Friday, August 28, 2009

Washed Out - Life of Leisure

South Carolina isn’t exactly a musical hotbed, so it’s not surprising to find it the home of electronic shoegaze one-man act Washed Out (aka Ernest Greene). This year has seen the resurgence of lo-fi, garage and shoegaze genres and Greene’s music takes those influences and distills them into something quite different and very new.

There’s a sense of longing and distance in Greene’s somber, filtered vocals, but it’s what he does compositionally that makes Washed Out stand out. Backed by gently pulsing, Balearic-tinged disco, Greene’s voice takes on a new dimension.

Life of Leisure

Bye Bye Bicycle - Compass

“Bye Bye Bicycle” is such a cute little name. Too cool to fail and unwrap a band not able to compete with it. Gothenburg vs. Tossene, the band is once again a little gift from the Swedish Indie Pop Scene. Happy disco drumz and guitarz in a pure retro-c86 style, songs like “Footsteps” and “Westside” (I’m gonna send a little post card from the coast / I hope you’ll read the little message that I wrote / a friend of sister’s friend it’s notghin more now”) from the ep “Westside” (Cloudberry 62) are the perfect soundtrack for a summer journey toward the holiday of your life, with Giovanni Leckman and Pietro Doherthy doing the choids on the backyard of your daddy’s car.

The band was born in 2002 on the swedish westcoast, but eversince they found it quite boring and too little inspring, they decided to move on Gothenburg in 2007 they used to hang on a great bicycle robbery. (At least… that’s what the other bands say) soon joined on stage by Nicklas Wennergren from “Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck”.


Boyz Noize

In September one of the brightest future’s in electronic music presents his new album. Alex Ridha aka BOYS NOIZE is, along peers Erol Alkan and Justice, part of a new mongrel breed of techno/electronica artist with a maverick bent and solid vision, beaming a myriad of influences from the past through a prism to create something fresh, new and exciting. Founding his own imprint Boysnoize Records (BNR) in 2005 he achieved to establish his very own sound. Alex released the first Boys Noize album “Oi Oi Oi” in 2007 on BNR which featured febrile club favourites like “& Down"and “Lava Lava” and also more soulful techno tracks like “Shine Shine” or what many regard as one of his finest works, his remix of FEIST’s “My Moon, My Man". Official remixes for the likes of DEPECHE MODE, SNOOP DOGG, JUSTICE, LATE OF THE PIER, his latest work for ROYKSOPP, highly regarded DJ mix compilations (Bugged Out! / I Love Techno) as well as productions for BLACK EYED PEAS and canadian genius GONZALES proved how versatile he could be. Now BOYS NOIZE presents his second longplayer. Instead of following the commercial path after the unexpected success of “OI OI OI", BOYS NOIZE passed on any big name featuring, the great pop approach or feeding trends. Keeping it real, “POWER” starts where “Oi Oi Oi” has ended and shows the freshest of electronica and techno music.

Power - promo

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Voodeux - The Paranormal

This is the debut full-length release by Boston/Philly duo Voodeux. Two years ago, on the East Coast of America, a couple of highly technical production wizards joined forces and created their own genre of strange and creepy techno under the moniker, Voodeux. Tanner Ross and James Watts first released The Curse EP on Mothership in 2008 with great success. With DJ support rolling in from everywhere, Claude VonStroke soon commissioned them to record a full-length album of this new moody sound. The Paranormal is a concentrated vision of myth and mysterious beats, exploring the eerie afterlife side of techno like no other artists have done to date. It is a vision of ghosts and goblins hiding in the closet (or lurking in the dark corners of the dancefloor), ready to scare the daylights out of you. Using dark funk, ghoulish atmospheres, quizzical beats, growling, ominous vocal stabs and futuristic production, Voodeux is staking their claim as the next generation of American techno. The Paranormal is Halloween on wax, and a minimal techno masterwork for the modern underworld.

The Paranormal Promotional Vid

The Paranormal

New 2020 Soundsystem!!!

Here is the new 2020 Soundsystem album "Falling", it just leaked yesterday so I havent got a chance to listen to it yet but I have heard some songs from it live and they were dope then so I have some high hopes for this album.



I just came across this site that has tons and tons of live DJ sets, it seems pretty awesome so far

Monday, August 24, 2009

great article - 10 great cult films

I want to and plan on seeing all these films, some of the previews look too good to be true, check it out

Modular - Leave them all behind Vol.3

I havent gotten a chance to listen to this yet but it has such a dope track list that I don't see how it could possibly be bad, get it now!!!

Disc 1 - MIXED

1. Phoenix - Lisztomania (Clasixx Remix)
2. Fever Ray - Triangle Walks (Tiga's 1-2-3-4 Remix)
3. Canyons - Blue Snakes
4. The Golden Filter - Solid Gold
5. Sebastien Tellier - Kilometre (Aeroplane Italo '84 Remix)
6. In Flagranti - Brash and Vulgar
7. Beni - Fringe Element
8. Den Haan - Release the Beast
9. Bag Raiders - Shooting Stars (Siriusmo Remix)
10. Louis La Roche - Be Brave
11. Knightlife - Discotirso
12. Jesse Rose featuring Hot Chip - Forget My Name
13. Van She - Changes (Vemixed)
14. Golden Silvers - True No. 9 Blues (True Romance)
15. MGMT - Of Moons, Birds and Monsters (Holy Ghost! Remix)
16. Calvin Harris - Im Not Alone (Burns Rewerk)
17. My Tiger My Timing - This Is Not The Fire
18. Visti and Meyland - Yes Maam (All Nite Long) (Trentemøller Remix)
19. Who Made Who - Raveo
20. Juan Macelan - One Day
21. Simian Mobile Disco - Audacity of Huge (Naum Gabo Remix)
21. The Presets - Kicking and Screaming (Andee and Oohee's Acid Punch Mix)
22. Florence and The Machine - Dog Days Are Over (An Optimo [Espacio] Remix)

Disc 2 - UNMIXED

1. Tiga - What You Need
2. Passion Pit - Sleepyhead
3. Friendly Fires - Skeleton Boy
4. Das Pop - Never Get Enough
5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll (James Iha Remix)
6. Whitest Boy Alive - Courage
7. Bloc Party - One More Chance (Alex Metric Remix)
8. Jack Penate - Tonight's Today
9. Ladyhawke - Love Don't Live Here Anymore
10. Woolfy - Oh Missy (Extended Mix)
11. Solid Gold - Get Over It
12. Delorean - Deli
13. Franz Ferdinand - Live Alone
14. Delphic - Counterpoint
15. Air France - GBG Belongs
16. The Invisible - London Girl
17. The Phenomenal Handclap Band - 15 to 20


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

BLK JKS - After Robots (YES!!!!)

These guys are awesome, they have been opening for Fela Kuti on is past american tour that was cut short.

The BLK JKS, South African afro avant noise rock band. Childhood friends Linda and Mpumi grew up on the same block in Johannesburg’s East Rand, where they taught themselves guitar after Linda’s sister received one as a prize in church choir. Forming a band in 2003, early BLK JKS shows and recordings we remarkable for their stacks of guitar drone and head nodding beats, but it was with the addition of bassist Molefi and drummer Tsepang—both of Soweto—that BLK JKS began work with a fresh approach and plunged into its current universe of sound. Heavy club dates and festival gigs followed as they band earned a loyal following across the country. In June 2007 the BLK JKS released a handful of songs as a limited edition CD EP that was quickly snapped up by hardcore fans and knowing collectors.

The November 2007 release of the “Lakeside” vinyl-only 10in marks the band’s international debut with a limited edition of 500 selling at some of the world’s best record shops: Rough Trade (London), Soul Jazz (London), Phonica (London), Rush Hour (Amsterdam), Turntable Lab (NYC), Other Music (NYC), Dusty Groove (Chicago), Jet Set (Kyoto/Tokyo), Canned Applause (Johannesburg) and Mabu (Cape Town).

BLK JKS is currently finishing the debut LP “After Robots” and is planning its first trip to the US in the spring of 2008.

Eclectic Johannesburg, South Africa psychedelic/progressive rock quartet BLK JKS released the Mystery EP on Secretly Canadian in early March and have a full-length, After Robots, due on the same label this fall. The nine-track collection was produced by the Secret Machines' Brandon Curtis in Bloomington, Indiana, who does a great job capturing the howling guitars. See, for example, frenetic, horn and group vocal-lined opener "Molalatladi," translated "Rainbow."-Source


Tucci - Live at Muddyriver Festival 2009

Here is a great live mix from an awesome up and coming DJ out of new york, do yourself a favor and DL this ASAP


Monday, August 17, 2009

Luke Vibert - We Hear You

Luke Vibert is back with an album under his own name that defies expectations.
The songs on this album bend genre rules to Luke’s stylistic traits, his ear for great idiosyncratic samples, sweetly strange melody, big bass and sloppy drums.
On ‘We Hear You’ he melds modes and effects across genres with his trademark quick wit and deft skills into a very solid, listenable and enjoyable album, one of his best to date.For example, songs like ‘De-pimp Act’ connect the dots between Terry Riley, dubstep bass and hip hop with a lightness that makes it seem like an everyday occurrence; ‘Hot Sick’ and ‘Square Footage’ sound like Daft Punk’s dreams distilled.In contrast, ‘Dive and Lie Wrecked’ mixes up scary bass with 2-step drums and G-funk melody into something very much stranger than the sum of its parts. He regularly mines the best bits of the old school too, for example, ‘House Stabs’ mixes Inner City style stabs with melodic diva vocals and tight, swinging drums. ‘We Hear You’ definitely goes a long way to address any doubts that Luke is nothing less than a producer in a league of his own making strange and brilliant music. - Phonica

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Calvin Harris - Ready for the Weekend

Calvin Harris follows up his first album, 'I Created Disco' with 'Ready For The Weekend' which is due out in mid-August. "What I'm into at the moment", says Calvin Harris, "is the idea of stadium dance. Playing football stadiums with massive riffs, big hands-in-the-air moments."

The current single 'I'm Not Alone' Calvin calls "a big stadium dance tune, somewhere between Snow Patrol, Faithless and Grandaddy".

The next single from the forthcoming album will be the title track, 'Ready For The Weekend' which, features the vocals of Mary Pearce (who's credits include backing vocals for the likes of Beverly Knight, Lionel Richie and Chaka Khan), as well as big piano chords.

On the album as a whole, Calvin says: "Ready For The Weekend is a good example of pop song meets piano house record, it's my favourite thing I've done so far."

'Ready For The Weekend' is the second album from Scottish dance producer Calvin Harris who shot to fame with his 2007 debut album 'I Created Disco'. After working as producer for Kylie Minogue and being nominated for various awards including a Brit for best single, this is another collection of pop inspired dance tracks taking in everything from electro house to the anthemic pop trance of the lead single 'I'm Not Alone'.

Scottish kitsch-dance producer, Calvin Harris, burst on to the UK music scene with his tongue-in-cheek single, "Acceptable In The 80s", which reached number 10 in the UK singles chart. A blend of retro synth sounds, and knowing lyrics it set the template for Harris' debut full length, I CREATED DISCO, released in June 2007. The album was preceded by Harris' second single, "The Girls", which upping the ante with it's ironic claims of sexual attractiveness--set to a synth sample from the Human League--the single shot top number 3 in the single charts.

*Link removed by request

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Bottin - No Static

Spacey italo disco at its finest, this track is awesome with a nice driving bass, soaring synths and some weird vocal I cant make out, Ganoova maybe? anyway both versions of this track kick ass so download it now!

Track list
No Static (Main Version)
No Static (Club Version)


New Simian Mobile Disco - Temporary Pleasure (2009)

Simian Mobile Disco have named their sophomore album Temporary Pleasure. It'll be out August 17. The cast of guest vocalists includes Beth Ditto, Jamie Lidell and Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals). Zan Rowe caught up with producer James Ford, who reported that some of the music was made here in Australia earlier this year when Simian Mobile Disco were touring with the Big Day Out. "Ten Thousand Horses we actually mixed in Australia in a studio in Australia. We had a day off and instead of going to the beach like everybody else on the tour we went in to the studio. And I think yeah, that was the mix that made it on to the record. Ford said that he was hoping to be back in Australia with Simian Mobile Disco again this summer.-Source

Track List
1. Cream Dream (featuring Gruff Rhys)
2. Audacity of Huge (featuring Chris Keating)
3. 10000 Horses Can’t Be Wrong
4. Cruel Intentions (featuring Beth Ditto)
5. Off The Map (featuring Jamie Lidell)
6. Synthesise
7. Bad Blood (featuring Alexis Taylor)
8. Turn Up The Dial (featuring Young Fathers)
9. Ambulance
10. Pinball (featuring Telepathe)


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Krikor and The Dead Hillbillies - Land of Truth

prince and throbbing gristle on a boat is the kind of feeling you get while listening to this.
stompin beats and overdriven synths, oldschool drum machines and outer-space sound sculptures. on this first single, krikor and his dead hillbillies invited the great nicolas ker of poni hoax fame to lay his deep dreadful voice. for proper dancefloor action, krikor reduced the original himself to a heavy bass disco monster full of percussions and tape delay. on the flip, two typical krikor tracks, stomping beats and acid guitars bringing the (dark) funk back in electronic music.


Phantogram - Eyelid Movies

PHANTOGRAM is a Psych-Rock, Electronic, Hip-Hop Influenced duo from Upstate, NY consisting of Joshua Carter and Sarah Barthel. Their music can be described as a culmination of unique street beat rhythms, and psychedelic melodies, with combined technology and organic textures.
These guys were really great at Camp Bisco this year and killed their early thursday day time slot, I highly recommend checking them out and if you can, go see them ASAP. They will be playing in Brooklyn on August 29th at the Glasslands.


Sunday, August 9, 2009

Scion CD Sampler V. 25: Trouble & Bass

Track List
01.Drop the Lime - We Are The Future
02.AC Slater - Calm Down
03.Drop The Lime - Howling
04.Acid Jacks - Crazy Legs!
05.Mikix The Cat - Handz Up
06.Drop The Lime - Tabac Theme
07.Starkey - Listen In
08.Little Jinder - Youth Blood
09.Udachi - Jellyroll
10.Math Head - Come To Me" (feat Illvia)

Legowelt - Amiga Railroad Adventures

Legowelt (and all its pseudonyms from Smackos to Gladio etc.etc.etc.) is the concept which creates Crazy badass Chicago House Trax-Detroit techno electro jams --- Dark John Carpenter style minimal wave soundtracks ---- hard-hitting wahwah cop movie jazzfunk.


Friday, August 7, 2009

Sorcerer - Neon Leon

Sorcerer, known to his friends as Daniel Judd, debuted in full-length form in 2007 for the label after his Surfing at Midnight 12-inch and its attendant Prins Thomas remix made him a household name among cosmic disco fans. According to the press release, the sound is very much the same on Neon Leon, an album of ten songs that use soft guitars, subtle synths and lightly grooving percussion to create sunny vibes. The major point of departure? "Raydio" will feature a rare appearance for Judd's vocal talents. - RA


Thursday, August 6, 2009

Medeski, Martin and Wood - Radiolarians III

2009 release from the seemingly unclassifiable trio, the third and final installment in their Radiolarians trilogy. Highlights include the passionate and gritty traditional 'Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down,' the anthemic 'Undone,' and the Latin-influenced acoustic opener 'Chantes Des Femmes.' Overall, Radiolarians III finds the trio doing what they do best - melding genres and improvising. What results, is maybe the strongest and most cohesive album of the entire Radiolarian's series.


New Radiohead track

Harry Patch (In Memory Of)


Zomby - One Foot Ahead of the Other EP


With the likes of El Guincho, Vampire Weekend, the Ruby Suns and many more jumping on the African/tropicalia bandwagon, it seems like critical mass is fast approaching for purveyors of brittle afro-pop. But the Very Best boast credentials the like that bands who spend years at an Ivy League school learning about Africa can't touch--lead singer Esau Mwamawaya is actually from Africa, and he met Radioclit, a U.K. production team, while he was working at a thrift shop. The chance meeting led to the group, now christened the not at all boasting the Very Best, to release 2008's excellent mixtape Esau Mwamawaya and Radioclit are...The Very Best, a great mix that found the Very Best covering the Beatles with help from Ruby Suns and covering Vampire Weekend's "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa" with help from...Vampire Weekend.Now the group is giving the full-length album a go with Warm Heart of Africa, the vibe of which is surely captured on first single "Warm Heart of Africa." Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig helps out on the hook on that one, but he's not the only big guest star on the record: M.I.A. also guests on a track. ~ Andrew Winistorfer/Source


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Delorean - Ayrton Senna Mixtape

awesome lil mix these guys through together to showcase their new EP and some remixes they did, also their new EP can be found on here on the previous page, the 2nd thing I ever posted, get it cuz its really good. I'm not exactly sure how these guys havent blown up yet, I wasnt such a fan of their first album but their second album imo is really awesome even if it is a little bit repetitive but their new EP seems to me like they have realized and focused their sound.



Diskjokke - Staying In

With two singles out on Prins Thomas' Full Pupp label, two more on Get Physical sub-imprint Kindish, and now, a debut LP on Smalltown Supersound, the 27-year-old Norwegian producer Joachim Dyrdahl (a.k.a. diskJokke) is building an impressive CV. But there's more to diskJokke than bulletproof connections; his spacey electro-disco is technically impressive and effortlessly appealing. It's rife with surgically straight percussion, oil-slick synths, bouncy bass, and eerie almost-vocal melodies-- warm sounds with plenty of frigid antimatter, courtesy of judicious effects and pan envelopes, seething between them. Like his countryman Lindstrøm, who came to dance music from a non-dance background, diskJokke studied classical violin and mathematics before turning to beats. The former is evident in his music's sweeping lyricism; the latter, in its cleanly schematized structures.
When we talk about going out, we mean going in-- to a nightclub, restaurant, theater, or other dim enclosure. The background template of diskJokke's MySpace-- a hammock stretched between palm trees before a huge blue sky-- suggests an entirely different listening environment for his music. When he talks about staying in, he means going out, in both senses of the phrase. His tracks are equally suited to the close air of clubs and the breezy expanses of the great outdoors, working in deft juxtapositions of the earthly with the alien. The title track's tropical cheer is tailored for a seaside stroll, with burbling hand percussion and a bright melody that evokes timpani runs. But when these peter out to fully reveal the ice-cold synth dollops coagulating beneath them, it's like an unearthly stillness descending as a UFO suddenly lands in the dunes. The same trick is repeated on the tortuously titled "I Was Go To Marrocco and I Don't See You": At first, it's claustrophobic, with a bass line like a big rubber ball bouncing frantically around a small room, but the walls crumble imperceptibly until they suddenly fall away. Then the stars come out, and we drift up through the ceiling.
This sense of vertical motion is crucial to diskJokke's music. Different kinds of techno evoke different kinds of movement: Clark's Turning Dragons is a runaway Tilt-A-Whirl, while Pantha Du Prince's This Bliss hang-glides through the Aurora Borealis. On "Folk I Farta", diskJokke is a glass-elevator operator bearing the listener upward through discrete levels of architecture: first floor, Glassian piano runs spinning gyroscopically across stereo channels. Second floor, prizefighting drums. Third floor, synths like Native-American flutes and harmonic washes. Fourth floor, overdriven counter-melody; fifth, drum and bass break. Sixth and final stop-- everything at once, duh. "Folk I Farta" is a good example of a track that's set up so well, anything except a predictable finale would be disappointing. Sometimes, diskJokke builds more chutes and ladders into his music: "Større Enn Først Antatt" feints where "Folk I Farta" steadily ascends. But either way, at the end of each track, the listener seems to have climbed somethingvery high, through thick undergrowth, to emerge in the cold, thin air. - Brian Howe,PF


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

My Fall Schedule so far

So, this is what my fall schedule is looking like and its prob what your fall sched should look like also, if I missed anything that you think I'd like leave me a comment asap. I'll also be adding more to this as more things are announced and as I discover more things because this was sort of just off the top of my head. Also if you know of something I'd like going at Terminal 5 forget about it cause I know there are a few good shows going on there but I refuse to support that place, I cant believe they are having Rusko play there, seriously WTF, I hope he blows all their speakers.

Sept 2 - Cocorosie @ Highline Ballroom
Sept 6 - Electric Zoo @ Randalls Island
Sept 8 - BLK JKS @ SOB's
Sept 9 - Circulatory System @ Le Poisson Rouge
Sept 11 - Telefon Tel Aviv @ The Bell House
Sept 12 - Telefon Tel Aviv @ Mercury Lounge
Sept 23 - Caspa @ Le Poisson Rouge
Sept 25 - Phoenix @ Rumsey Playfield
Sept 26 - Phoenix @ Rumsey Playfield
Sept 28 - Fever Ray @ Webster Hall (predicted best show of the year)
Sept 29 - Fever Ray @ Webster Hall (predicted tie for best show of the year)
Oct 13 - The Dodo's @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Oct 15 - Pnuma Trio @ Sullivan Hall
Oct 23 - Orchard Lounge @ Le Poisson Rouge
Oct 24 - Mum @ Le Poisson Rouge
Nov 5 - Islands @ Bowery Ballroom

GoodBooks - Control

This is one of my favorite albums that came out in 2007, really great band that makes electronic pop I guess you could say. I have heard them compared to coldplay which I'd say is somewhat accurate if coldplay actually made interesting music that sounded good, anyways check em out.


Sunday, August 2, 2009

Free Blood - The Singles

Free Blood began as an attempt by former !!! percussionist John Pugh and fashion designer Madeline Davy to blend the impeccable style of Manhattan dance clubs with the raw energy of Brooklyn parties. The duo formed Free Blood in 2003, mixing noisy, percussion-heavy dance-punk akin to !!! with pop melodies and structures while keeping the instrumentation simple, focusing on bass guitar, drum machine, and vocals.

These guys will be playing at BEMF, def one of the shows I am really looking forward to so if ur going and havent heard them before you should really check this out.

Part 1
Part 2

edit: fixed links 8/13

King Tubby Meets Scientist - In a Revival Dub

King Tubby and his apprentice Scientist produced some of the most seminal dub works of 70's Jamaican reggae. 'In A Revival Dub' features the pair of studio masters tackling Jah Thomas' 'Midnight Rock' and other productions with a sack of killer reductions and abstractions for the dance. Nkumah 'Jah' Thomas was one of the finest deejays to come out of mid-70's Jamaican reggae scene, honing his skills in the Three Mile and Waterhouse districts of Western Kingston in the sink or swim world of the demanding dancehall crowds. His biggest tune 'Midnight Rock' was originally released on Alvin Ranglin's GG label and featured the Roots Radics in heavy form under his direction, crafting a hit riddim strictly for the dance. Scientist and King Tubby duly set about his riddims with some 14 back and forth versions, with Tubby applying his pristine sound to separate the sounds into cavernous shapes while Scientist makes his versions swelter in drowsily blissful soundscapes to let your mind and feet wander. Ace set. -Boomkat


lack of weekend updates

I have just been so beat every day after All Points West I haven't spent any time on the computer its basically been, wake up, drive, party, drive, sleep, repeat. I'll have a some pics and my thoughts on the weekend up later tonight when I get home, I cant wait to see Echo and the Bunnymen