Monday, February 28, 2011
September 2010. I'd drop "Whip My Hair." Becky and/or Chad would slur, "Is this a new Rihanna song?" I'd say, "Nah yo, it's a new track by Will and Jada Pinkett Smith's daughter. She's only nine years old." And then they'd be all, "Oh my god, no way!" And I'd retort, "Yes way!" And he/she/they would get sidetracked and ask me to play "OMG" by Usher. So it went.
Anyways, Ms. Smith's new track "21st Century Girl" drops tomorrow. And much like "Whip My Hair," Willow's new single sounds like the product of someone two or three times her age. But unlike "Whip My Hair," "21st Century Girl" is a full-on pop banger. Remember when I said "Whip My Hair" was Rihanna vibes + Kelis vibes? Well this time around it's Rihanna vibes + Ke$ha vibes. Fully expect this here tune to crush even harder than "Whip My Hair." This kid's swag is indomitable.
21st Century Girl by Willow Smith
Sunday, February 27, 2011
I'm a huge Kylie Minogue fan. Everything she touches is gold so far as I'm concerned. Or at least every song she touches is gold. Her videos, on the other hand, are majorly hit or miss. For example, the video for "All The Lovers" has winning written all over it. I mean I have no idea what's going on, but still. Indescribably great.
But then there's rubbish like the "Love at First Sight" video. Now "Love at First Sight" is a next level pop song. Played it last night. Played it last Saturday. Played it at each of my two gigs last Friday. Etc. But the video? Lord. I quite literally can't find a single thing that I like about it. Kylie prances around like the most self esteem-deprived girl at the party (in what may or may not be snowboarding pants), background dancers go through a routine of uninteresting and unimpressive moves, and grid lines shoot all over the place for no apparent reason. Infuriating. But yea, the song is more or less one of the best things since sliced bread.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
I helped my dude A Bemused Frog make a music video for Surkin's "One Day" remix a few months ago. Some people liked it. Some people loved it. Still others (stupider people, that is) hated it. Anywho, young Jeremy was hopping around L.A. recently to show off his new film project at various festivals and screenings and such. And he thought to himself, "Why not shoot a video while I'm out here?" And so that's what he did. For Tennis's "Baltimore," no less. Watch:
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
So here's the deal. Kinda wanna be best friends with Sky Ferreira. Which of course is largely inappropriate considering she's younger than my little sister, but still. I just wanna run around town sneaking Sky and her pals 40s and blasting her songs on repeat.
Seriously though. Have you heard "One"? It's a masterpiece. Simply stunning. And though "Obsession" is no "One," it's still 100% wonderful. "Sex Rules" - which drops in March - is every bit as infectious as the aforementioned efforts. Need:
P.S. We definitely invited Ms. Ferreira to roll through the Pants Dance party at Bedlam on Friday. Apparently she declined said invitation. Bet she would've been there if she were 21. Next time we'll throw a party at an 18+ spot just for you, Sky. Promise.
Monday, February 21, 2011
I've been familiar with Famous Friends' Discovery party for quite some time now. Like I'd always read about it and think, "Jeez, that sounds stupid fun!" Also, "Jeez, I sure do wanna go!" And when I finally moved to NYC I went. And, as expected, it totally rocked my socks off. VDRK and Free Magic crush on a regular basis. I was lucky enough to spin with the latter a couple of months ago, and his set blew my mind. Granted my mind is relatively easily blown, but still. The dude just dropped a new mix, and it's all sorts of silky disco swag. Whoop!
Free Magic - My House is Big by Free Magic
Thursday, February 17, 2011
So tomorrow night umma be kicking off the long weekend in grand fashion with the Pants Dance crew at Bedlam (40 Ave. C). That means Jason Pants + Artie K, UWS, DADT, and I will be playing all sorts of internet music from 10-4. Except for the 1.5ish hours when special guest Them Jeans takes the wheel(s).
In case you don't know Them Jeans, here's a wee bit of background information: he runs with the Dim Mak crew, produces like a champion (peep his work here), and is way super tall. He's also DJed everything ever worth DJing. For example, you know that super famous party The Do-Over? Been there, crushed that. Catch his set from that afternoon below:
Them Jeans Live at The Do-Over Sept 19 2010 by Them Jeans
Four posts deep and I'm already back to shameless self-promotion! Let's go! No cover, 2-for-1 well drinks from 10:30-11:30, and all that jazz! Bleh. Click here if you fancy a peek at the event page.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
I've loved pretty much everything our friends over at Nightshifters have done since their inception. "At Night," "RAW," "Paypur," "The Change Up," blah, blah, etc. Same goes for the dude Canblaster. "Jetpack," "Chicken Run," the "Hot as Hell" remix, blah, blah, the list goes on. So you can probably imagine just how supremely unsurprised I was when I heard Canblaster's "Clockworks" (out today on Nightshifters) and loved it half to death. Yea.
Canblaster - "Clockworks"
Word. Cop the Master of Complication release here.
Monday, February 14, 2011
I've always loved listening to mixes while commuting. I'm all, "Man, it sucks way much that I've gotta go to work. Best put on an hour-long track, zone out, and totally numb my mind before I get there." But I never really appreciated just how crucial a mix could be until I moved to New York. I want so badly to not make eye contact with a single person. I want so badly to not hear mouth-breathing and hacking coughs. I want so badly to completely black out the entire commuting experience.
And Ross One and Roctakon's The Notorious Party Boy Soundtrack has been incredibly clutch when it comes to facilitating my antisocial tendencies. Great selections, impeccable mixing, etc. Never a dull moment. This here mix will have your full attention from start to finish, thus ensuring that you'll notice approximately 0% of what's taking place around you. Perfect:
Roctakon and Ross One - The Notorious Party Boy Soundtrack
Bonus: Grab the King of Mash's "Bad RoctaMance" here.
Ayo. Boys. Girls. It's been what, five months now? Yea, five months. Way back in September I was tellin' y'all about, "Blah, blah, blah, I really wanna DJ a party with NSR, this, that, and the other, blah, blah." Well ladies and gents, dreams do in fact come true. NSR and I now rock together the first Wednesday of every month at The Blind Barber and the second Thursday of every month at 49 Grove. It's truly magical, and it sounds a little something like this:
NSR - The War on Hugs
What's more, I've got three mixes to share from our friend Scott Melker. First up is Scott's The Melker Project. A wild tape full of mash-ups done live on turntables, not production software. Really impressive, infectious stuff:
Scott Melker - The Melker Project
And since the above mix is sure to leave you wanting more, check out Scott's Valentine's-appropriate Knockin' Boots series. The first of the two is one of my favorite mixes in the history of ever. It dropped in 2008 and never got old. The second picks up just where the first left off. A prime selection of 90s R&B. Grade A baby-makin' music:
Scott Melker - Knockin' Boots
Scott Melker - Knockin' Boots 2
And last but not least is Dirty South Joe and Flufftronix's Luvstep 2. Dubstep creeps me out. Annoys me. Irritates me. Etc. But DSJ and Fluffy's Luvstep was a classic. A wonderfully done mix. I haven't had time to check out the second (it was released just minutes ago), but I'm sure it's just as splendid. Peep them both at the Luvstep website and be sure to catch the dudes on their release tour:
Dirty South Joe and Flufftronix - Luvstep 1 + 2
Aight, so that's that. I'd like to be all, "I'm totally gonna start posting again, let's get the ball rolling!" But yea, that's probably not gonna happen. But y'all might as well leave me in your RSS feeds just in case.