Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Music: Morgan Geist makes it good mix!

Morgan Geist of Metro Area -who was recently brought to Boston by our friends of "Where's the love" - has done the latest mix of the now classic "We Make it Good" Series. (Don't forget to check out Chris Devlin's if you haven't yet) Here's what he had to say:

“This little mix is obviously inspired by the original Cosmic DJs (Baldelli) and innovative DJs of (or nearer to) my own generation, like DJ Harvey and Daniel Wang. I made sure to include some records that I thought I “discovered” on my own, only to hear them played by other (better) DJs who probably knew about them a lot longer than I did. Parallel evolution is a bitch, but I didn’t want to abandon these beloved tracks just because they were “marked” by another DJ. For example, most DJs who know the Transfer Station Blue track associate it with Sarcastic Disco, the infamous and beautiful Harvey mix – yet I believe I got my first copy of it from my departed friend, Barry Lederer, and associate it with digging and listening and learning in his dusty old apartment on 24th Street in Manhattan. I find Harvey inspirational, but don’t want my own Barry-nostalgia supplanted. I realize it sounds corny, but sometimes you have to reclaim music that is important to you, and that’s what a lot of this mix is about for me. – Morgan Geist (Environ, Unclassics, Metro Area)”

Download: Morgan Geist - We Make it Good Vol.10

Friday, August 14, 2009

Sneakers: Air MAX 1

Music: Trevor Jackson is...

OK...it's this simple. I want to be Trevor Jackson. Why? Because I think he's the closest human being that does everything I want to accomplish. From Design and Art Direction, to having owned one of the Best Underground Record Labels ever, Trevor Jackson is a post-modern renaissance man. I'm not sure what he's been up since Output, but here's a little mix he did Live at NYC's Studio B some months ago. Enjoy...

Friday, August 7, 2009

Video: A bunch of Wasted Talent.

Making us proud one orange line ride at a time!!! Congrats to Nabo Rawk & Paul Foley for this awesome Video. I'm gonna go ahead and assume "Wasted Talent" is about being talented while on Booze...perhaps not. Who cares. In a time when even Big Papi juices and Deval can't get anything passed through his squeaky voice, there ain't nothing better than strolling through town on the T. At least for our broke standards, that as much AC as we are getting on this recession Khed!

Music: God Bless the Edit...post punk edition!

Bush Tetras....great band! Anyone who's known me since I got my first DJ gear, can probably attest that I wasn't spinning the latest House tunes but rather some pretty noisy stuff. From Gang of Four to James Chance, ESG was probably the most Dance-floor thing I played. Thank God for the Rapture and the Blessing that was "House of Jealous Lovers". That track was always my transition record to the lovely world of electronic dance music. The years have past and my post punk records have been collecting dust. For years I was a closet Disco collector with House music nostalgia. Today it finally all seems to be OK to tell people you play Disco. Shit...It might even be a new trend. In this quest to play dance music regardless of genre, I'm finally starting to see some real creativity and possibilities to play tracks that would have otherwise- like my bush tetra LP- just collect dust. And this is however the point of today. GOD BLESS THE EDIT!!! It's worked for Disco and now it's come back full-circle for me with edits like the Burglar Tom revision of Bush Tetras' Snakes Crawl. Leave it to those Brits to re-invent the wheel...Brilliant. It's really made me feel confident that no longer you need a specific crowd to play certain records...and perhaps most people and most DJ's don't see that as a problem, but for me is always been somewhat of an impediment. I'm glad we have The Glow and some similar nights around town now, where it seems that music is starting to take center stage over the scenes. In the mean time, check this edit. Perhaps already old for some of you edits connoisseurs, it felt appropriate to share with you today, this little piece of the past/present.


Bush Tetras - Snakes Crawl (Burglar Tom Edit)


Sorry for the YouTube Video...I felt too lazy to rip the Original from Vinyl. (Brother's gotta sleep once in a while)

Monday, August 3, 2009

Video: Today Was a Good Day


Nice Video...Goes to show Nike always knows what they are doing. Now go cop those kicks at Concepts August 8th.