This week Dim Mak Tuesdays at Cinespace welcomes two acts playing live for you: Parallels and French Horn Rebellion, plus guest DJ Myrryrs and myself. The performances in the back room should be pretty rad, I had a chance to catch a little bit of Parallels over the weekend and they sounded pretty spectacular live (especially since they were only two on stage). Check out their music video for "Ultralight" below:
6356 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
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This Monday (10/12) is Hollywood Artwalk #15, presented by Everyday Group and the Hear Gallery. I'll be spinning in the front room, sharing the stage with special guests Steed Lord (DJ set)! Check out their teaser video for their upcoming Heart II Heart Tour below:
Dragonfly Bar (Hollywood)
6510 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
$5 or Free with RSVP (www.myeverydaypeople.com/livemondays)
This mixtape is named after the "Woo! Yeah!" James Brown sample, made infamous on Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock's hip-hop classic "It Takes Two" from the '90s (and sampled in countless other songs). Although this mixtape doesn't contain a single instance of the sample, the Tensnake remix of Azari & III featured actually samples "It Takes Two" (although the remix also lacks the presence of the actual "Woo! Yeah!" clip, in continuation with my theme of contradictions).
Anyways, my Woo! Yeah! mixtape includes some funk (Change, High Fashion) sprinkled throughout for good measure to accent the rest of the set: everything obscure post-disco (Connie Case) to nu disco warriors (Midnight Magic, Aeroplane, Voltage, The C90s, The Swiss), indie rock (Tortoiseshell) to indie house (Miami Horror, Fabian, Moullinex) and on. A little bit of everything for the (adventurous music) lover in you...
1. Chɐngǝ - Got To Gǝt Up
2. Midnight Magic - Beam Me Up
3. Shine 2009 - New Rules
4. Azari & III - Reckless For Your Love (Tensnake Remix)
5. Discodeine - Singular
6. Miami Horror - I Look To You ft. Kimbra
7. Connie Case - Get Down
8. Tortoiseshell - This Girl (Canyons Dub)
9. Aeroplane - My Enemy
10. Mogi Grumbles - Disco Belafonte
11. Reboot - Enjoy Music (Crazy P Remix)
12. Fabian - Heatwave
13. High Fashion - Hold On
14. Voltage - All Night
15. Headman - Dirt (The C90s Remix)
16. Annie - Songs Remind Me Of You (The Swiss & Donnie Sloan Remix)
17. Monarchy - Love Get Out Of My Way (Tim Goldsworthy Remix)
18. Moullinex - Lover In Me
I've been itching to showcase some more tropical/afro-house jams, so I present you with Foreign Tongues, a mixtape I put together based on a more stripped-down, rhythmic house sound layered with kuduro, afro-caribbean & breakbeat influences (aside from the disco-flavored opener). Solo, Round Table Knights, L-Vis 1990 and Renaissance Man have really been blowing my mind over the last several months. Keep an eye out for those guys and in the meantime, help yourself to the ceremonial sounds of Foreign Tongues.
1. His Majesty Andre - Nightflight
2. Solo - Minimood (Round Table Knights Remix)
3. Renaissance Man - Wahhagoogoo
4. Round Table Knights & Bauchamp - Calypso
5. Heaps Decent - Koori Girls feat. King Sisters (Dre Skull Remix)
6. Nifty - Nifty
7. L-Vis 1990 - Zahonda
8. Gucci Vump - Sha Shtil (L-Vis 1990 Remix)
9. Solo - Afreaka
10. Radioclit - Secousse (Round Table Knights Remix)
11. Boy 8-Bit - The Cricket Scores
12. Crystal Fighters - Xtatic Truth (Renaissance Man Remix)
13. Beware + Motorpitch - Pororoca
14. Buraka Som Sistema - IC19 (L-Vis 1990 Remix)
15. Batida - Bazuka (Quem Me Rusgou)
Download Foreign Tongues MediaFire
(40 min | 55 mb)
I've been slammed with DMCA complaints for this post on multiple occasions. I'm not deleting this mixtape from my personal archives just because the Nazis at EMI can't handle me including not even the entire version of a song as part of a mix. I'm leaving this post up minus download links. Above is also revised artwork for those interested. For the actual mixtape, you'll have to look elsewhere:
"In the vein of a previous mixtape, Last Night Heavy Accents Saved My Life, Crystal Lite was put together as a mixtape for chill-out • post-party • day-or-night car rides, clocking tempos under 120 bpm. Taking a rest from the exhausting 130 bpm electro/house music out there, I wanted to highlight a well-rounded set of indie, chill/dream wave, and hip-hop influenced indie/electronic tracks.
Besides indie favorites Air, Clinic/DFA, The xx and Ratatat, I threw some fave tunes/artists keeping music interesting these days: Washed Out, Mux Mool, Toro Y Moi, Dam-Funk and Pski (aka Pilooski).
Download Crystal Lite below, just in time for vibing out to this Spring/Summer. Enjoy!"
1. El Guincho - Palmitos Park
2. Washed Out - Feel It All Around
3. Air - Sing Sang Sung (Black Moth Super Rainbow Remix)
4. Gorillaz - Stylo
5. Clinic - Tomorrow (DFA Remix)
6. Mux Mool - Night Court
7. Siriusmo - Wow
8. Toro Y Moi - Talamak
9. Dam-Funk - Hood Pass Intact
10. Pski - Wctbl
11. Miike Snow - Burial (DJ Mehdi Remix)
12. Late Of The Pier - The Bears Are Coming
13. The xx - VCR (Matthew Dear Remix)
14. Ratatat - Wildcat (E*vax Remix)
15. Mr. Oizo - Skatesteak
16. Caribou - Odessa
Download Crystal Lite MediaFire or zSHARE
(32 min | 44 mb)
Here's my first remix ever under the Heavy Accents name. I've been trying to find the right production tools to work with (and the right sound; I'm still experimenting but you have to start somewhere right?), but all I know is that I fell in love with the original Twin Sister track the first time I heard it.
I grabbed the "All Around and Away We Go" stems instantly once I realized that the band was freely distributing them. I sat down the vocal stem one night, and so began this remix that I couldn't put down for the next few days. You can stream my remix below via my SoundCloud or download and stream here: MediaFire + YouTube
I wanted to let this mixtape speak for itself. Not necessarily an homage (and neither does the music reflect anything related) to the state, Arizona is mostly about good indie/electronic/dance beats catching my ear at the moment.
I do have a point behind the title that I don't want to push too hard, so I'll keep that a mystery for now. In the meantime, check out Flight Facilities (a new act from Australia - thanks Jon), a cut from the new Holy Ghost! EP, Nacho Lovers (their new single is summertime epicness!), Tracey Thorn (ex-Everything But The Girl) and VEGA (aka Neon Indian) all blended together for you on Arizona:
1. The Dominatrix - The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight
2. Sugardaddy - Love Honey (Greg Wilson Edit)
3. Siriusmo - Femuscle
4. Crookers - Hold Up Your Hand Ft. Roisin Murphy
5. Flight Facilities - Crave You Ft. Giselle
6. Tensnake - Coma Cat
7. Holy Ghost! - I Know I Hear
8. Tanlines - Real Life
9. Nacho Lovers - Deeper
10. Kerrier District - Disclix
11. Golden Bug - The Game
12. Tracey Thorn - Why Does the Wind (Ewan Pearson Radio Edit)
13. Polargeist - Use Me
14. Malente & Dex - Habibi (Shir Khan Remix)
15. Science & Industry - This Is How It's Meant To Be
16. Radioclit - Secousse (Brodinski Remix)
17. High Powered Boys - Highway
18. VEGA - No Reasons
Tonight--I'm spinning here with DJ Linje for Scanners (Dim Mak Records) and their video shoot for the upcoming single "We Never Close Our Eyes" (great song!) at The Roxy. Also performing is Sky Ferreira, who's featured on the Bloody Beetroots' Romborama album and an upcoming Steve Aoki track. Mark The Cobrasnake will be at the helm of music video director.
Doors at 7pm, it's 18+ and best of all, free! More details on the Facebook event page.
Just wanted to link some blogs of my homies showing love and posting my lastest mixtape The Situation this past week.
fakeRICH / twitter
If you haven't been to this site before, fakeRICH is Mykal--party photog/music blogger/promoter who covers everything between OC to LA, loves Asians & Latinas (from what I've concluded) and knows how to have a good time. You can find plenty of party debauchery in the galleries on top of music downloads and interviews with up-and-coming artists that mean something.
Tickle The Bear / twitter
A newer blog co-run by Jefferson of Barracuda (on Melrose Ave.), it covers forward-thinking style & fashion plus the latest indie sounds blowing the lid off of music's hype machine. They've got some surprises & wearables for sale coming soon in their shop (a work in progress). Keep watch in 2010.
These links send you to said posts of my mixtape, but you can roam around and check out the overall content respectively. One Jah!
Back with another quick burst of nu disco/indie/house beats! I couldn't wait for the next Disco Desire, I had to include some nu disco from Cecile & Venice, Tensnake and Jackpot. Also skipped over the Jesse Rose track a while ago, but I recently rediscovered it--fidget house at it's best. Lastly, another Primary 1 x Riton collab to close out the mix. Are ready to face The Situation?
1. Plus Devıce - Body Heat
2. Yazoo - Sıtuatıon (Hercules & Love Affaır Remıx)
So I was just on The Hype Machine and noticed they posted their final results for top songs/artists/albums compiled via music blog submissions. I almost forgot I submitted my list last month. Three of my selections were counted among their Music Blog Zeitgeist's Top 50 Albums list. Check out the links below and see the entire list for yourself:
To welcome in 2010 on the blog, I give you volume three of Disco Desire. I think it's definitely the more amourous mixtape of the three (I didn't anticipate so many love songs, disco made me do it!).
There's a couple of DFA tracks (Walter Jones, James Curd) and Morgan Geist-related cuts (Margueritas, Metro Area), some newer finds (The Revenge, Tensnake, 40 Thieves, Ilija Rudman), and of course I couldn't forget the classic jams (Chic, Kitty Grant's Chas Jankel cover, Was Not Was, Space, Boney M).
1980-2010, this music's come a long way. And we just won't stop!
1. Clap Rules - Old Sequencer
2. Linkwood - Falling
3. Marvin Gaye - Heavy Love Affair (The Revenge Rework)
4. Walter Jones - Living Without Your Love
5. Chic - I Want Your Love (Todd Terje Edit)
6. Tensnake - Holding Back (My Love)
7. Kitty Grant - Glad To Know You
8. Change - Hold Tight (12'' Extended Version)
9. James Curd - We Just Won't Stop
10. Margueritas - Margherita (Hot Edit)
11. Massara - Margherita
12. Metro Area - Read My Mind (Special Dub)
13. Was (Not Was) - Tell Me That I'm Dreamin (Traditional 12" Remix)
14. 40 Thieves - Love To Shake It Baby
15. Ilija Rudman - After Midnight (L.S.B. Remix)
16. Gichy Dan's Beachwood No 9 - Cowboys & Gangsters (Social Disco Club Edit)
17. Space - Carry On, Turn Me On (Bottin Remix)
18. Boney M - Ma Baker (Rub-N-Tug Edit)
Download Disco Desire (Vol. 3)(MediaFire)
39 min | 57 mb
*All Disco Desire mixtapes are available for streaming/download at my SoundCloud account here & here