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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

NYE in Chicago with SWITCH & SPOON


Spoon and Switch. Ga, Ga, Ga, Ga, Ga! THIS IS SICK! Quite a way to bring in 2008.

Upstairs at MetroSpoon will be performing. Spoon, the ever so popular band who’ve made numerous top of 2007 lists, including Rolling Stone - where they named #10 album of the year, and downstairs in Smart Bar, Switch will be DJ’ing. It’s no secret, but i feel compelled to mention he produced M.I.A.’s “Kala” - which again, hit, amongst others lists, Rolling Stone’s #1 album of 200. He is currently working on producing, alongside John Hall, Santogold’s highly anticipated debut album.

Switch / Solid Groove – This Is Sick
Spoon – Don’t You Evah – Diplo Remix – On Covert Curiosity Blog

So if you’re in Chicago on NYE, I hope to see you on the dance floor, its going to be one hell of a night!

Happy Holidays!

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posted by Audio Pimpstress at 8:47 pm  

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Twas The Night After Christmas


Oi! Party party party! Come see 800 kabillion DJs making noise at Liars Club on Wednesday the 26th! Featuring Johnny Love of Guns n Bombs, The Glamour and myself. Señor Cobrasnake will also be there photographizing as well as Britney Spears who will apparently be wrestling a raptor live in the club, armed only with an umbrella and a jug of moonshine! Heres a tune from each of us to solidify your desire to celebrate the end of Christmas.

The Gossip – Yr Mangled Heart (Guns and Bombs rmx)

The Glamour – Feet 2 The Floor

Angel Alanis & Local Hero – Majik (Album Version)

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posted by Local Hero at 1:48 am  

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Make Model


In my last post featuring The Dead Soul Brothers I posted a remix of band called Make Model. Since then I’ve fallen a little bit in love with Make Model’s good timey, folk rock style that resonates with me in a similar way to one of my favorite song writers of all time, Liz Phair (that is, Liz Phair pre-Capitol Records 12th Floor Studios homogenizing of her music. “The Matrix” is the worst producer ever). Their sound is certainly more polished and deliberate than the aforementioned, as well as more compositionally complex and diverse. I particularly enjoy the inclusion of the horn section and the harp in their recent single, “The Was” (available for download below), and the layering of the many voices of the band is quite exceptional as well. As a bonus, they’ve given us yet another remix of this single by the increasingly ever-present, glitchy, electro outfit, The Autokratz that takes a dark approach to the tune.

Make Model – The Was

Make Model – The Was (Autokratz Made to Scale Mix)

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posted by Local Hero at 1:25 am  

Monday, December 24, 2007

Top of 2007 – Bests & Favorites

I’m about to jump on a plane and head to the great Midwest. I only have 20 minutes, so this post won’t be as in depth and link up as I would like it to. Perhaps i’ll revisit in the next few days and do it up proper. Perhaps not : (
I’ll be spending my NYE in Chicago at Smart Bar with Dave Taylor, known to most as Switch. He produced M.I.A.’s latest album “Kala”, which hit many “Top of 2007″ lists this year, including #1 on Rolling Stone. He’s also been doing a bit of production work on Sanogold’s debut album. It’s a bit ironic that Santi was also named Rolling Stone’s #1 artist to watch in 2008. SO! Without further ado, here is my Top of 2007 list (to the best of my recollection).

These things can be difficult, I always feel someone or something is missing . . . ufff!

Favorite Track of 2007
“Hustler” – Simian Mobile Disco
This was more than just a track, it was an anthem!
“Drop The Phone / Down On Yourself” – Shy Child

Albums of 2007
Simian Mobile Disco – Attack, Sustain, Delay, Release
Dandelion Gum – Black Moth Super Rainbow
A Place to Bury Strangers – A Place to Bury Strangers
The Ponys – Turn the Lights Out
The Black Lips – Good Bad, Not Evil
+ – Justice
Joakim – Monsters & Silly Songs
Mystery Jets – Zootime
Broken Social Scene Presents Kevin Drew – Spirit If . . .
Spektrum – Live At The Gymkhana Club
Plastic Little – DJ Lowbudget Presents The Immaturity Mixtape CD
Noisettes – What’s The Time Mr. Wolf

Party Crew of 2007
Trouble & Bass / Cut – Brooklyn, New York

Promoters of 2007
Fixed – NYC
I Love Neon – Montreal
Ricardo Tejada – Mexico

Favorite Weekday Party of 2007
Tuesday’s at 205 w/ Jacques Renault & Justin Miller

Best Parties of 2007
Daft Punk after parties – Ed Banger, Throne of Blood, Mas
- Mighty, San Francisco
- Green Dolphin, Chicago
- Studio B, Brooklyn – New York
Justice after party with Erol Alkan – Fixed
Masters of the Universe – Trouble & Bass / Cut DJ’s + Diplo, Surkin @ Studio B

Best Performances of 2007
The Reactable (sorry this was the highlight of her set) w/Bjork – Friday @ Coachella
Coachella, Saturday in the Mojave tent – !!!, Justice, LCD Soundsystem, & The Rapture
Kings of Leon @ The Aragon, Chicago
Daft Punk & The Rapture @ Greek Theater, Berkley
Daft Punk @ Lollapalooza, Chicago
Daft Punk & The Rapture @ Keyspan, Brooklyn
Rock The Bells – San Francisco
Simian Mobile Disco @ Gramercy Theater
Philip Glass – Einstein at the Beach, Carnegie Hall

Craziest Performance of 2007
Spank Rock, Yo Majesty, Santogold, Amanda Blank, Devlin & Darko, and half of the audience @ The Fillmore, NYC during CMJ. Can’t even explain, you just had to be there . . .

Best DJ Sets of 2007
Laurent Garnier @ APT
Drop The Lime (on more than one occasion)
Diplo (again, on more than one occasion)
Busy P @ Dafter Party, Green Dolphin, Chicago & at Studio B, Brooklyn

Favorite Producers of 2007
James Ford
Mark Ronson

Favorite Remixers of 2007
The Glimmers
Van She Tech
Erol Alkan
DJ Mehdi

Favorite Bands/Acts of 2007
Home Video
Ghostland Observatory
Shy Child
The Warlocks
The Rapture
Plastic Little
Spank Rock
A Place To Bury Strangers

My Favorite New DJ of 2007
Still at #1 of all time – Laurent Garnier
Drop The Lime
Star Eyes
Pase Rock

Artist / Designer of 2007
Dan Stiles, US
Face, Face, Face – Mexico
So Me, FR
Dust La Rock, US

Best DJ Mixes of 2007
Go Commando – JDH & Dave P – Defend Music
Fabric 37 – Steve Bug – Fabric
Fabriclive 36 – James Murphy & Pat Mahoney – Fabric

Favorite New City to Party in
Philly, yo!

Favorite Labels of the Year
Transgressive, UK
Ed Banger, FR
Ghostly, US
Modular, AU
Downtown, US

Favorite Books of 2007
This Is Your Brain On Music – Daniel J. Levitin (Audio Version)
The Culture Of Collaboration – Evan Rosen

Favorite Music Subscription Service of 2007

Best Music Discovery Sites of 2007
Hype Machine

Forward Thinkers of 2007
David Byrne
Thom Yorke

Favorite Manager’s of 2007
Pedro “Busy P” Winter – Daft Punk, Justice, Ed Banger Crew
Oli Isaacs – Simian Mobile Disco, Black Ghosts, Findlay Brown

Music & Technology Publications of 2007

Five Eight Magazine – UK
Wired – US

Drinks of 2007
Jack or/ Jameson & Ginger
Vitamin Water – Endurance (the peach-mango kind!)

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posted by Audio Pimpstress at 2:55 pm  

Monday, December 24, 2007

Santogold and Trouble Andrew

Santogold and Trouble Andrew, originally uploaded by Trash Menagerie.

Onstage, at the M.I.A. show in Philly, following Santi’s performance

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posted by Mobile Menagerie at 1:02 pm  

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Beards, Balls and Romanoff


Upon viewing Brooklyn based duo Romanoff‘s myspace page, I snickered at the sight of an illustrated fist and balls merged together and pumping. Yes, pumping to the sky, as if there is no limit. (Having a background in the arts can do wonders for those crossing over to music these days). For combining their creative energies a mere 6 months ago, I’d venture to say, that the sky is limitless for them.

If more synthy distortion and beard clad men (endless masks, now we have fake beards) is what you have been wishing for, then perhaps your prayers have been answered. With inspiration coming from a variety of genres, Romanoff have put together a few tracks for you to add to your next rager! I fancied these best, especially “Lipstick and Miniskirts”, but head to their My Space page and you will find all six available for download. Stay tuned for new material in the coming months!!

Romanoff – Lipstick and Miniskirts

Romanoff – Trash Magic

Romanoff – Two Tears

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posted by Lovestar at 2:23 pm  
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