One of my all time favorite producers, legendary Brooklyn maniac AC Slater, has been firing up the burners lately with his remix of “Yeah” by Boys Noize and the huge anticipation for his new single out this spring. About a month ago he put up this “Land of Doom” mix up on his SoundCloud and it’s pretty mind blowing. Lots of deep bass and house, tropics drums and some hip hop to boot. Pretty savage, big room battle.
Does It Offend You, Yeah? blew us all away with their fiery “We Are Rockstars” three years ago, almost able to fill that massssssive gap made by the self destruction of Death From Above 1979 (who are playing a one off show this year at Coachella?! $600 scalper tickets not sounding so bad…). Well the electro punks are back with their new album “Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You” and it don’t let down.
It’s got some snarling moments, but for the most part the album is strangely tame. Tracks like “Broken Arms” and “Pull Out My Insides” are a far drive away from any gnarls. The songs are brilliant though and honestly, near perfect pop songs. You have songs like “Wrestlers” and “We are the dead” pulling the rave/grime weight though, and they bring it hard. Overall it’s a pretty balanced album. Step up the ladder no doubt! Grab the album on Cooking Vinyl out March 14th.
My mate Surf Ambassador Hendo has been on a tear lately, from getting loose on Skid Row to The Standard Hollywood, dudes got it. This Friday he’s got a DJ set at one of the frothiest events on the coast, the Triple Crown World Premiere tribute to A.I. and Kelly Slater. In Hendo’s own words:
Cruise out to Arbor this Friday night in Venice, grab yourself a free Kona brewtal, and sit back in amazement while the silver screen flickers with our gold! After that, chug the shit out of your beers, take a shot of Wild Turkey, and hide your wives cause I’m getting behind the turn tables and am gonna serve up an extra slopyy set for yaz! This is an event not to be missed, see you there myrtz…
Nuff said. cruise it! RSVP on the Facebook HERE!
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One of my favorite and most respected labels has once again put out an amazing compilation featuring some of the best tunes around. Kitsuné Parisien, number ten of the Kitsuné comps. was compiled by legendary street artist André and label head Gildas. It features the likes of Jamaica, BeatauCue, Housse de Racket and a ton more. Besides being a killer record label, over the last couple years Kitsuné has been putting out some amazing threads as well. If you’re ever in Paris be sure to stop by their shop on Rue de Richelieu. They had a pop shop going at Colette when I was living their and I snagged a limited edition Beni “My Love Sees You” vinyl and then immediately spilled 1664 all over it. pretty standard round these parts. Enjoy the pickings and buy up the entire comp at their site!
Midnight Savari (aka Ken Adhitya) is a creative oldschool/nu deesco head from Jakarta-land with loads of talent to boot. After remixes for the likes of The C90′s, Tronik Youth and Joey Negro he is out with his EP “Pinisi” on Sydney’s Death Strobe records. Apparently this pinisi is a type of Indo sailing vessel, and a type of food dish…..I dunno I got a bunch of Pinisi recipes when I googled. Either way, I had no idea this was out so big thanks to Silence Is Boring for helping the blind. The whole shabang is good, got a solid remix from said C90′s along with some other business. here are my tip tops. Highly recommend grabbing the whole ep here on Death Strobe.
Joey Negro Pres. Kola Kube – Why (Midnight Savari Remix)
Every time I watched the telly in the land of OZ they would blast off the original “Young Blood” behind some FoxTel commercial so believe me, I understand if you’re a little sore for this song. Let me reassure you though, you’re gonna perk up when you hear the mix Dave Sitek (TV on The Radio) has crafted for The Naked & Famous.
Though it doesn’t really waver in terms of song structure, Sitek adds a nice amount of bounce and isolated additions to the track (like the ghostly keys in the back) to create an expanded experience that goes a long way.
The busy Bobby Boomerang did us all a favor recently by stopping by the RRR radio show Noise In My Head in Melbourne to present some tunes we can all go to. I was pretty surprised when Cut Copy announced they were borrowing heavily from Fleetwood Mac for their recently released “Zonoscope” but I mean, it made me go check out the Mac for myself and I’m glad they pointed that sharp stick my way. This time around the band has done the work for us all, providing a really eclectic mix of jams from Thin Lizzy to Rockmaster Scott, Simple Minds to Phuture and way more I’ve never heard before. It’s a big one, in two parts, so hit the road or get proper planted and enjoy!
It’s been long, it’s been wayyy too long! Das Pop, those lads I like to think of as the Phoenix of Belgium are finally back at it with their new single “The Game”. It’s a bit different than their last (self titled, instant classic) album. Their new single isn’t quite as poppy as the likes of “Underground” or “Never Get Enough” but it’s just as good. Get your boom boxes ready kids, gonna be live.
Das Pop release their new album, alsso named The Game April 8th