Sunday, January 31, 2010
I'm a few months late on this one, but whatever. I've had Sound of Stereo's "Zipper" for quite some time, but I never really got around to listening to their full E.P. Problem. I recently got my lazy self around to checking out "Velcro," and it's a certified no-nonsense track. Thanks for the prodding, ex-Panda Toes champion Dan Kagan. Apparently these dudes or their label (understandably) aren't too big on YouTube having full tracks, so peep the E.P. teaser. The track to end all tracks (perhaps a slight exaggeration, but still) drops at 1:35 or so.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Panda Toes veterans may or may not remember a certain Breck Elizabeth who started P.T. with me a few years ago. She no longer writes on these here pages, but her lack of dedication hasn't led to the demise of our friendship. Obviously. Anywho, the young miss traveled up to New Hampshire to doggie paddle with me last weekend, and we spent a good ten or twelve hours of every day rocking "Money to Blow." So many choice quotes in that there song.
As soon as Breck left, a certain A-Trak did a little remix of sorts for the track. Nah Right - which has the .mp3 for you scavengers - reports that this is off of his Dirty South Dance Vol. 2. Judging by the fact that his first Dirty South Dance was one of the first mixes I ever really got into, one might guess that I'm twitching with excitement for the rumored second installment.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
This girl. I'm in love with her. Perhaps an overstatement. But maybe not. Sometimes I get lazy and stop reading Panda Toes for a few days at a time. This is one of those times - Greg and I must be on some ESP ish. She's got the sultry british twang of an angel and an almost theatrical delivery style that I can't stop listening to. What's more, she sounds as tight on bouncey dancefloor bombs as those cheesy acoustic jams (which I am still shamelessly enjoying). It's like somebody mixed Uffie with Jenny Lewis and injected her with the exuberance of a young Joni Mitchell (name-dropping blogger alert). Done talking - Enjoy.
I don't know who French Fries is. In fact, until a few moments ago I thought it consisted of multiple people. However, the fact that dude goes by "Mr. French Fries" and all of the French Fries promo pics are solo shots led me to believe that it is in fact one lone gent. Serial powers of deduction. Anywho, his Arma E.P. dropped yesterday on Beatport and I quite like it. In fact, I believe that you will like it as well. Hence the whole me posting about it thing. Remixes by BeatauCue, Bok Bok, and Tomb Crew make this even more of a winner. Delectible.
Monday, January 25, 2010
So. At that rave that went down I vaguely remember dropping DJ Zinc's "Blunt Edge." Dunno remember what was playing before or what we mixed into after, but I do remember thinking, "Jeez, this is the perfect stinkin' time to drop some DJ Zinc." And I did. And it worked. But all the while I was trying to figure out when "Wile Out" - "Blunt Edge" + Ms. Dynamite's vocal work on top - would drop. The answer? February 8th. Can't wait.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
So. That rave I was talking about. It all went down last night. Or at least two hours or so went down. Then the entire venue (if you can properly call it that) lost power, which of course means no black lights, no strobes, and no fans. Oh, and neither speakers nor turntables. Yet despite the premature conclusion of my favorite residency (again, if you can call it that), I made sure to find time to drop Azari & III's "Reckless (With Your Love)," one of my favorite tracks at the moment. Enjoy:
In other news, Ellie Goulding. Cute girl, lovely tunes. And y'all can observe both her cuteness and her songs' loveliness in the video below. After watching it, head over to Disco Dust to cop Russ Chimes's remix of "Starry Eyed." Simply lovely.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I've been waiting a ridiculously long time for an Uffie full-length to drop. My obsession started with "Pop the Glock" and intensified when Oizo dropped an unreleased version of "The Party" in one of his sets. I became a full-fledged fan boy (or perhaps a stalker) when I saw her live in London and Sydney. Then I didn't hear from or about young miss Uffie for quite some time.
Yet somehow my obsession never died. Despite my remarkably short attention span, I never stopped hoping for the promised full-length. And lo and behold, it appears as though patience does in fact pay off. The album? Dropping this spring. "Pop the Glock"? Re-released with some fabulous remixes. And a new single - "MCs Can Kiss" - is being released on February 15th. The Zombie Disco Squad remix is incredible. The dub? Even better. Peep the former below:
And here's the version of "The Party" that I'm still 100% in love with. Never had the good fortune of coming across a quality copy of this, so lemme know if you boys and girls know where I can buy it. The † version is lovely and all, but I've been needing this one in particular for a long, long time.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
I have no idea who Camel is. He? She? They? I dunno. However, I do know that I like the song "Zig Zag." I want it. I need it in my life. And word on the street has it the Zig Zag E.P. (or single, whatever) is dropping kinda, sorta soon. When it does, I'll be copping. You should too.
In other news, be sure to check out the new episode of Everything Rules!!!! because, well, it's super funny and the like. Brought to you by Bemused Frog, the same gent who whipped up the lovely "One Day" video. Please laugh:
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
I was getting sick of all the hype surrounding Round Table Knights' upcoming single, "Calypso." Though I've always enjoyed their mixes and play out the Mowgli remix of "Belly Dancer" on the regular, I couldn't be convinced to so much as preview "Calypso" on the Knights' MySpace page. Big mistake. After watching the video teaser for the E.P. I'm convinced I'll love each and every cut on the release. Made to Play is quickly becoming one of my favorite - if not my single favorite - label in the game. I've been sleeping, but at least I'm on board now.
In other news, I may or may not be DJing a rave in a couple of days. Or a week. Or something. And not a proper warehouse-style rave or anything of the sort, but rather a college-kids-embracing-their-inner-house-and-electro-style rave. If that makes any sense, which it most likely doesn't. Anywho, I'm absolutely tickled every time I think of dropping Bird Peterson's remix of Ocelot's "Our Time" at the aforementioned hypothetical gig. Of course I'm also envisioning my hair looking something like DJ Pauly D's and Snooki doing the splits on the dance floor. Hey, a guy can dream, no?
Monday, January 11, 2010
I've never tried to hide my obsession with Calvin Harris's tunes. I had no idea who the gent was when I got his I Created Disco in the mail one sunny Los Angeles afternoon, but I popped the disc in never looked back. Listened to it on my way to get groceries, listened to it on the way home. Listened to it on my two-hour drive to Warner the next morning, and again listened to it on the way home. Etc.
The love had not diminished in the least by the time Harris's second album dropped. It's thus quite surprising that I didn't get around to posting "Flashback" until today. Easily one of my favorite cuts from the album, well worth the posting. So without further ado, enjoy a film full of Calvin and some beautiful women (par for the course so far as C.H. videos go - dude loves his lovely ladies).
Also, go download Mickey Factz's new E.P. Alpha. I mean, only if you like good music for free, that is. Download = here.
Friday, January 8, 2010
If you found a chance to check out my mix Where the H is BBS? (which was entered in the Let's Mix N.G.D.J. competition), you heard a couple of Riva Starr cuts. They're delicious and I most certainly want more. For example, the ditty below. "Dance Me" is the second single from If Life Gives You Lemons Make Lemonade, which will drop (hopefully soon) on Made to Play.
On related note, I've got a few homework assignments for you:
1. Peep Discobelle's write-up of my new mix. The dudes chose Where the H is BBS? as their second pick for the N.G.D.J. contest! (Part 2 - follow the links and vote for my mix.)
2. Show me some MySpace and Twitter love.
3. Watch the video for "Say Aah." It's dank and the song's remarkable, but I can't figure out how to embed it.
4. Think about how good the following commercial is.