Machines Don’t Care up in da Blogoclots!

22 07 2008

Holy SUPERGROUP Batman!  Normally when I start seeing a dj artist in every single mixtape getting released, its a good sign, but this was def a surprise. 

Months or two ago, I got an oddly short mix of these guys.  13 min.  Listened to it and thought it was banging enough to put on the cell phone mp3 player (yea that’s my special place).  Month later, they are everywhere.  Bangin analog fidget wobble house.  I look them up and find Machines Dont Care is a fawkin who’s who of electro Supergroup w/ DETBOI, DROP THE LIME, FAKEBLOOD, HERVE, TREVOR LOVEYS, SINDEN, TODDLA T, AFFIE YUSUF each collaborating for an 11 track superalbum!   That list gives me wood.  Anyway – check out their myspace for more info and samples.  Album out now. 

Click here for the 13 minute mini-mix (zshare)

track list for machines dont care album

1. afro jacker (herve and sinden)
2. beat bang (herve and trevor loveys)
3. drop it to the floor (herve, sinden and fake blood)
4. badman (herve, toddla t and serocee)
5. spycatcher (herve and drop the lime)
6. jugs (sinden and detboi)
7. trouble on the floor (trevor loveys and fake blood)
8. on a roll man (herve, trevor loveys and affie yusef)
9. junk (herve and trevor loveys)
10. how ya’ll like me now (detboi and toddla t)
11. soundboy massive (herve and detboi)

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Crushing on the Acid Girls, DJ Riton & Congorock

17 07 2008

It’s weird.  We all have our specific super niche genres we are all obsessed with.  It’s the stuff you talk about with friends only to get reactions like – dude, that doesnt exist, or bro, you’re weird…well f dat – my super sub-genre in particular is straight walloping analog electro techno with 90’s style 303s and sirens and sweeps in the background.  Maybe old Space Girl mixed with Nostrum and a little Carl Cox.  I thought there was no way in hell I’d ever hear that old school combo ever produced again given the sophistication of today’s equipment…praying and searching……CUT TO ACID GIRLS!  Their first mixtape Sillynacht got me so hooked on this group I couldn’t wait to their next installment. 

And about 1 month ago, the perfect storm of electro techno was brought to my ears.  Enter Acid Girls, DJ Riton, & Congorock….These 3 artist groups have me banging my head against my keyboard daily with the freshness most forward electro out right now.  Forget fidget, disco and grime – if you just wanna go back to that 90s feeling of simple banging electronic music just check these groups out and be aurally satisfied. 

ACID GIRLS – Myspace

No Love Lost Mixtape (via zshare) – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Sillynacht Mixtape (rt click for DL)

CONGOROCK – Myspace

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If you can get your hands on Call It Love (Congorock Remix) then you probably have popped an electro boner already.  If not, you can find it on this “His Majesty Andre” mixtape.

It’s track number 09.  Here is the track listing along with some other good jams [01. Marc-Antoine Charpentier – “Te-Deum (Preludio)”, 02. Santos – “3-2-1-Fire!”, 03. The Count of Monte Cristal – “My Condition”, 04. Andy George – “Big Dipper (HiJack Remix)”, 05. Lethal Bizzle – “Selfridges Girl (Boy 8-Bit)”, 06. Larry Tee – “I Love You (Bart B-More Secured Dub)”, 07. The Count of Monte Cristal – “B-More Forward”, 08. Basement Jaxx – “Jump’n’Shout”, 09. ? – “Call It love (Congorock Remix)”, 10. His Majesty Andre – “Girrrl”, 11. Crookers – “Lollipop”, 12. Mystery Jets – “Hideaway (Switch Remix/Diplo Edit)”, 13. Jaymo – “Tuned in Live”, 14. Idiotproof – “The Deacon (Duke Dumont Remix)”, 15. Congorock – “Runark (His Majesty Andre’s Growl Remix)”, 16. The Count of Monte Cristal – “Bounce That Ass”, 17. Detboi – “Gunshot Lean Forward (Andy George & Jak-Z Remix)”, 18. Dizzee Rascal – “Flex (Dave Spoon Remix)”, 19. Nic Sarno – “Hot Jack (Congorock Energy Remix)”, 20. Thomas Bangalter – “What To Do”, 21. The Squatters Feat. MC Duke – “Bring Back The Duck”, 22. Filth & Splender – “Tomorrows World (Jaymo’s Midnight Murder Mix)”, 23. His Majesty Andre – “ROXXX”, 24. TTC – “Dans Le Club (Instrumental)” / Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey – “I Know What You Want”]

DJ RITON – Myspace – pic by way of Resident Advisor

Sonny J – \”Enfant\” (Riton Rerub) by way of Palms Out





L Magazine Ads of the Month | June

16 07 2008

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More seductive aka slutty ads from L Magazine’s back pages.  Rounding out June’s installment of Ads of the Month.

June 11th – June 17th | The DIY Issue

Calling all hippy chicks.  Please stop what you are doing and immediately cut out a shirt design from mom’s kitchen tablecloth.  And make it hot looking. 

June 18th – July 1st | Summer Book Preview

Ahh I can finally live out my 2 dogs and a girl fantasy.  Errr what?

July 2nd – July 8th | The Games Issue

Put me on this team asap – Hut hut…HIKE! 

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Sebastian Tellier | Live at Hiro Ballroom, NYC | Wed July 30, 2008

16 07 2008

Holy LAAAA FRANNNSSSHHH attack! Sebastian Tellier, aka French 2008 Eurovision song contest representative, aaaaand my personal inspiration to grow a super sleezed out beard, is doing a live show here in NYC.  Man, we’ve been wigging out about this guy for a while, but it’s got even worse since we saw his video “Divine” shown below.

Sebastian Tellier – Divine

Despite having a reputation of 70s sex inspired electro jams, a little look into his bio and you’ll quickly see there’s alot more to Tellier than a rad ass hairstyle and leisure suits.  Read up here, and don’t forget to check the party being thrown by our friends at GBH on Wednesday July 30th at Hiro Ballroom in Manhattan NYC.  Grab some advanced tickets – This is be a good one!





Zombie Nation samples Commodore 64 | Tonite @ Studio B, NYC

5 07 2008

Yes yes – Zombie Nation of Kernkraft 400 fame.  We’ve all heard it, sung it, loved it, then hated it simultaneously. 

HOWEVER – I’m NOT gunna write a post bashing ZN, because in all reality I really like the band.  Behind the Zombie alias, and also producing under alternate alias John Starlight and Splank, is german based Florian Senfter.  Having released over 50 tracks including remixes for Ladytron, I-F, Headman and most recently the Presets, Florian is quite far from the one hit wonder the masses belive him to be.  Segueing between dj sets and live performances with real hardware, I’m looking forward to a set like this one..filty german techno

Also little known fact – in a somewhat recent interview Florian went so far as to say he wished Kernkraft never reached the level of success it has because it has hampered his name.  How’s THAT for musical integrity!  Shit I went to a show in NY about a year ago and it was like a ghost town – why..? b/c all NY people know is Kernkraft400 – and not the artist behind the song.  Sad.

Anywho – will leave you with yet another interesting finding. Even the most successful tracks are based off odd samples.  And shit they are really great until SOMEONE spills the beans.  Check this one – Kernkraft is ACTUALLY a direct loop off of David Whittaker’s intro to the Commodore 64 game Lazy Jones.  First Daft Punk, then Kanye West, now Zombie Nation.  My electronic world is crumbling. 

Oh yea, I should probably post info for the party tonite.  Opening is Poni Hoax, w/ Zombie Nation and special guest DJ Riton who is nothing less than banging.   One of the most talented electro up and comers…watch out.  Should be a great nite !





L Magazine Ads of the Month | May-June

4 07 2008

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May thru June’s exclusive look at a perverts dream – aka L Magazine’s “Ads of the Month”.

May 14th – May 20th | Free New York Issue

Not many things make me going boioioioioioing nowadays.  But this is one of them.

May 21st – June 3rd | Summer Preview

Whoa – is she a flight attendant or a secretary or just a really hot girl that likes to pose on your grandmas old couch?  Ah who cares. 

June 4th – June 10th | Homeless Issue

Me love you lonnnnggg time…

 





Posts to be Posted

4 07 2008

Ehh – a little bit behind on the reviews and such.  Kinda MIA in May / June.  Started taking music production courses, so difficult to find time.  Anywho, here are the things I missed.  Will try and get some pic vids & stuff out.

Under Construction

1) Canada’s Finest House CD Release Party w/Deko-ze @ Footwork, Toronto – May 2nd 2008 

2) Sebastian, Yusek & Brodinski & The Shoes (Live) @  Studio B, Brooklyn – May 8th 2008

3) Midnight Juggernauts w/Shy Child @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC – May 9th 2008

4) DIM @ Le Royale, NYC – May 9th 2008

5) Contagious Musiq Launch Party w/Craze, Klever, Jokers of the Scene, Treasure Fingers, Kill The Noise, Ayres @ Love, NYC – May 14th 2008

6) Tommie Sunshine & Junkie XL @ Hiro, NYC – May 22nd 2008

7) DJ Switch w/Van Scott @ The Museum Of Natural History, NYC – May 30th 2008

8] DJ Spooky @ Solar One, NYC – June 8th 2008

9) Shit Disco @ RBar, NYC – June 12th 2008

10) Petit Pilous @ Studio B, Brooklyn- June 18th 2008

11) Pearl Jam @ Madison Square Garden, NYC – June 25th 2008

12) Dave1 (from Chromeo) & DJ Dominique Keegan @ Santos Party House, NYC – July 3rd 2008