Thursday, April 30, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Remember me warning you about the new Ed Rec release by the third week into April, hinting at the plausible material that will be on the 4th compilation CD? Well, folks - here's Busy P celebrating his birthday and dropping the first of many 'new' tracks, this one by SebastiAn.
Other memorable moment at Mr. P's birthday? Oh, only Thomas Bangalter spinning a few tracks alongside Mehdi, without his signature DP helmet - you know, the usual. What, did that last sentence made you cringe? Get used to it buddy, I think that one pretty much confirms the Punks are back for 2009, and you can hear me in the back screaming a really loud: "FUCK YES". And if you too have been the victim of a mild spasm upon hearing rumour that they will be secretly headlining Glastonbury this year, then join the club.
Photo Credit: Rony's Photobooth
Thursday, April 16, 2009
And she may just be the fiercest bitch in the MC game.
Now how long have we been hopping to her shit? Exactly. She's had questionable/suggestive lyrics, kept her possee on an overload of steez (Santigold, Benny Blanco, Spank Rock, Roxy Cottontail), and was doing that head shaving shit long before Cassie, Peaches or Kesh. She's so hot, Yuksek had to take a look.
And now Ms. Blank does her best versing since Loose, on her latest: Might Like You Better.
photo credit: EveryoneIsFamous
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Yet another major band crush: Tame Impala. Boys, you put the jive back in Seventies psychedelic-mellow rock, and you do it so well it hurts. What I like best here, is that they're really all blossoming 2o-somethings, but can easily be mistaken for any bonafide rockers out there. I swear I was born in the wrong era. This fits right in with my War and Foghat records, the brooding hippie within me is going fucking ballistic. If this is what the new kids are bringing to the block, hot damn, sign me up.
Platform wrote a very amusing and insightful piece on the Perth band, read on.
Someone should explain La Roux to me (first of all, shouldn't it be La Rousse? as in female/chick/woman? We're trying to be edgy here, I see!). I don't feel like I'm grasping the idea just yet. Until that happens, I'll keep overplaying Beni's Sinking at 1.56 Remix of Quicksand. Kitsuné took a liking to the androgynous redhead, and Oh, but did you know the boys at Mad Decent took a spin at her hit as well? It's lovely, well have a listen.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
I've never bought a U2 single/CD in my entire adult life, and I'm not about to, so the only time a U2 track would make the cut into my iPod is going to be through this brilliantly worked Justice remix. The track doesn't disappoint, besides - a Justice remix these days is harder to come by than humility at an AIG CEOs meeting, you do the math.
Well done boys, I'm lifting the ban, it has been a grueling 6 months!
Monday, April 6, 2009
I know that underneath all the super expensive shit that designers impose models to strut and unprecedented hotness, that they actually live normal/average lives (if you're idea of normal is rubbing shoulders with both Carine Roitfeld & Karl Lagerfeld at the same time), but fuck this, I didn't know some of them dabbled in morbid humor like Cole Mohr & Co. does!
I have a job *coughs*, and no I ain't got no kids, but the Drawingklub is well...SICK AS FUCK.
There's not one thing that will offend you on there, no; there are many things. Being the callous prick that I often am, even I stumbled on one thing that made me cringe. It almost replicates the eye sore that a visual version of Bollocks to the Hippocratic Oath would give you, combined with the cultural commentary Carles would make (like the stuff about azns, you know, shit like that) ergo it's NSFW.
But don't let that stop you, it's a good way to waste your 'internetlolz' time, once you've adopted the mindset that it is purely ironic/satirical, and that in itself makes it okay in my book(marks).
It's cool though, I mean - shows they've got personality/zany-ness, however FUCKED UP, it may be - 'deranged' is relative anyway.
photo credit: We Heart It & Drawingklub.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Every April, I tell my mom "Soon as April hits, the year's already over". She, predictably, assumes I'm exaggerating, but ends up agreeing as soon as September hits. For New York, April means showers, loads of them, for me, it means that by the third week in - Ed Rec's annual May compilation will leak, and there's nothing I look forward to, musically, then new SebastiAn, Mehdi & Oizo mixes. Last year's mix didn't disappoint, well...unless you're counting Uffie's Robot Oeuf, actually - even that wasn't that bad.
I'll leave you with Jack Peñate's Tonight's Today:
& a Brilliant remix of Ra Ra Riot's Ghost Under Rocks by Passion Pit.