt)
Boyz Noize - Shine Shine (Shadow Dancer Unreleased Remix) (alt)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Damn Arms Break Up

The phrase, "It's too good to be true," never fails in its painful double effect.Damn Arms, a duo that was so promising for 2009, ending 2008 with the truly majestic "Destination" EP, has announced a breakup. Sad, news doesn't always have to be exciting . . .

"me, tim leaves damn arms.

i guess the title of the bulletin says it..

but, ive left damn arms. its been a load of fun and is something ill be super proud forever. ive made some amazing friends, visited some amazing places. thank you to all the people that have come to live shows/dj shows. i cant believe you all came.. hehe. i hope to share my future musical adventures with all of you sooner than later.

huge thanks to simon, ian, ben and yama for all the amazing times.

but my time is up.

sooo.. take care and i hope to see you at the last few dj shows in sydney, melbourne and adelaide.


Destination Pt. I (ALT)

"Destination I" was constantly on repeat for two of LetThereBeNight's contributors. What will Yama Indra's next move be?