Thanks to Chris at Another Night On Earth for the kind words to day in blog-land. It's really exciting to communicate with people from the other side of the globe that have such similar musical interests. For anyone linking in from A.N.O.E... I wanted to give links to my several myspace music accounts...
Dances With Horses is the name for my remix/edit project even though I rarely use that name in reality. I also have a project with by boy Chas Bronz which we have titled Ranger Rick, there's only one track up there right now but people really seem to like it. It was actually a clandestine operation 'till about a month ago when somehow, the cat was let out of the bag. I probably had one too many at the club. You can also get information on A:Kult which is my monthly party with Brenden Wesley of Creatures of Habit HERE. We've had a slew of great guests @ A;Kult... the last of which was a tag team set from Brennan Green and The Bogman available below on the blog. Other guests have included Holy Ghost!, Lee Douglas, and Runaway. I plan to post their sets soon. We have every single A:Kult set EVER recorded digitally somewhere. I am trying to compile them all right now as they've not been organized in a proper fashion.
This Friday night is the next installment of Balearia. The flyer is above if you didn't notice. I am posting an edit of little known Swedish pop group Ago by Ranger Rick, an original by Alan parsons Project and a track by one of my favs Akwaaba. Enjoy and I'll see some of you Friday night at The Pig.
Ranger Rick - For you
Alan Parsons Project - I wouldn't want to be like you
Akwaaba - Just Pilau
Saturday, April 26, 2008
..... great fun! Thanks to everyone that made it out last night. It was great to see so many new faces. There were actually only like twenty people there that I even knew which was a refreshing change. Not that I don't like seeing people I know, it's just quite refreshing. Sometimes I think that the Boston music scene is made up of the same 243 people. I was especially glad to have people coming up to the turntables with more than just the intention of staring me down until their ridiculously uninformed request appeared magically in my record crate. Some people have a really hard time wrapping their head around the fact that I don't collect rap-rock, bad folk music or top 40 (for the most part) and even if I did, the chance of me bringing the exact lame track they probably listen to on repeat for the intention of studging their I.Q. to below the down syndrome mark to the club is exactly .0%. Peanut Butter Wolf's" vinyl weighs a ton" but I think mine weighs a lot more, therefore I don't carry all 73 crates to the club three times a week. Actually had one chick that was straight off Hampton Beach acting ALL appalled because I didn't have the new Modisyahoo (i don't know how to spell that right, nor do I care to take the time to google it) to play at her behest, she stared me down for literally 15 minutes right as I got into the club and I had to set up the equipment with two beady hazel eyes, framed by greasy hair spray-head reaming a hole in my cerebellum. Convinced that I thought I was better than her, said she . Definitely need to keep my snickers to myself when people make atrocious requests. I laughed out loud and she hates me. Oh WELL! Some other guy requests"that Daft Punk song the world is round" and I laughed again... he didn't pick up on it though and he laughed with me, secure in his snuggly blankie of mis-knowledge that the mention of Daft Punk is a funny. The night went off great though. At one point there were 40 people in front of me on the dance floor literally jumping up and down, chanting in a yell "Go Dj Go Dj GO!"... That was special. The people that work at the Squealing Pig are all really chill ( props to Terence) and the clientele is very open to new music and really up to snuff on their knowledge there-of, someone actually knew who Leon Russell was when I played Carney. Damn Gina! This night is definitely going to be the new summer jump-off!! ! Rave-On!
Anyways... I am going to post some music tonight by this African singer named Gifrants. I don't know anything about this guy except that I bought a cd off of him in the subway because his music almost made me cry tears of manic joy in front of total strangers and I like that. These songs are certainly in existence for the purpose of lulling feral wildebeasts to sleep.
Taken from the album Vwa e Gita.
Gifrants - Selen We
Gifrants - Sa Nou Blye Nou Pap Fe
Gifrants - Mesi Dye
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Yeah... whatever you say buddy. So a lot of people make music but not everyone can kick ass while they do it. M'man Spook Rock is fully capable of carrying out both typically unrelated processes in a simultaneous manner. You gotta love the interwebs because I come to find out Spook was living in Boston until just recently and we never met. You think a city like Boston is really small because most people run in the same little clique circles but then it jumps out and surprises you to find out that a talented cat like he was living right around the corner and we'd never met... so thanks Myspace, although you are a devilish invention hell-bent on creating a database of earthlings unrivaled by anything except for maybe the I.R.S. (sidenote... check America: Freedom to Fascism to get your conspiracy theory on. There are tons of other documentaries HERE but watch out, that Masonic conspiracy theory shit is a VIRUS for your soul) we love you and your information hording technology (I think I am in danger of digressing). Spook produces beats for Dr. Midnight as well as Arabella Disco which I am told is his new label set for launch any moment. All the music he has up is great by anyone's standards but he sent me a track a couple of days ago that really blew me away. BlackStar is a dub of a forthcoming Dr. Midnight track and it kicks my ass so hard that I have a wedgie. Having a hard time getting it out of my head which is funny because that usually doesn't happen with dubs (no lyrics and all). I have also been informed that Spook is, as we speak half in the bag sending emails to people which ask them not to tell the world that he likes gay house and sunsets :) No, but seriously, he's a very talented guy and surely will do some maximum dommmage.
Dr. Midnight - BlackStar (Spook Dub)
I will now end this posting with a video of A Mountain of One. They have been a huge inspiration to me and if there's any hope for mankind they'll someday get the recognition they deserve as one of the best bands of the present decade. This song is obviously overdubbed with the studio version of the song (check out the woman singer) but hoo kares! I discovered AMO1 about 2 years ago when I started going through what has turned out to be a very extended rough oatch with my soon to be now EX-wife. Don't try that one out unless you have to. Anyways... AMO1 was there to caress my booboos and at the same time make me feel music taste superior to the ex-inator. THANK YOU A Mountain of One, there will never be need for another mountain. Not to mention they ushered in the new era of triangle flossing balearic bands. But that's another tale for another time. Wow, it looks like my blog was gotten on tonight I should have tooken it to the streets, but instead I tooked it to the screen. See some of you tommorrow night for Balearia at the Squealing Pig.
PS... My girlfriend Alexis looks really cute right now snoring next to me. It's not so much snoring as a sort of advanced clicking noise. Outstanding!
Please join me this Friday night for a journey through unusual sounds and sights. I'm teaming up with my roommate Kedaar to bring a really different kind of musical experience, at least as far as Boston is concerned. I have been djing for years and even though I have a love for all sorts of music, it always ends up that I'm playing house or techno or disco or electro, whatever... the point is most of the stuff is based around that nonstop kick and snare. Well, I've tried switching things up quite a bit over the last 3 or 4 years but it just doesn't work in a club environment. I started looking for a venue near my house in Mission Hill that would be conducive to me playing whatever it was that I wanted. After a long search, I've landed at the Squealing Pig. I'm still going to be doing JumpDontJump once a month on Friday at Goodlife. But this is something I've wanted to do for a long time and I know that the average music listener is ready for something new. So here we GO!
Every Friday at The Squealing Pig is located at 134 Smith Street right off of Huntington Ave. It's about 3 blocks from the base of Mission Hill. As far as the GreenLine goes... it's the E line. You can get off at either Longwood or Brigham Circle because it's right in between the two.
Anyways, I hope to see a lot of familiar faces as well as, I'm sure, a ton of new ones.
See you there.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
TR Plus TR rules. They have graciously given me a couple tracks to post. Their music is some sort of melancholy synth pop. Reminds me a little bit of the Cure actually.
TR Plus TR - Making Gold
TR Plus TR - Darker Moments
If you like the songs go over to the their website and details on their april 27th release.
Monday, April 21, 2008
This is a set of Brennan and Bogman at AKult the other day. The fire was burning in the good life, lemme telllll ya. This is the last set and I wish I had a crowd mic going because people was goin' nutters.
Brennan & Brennan's Mix AKult. 4/19/08
Brennan & Brennan's Mix AKult. 4/19/08
I am sitting here drinking a cup of coffee. My little Blissy baby is running circles around my legs and saying cute stuff.... "I willy willy want to show you my new baway spin Dada." Anyways... life is temporarily good.
This last Saturday night @ Goodlife was off the hook. Had a really great time there and Brennan Green and Bogman murdered the turntables. Tate records the djs at every Goodlife party we do and I will post the sets when they are mastered and ready to go.
I am posting a rough remix I did the other day of the Carpenter's "Calling Occupants of Planetary Craft". I'm planning on expounding on this remix significantly but since only like 20 people read this Blog I think it's safe to post :)
Occupied Craft (merix)
Friday, April 18, 2008
This is an edit I did while on a Jet Blue flight the other day. The original is by a frenchman by the name of Yves Simon. It is from the soundtrack of the movie diablo menthe from the late 60's. I did a edit-version of the song and here it is....
Diablo Menthe(Scott's Version)
Thursday, April 17, 2008
We are quite pleased to announce the return of the imitible Brennan "meanandgreen" Green. He's released music on just about every "dance" music label that I have any respect for in the last 7 years. Brennan is a really technically adept dj on top of being a top notch and tastemaking producer. This guy does stuff so far before you that it almost seems like he's slighlty behind you... m'man just lapped you. heh. anyhow...
he's Djing saturday @ AKult along with Cool Gypsy Bogdan from turntable lab. AKA The Bogman.
Here's a remake of Studio epic East Side by Brennan for your listening pleasure...
Studio - East Side (Brennan Green Version)