Never get married... my advice to you...
These guys kick ass....
Don't Be On With Her-Miami Horror
Make You Mine-Miami Horror
drive through please.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Linda Lewis is considered a seminal musician of the 70's. Born in East London, she lived the majority of the 70's hanging out with people like Marc Bolan, Elton John, Cat Stevens, and Soft Machine's vocalist and drummer Robert Wyatt. Though quite famous in the 70's, some consider her career to have never met it's potential in the longevity department. She is presently in thew midst of a bit of a revival with support from such musicians as Common, Basement Jaxx, and Jamiroquai.
Leftside Wobble's Jonathan Moore just sent me this perfect edit of Linda Lewis' Sideways Shuffle. This is definitely my favorite edit of the month. EASY. I love the fact that he really added alot to the track without changing it's essence. Thanks Jonathan!
Friday, May 22, 2009
Lordy am I lazy today...
I don't know why I'm posting this except for the obvious fact that it's a great song. Just about anytime I start to bang on an organ I accidentally play this as a warm-up. because it's so challenging
Anyways, Plastic Dreams captures the sort of dragon chasing almost but not quite there feel of the 90s rave scene. Also worth noting is that this is the first place I've ever heard this drum pattern which was probably the third most used from 1997-'99 and shows up on every other bad "limited pressing" house remix made in San Fran during those years.
Friday, May 15, 2009
..."Balearic Disco" is dead.
Or so states 20JFG.
Talk about a conversation jump-start... I was even sucked in, knowing full well it was a trap. What a strange thing to say… was “Balearic Disco” ever alive? Did it live in a zoo or in the wilds. Does it drink coffee or tea? When is/was the funeral? Or was it cremated with little fanfare and the presence of only a few estranged relatives. If “Progressive Trance” can still breathe from the death throes of life support then “Balearic Disco” has a chance. Quite frankly I think Lindstrom and whatever his name’s music sucks ass and I would much rather listen to Scrod Johnson’s new album. But seriously, if Balearic is even a genre, then it’s a straight gay transvestite milkman on rollerskates with a marked propensity towards procrastination and sloth. My relationship with Balearic disco is like that of many to what they consider God. I define it how I see fit at the moment... it's a personal relationship. Damn, If I want to play a Crosby Stills and Nash record backwards on 45rpm and mix it on three stanton turntables with a warped cassette tape of Jeff Foxworthy and the new "Sally Struthers Sings The Best Of Little Bo Peep" E.P. then I'm "Balearic" as all hell. And, Rave on Batman! Seriously though, not like America matters... but 999,999,999 out of 1,000,000,000 Americans agree that "what the hell is Balearic?" It's what Joey yells to Eric in the outfield.
Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas - Tirsdagsjam (Lang Versjon)
Here's two tracks from a couple of honorary vikings. Actually, I guess if it was about 3,000 years ago they'd probably be more than honorary... Rune would probably have been the more intimidating of the two. I can't imagine running too fast with someone named "The Todd" running at me in his interestingly patterened speed-os.
Nautilus is one of those tracks that you kind of wonder how the world was rotating before it came into existence. Or like, maybe it's always been there and Rune just discovered. A definite instant classic. I know people say instant classic more than instant milk, but this really is one of the top tracks of the last couple years. IMHOE!
Todd Terje is one of the more prolific remixer/editors of the last 4 or so years. I have a personal obsession with his chiseled with feathers edit style that seriously blurs the line between edit and original and remix... or whatever. Always purrrfect.
That be "The Todd". This is his "edit" of the Jose Gonzalez track "Killing For Love"
Also don't forget Todd and Dolle's mixtape series ShariVari... named coincidentally after a track by the massive European disco rockers Supermax. . . the same guys I just did a quickie edit of that'll be featured on the second best blog in the world...ANOE.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
For the three people that weren't at Metro Area this last Saturday, well... I feel sorry for you. It was great and such geezers as Adam O, Thatcher, Littleboy... etc. etc. It was a really good time. people seriously came out of the woodwork but it wasn't a typical Boston clique style party. Very diverse.
Pics are available @ zannazazzi and thanks to the lovely Gllian for pressing the button and not laughing at me too much.
Here's a couple tracks...
Paul Simon - Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes (ToddTerje's Edit)
Nick Chacona Anthony Mansfield - Slow N Low
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Moton Records started putting out edits of "dubious legality" in 2001 or so. I have the first 13 of them but kind of fell off the bus after I started doing my own music. These records are so mysteriously labeled... i.e.... hardly any info whatsoever and there's no info about those behind the edits and/or release on Moton's vinyl. They basically take the diy/no ego involved/ permanently and purposely ridiculously underground thing to the fullest extent. Funny because almost every person I know who has started djing within the last 5 years or so is the exact opposite and is busy trying to spastically shout there name from the highest mountains of the interwebs. These guys... Jarvis and Diesel are from the U.K. (obviously) and apparently live in a cave deep beneath the White Cliffs of Dover.. or something.
Here are two cuts from Moton 4
Well, Have a Nice Day-King Errisson-MTN4
So I am in the process of converting a bunch of my vinyl into WAV form. This is great in theory, but it takes forever not to mention being a major space hog on my drive. Trading physical space for virtual space... what a tangled web we weave. Vinyl is also a great source for great sounding samples so I guess it's worthwhile. I got this album for a buck. Thanks Lilla.
Anyways... here are my two favorites from "The Man Machine" by Kraftwerk.
The Man Machine - Kraftwerk
Neon Lights - Kraftwerk
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Big ups to Alex Zahara for the booking of the year. This is the Inaugural event for a new series of parties brought to you by Alex called Where's The Love? I am pleased to be included in this event and opening along with Alex and Mark Ingram for Metro Area. Considered by many to be the most influential production team of the decade, Morgan Geist and Darshan Jesrani have yet to DJ in Boston together. Hot off their red hott Fabric:Live mix, they are only doing a few dates in the states, one of which is Boston. Alex Zahara is also not one to miss... he's has been djing since before it was cool and has one of THE best collections of Detroit tinged techno that I've ever heard. Making this night even more ridiculous is the fact that it's taking place at the intimate GoodLife bar in downtown Boston. Their sound system is redd iculous.. Don't miss it... This Saturday the 9th.
Here's an insane edit of Miura, Metro's first big hit...
Miura(someone's 15 minute edit) - Metro Area
Orange Alert - Metro Area
And here's a mix Alex did in Barcelona for NYE 2006...
Barcelona 2006-Alex Zahara