Thursday, April 30, 2009

Music: Royalty of Witches?

Once upon a time there was a Royal Family of Witches...Here's the Queen:

...and Here's the King:

You might know Capracara from his previous work on Soul Jazz, but now on DFA it's kinda like the big leagues and frankly this new 12" does not disappoint. The Original is like Kraftwerk with more cow bell and a degree in House Music, but like on all DFA releases, it's an instant "flip it over" to the 45rpm side. Rub N Tug give "King of Witches" the disco re-rub and yes, it's good in case you were really wondering. Like Happy House...good luck finding a copy if you sleep on it. So you know the drill, head over to turntablelab (or Newbury Comics) and grab it while you can. This one's Manifest Destitute Guaranteed...

Capracara - King of Witches (Age of Steam Edit)

ps: Speaking of Rub N Tug, they did a killer mix for Tim Sweeney's Beats in Space a couple of Days ago. If their debut album is as good as their remixes and edits, then i think we'll have a best of 2009 in the works...Listen to their BIS Set Here!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Art/event: Abstract & Decay @ LAB

Abstract & Decay, curated by Kenji Nakayama is an art show featuring paintings of the decaying industrial landscapes at LAB Boston in Allston, MA. Artist include: Jessica Hess, Anna Trazaska’s landscapes of decaying memories, Katie Hovland’s abstract techno landscapes and her installation work with Rahul Shah using new and recycled materials. Windows for the exhibition will be painted by Enamel Kingdom, Evoker & Kenji. See ya there!

Music: I’m a Cliché...has a moment of crisis

To Celebrate the first 5 years of I’m a Cliché, the french label is releasing a compilation entitled "Moment Of A Crisis". The first CD, called Overtime, features all the tracks that make this label so revered, such as ‘The Mighty Atom’ by Simian Mobile Disco, ‘Everywhere in Town’ by Yuksek, ‘Crashed Cadillac’ by Bot’Ox,‘Putting in the Overtime’ by Runaway and ‘Delayer’ by Cosmo Vitelli. The second CD, ‘Holiday’ is all about brand new tracks exclusive to this compilation. It’s a journey through musical genres, from radical rock’n’roll (The Fear, side project of Milo Smee from English weirdos Chrome Hoof) to Surf Music (‘Purple and Green’ by Electronicat or ‘Grease’ by It’s A Fine Line, side project of Ivan Smagghe and Tim Paris). Dance floors wont be left behind. The Aussies from The Canyons, the brand new Modular and DFA artist, deliver the killer ‘Blue Snake’, while the New Yorkers Runaway hit us with ‘Your League’, crafted with the same dub-house feel that made last year’s Rekids/DFA release a hit. Don't miss the huge ‘Hungry for the Power’ by Azari & III, a proper hit this year for sure. Now enjoy this little video...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Event: Disco-nnection April


This Month check out this Special Disco Mix Courtesy of Horse Meat Disco via Tim Sweeney's Beats in Space. Be Sure to Check out the Radio Show every Tuesday. If you like Disco/Boogie/Cosmic/Italo & Old Flavored House...Beats in Space has got it for you. Like a Drug dealer, only better. Now on the 4th Month, Disco-nnection keeps the Dance Floor Busy with more of what Boston's coming to Love...and if you didn't run the Marathon yesterday then you really have no excuse. I know your feet ain't hurting. See ya Middlesex!!!

Pt 1 with: Horse Meat Disco
Horse Meat Disco mix with James Hillard and Jim Stanton

1. Come Closer (solio mix)
2. Black Light Orchestra – Morricone – RCA
3. The Long Good Friday
4. Warrior Disco (Skinny Joey Edit) – Mindless Boogie
5. John Ford – Atlantis
6. Agnetha Faltskog – Wrap Your Arms Around Me – Epic
7. Edwin Starr – Get Up – 20th Cent
8. Osmonds – I, I, I – Mercury
9. Maelstrom
10. Gregg Diamond – Danger – TK Disco
11. Larry Page Orchestra – Erotic Soul – Penny Farthing
12. American Gypsy – I'm OK, You're OK – Importe
13. Luv You Madly Orchestra – Moon Maiden – Salsoul
14. Tobor Experiment

Pt 2 with: Horse Meat Disco

15. Alicia Bridges – Body Heat – Eskimo
16. Yazoo – Situation (Hercules & Love Affair Remix) – Mute
17. Fidelfatti – Experience (Inst) – Disco Magic1
18. Number of Names – Shari Vari
19. Torch Song – Prepare To Energize – Eskimo
20. Scotch – Penguin Invasion
21. Space – Magic Fly
22. Paradise – Back To America – Emotion
23. Voyage – Lady America – TK Disco
24. Dennis Parker – New York By Night – Casablanca
25. Amanda Lear – Blood & Honey – Ariola
26. Amy Bolton – Do Me A Favor – Importe
27. Riva Starr – La Conga
28. Bostro Pesopeo – Falls (Hercules & Love Affair Remix) – Permanent Vacation

Friday, April 17, 2009

Video: I feel Love?

We feel the love!

Music: Lindstrom hearts Prins Thomas!

These two need no introduction. Their work over the years speaks for itself and if you ever heard the word Cosmic Disco, then you've hear of them. "Some three years ago the label Eskimo Recordings/N.E.W.S unveiled their debut album capturing the hearts and minds of the global music community, received superlative reviews across the world and catapulted the pair into the limelight". Now on their second album, Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas "join forces for yet another venture into italo, krautrock and disco-influenced productions alongside the production spark genius that defined those halcyon releases of the post disco/punk era". Seriously, the press release sounded amazing...and from listening to the preview, the album is sick. It might not be club friendly and it might not call for ass bumping, but if you are into psychedelic experiences, then Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas will personally hold your hand and take you into that journey. (Seriously...I've seen them, they are Scandinavian-it's cool there.) Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas' "II" out May 18 on Eskimo.

Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas - Rothaus (eskimo)

Film: WTF!!!

WTF!!! That's it. That's all I had to say....

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Music: Tiga's Essential Mix (Because we missed it)

Tiga - Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1

1. Air Liquide - The Increased Difficulty Of Concentration - Smile Communication
2. Telefon Tel Aviv - The Worst Thing In The World (Gaiser possibly the universe mix) - Bpitch
3. Sei A - Smile For Me - Missive
4. Arnaud Rebotini - Decade Of Aggression (Jesper Dahlback mix) - Citizen
5. Tiga and Zyntherius - Sunglasses At Night (Konrad Black mix) - Turbo
6. Sei A - My World - Missive
7. The Mole - Like The Way - Wagon Repair
8. Seth Troxler - Face Tribute To Head - Wagon Repair
9. Depeche Mode - Wrong (Magdas Scallop funk mix) - Mute
10. Plastikman - Risk Assessment - Minus
11. Yo Majesty - Club Action (Stanton Warriors mo bass mix) - Wax
12. Sydney Samson - Riverside - Sneakerz Music
13. Tiga - Shoes (Mr Oizo mix) - Different
14. Zoo Brazil and Adam Sky - Circle Jerk (Bloody Beetroots mix) - Turbo
15. Tiga - What You Need (Proxy mix) - Different
16. The Dove - My Album Is Complete
17. Housemeister - Beef Jerky - Boysnoize
18. Moby - I Love To Move In Here (Proxy mix) - Mute/Turbo
19. Housemeister - Who is That Boys - Boysnoize
20. I-Cube - Supernovac (live at the Lanchonete mix) - Versatile
21. Donato Dozzy and Giorgio Gigli - Real Love EQ - Italy - Wagon Repair
22. Mike Mind - Acid Machine - Turbo
23. Tiga - Overtime - Different
24. Matias Aguayo - Walter Neff - Kompakt
25. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Mars Arizona (DFA mix) - Mute
26. Sei A - This Is - Missive
27. Peaches - Lose You (Matt Walsh and Alex Jones mix) - XL
28. Tiga - Mind Dimension (Ben Hoos Mind Die Menschen mix) - Different
29. Zombie Nation - Worth It (1) - UKW
30. Zoo Brazil and Adam Sky - Circle Jerk (Milano 309 mix) - Turbo
31. Mr Oizo - Steroids (remix) - Ed Banger
32. Tiga - What You Need (Zombie Nation mix 2) - Different
33. Marco Carola - Ninety - 100% Pure
34. Guy J - Shaman (Cari Lekebusch mix 1) - Turbo
35. Fever Ray - Triangle Walks (Tiga 1-2-3-4 mix) - Rabid/Mute
36. Cage and Aviary - Television Train - DFA
37. MGMT - Electric Feel (Prince Language mix) - Columbia
38. LCD Soundsystem - Too Much Love - Capitol
39. Tiga - Love Dont Dance Here Anymore - Different

Video: Tiga likes shoes...and so do we!

Sleazy...just like we like it. Love the Roland 303 on this Track. ACID!!! ACID!!! ACID-POP!!! Soulwax back on their element with the production on Tiga's new single, "The Shoes". Co written with Canadian Prankster Gonzales, “The Shoes” is a little taste of new album ‘Ciao!’ which comes out on Wall of Sound on April 20th. ‘Ciao!’ is the fruit of 15 months of collaborations with Soulwax, Jesper Dahlback, Gonzales, Jori Hulkonnen, Jake Shears and James Murphy. Excited Yet? we are! Can you guess who the guest vocalist is? we haven't figured it out yet...but we'll keep you posted. Expect crazy Remixes on this track by the Likes of Mr. Oizo! Bang Gang, Spencer & Hill and Green Velvet (wtf!!!)

Video: In case you missed it...

It Ain't That Serious. from open bicycle on Vimeo.
I'm speechless...I'm glad Zack didn't let me see the raw footage. This was well worth the wait.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Events: OPEN IS OPEN!!!'s no secret that the folks at Open Bicycle finally opened their doors for business. After months of hard work the shop is up and running and ready to impress you with their dedication to make of Boston a destination for all Bicycle Aficionados. The Grand opening is Today and what better way to start than with An Art opening and a film Premiere. The Folks over at Open did not just settle for a shop, their master plan included a Gallery, a Workshop and a Design Studio. I gotta say...this pair of over caffeinated workaholics were not all talk after all, and let's face it, the results kinda speak for themselves. So head over to Union Square (Somerville) and check out what's been on the tongue of all those cyclists for the past 6 months. Here's the program of events:

OPEN Grand Opening in Union Square!
285 Washington St. at the corner of Hawkins St.
Somerville, MA

Some insane frames, Tune-Up Specials and lots of other goodies - Support your local bike shop!

7PM : CHORUS Gallery Reception
We have an entire stand-alone gallery! Hanging photographs from Justin J. Keena. Show hangs April 11 - May 15. Support your artists!
9PM : Macaframa Premiere!!!!
Yes kids, its what you've all been waiting for...the Boston/Cambridge/Somerville premiere of Macaframa! We've had this up our sleeve for quite some time now, so get ready...
10-ish PM : Quick Criterium, Footdowns, Tricks, Etc.
May the best win, maybe we will give out something, maybe we won't. Its all in good fun.
12 PM : After Party in Union Square at some bar, we'll let you know. Bring a few bucks and some Tylenol.

Painting courtesy of yours truly!