Sunday, May 24, 2009

Lazy Sunday/Video: Yello - Bostich

Yello - Bostich (From our personal collection)

Thursday, May 21, 2009


A few Days Ago we showed you that video of LeBron James and his white powder...these my friends are equally funny! LOL

Video: In Flagranti are Brash & Vulgar...

Yeah, Why not show you the video too...check out our last post on them in case you missed it...HERE!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Video: Say What????!!!!!

OMFG! Are you fucking serious? That's "Some real effing white boy shit"...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Music/Event: Blackstrobe Lights at Hearthrob!

This is a blast from the past for us here at Manifest Destitute. Back when we discovered Output Recordings, Blackstrobe was perhaps our favorite artist in Trevor Jackson's Label. Not to discredit any of the other ground breaking artists on the Roster, but Arnaud Rebotini and Ivan Smagghe's group was the only one with a true vision for the dancefloor. A dancefloor with girls in fishnets and possibly very-high heels all wrapped up in latex and leather. Their Single Me & Madonna captured my heart the first time I heard it. It channeled everything I loved about electric music and what sounded like Peter Hook's Bass. Truly remarkable. So remarkable in fact I think Stuart Price might have built a remixing career based on that particular song about her Madgesty...Regardless...Even their Single on Kitsune (Italian Fireflies) was fantastic. A true throwback to the 80's electro. What else to say though...I can't sit here and review every track they ever made, but i can tell you this: Head over to Cambridge tonight and Catch a very Special DJ set by Arnaud Rebotini of Blackstrobe...Dancing as usual is guaranteed. (and don't forget to make yourself photogenic- it's Hearthrob that you are going to after all...)

Blackstrobe - Me & Madonna

Blackstrobe - Italian Fireflies

The Rapture - Sister Saviour (Blackstrobe Remix)

Video: DJ Tool Box

Trust me...It works for some people!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Music: Metro Area

Last week we gave you a huge rant about remembering 2002 and truth be told, I can't believe we forgot to mention Metro Area. The first time I heard about Metro Area it involved them sharing the B side with an edit of Gina X on Joakim's Tiger Sushi. Their Self titled album was an instant classic. A mix of Disco/Boogie and other styles was really ahead of their time and together with the Disco revivalist of Brooklyn, the current scene we much enjoy became what it is today. Morgan Geist and Darshan Jesrani hosted a monthly residency at APT in the Meatpacking District, called Party Out of Bounds...because apparently only good shit happens in NYC. Perhaps what characterized the appeal of Metro Area early on was their versatility and the perfectly executed composition of their music. From Techno fans to House Heads to Disco Enthusiasts to Just plain Indie-rock-Pitchfork readers, Metro Area have always received critical acclaim from those who've listened to their music. In 2002 while DFA was still a label with a couple of releases, Tim Goldsworthy and James Murphy remixed Metro Area's Orange Alert...and to repay the favor, Morgan Geist Remixed House of Jealous Lovers by the Rapture. Two Classics born from one collaboration. There are a lot of players when it comes to redefining a generation in Music...sometimes some get more glory than others...Metro Area just happened to be there in the beginning. So don't miss a little part of History. Metro Area will be at Goodlife tomorrow night for their first ever Boston Gig. See ya there.

Metro Area - Orange Alert (DFA Remix)

The Rapture - House of Jealous Lovers (Morgan Geist Remix)

Where is the love Presents: Metro Area
w/ Alex From Queens
Scott Bliss & Mark Ingram
@ The Goodlife Bar
28 Kingston Street, Boston
21+ $12 before 11pm
$15 after 11pm

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Event: The Glow TODAY!!!

COME GET YOUR GLOW. RSVP HERE! (you know you want to...)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Video: Happy Cinco de Slap Chop! (Mira mi

You know what's funny..."Mira mi Huevo" in Mexican Spanish literally means "Look at my nut". I guess it's all about Vince's Nuts after all.

...and now the Steve Porter Remix (LOL!) From Rise to Internationally renowned DJ to YouTube sensation. What can't the man do?

Event: The Glow

Now on our second installment, we are officially starting the summer and we want you all to join us this Wednesday May 6th @ The Midway Cafe. This time around we are bringing our friend Brenden Wesley to give The Glow a good dosage of Disco/House and maybe even some Boogie. Don't know what to expect? Expect the unexpected but expect to Dance...a lot.

The Glow @
The Midway Cafe
Wed. May 6th 2009
3496 Washington Street
Jamaica Plain
21+/ 9pm -2am

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Lazy Sunday: A Post Punk Sunday...

This is gonna be a quick one: Remember When Punks got a pinch more melodic in the 80's? at Manifest Destitute we prefer to call that: "music by Punks who learned how to play that Extra Chord". In some occasions we like to call this Disco Punk or Death Disco...but you get the idea. Here's some of our favorite post punk moments...just a few. Enjoy, and don't forget to join us (Coatti Mundi) and DJ Golden Touch Wednesday the 6th @ the Midway Cafe for a very special edition of The Glow. Guest DJ: Brenden Wesley (akult/solar disco/disco-nnection)

Public Image Limited - Swan Lake (Death Disco)

James White & The Blacks - Contort Yourself

Bauhaus - Kick in the Eye

Gang of Four - To Hell With Poverty

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Music: In Flagranti are Brash & Vulgar...really?

If you've read this blog enough, you know we are crazy about In Flagranti. From spaced-out tunes to tweaked-out edits, the Brooklyn Euro-Duo has been pumping out more material than a stand up comic...and we love it. Out now on Codek is their newest LP entitled "Brash & Vulgar" which is pretty much an amalgamation of evrything that's hot right now. There's Disco & Boogie for you Edit Lovers...there's House for y'all Trax revivalists. There's Italo and Cosmic for you geeks, and even Break Beats for the Robot Breakers. Shit...Even some Electro (for your neon-loving-shutter shade-ed banger lovin'-hipster) joke. A little rock for your skin-tight jeans friends, and a little post punk for the music snobs. Anyways, this much music probably sounds like someone's Bipolar (hehe) but truly, it's actually a real cohesive album. Let me explain...this album is like roaming around Brooklyn trying to find a party to go end walking and texting people for hours... You keep getting to your "friend of a friend's" loft when the booze is gone and then you start all over again. At the end of the night (in the morning) after bitching and moaning about how you kept going from one party to the other, you realize you had a really good time, and that is always nice. That my friends is "Brash & Vulgar". So...Pick it out now from the usual know, like this one. And if you haven't got their 12" on RVNG of the Nrds, I would get it soon. Check out the crazy Edit of "I Was Made For Lovin' You" by Kiss. You know you want it.

In Flagranti - Brash & Vulgar (Codek)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Video: Are you Serious?

via Rob Heppler's Twitter...follow his shenanigans: here!

Music: Fischerspooner Nolstalgia? no, just remembering 2002!


Fischerspooner - Emerge's been 7 years already since I saw them perform at the "now dead" Avalon, and although the show wasn't as spectacular as this video, I knew I was at the right place at the right time. I'm not gonna lie...I loved Fischerspooner's #1 album. Emerge might not have been the the best thing that came out of the short lived Electroclash scene, but it was to me the equivalent of a Blue Monday. Some things just have that magic to be unpredictable. I loved Fischerspooner and I loved everything about 2002. Gigolo was the label to follow and black was my weapon of choice. It was the year when Output Recordings became a cult label. It was the same year that DFA was a baby. Tiga was wearing sunglasses at night and Peaches was fucking the pain away. Miss Kittin & the Hacker professed their love to Telex and revealed that Frank Sinatra loved oral and dirty sanchez. I loved the Ersatz Audio releases and any remixes by Adult. 2002 was also the debut of Chromeo on Turbo. A lot of good music came out that year...all full of sleaziness and all with the energy of punk music channeled through a 4/4 beat. I loved the rediscovery of Italo and the rebirth of Disco through artists inspired by post punk and new-wave. In the end, It was the year that the underground flipped the bird to electronic music and the lameness of the well established electronic genres...oh and how could one forget the absurdity of Moby's Carbon copy to Play. In retrospect, It's funny to be so nostalgic for something that was so short lived...but perhaps it never went away. It just started wearing fitted hats instead. Only time will tell... for now all I can say is:

"I was there...I was there in 1968.
I was there at the first Can show in Cologne/I'm losing my edge/I'm losing my edge to the kids whose footsteps I hear when they get on the decks/I'm losing my edge to the Internet seekers who can tell me every member of every good group from 1962 to 1978/I'm losing my edge.

To all the kids in Tokyo and Berlin/I'm losing my edge to the art-school Brooklynites in little jackets and borrowed nostalgia for the unremembered eighties.

But I'm losing my edge/I'm losing my edge, but I was there/I was there/But I was there.

I'm losing my edge/I'm losing my edge/I can hear the footsteps every night on the decks.
But I was there/I was there in 1974 at the first Suicide practices in a loft in New York City/I was working on the organ sounds with much patience/I was there when Captain Beefheart started up his first band/I told him, "Don't do it that way. You'll never make a dime."/I was there/I was the first guy playing Daft Punk to the rock kids/I played it at CBGB's/Everybody thought I was crazy/We all know/I was there/I was there/I've never been wrong.

I used to work in the record store/I had everything before anyone/I was there in the Paradise Garage DJ booth with Larry Levan/I was there in Jamaica during the great sound clashes/I woke up naked on the beach in Ibiza in 1988.

But I'm losing my edge to better-looking people with better ideas and more talent/And they're actually really, really nice/I'm losing my edge.

I heard you have a compilation of every good song ever done by anybody. Every great song by the Beach Boys. All the underground hits. All the Modern Lovers tracks. I heard you have a vinyl of every Niagra record on German import. I heard that you have a white label of every seminal Detroit techno hit - 1985, '86, '87. I heard that you have a CD compilation of every good '60s cut and another box set from the '70s.

I hear you're buying a synthesizer and an arpeggiator and are throwing your computer out the window because you want to make something real. You want to make a Yaz record.

I hear that you and your band have sold your guitars and bought turntables/I hear that you and your band have sold your turntables and bought guitars.

I hear everybody that you know is more relevant than everybody that I know.

But have you seen my records? This Heat, Pere Ubu, Outsiders, Nation of Ulysses, Mars, The Trojans, The Black Dice, Todd Terry, the Germs, Section 25, Althea and Donna, Sexual Harrassment, a-ha, Pere Ubu, Dorothy Ashby, PIL, the Fania All-Stars, the Bar-Kays, the Human League, the Normal, Lou Reed, Scott Walker, Monks, Niagra (Joy Division, Lower 48, the Association, Sun Ra, Scientists, Royal Trux, 10cc)

Eric B. and Rakim, Index, Basic Channel, Soulsonic Force ("just hit me"!), Juan Atkins, David Axelrod, Electric Prunes, Gil! Scott! Heron!, the Slits, Faust, Mantronix, Pharaoh Sanders and the Fire Engines, the Swans, the Soft Cell, the Sonics, the Sonics, the Sonics, the Sonics..."
(R.I.P 2002)

LCD Soundsystem - I'm Losing My Edge (DFA/Output)