I can't help myself... here's 1 very new and 1 that's a month old or so.
I heart aeroplane.
Grace Jones - William's Blood (Aeroplane Un)
Friendly Fires - Paris (Aeroplane Mix)
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Munk has been a favorite of mine for years now. 0wner of the deeply and consistently rad Gomma records. He's blowing up as of late (depending on who you talk to he has been for 2 years now). Which he totally deserves. If everyone that was ridiculously ahead of their time made the BIGtime things would be different I guess. Shazam lives in Perth Australia and kicks ass for a living from what I can see. Great productions on his myspace page.
Although it's hard to decide what I heart most about this track, it's probably the unexpected Fred Schneider-esque backing vox that clinch it for me. How subtly twisted, tongue firmly in cheek.
Down in L.A. - Munk (Shazam Remix)
Sunday, November 23, 2008
What's good? So I have been meaning to do something with this track for a year or more now. The Pousette Dart Band was a Cambridge Ma, based "soft rock" band who cut their teeth in the Boston club scene in the mid to late 70's. I started running into their records at Boston thrift stores and was immediately intrigued. They have some seriously killer smooth listening kind of numbers This one *All Your Lonely Hours* I just edited.... it's such a trip. I remember when I ran across this album at first I was blown away, It was just what I was looking for at the time. There's also one other track I was messing with earlier in the year and the edit is was lower in the blog, Woman in my dreams. Both tracks are from Pousette's self titled debut, it's their best work in my opinion. The later releases are a little more cliche and less subtly earth shattering., to me at least.
here's the latest
All The Lonely Hours - Pousette Dart Band (Kountry3asternEdit)
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I ain't gonna lie. I really don't know much about these two. Morgan lives in the UK and Yellowtail is from the Brooklyn. They have a new 7" out on Dancing Turtle records (which I am slightly more familiar with). Anyways, this is one of those nice little tracks that can flip you to positive melancholy and back. Looking forward to mo' music.
24 Hours - Yellowtail with Stuyvesant Youth Orchestra (re edit)
This is one of those records I bought for a nickel 5 years ago knowing I'd at least sample it if not like it in a few years. Pretty much figured myself out in that respect. I remember exactly when I picked this up. How could you forget "Romantic Warrior - Return to Forever". Thought it looked like some good psych jazz music and I was right. Sometimes an album cover is all you need to see to KNOW the truth. I don't think I've bought a "house music" 12" in more than year now. Everytime I *do* play out at an oontz oontz night or whatever the promoter tells me that he loves my music but could i please keep it four on the floor, This used to happen 5 or 6 years ago when everyone was getting in line for the"deep house" special olympics(i.e. Naked Music, more like ez listening house-but don't hate) except I'd play a swayzak or daniel wang record and promoters would practice their synchronized bet wetting techniques. ANYWAYS, Return To Forever is a homogenized Boston cheeseball facebook promoter's worst nightmare. This is a Enough about me, it seems like I have a wild hair up my ass this week with all the blah blah blah.
So Romantic Warrior is pretty neat. I think neat is the word. Harkening from the dark ages of the early mid seventies, they put out 6 or 7 albums (maybe more) in those days and pushed the *I may or may not be too good of a musician for my own creative good* envelope. I love the phases in musical evolution when a group of VERY talented blokes sort of take a fall semi-accidentally into a career as an important but humorously questionable rung in the never ending ladder to musical enlghtment. iArtistically, it's so easy to get wrapped up in something new, thinking it to be uber-hip or the *next big thing* and wake up 12 years later wondering what exactly just happened. Although I was first in denial of Warrior's power over me, the second side of this record sealed the deal. I went from putting it on the turntable and hitting
Return To Forever - Romantic Warrior
4. Majestic Dance
5. The Magician
6. Duel of the Jester and the Tyrant, Pts. 1 & 2
Monday, November 17, 2008
This is an edit I did with my boy Tate Philips (aka Chaz Bronz) about 2 years back. For some reason I've played the crap out of it at the clubs but never shared it with the interwebs.....
I also worked with Tate on the Ranger Rick project way down on the blog... like 8 months back. Ennywayz... enjwah!
Ago - For You (Tate&Scott's redit)
This is a redit/dub whatever you want to call it that I did of the disco version of Green Eyed Lady. This version is on Claridge and was put together in '78 by Total Unity. The original is by Sugarloaf. I found this record in the garment district's basement about 4 years ago and paid like 10 cents for it or something ridiculous. They no longer have records there BTW, sorry to get your hopes up. 6 years ago the district (in Cambridge, Ma) had about 50,000 pieces of vinyl in it's basement and it took me about 6 months to talk my way down there. I had to promise the manager at the time that I'd spend at least $100. Needless to say, at 10 cents a copy, that bought a lot of thTUFF. I did this dub about 3 years ago now and have no idea why I haven't put it out there yet. Hope y'all enjoy. Wav and MP3 versions...
Green Eyed Lady -Scott's Country3astern dub-a-rub(WAV) - Just a note, the first WAV I posted needed to be EQed. I done did it s this is the better one.
heh heh.. I know this track is like 4 years old right now but I still think it might be the slow burner of the decade. My daughter sang the "like a movie, like a song, what it should be, being young" line to me today and I damn near cried >_< what a sap I am sometimes, I guess I have my reasons tho. Anyways, here's one of my favs from the last 5 or 6 years. . . Metro Area and Erlend Oye's Ghost Trains. . . . And I say that with full knowledge of the fact that this song is not 6 years old. I really think this track might be up for +++JOINT+++ of the decade. Or at least the top 5 as far as I'm concerned. I've always been a sucker for Met Ro Ray Rea anyways so.. I'm an easy sell of a push-over type guy. Seriously though, what other cut captures that weird feeling you get when you just flew all over Europe or whatever, met tons of amazing people and 10 hours later, you're on your flight. And even though you don't +really+ know the people who put you up for the last 2 weeks or days, they and you know that you're nearly the same, all chasing something that you'll never catch. Flashback to when I was 4 or 5 and in pre K. My "best friend(an older woman;)" Cara-Beth and I positively thought we knew that if you looked out of the corner of your eye and timed it right you could see +those+ gremlins, and even catch 'em. We would spend hours after nursery school almost seeing, snatching and catching the elusive gremlins. Never quite did though. There's some sort of strange beauty in the truly elusive. I've lived life out of the corner of my eye for so long now that I guess I find meaning where I can. At least Erlend Oye knows, soft can be toughest and pretty can be delicious poison that you never quite drink.
Ghost Trains - Erlend Oye
Sunday, November 16, 2008
This is a new redit.. chickit t'out.
It's basically a dj friendly version of everyone's favorite disco magic. It's CHARO.. heh heh... "My name is Charo, I shake my marraccas."... yeah, enjoy.
Dance a Little Bit Closer - Charo and the Salsoul Orchestra