Friday, April 29, 2011
There once was a time when I was in e-love with Uffie. And Zooey Deschanel. And blah, blah, blah. But alas, no more. These days there's only room for Florrie. I mean, listen to "Begging Me." And watch the video. Notice any flaws? No, of course not. God, it's all so perfect. Know what's embarrassing? My propensity to fall deeply in love with any girl that can sing, DJ, paint, whatever. Seriously. Any girl with any sort of skill whatsoever, game over. But yea, Florrie wins.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
So Jamaica. I was a bit late to the game. But then I heard "I Think I Like U 2." Game changer. But naturally I fell behind again. Like way, way behind. "Oh word, y'all made a video for this? Over a year ago? Great." But yea, it's great. So-Me videos are always fabulous, but this one's different than most. (Or at least different than most of the ones I've seen.) And it's better for it. That's all the disjointed rambling I can muster up today. Enjoy the video:
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
OK. So. Mylo. You know Mylo, right? Well can you tell me where he went? I mean yea, he's still pumping out remixes every once in a great while. But like, does dude ever DJ anywhere? Is he gonna release an album any time soon? Or even ever again? Forgive me for being clueless. And give me answers. Please, thanks, cheers.
But seriously. Does he still DJ? If so, where do I have to go to find him? Alternatively, how much do I have to pay to get him to DJ with me in my apartment? Did that track "I'm Back" (or whatever it's actually called) ever see the light of day? Does anyone know anything? At all? Give me answers. I may not deserve them, but I want - nay, need - them desperately.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
4/20 means a lot of things to a lot of people. But 4/20/2011 means one thing and one thing only to me: Soulja Boy's Juice is finally out. And. It's. Great. In particular, his track with Roscoe Dash and J-Money. "Stacks On Deck." Granted I'm a huge Soulja Boy fan so my early assesment is beyond biased, but still. The instrumental is stuffed with all of my favorite kinds of cheese. Roscoe Dash reuses one of his old refrains. Everything's right and nothing's wrong with this song.
And then there's the video for "Weed & Shoes," which was sent to me by ex-Panda Toes-er Breck Elizabeth. I've watched it a good five, ten, or thirty times today, and every time I watch I get more and more upset that I'm not a famous rapper. Why am I not a famous rapper? Where did I go wrong? I'll never amount to anything. Great.
P.S. "Weed & Shoes" isn't on the Juice tape. Meh, whatever.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Aight. So first up today is The Whispers' "It's a Love Thing," a song that's seven or so years older than I am. Everything about it is brilliant. Funky instrumental, fabulous singing, all that jazz. And yet the whole is much greater than the sum of its parts. Utterly brilliant track. One of only two songs I've listened to on the train for the past week or so. Yea, I've got a bit of an addictive personality.
And I suppose it only makes sense that today's other song is the second of the two songs that I've had on repeat for the past week. "Midas Touch" by Midnight Star, duh. But seriously. Does the fact that these guys and gals are from Frankfort, Kentucky make any sense? Did that catch anyone else off guard? Or am I just a total weirdo? Also. I was gonna cut the "It's a Love Thing" video some slack 'cause it's heaps old and such. Until of course I saw this video, which just so happens to be the freshest thing I've seen in a good millenium or so.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
So yea. Markus of LOL Boys fame. Dude is kind of next level when it comes to knowing every song to ever surface on the internets. The past few days that's meant hip-hop. For starters, there's YC's new heater "Racks." A true driving anthem. Granted I don't have a car, but still.
And then there's New Boyz's new cut "I Don't Care" with Big Sean. Samples Yeah Yeah Yeahs' "Heads Will Roll." Not entirely sold on it just yet, but wow. I mean, yea. Joint's super catchy if nothing else.
Anyways. That flier. The people listed on it? DJing with them tonight. At 49 Grove. It's free. As are vodka drinks from 10-11. So. Yea. Go team!
Monday, April 11, 2011
Dimitri from Paris. The gentleman needs no introduction. Legend. A Night at the Playboy Mansion got me hooked, Sacrebleu reeled me in, and nothing he's done since has given me any reason to believe that he's lost it. At all. Take for example his upcoming release with DJ Rocca on Gomma Records. Fresh, warm, pure class. I wanna play this in a lounge, at a poolside party, at a rave, in an elevator, in my cubicle, etc. Gracious grannies, so good.
Friday, April 8, 2011
So I interned for Warner Records a few years back. One of the A&R gents there was all kinds of obsessed with Wiz Khalifa. Dude gave us all copies of Grow Season, and it didn't leave my ride for the rest of the summer. Now Wiz is a super big deal, pumping out anthems on the regular. And putting out videos of his crew smoking, smoking, smoking, drinking, and smoking. Lift. Weights. Bow. Flex.
But enough about famous people. More about me. Tonight I'm DJing at The Mercury Lounge on Houston. Fellow Dartmouth kids (and one Hamilton dude) Filligar are headling. Check out the video for their new single "Not Gonna Settle" below and cop tickets here.
Hit up Filligar's SoundCloud page if you're trying to download "Not Gonna Settle" or explore some of their other material.
Not Gonna Settle by Filligar
EDIT: Whoops, show's sold out. Should be a limited number of tickets available at the door, though.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
As mentioned yesterday, I work in a cubicle. My coworkers and I stare at computer screens for eight or so hours every day, breaking only to weep or get a cup of water. It's not a good look. Predictably enough, the folks with whom I work aren't exactly the biggest music fans on planet earth. I listened to one coworker play what must've been Real McCoy's entire discography today. It was a truly abysmal look.
So my mind was 100% blown when another coworker made a music recommendation and - gasp! - it wasn't complete and utter rubbish. In fact, it was brilliant. Hemingway remixed Cyclist's "Bass Face," and I liked it. Super smooth, a bit funky, and simultaneously relaxing and energizing. I feel like this song would make an appropriate soundtrack for quite literally everything I ever have done or will do.
Bass Face (Hemingway's Space Party Mix) - Cyclist by hmgwy
Secondly. The Glamour. Pretty sure they were the first artists I interviewed for Panda Toes. Pretty sure I have every song they've released in my iTunes library. Etc. Anyways, Asher Diamonds (of The Glamour fame, in case you didn't make the connection) just threw a new cut called "Trio #1" up on SoundCloud. Not very The Glamour-esque, but definitely still a beast of a song. A very deep, very groovy song.
Trio #1 by asherdiamonds
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
As I mentioned yesterday, Almost Famous is tonight. So though he won't be DJing tonight (you can catch him at Almost Famous every third Wednesday), I still feel like it's appropriate to show the dude Hohme some love. Yes, the same Hohme that won the Let's Mix and DJ Mag mix competition a few months back. Anywho, his new mix Sweet Dreams is all sorts of house and dubstep and this and that and the other. Peep:
Hohme - Sweet Dreams
Also. Cut Copy. So everyone's hip to "Lights & Music" and "Hearts on Fire" and all the new singles. Yea, they're incredible, duh. That said, "Saturdays" is my jam of choice. Bright Like Neon Love was the soundtrack to a day when I was interning at Pedestrian and living in a crummy hostel and scooping ice cream and cleaning clubs to get by. You know, back before I spent forty hours per week in a cubicle.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Lots of musics from a couple of friends today. First up comes some tune action from my pals Tubetops. Various versions of Tubetops (see: Joe Booty) have accomplished various things (see: opening for Maino, the "Relax" music video), but this here lineup just might be the best yet. The lads just wrapped up a remix of Bodega Girls' "School Night." Rinse, rinse:
02 School Night REMIX mp3 by TUBETOPS
And then there's my boy Dash Speaks. You know, the one I DJ at The Blind Barber with on the first Wednesday of everything month? Yea, him. Anyways, he just released his new project The Eastern Bloc Series. You may or may not hear a couple of these tracks tomorrow night at Almost Famous. Do come.
Dash Speaks - The Eastern Bloc Series
And lastly, be sure to check out In Flagranti's remix of Hercules and Love Affair's "Painted Eyes." Reminds me a lot of the "Hoppy Bunny" episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Because there's a flute in it and I have a piss poor attention span, that is.
Painted Eyes (In Flagranti Version) by moshi moshi music
Monday, April 4, 2011
Aight. So there's this Swiss dude Janski, right? And Janski and I went to college together. DJed a grip of raves together. Blew the power at a house party together. Drank drinks and listened to house music together. Opened for one another. Stuff like that. None of it made any sense, but most of it was pretty fun.
Anyways, Janski has been doing some serious Ableton work lately. Remixed Avicii's "Penguin." It's fire. I definitely prefer it to the original (though the original is super swag as well). Remixed Arty & Mat Zo's "Rebound." Also fire. Get familiar:
Avicii - Penguin (Janski Remix) by Janski
Arty & Mat Zo - Rebound (Janski Remix) by Janski
Friday, April 1, 2011
I went through a major Morrissey phase during my junior year of high school. Or senior year. Or something. Can't quite remember, and it's really not important. Anywho, "The Last of the Famous International Playboys" was one of my favorite songs of dude's. But then I started listening exclusively to Dutch house, and I completely forgot about the song. Thank goodness The Notorious Party Boy Soundtrack popped into my life and reminded me just what a banger this song is.
And speaking of old songs. Uffie's "The Party." Or Justice's "The Party." Or whatever this version is called. And to whomever it belongs. Four years later and I still have no idea where I can cop a quality version of this track. I mean, this thing popped up on YouTube back when I was still harboring the most massive Uffie crush this side of Feadz and André. But seriously. Still need. Where you at?