31.3.11

SuperDre 'Ghetto Circus'



The new track from SuperDre crosses Techno thuds with future bass breakdowns for a sum total of one damn captivating track.

SuperDre - Ghetto Circus (Original Mix) by SuperDre

Check out the whole EP here.

TV On The Radio 'Nine Types of Light' Album Review



To say I love this band would be, simply an understatement. TV on the Radio have grown from their humble two-member original line up to a full line-up of five with contributors like David Bowie stepping into the studio too. They are a band that you need to grow with, a group challenging themselves as much as their audience and you can hear that effort on the records to boot.

Their newest album, 'Nine Types of Light' is set for release this April via Interscope/4AD and the past ten years have been good to the band sonically as their sound has grown into a genre all their own.

The album's opener, oddly named 'Second Song' builds and swings with echoes of INXS and Prince. 'Keep Your Heart' is another classic love dirge from the band, laying out a story of a hearts intentions.

Wild horn sections match the dual energy of Kyp and Tunde's tandem vocals on 'No Future Shock.' The album was recorded out in California and you can almost smell the Pacific in each song- just the gentle kiss of salt water on your lips as you glide over cliffs and shoreline with the 'Killer Crane' and its wilting string section.

Whether it be a synth-laden driving song or an aggressive holler, the band has created a watermark on music for years to come with their infinite types of light.



26.3.11

Groundislava (Wedidit Collective)



Groundislava is an up and coming producer from the depths of Los Angeles, producing stutter step 8-bit beats to help cruising in the warm weather that much easier. His debut album features remixes from Young Montana?, Clive Tanaka and guests Shlohmo, JonWayne and Jake Weary. The only thing that remains a mystery to me is whether I'm supposed to write his production moniker as one word or three.

After a well-received free EP giveaway in early '11, Groundislava's self-titled debut LP + 7" is scheduled for release on 4/19 through the always on point Friends of Friends Music label.

Groundislava - Animal ft. Jake Weary by FoFMusic



Tracklist:
1. Pregaming The Rapture
2. Panorama ft. Jake Weary
3. A Grass Day
4. Young Lava
5. Final Impasse
6. The Dig (Digital + 7" only)
7. Animal ft. Jake Weary
8. Shlava ft. Shlohmo & JonWayne
9. Stealth River Mission
10. New Flesh (Digital only)
11. Gravity Hoarding ft. Jake Weary
12. One For Her
13. Animal (Young Montana? remix) (Digital only)
14. Panorama (Clive Tanaka y Beaunoise remix) (Digital + 7" only)

SPLATINUM DJ MIX



I've been following Splatinum for a while now. They've toyed in nearly all of my favorite sounds at this point, whether it be 2-Step, Future Bass or Dubstep (the good kind). I'd really love to bring them to New Orleans at some point in the future. To get you all interested check out this mix Adam put together for Spring time.

Adams DJ Mix Spring 2011 (FREE DL) by SPLATINUM


214 - First Chair - Unreleased
Jacques Greene - Tell Me - Kingdom Edit
Becoming Real - Closer
Kahn - Helter Skelter
Shy One - Decaffienated Love
DJ Fresh and Sigma - Lassitude - Dillon Francis Remix
Stephan Jacobs ft Binah D'Amore - Closer
Splatinum - Tables Have Turned - Unreleased
Ill-Esha - Cherry Blossoms - Splatinum Remix - Unreleased
Kahn - Like We Used To
Girl Unit - Wut
Gucci Mane - Remember When - Terror Danjah Remix
Chip Tha Ripper - Ain't No Love in Here

23.3.11

Berou & Canblaster 'KAPONGO DANCE 2011 EP' (Moveltraxx)



Berou & Canblaster are back with an incredible remix EP of their Tropical House tune KAPONGO DANCE. Moveltraxx has put together a remix package with some open appeal. Sinden come with his trendsetter UK touch, Congorock makes it a raw club banger, Big Dope P messes with Ghetto House vibes, Dj Dice does the Cumbia/Moombahton thump and Berou & Canblaster themselves, 100% Ghetto Mental!


BEROU & CANBLASTER - KAPONGO DANCE 2011 EP [MTXLT209] by Moveltraxx

DJ T. 'The Pleasure Principle' (Get Physical Music)



DJ T. is a living legend as far as I'm concerned. He possesses a flawless sense for taste in dance music whether it be in his track selections in DJ sets, his production or the output Get Physical has been on for the last six years or so.

His second full length, 'The Pleasure Principle' just dropped from Get Physical and features collaborations with vocalists Dave Aju, Jaw (dOP), James Teej, Khan, Nick Maurer and Cari Golden.

Preview his album here. And check out a DJ mix below.


DJ T. - Welcome 2011 - Big Room Mix by DJT.

Shankles 'Gully Foil EP' (Jus Like Music)



Some free beats and soundscapes from Shankles. Touches right in the heart of the realm of what is making heads nod in the underground these days. Little bit of Four Tet, little bit of Alex B.





Hype Williams 'Chatline' (Video)

Loleatta Holloway (November 5, 1946 – March 21, 2011)

R.I.P. diva...




21.3.11

Daedelus & Archimedes @ First annual SXNO



Ideally the audio would be better. I suggest watching this on mute. This was only the second time Daedelus has performed with Archimedes. Archimedes is the moving wall of mirrors and lights behind him by the way.

This was just one segment of many that occurred over the weekend that made the first SXNO, something to talk about until next years line up is announced.

For updates on this past weekend's events and the plans for next year, check out SX-NO.COM.

16.3.11

Aloe Blacc 'Loving You Is Killing Me' Video



It just doesn't get any more simple and perfect than this video. Aloe Blacc is bringing back soul, one step at a time.

Aloe Blacc tour dates for Europe, Spring 2011.

15 Mar - Toulouse @ Bikini
16 Mar - Poitiers @ Confort Moderne
17 Mar - Nantes @ Olympic
18 Mar - Strasbourg @ Laiterie
19 Mar - Reims @ Cartonnerie
21 Mar - Paris @ La Cigalle
23 Mar - Dijon @ La Vapeur
24 Mar - Luxembourg @ Kulturfabrik
26 Mar - Utrecht @ Tivoli
27 Mar - Amsterdam @ Paradiso
28 Mar - Brussels @ AB Brussels
30 Mar - Cologne @ Live Music Hall
31 Mar - Berlin @ Huxley's
01 Apr - Dresden @ Schlachtof
03 Apr - Linz @ Posthof
04 Apr - Vienna @ Arena
05 Apr - Zurich @ Kaufleuten
07 Apr - Berne @ Dachstock
08 Apr - Milan @ Salumerias della Musica
10 Apr - Munich @ De Kongress
12 Apr - Frankfurt @ Mousontrum
13 Apr - Hamburg @ Docks
14 Apr - Lisbon @ TBC
16 Apr - Stockholm @ Berns
17 Apr - Aarhus @ Voxhall
18 Apr - Copenhagen @ Vega
20 Apr - Lille @ Aeronef
21 Apr - Bordeaux @ Krakatoa
22 Apr - Bourges @ Printemps de Bourge
23 Apr - Lyon @ Transbordeur
24 Apr - Paris @ Trianon
26 Apr - Birmingham @ HMV Institute (Library)
27 Apr - Manchester @ Academy 3
28 Apr - Glasgow @ Oran Mor
30 Apr - Live at Leeds festival, UK
01 May - London @ Scala
02 May - Brighton @ Concorde 2
04 May - Lisbon @ Aula Magna

Hope to bring him through New Orleans in the Spring.

15.3.11

Filthy + Social Service + SimplePlay present SXNO :: March 19 & 20





This weekend will prove to be an epic one for the city of New Orleans with the first annual SXNO Festival taking place March 19th & 20th @ Howlin Wolf.

Saturday March 19th ::
Salva (Frite Nite Records) (LIVE)
B. Bravo (Frite Nite Records)
Epcot (Frite Nite Records)
Carmine P. Filthy
8188
Visuals by Dr. Strangeloop (Brainfeeder)

Sunday March 20th ::
Daedelus (Ninjatune, Brainfeeder)
TOKiMONSTA (Brainfeeder)
Shlohmo (Friends of Friends, Wedidit)
Rekanize
Ryan Pearce
Visuals by Dr. Strangeloop (Brainfeeder)

Check out a mix for Offbeat Magazine here with all the headlining artists.

Limited SXNO t-shirt design by Jac Currie from Defend New Orleans can be previewed here.

And most importantly you can get your tickets HERE.

11.3.11

Daedelus "Overwhelmed ft. Bilal" + Tour Info



For those that were not digging deep in the 'electronic' section of their local record store around 2001, Daedelus first hit the bins around that time. I recall picking up 12"s off Prefuse 73's label Eastern Developments and I'm thinking I have at least one from Plug Research. To celebrate his 10 years off dropping intricate and inventive beats on his he is both, embarking on a tour and releasing a new album. 'Bespoke' which features Baths, Bilal, Busdriver and many more due April 26th on heavyweight Ninja Tune.

And most importantly, Daedelus is coming through to New Orleans for the first annual SXNO Festival dedicated to the advancement of Electronic & Dance Music.



Daedelus @ SXSW March 16th-19th Austin, TX
March 17th Austin, TX**Friends of Friends Day Party
w/ Shlohmo, Mexicans with Guns, Baths, Salva and more...
March 18th Austin, TX AM Only Showcase
w/ MSTRKRFT, Egyptrxxx, Araab Music, Skrillex and more...
March 19th Austin, TX @ SXSW**Magical Properties official SXSW
w/ Tokimonsta, Sepalcure, Matthewdavid, Shlohmo and more...




Magical Properties 3 Tour Dates
(w/ Tokimonsta, Shlohmo and new Archimedes visual show!)

March 15th Dallas, TX @ Trees
March 20th New Orleans, LA @ Howlin' Wolf
March 22nd Oxford, MS @ The Lyric
March 23rd Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
March 25th Tallahassee, FL @ Engine Room
March 27th Miami, FL @ Ultra
March 29th Washington DC @ U Haul
March 30th Philadelphia, PA @ North Star
April 1st Syracuse, NY @ Wescott Theater*
April 2nd Brooklyn, NY @ MHOW*
April 5th Montreal, WC @ La Belmont
April 6th Buffalo, NY @ Soundlab
April 7th Toronto, ON @ Wrongbar
April 9th Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
April 13th Denver, CO @ Cervantes
April 14th Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
April 16th Indio, CA @ Coachella
April 18th Arcata, CA @ Humbrews
April 20th Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
April 21st Portland, OR @ Branx
April 23rd Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse

*denotes Samiyam in place of Tokimonsta

Daedelus - Tailor-Made feat. Milosh (TOKiMONSTA Remix) by Ninja Tune

4.3.11

Mark E 'Stone Breaker' (Spectral Sound) :: Release Date :: 16 May 2011



If you're into quality House music, then chances are, you've already caught a few edits, remixes or original productions by Wolverhampton-reared, Birmingham-based DJ/producer Mark E. Last year, his stunning remix of Matthew Dear’s “Little People (Black City)” introduced him to the Ghostly/Spectral fold and now the label has arranged for the release of his debut full length 'Stone Breaker.'

With the return to classic and precise production coming from producers like Mark E, Nicolas Jaar, Wolf + Lamb and Soul Clap- it would seem House music is reaching back to its roots, which makes me want to throw my hands in the air and thank the heavens we are finally getting over the progressive/electro garbage that's been flooding the culture for the past ten years.

I am looking forward to this album and I think you should too.



Big thanks to Spectral for releasing this album on a double LP, something they failed to do with 'Black City.'

- - - - TRACKLIST - - - -

VINYL TRACKLIST (Vinyl comes with CD version of album)
A. Archway
B1. Belvide Beat
B2. Quatro
C1. Got To Get Me There
C2. Deny This
D. Black Moon

CD/Digital TRACKLIST:
01. Archway
02. Black Country Saga
03. Belvide Beat
04. Quatro
05. Got To Get Me There
06. Deny This
07. Black Moon
08. Oranges
09. The Day

1.3.11

BASS CHURCH :: MARDI GRAS EDITION



This Sunday we have a special edition of Bass Church. We're gonna make Dragon's Den rattle.

MOCHIPET (Daly City Records | San Fransisco, CA)

Supported artists such as: Big Boi (Outkast), MIA, Rusko, Ellen Allien, DJ Qbert, Autechre, Modeselektor, Kid Koala, Daedelus, Glitch Mob, Flying Lotus, Spank Rock, Drop the Lime, and more...

Has toured through out Asia, Europe, Canada, and The United States in festivals and venues such as Burning Man (Black Rock City), Treasure Island (San Francisco), Trinumeral, WMC (Miami), Webster Hall (NYC), Bently Reserve (San Francisco), Alchemeyez (Hawaii), Low End Theory (Los Angeles), Howeird Street Fair (San Francisco), EmergenSee (Oregon),

Clash Magazine (UK)
“Top Electronic Artists of 2008 - Savaged edits over schizphreaked beats sizzled Mochipet’s great album into our charts…talent populated this sonic bullet.”

URB Magazine
“One very versatile producer…bass custom built to move booties of the large persuasion.”

Toph One (XLR8R)
“keep an ear on that Mochipet character–his shit is DOPE.”

Pitchfork Media
“…wacky interpretations overlap psychotically in a glorious flourish of creativity.”

Kid Koala (Ninjatune)
“Mochipet is hilariously funky. He should score the next Katamari video game!”

Bassnectar
"Mochipet is THE MAN, and his beats were off the chain..."


also featuring:

Quickie Mart (Space Monkey Radio | Los Angeles, CA)
Innerlign (Airtight Imprint, Bass Church | Austin, TX)

with local support from:

Gris Gris (Below C Level, Bass Church | New Orleans, LA)
Unicorn Fukr vs Rus (Louisiana Dubstep, Bass Church | New Orleans, LA)
Shanook (Louisiana Dubstep, Bass Church | New Orleans, LA)
Rekanize (Kinetic | Gulfport, MS)
OttO (Kinetic, WTF | Baton Rouge, LA)
Mr Cool Bad Guy (Bassbin Safari, Bass Church | New Orleans, LA)
The Real Steven (Kinetic, Velcro | New Orleans, LA)
Carmine P. Filthy (Nite Music, Bass Church | New Orleans, LA)
Ryan Pearce (King of Bros, Size Thick | New Orleans, LA)



MARDI GRAS WEEKEND!
Sunday March 6, 2011

9 pm | $10

Dragon's Den
435 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans, LA