Work schedule gets in the way of everything, even sleep. But it doesn't get in the way of this pretty cool, novel remix of Jamiroquai by Penguin Prison. Since we've started a 90s music revival as of late, I expect people to pay more props to the creator of "Virtual Insanity", "Little L" and "Canned Heat" amongst others. His marriage of disco and house with a pop versatility is something I listen with more frequency on the dancefloor.
Jamiroquai - Whit Knuckle Ride (Penguin Prison Remix) (alt)
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Seems like summer weather just barely started here in San Diego, but some kids are going back to school already, confirming a) that I've gotten old; and b) that time is just flying by. Fortunately for us, we got our hands on this DJ Mehdi mixtape that we hope keeps you feeling the summer, even if it is about to leave us soon.
DJ Mehdi: End Of Summer: 33 Minutes Of Sunshine (alt)
Monday, August 23, 2010
-The video up there is pretty awesome, though the remix is better.
- Check out the new Matthew Dear album, it's one of the best of the year. We will have a review for it on Thursday.
- The Justin Bieber "U Smile" slowdown by Shamantis might be the best ambient song of the year. Not only that but he, Kanye and Raekwon are working together on some music. Crazy.
- Some sad deaths happening @ shows, like that of Ou Est Le Swimming Pool's Charles Haddon's suicide.
Tanlines - Iced Coffee (Club Mix) (alt)
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
Continuing with the assault of established blog musicians, Ratatat are soon to release their new album LP4 on June 8th (XL Recordings). LP3 was one of our favorite albums two years ago, so we are excited about LP4. Sooner rather than later I hope to delve in on all the wonderful music being released this year, so keep checkin' in.
1. "Bilar" - 4:14
2. "Drugs" - 4:55 (alt)
3. "Neckbrace" - 4:06
4. "We Can't Be Stopped" - 2:10
5. "Bob Gandhi" - 4:01
6. "Mandy" - 3:42 (alt)
7. "Mahalo" - 2:00
8. "Party With Children" - 2:58
9. "Sunblocks" - 3:42
10. "Bare Feast" - 2:38
11. "Grape Juice City" - 3:56
12. "Alps" - 4:21
Thursday, April 29, 2010
This summer is going to be a busy with the releases of the bands that made blogs popular sources for new music. One of those bands is undoubtedly Midnight Juggernauts, who stole our hearts with Dystopia, and can hopefully replicate their success with their newest album, The Crystal Axis.
02. Vital Signs
03. Lifeblood Flow
04. This New Technology
05. Lara Versus The Savage Pack
06. The Great Beyond
07. Cannibal Freeway
09. Winds of Fortune
12. Fade to Red
Midnight Juggernauts - Get Connected (B-Side)
The Crystal Axis is out on May 28th through Siberia/Acephale Records.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Another weekend of madness is upon us, and though some of us are unable to attend (namely me) others are lucky enough to experience one of California's premier music festivals. Sweat in tents tho they might, if you love music, then you love Coachella.
Below you'll find a road map to the madness. Though I've overlapped some of the times in our gig-by-gig time map, I'll trust that you understand that it's because that's how I operate and those are all the shows I would be at. Unfortunately, you are not me, and you will probably have to relinquish some of the music spots, so choose wisely.
P.S. Send us your videos of your favorite shows, we'll be happy to post them!
Good Luck and Godspeed:
DAY 1: The Friday shows offer the most variety, going from indy-loud dance (Sleigh Bells) to tonal and gutteral psychedelia (Fever Ray, Yeasayer) to soft dream-pop (Aeroplane, Whitest Boy Alive) to huge headlining act LCD Soundsystem, on what might be the last time you catch them live.
Sleigh Bells @ Gobi (3:30-4:10),
Yeasayer @ Mojave (4:20-5:10),
Aeroplane @ Sahara (5:15-6:25),
Gil Scott-Heron @ Gobi (6:55-7:55),
Them Crooked Vultures @ Coachella Stage (7:15-8:40),
LCD Soundsystem @ Coachella Stage (9:05-10),
Vampire Weekend (9:55-10:45) @ Outdoor Theatre,
Fever Ray @ Mojave (11:10-12:20) OR The Whitest Boy Alive (11:55-12:45)
She & Him @ Outdoor (5:45-6:35), Ra Ra Riot @ Mojave (5:35-6:25), Grizzly Bear @ Mojave (8:05-8:55), Erol Alkan @ Sahara (9:05-10:15), Proxy @ Sahara (4-5:10)
Don't Miss: LCD Soundsystem, Fever Ray
Avoid: Passion Pit, La Roux
Crowd Control: Vampire Weekend, LCD Soundsystem, Jay-Z
DAY 2: The Saturday line-up is very dance-biased for me, but that's not to say you can't see other great stuff as well. The Girls-Beach House and the Dirty Projectors-Hot Chip blocks are two great back-to-back shows. From 5:20 or so you have time to kill, but the Raveonettes are great if you're in the mood for poppy rock n roll. If you want to get your party started early, head on over to Mojave for Major Lazer, the closest anything comes to Girl Talk this year; if you want to mellow out, go to MGMT, which would be the smart option seeing as Flying Lotus and 2ManyDJs will have you bouncing for three hours straight.
Girls @ Gobi (3:25-4:10),
Beach House @ Mojave (4:25-5:15),
Wildcard slot/The Raveonettes @ Gobi (5:45-6:35),
Dirty Projectors @ Mojave (6:55-7:45),
Hot Chip @ Outdoor Stage (7:35-8:25),
MGMT @ Outdoor Stage (8:50-9:40) OR Major Lazer @ Mojave (9:25-10:10),
Flying Lotus @ Gobi (10:45-11:35),
2ManyDJs @ Sahara (12:05-12:55)
Wildcards: Camera Obscura @ Mojave (3:10-3:55), Sia @ Gobi (12-12:50), Gossip @ Mojave (5:40-6:30), The XX @ Outdoor Theatre (6:25-7:10)
Don't Miss: Beach House, Dirty Projectors
Avoid: Tiesto, Muse
Crowd Control: The XX, Muse, MGMT, Dirty Projectors
DAY 3: Sunday starts with some dancey new wave bands, dubstepping galore, and hip-hop legends. From 4:30 on, though, the fun starts, with most of today's hottest blog bands playing all over the place. If you have handled the Phoenix backlash and still haven't seen them live, go see them, they were last years "it" band. And if you just wanna take it easy and replenish energy after two insane days, sit back and take in the amazing acts at the Coachella Stage, all well worth your time.
Delphic @ Outdoor Theatre (1:20-2:00),
Rusko @ Sahara (2:30-3:45),
De La Soul @ Coachella Stage (3:50-4:40),
Florence and The Machine @ Gobi (4:30-5:15),
Charlotte Gainsbourg @ Gobi (5:30-6:40),
Miike Snow @ Mojave (6:45-7:30) OR Spoon @ Coachella Stage (6:30-7:20),
Phoenix @ Outdoor Stage (7:10-8),
Gary Numan @ Mojave (7:55-8:45),
Thom Yorke @ Outdoor Stage (9-???),
Gorillaz @ Coachella Stage (10:30-???)
Wildcards: Julian Casblancas @ Mojave (5:35-6:20), Spoon @ Coachella (6:30-7:20), Yo La Tengo @ Coachella (5-5:50), Sly Stone @ Gobi (7-7:45), Little Boots @ Gobi (8:10-8:55), The Big Pink @ Mojave (9:25-10:15)
Don't Miss: Gorillaz, Thom Yorke
Avoid: Matt & Kim
Crowd Control: Phoenix, Thom Yorke, Gorillaz
Full listings DAY 1, DAY 2, DAY 3.
Well, a couple of months ago, Albie referred to a viral campaign that had everyone going nuts. Today I was a little bored so I decided to check it out again (actually now that I think of it, I must have been subconsciously thinking about it a propos of a drunken conversation I was having this weekend). It seems the teasing has continued. Many guesses have been wagered from Christina Aguilera to Little Boots. Judging from the most reason posts of "iamwhoiam" on youtube, it's neither. Check recent full lengths posted on youtube here and here (this last one is awesome).
Another wager has it that this is Jonna Lee. I had no idea who she was, but as could be expected, she's Swedish. Her music on myspace doesn't sound much like the above video, or the recently posted ones, but if you look at her nose in "o," it seems like it could be the same person.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Earthquakes galore in my region of the world, but not so many musical ones. As promised, working diligently on a Coachella guide for next weekend, which should be substantive and informative for those of you going. Until then, the video for MGMT's "Flash Delirium" should keep you on your toes.
MGMT - Flash Delirium (alt)
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I'm happy for Ernest Greene, aka Washed Out, as his success in the past few months has meant that all of us have had a chance to hear his music. His Life of Leisure EP is definetely tops for me, I only wish I would've paid more attention to it last year in order to give it props sooner. I've been on "Feel It All Around" for forever, and the rest of the EP is just as good. Here a song from the upcoming Kitsune Maison Compilation that we blogged about last Saturday.
Washed Out - Belong (alt)
Washed Out - Feel It All Around (alt)
Monday, March 22, 2010
Probably (hopefully) blogged a million times already. Loved it when they were Poney Poney, like it as much now that they are Jamaica. The video is great, it gets me yearning for the days of The Strokes, when they hit everybody so hard, we had trouble getting up afterwards.
Jamaica - I Think I Like U 2 (alt)
Poney Poney - Cross The Fader (alt)
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Kitsune Maison is coming out quite soon, just in time for the spring. Kitsune can be characterized to provide cotton-candy electro-pop, so the nuances and trends of the music scene as of late fit in perfectly with Kitsune's musical philosophy. This might be one of the best VA's of the year. Below the tracklist, and a minimix featuring some of the songs on the compilation:
Kitsuné Maison 9 Full Tracklist:
01: WASHED OUT “Belong”
02: GAMBLE & BURKE “Let’s Go Together”
03: PENGUIN PRISON “Animal Animal”
04: JAMAICA “Short and Entertaining” (produced by Xavier from Justice)
05: CROOKERS feat. YELLE “Cooler Couleur”
06: JUPITER “Vox Populi (LIFELIKE treatment)”
07: YUKSEK “Supermenz (We’re Not)”
08: FENECH-SOLER “Stop And Stare”
09: TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB “Something Good Can Work (The Twelves remix)”
10: LOGO “La Vie Moderne”
11: SILVER COLUMNS “Brow Beaten”
12: HOLY GHOST! “Say My Name”
13: HURTS “Wonderful Life (ARTHUR BAKER remix KITSUNÉ edit)”
14: GYPSY & THE CAT “Time to Wander (JOAN OF ARC remix)”
15: FELDBERG “Dreamin’”
16: YOUR NATURE “Forward Motion”
17: THE GOOD NATURED “Your Body is a Machine (ZEBRA+SNAKE remix)”
18: MONARCHY “The Phoenix Alive (THE OCTANS edit)
Kitsune Maison Minimix by JBAG (alt)
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
If you haven't listened to Neon Indian's Psychic Chasms, then you don't know what you are missing. Recently, Alan Palomo, the man behind Neon Indian, released a song on Mountain Dew's Green Label Sound (just as Chromeo and other folks have) and it's definitely the kind of stuff that will keep Neon Indian in my iPod for a long time.
Neon Indian - Sleep Paralysist (alt) via
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
Just a couple of songs for you today. Here is Vitalic releasing his single "Second Lives" remixed by the ever-present and hard-working Lifelike, and here is the remix for Tiga's excellent "What You Need" remixed by 80's synth R&B vanguards Chromeo.
Vitalic - Second Lives (Lifelike Remix) (alt)
Tiga - What You Need (Chromeo Remix) (alt)
Friday, February 26, 2010
A few notes to keep you in the loop:
- Kavinsky has just released his trailer for Nightcall on his myspace. Check it out.
- Blogs are under attack.
- MGMT have a new album coming out.
- Tiga has remix packages coming out for "Overtime", "Sex O'Clock", "Gentle Giant" & "Love Don't Dance Here Anymore".
- This particular viral campaign has everyone going nuts, as opposed to this one which left everyone disappointed.
- Coachella rocks and we will probably do posts on the bands going there, so stay tuned.
We'll be more diligent in the next weeks with posts until then here's a rip of the new Surkin song:
Surkin - Fan Out (Radio Rip) (alt)
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
New Gorillaz is pretty dancey again. Here are the two official remixes plus an Alex Metric one that had everyone going bonkers. Plastic Beach, the next full-length from the group comes out March 9th.
Gorillaz - Stylo (Alex Metric Remix)
Gorillaz - Stylo (Dj Kofi Remix)
Gorillaz - Stylo (Yuksek Remix)
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Ok, so I'm on the east coast now. This past weekend I was in DC and we got 20 inches of snow. Now I'm back in Brrrooklyn and there's like 10,000 inches. I'm kind of over it. But on the bright side, I got all my homework done, finished my taxes, and listened to the Penguin Prison remix of "I Am Not a Robot." See below. If you find yourself locked indoors like I have, it's good to make sure you have the correct provisions. In other news, there's a song called Minimal Elvis and I'm not sure who it's by and where to get it, but I found it on Youtube. Let me know if you have seen this person.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
You know what's gonna be weird? To see Phoenix fade away this year as other acts take their place, like happened to Cut Copy after their massive 2008. They'll make sporadic appearances every now and then, such as this cover of Bob Dylan's "Sad-Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands", but we should probably expect them to remain quieter this year. Maybe I'm wrong, but just in case, I hope you guys will join me in basking in their sound one more time.
Bob Dylan - Sad-Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands (Phoenix Cover) (alt) via
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
I hate that Lo-Fi-Fnk is so underrated. The Swedish duo have mastered an irresistible cotton candy sound/image for themselves that makes it tough for me to not see them as highly rated as they should be. Above you will find their video for their viral release "Marchin In" directed by Mattias Johansson. Below you will find the song, with vocal work done by Maja Gödicke, plus a bonus remix of theirs, one of the best of 2008. Enjoi!
Lo-Fi-Fnk - Marchin In (alt) via
The Feeling - Love It When You Call (alt)
Friday, January 29, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Been gone for a while, sorry about that, work and sickness kept us on ice.
The good news is that there is a good music year on the horizon with a lot of powerhouse acts getting ready to release new work. Amongst those is Breakbot, who seems to be running away with a sound that might become signature soon enough, a 70's funk characterized by a lightness and a bounce not unlike recent songs by Duck Sauce, and of course a lot like what Chromeo has been doing.
Here, some songs for your perusal. Go ahead and savor the pop:
Breakbot - Make You Mine (alt)
Breakbot - Baby I'm Yours (Siriusmo Remix) (alt)
Breakbot - Baby I'm Yours