Saturday, June 27, 2009
Yo. So. I'm back. Went to Europe for ten days, escaped all things music and internet, watched the love of my life (Daniela Hantuchova) play some next level doubles at Wimbledon, etc. But now I'm back to the whole blogging and DJing thing that y'all know me for.
And in my expert opinion, there's no better way to kick things off than with some of my new favorite dudes - Fast Life Yungstaz. Their song "Swag Surfin'" is set to be a summer anthem (alongside "Little Secrets"), no question about it. And obviously it doesn't hurt that I'm pretty sure I just heard a Patty Mayonnaise name drop. The new video may or may not be more polished, but that whole we're-Universal-and-we-hate-embedding-videos thing really cramps my style, ya know?
P.S. The above pic features Daniela beating the pants off the young, female Andy Murray: Laura Robson. (And by "beating the pants off" I mean "scraping out at three set victory against.") Sorry, British readers.
P.P.S. Wikipedia is wildly creepy. After watching some chick named Melanie Oudin take down the hated Jelena Jankovic (at least she grinds my gears), I checked to see who in the world she was. And literally seconds after ESPN aired her victory, this had already appeared: "In her biggest win of her young career to date on June 27, Oudin defeated world #6 Jelena Jankovic, 6-7. 7-5. 6-2." Poor writing, impressive timing.
Friday, June 12, 2009
So we've supported Wale since his monster of a "D.A.N.C.E." remix. And then there was "Nike Boots." Soon later, dude was releasing one of the most hyped mix tapes of the year - "The Mixtape About Nothing" - with Catchdubs and putting out singles with Lady Gaga.
And though I originally wasn't too hot on the latter ("Chillin'"), I'm now officially a fan. And had I not come to my senses and fallen in love with the cut before, I certainly would have gone for Skratch Bastid's new remix of it. See a list of samples used here, grab the .mp3 on Skratch Bastid's site (linked above), and peep his extensive dates on his MySpace page.
Friday, June 5, 2009
So I'm pretty sure you've all heard David Guetta and Kelly Rowland's "When Love Takes Over" by now. You know, the cut that samples (or blatantly rips off - I'm not sure about the technicalities) Coldplay's "Clocks." And most of you elitist turds probably hate it for being enormously cheesy. And that puts you in the wrong. No subjectivity here - you're all just objectively incorrect. 'Cause this song is infectious, useful, etc. In other words, it's wildly fun, so get off your high horse and try to enjoy it.
The video, on the other hand, is absurd. (I guess the track's absurd as well, but the flick's absurd in a not-so-awesome way.) Yea, I 100% believe that dudes can just walk down a boardwalk, over hills, and onto the beach with a shopping cart full of outrageously expensive audio equipment without being either a) stopped by the police or b) knocked out and robbed. And of course a lovely lady can just parade about a highly public space in an elegant gown without being both a) ogled and b) heckled. Yeesh.
P.S. Guetta's true press pics are on an entirely different level (for better or for worse is your call to make) than pretty much any other artist featured here on Panda Toes.
P.P.S. Federer's really gotta pull this semifinal out. Del Potro v. Soderling would be such a bad look for tennis.
EDIT: Fed wins. Good looks all around.