30.8.11

Spoek Mathambo & Cerebral Vortex 'Drunk Like' [Produced by Cobra Krames (Little Owl Recordings)



Dope production by my man Cobra Krames and Spoek always turns a tight phrase! Check it.

FLASH BANG GRENADA 'Moisturizer' [prod. by Mexicans With Guns]



This video is stupid funny. I am partial to random dog in the end of the video.

FLASH BANG GRENADA'S DEBUT '10 HATERS' IS AVAILABLE DIGITALLY ON ITUNES & BOOMKAT. Get it here.


SHOW DATES:

SEPT. 2ND - LOW END THEORY SF @103 Harriet

SEPT. 7TH - LOW END THEORY LA @THE AIRLINER

Brown Bird "Thunder and Lightning" (Supply & Demand)



MP3: Brown Bird 'Thunder and Lightning' (direct link)




Here's the second single off the upcoming album 'Salt for Salt' from the duo Brown Bird.

The album will be released Oct. 18th via Supply & Demand.

They will be on tour throughout the month of September in the US.

Upcoming Brown Bird Tour Dates:
Sep 03 Stella Blues Warren, RI
Sep 09 Black Door Montpelier, VT
Sep 10 Snowshoe Lodge Montgomery Center, VT
Sep 12 The Monkey House Winooski, VT
Sep 13 The Brickhouse Housatonic, MA
Sep 16 The Oneonta Theatre Oneonta, NY
Sep 17 Alfred University Alfred, NY
Sep 22 Great Scott Allston, MA
Sep 23 SPACE Gallery Portland, ME
Sep 24 Lompoc Cafe Bar Harbor, ME
Sep 26 The Red Door Portsmouth, NH
Sep 27 The Space Hamden, CT
Sep 29 Union Pool Brooklyn, NY
Sep 30 World Cafe Live Philadelphia, PA*
Oct 01 The Met Pawtucket, RI*
*with Dark Dark Dark

26.8.11

Mayer Hawthorne 'How Do You Do' : New Album out Oct. 11 on Universal



One of my favorite artists in the Neo-Soul/RnB movement makes the jump to a major label this October with the release of his sophomore album, 'How Do You Do.' This marks the first time in Stones Throw's 15-year history that an artist has advanced to a major label.

To tide you over check out his free 'Impressions EP' here.

More information on Mayer Hawthorne is available here.

Jonti "Hornet's Nest" (Stones Throw)




MP3: Jonti "Hornet's Nest" (direct link via Stones Throw)

This track is over just as you feel it gets going with it's pops, fizzles and stumbling melody. A flash of beat poetry best experienced than explained.

Jonti's debut LP on Stones Throw, 'Twirligig' will be available Oct. 18th. But you can grab the advanced digital release here.

20.8.11

Once

My body found the ocean for the first time in too long
The brine I conjure in memory mists and splashes on my face while
The cacophony surrounds my body
As small fish flip and dart near me
The pink blue tones in the eastern sky make me commit to seeing the sunrise tomorrow

I tried to burn the poison within me swimming against and with the current
To make my muscles burn
To release some portion of my frustrations
Vanishing beads of sweat into the endless nature of the water that surrounds me

I toyed with history with every grain of sand and ounce of water I made contact with
Just trying to appreciate the real essence of connection

My ability to connect needs a tune up
Like a bike sitting still over a hard winter

We should have been using those sled discs together
But my body is my boogie board right now
That I am committed to toning like my heart
That needs repair

Or a replacement chain
To aide in the constant rotation of a scattered self

I play the fool when I mask as organizer
A jester to my own follies
I am a jack in the box with an escape door
Able to vanish at the pop of the top

It wasn't well thought out
When I first popped the secret hatch and removed myself prior to the end of the ditty
The crank was being turned slowly
And I had plenty of time to consider my options
But I was so enticed by this new discovery
This secret passage
I couldn't help but mask and escape

A dunce to the jester
I am in a corner
Displayed for all
And no amount of penance will relive this period
For even when the bell rings
I am still waiting for you
In the vast ocean of myself

14.8.11

Wire 'Adapt' (video)



WIRE ON TOUR WITH TALK NORMAL

Nov 15: HMV Institute, Birmingham, UK
Nov 16: Manchester 3, Manchester, UK
Nov 17: Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh, UK
Nov 18: The Arches, Glasgow, UK
Nov 19: Academy 2, Newcastle, UK
Nov 20: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
Nov 22: Concorde 2, Brighton, UK
Nov 23: XOYO, London, UK
Nov 25: Academy 2, Liverpool, UK
Nov 26: Whelans, Dublin, Eire
Nov 29: Thekla, Bristol, UK
Nov 30: Phoenix, Exeter, UK
Dec 01: The Globe, Cardiff, UK
Dec 02: Academy 2, Oxford, UK
Dec 03: The Plug, Sheffield, UK

Vieo Abiungo 'And The World Is Still Yawning' (Lost Tribe Sound)


Vieo Abiungo - And The World Is Still Yawning - Album Promo from Lost Tribe Sound on Vimeo.



Fritch is truly one of the most gifted musical minds around. We are all blessed to have our ears to listen to what he creates.

New album preview video from William Ryan Fritch (aka Vieo Abiungo).

Album releases August 30th, 2011 on Lost Tribe Sound.

Video by Walter Gross
Music by William Ryan Fritch
Music Mastered by Miles Whittaker (Demdike Stare)

Mwahaha 'Rainbow Diamond' (Mwahaha Music)



Definitely getting a major influence from Silver Apples and Super Furry Animals. Psych Pop well executed.

MP3: Mwahaha 'Rainbow Diamond' (direct link)



Mwahaha
Out December 4th, 2011 on Mwahaha Music
Tracklist:
Swimmer
Rainbow Diamond (free download)
Poinsettia
Love (feat. Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards)
Lime Tree
We Will Build Our Own
Rivers and Their Teeth
Sleep Deep
Bathynomus Gigantes

Ursula 1000 '45 Minutes of 45 RPM Mod Funk Mix'





MP3: Ursula 1000 '45 Minutes of 45 RPM Mod Funk Mix' (direct link)

Mix Tracklist:
KING COLEMAN-THE BOO BOO SONG (KING 1967)
A.C.REED-BOOGALOO TRAMP (NIKE 1969)
SHIRLEY-BIG BOSS MAN (PAULA RECORDS 1968)
TOMMY & CLEVE-BOO-GA-LOO BABY (CHECKER 1966)
DON GARDNER-MY BABY LIKES TO BOOGALOO (TRU-GLO-TOWN 1967)
BUNNY SHIVEL-TOP TWENTY (CAPITOL 60s)
MARSHA GEE-PEANUT DUCK (PENNIMAN 60s)
ROY LEE JOHNSON-BOOGALOO #3 (JOSIE 1966)
GENE "BOWLEGS" MILLER-FRANKENSTEIN WALK (HI 1969)
NELSON SANDERS-THIS LOVE IS HERE TO STAY (LA BEAT 1966)
BARRY JONES-LET'S DO THE FUNKY BOOGALOO (DIAL 1968)
WILLIE MITCHELL-THAT DRIVING BEAT (LONDON 1965)
THE GOLDEN TOADSTOOLS-SILLY SAVAGE (MINARET 1968)
THE MOB-GIVE IT TO ME (COLOSSUS 1971)
JIMMY HOLIDAY-LOVE ME ONE MORE TIME (DIPLOMACY 1965)
THE DARTELLS-CLAP YOUR HANDS (HANNA BARBERA 1966)
THE JOHNNY OTIS SHOW-THE WATTS BREAKAWAY (EPIC 1970)
ARTHUR CONLEY-FUNKY STREET (ATCO 1968)
IKE AND TINA TURNER-CONTACT HIGH (LIBERTY 1970)

His new album 'Mondo Beyondo' is out now on ESL Music. I've been listening to it for a few weeks now and man is it funky.

Azari & III 'Manic' (Turbo Recordings)






This video is so GAY in like the darkest and best way possible. Ha. I just love how this group keeps bringing back classic dance floor sounds.

Azari & III's debut, self-titled album is out now on Turbo Recordings. Preorder the Limited-Edition Vinyl (2xLP 180g) now on Shop-Turbo.

And of course, go grab it digitally now at Beatport.


Mr. Gnome 'Bit of Tongue' (El Marko Records)



MP3: Mr. Gnome 'Bit of Tongue' (direct link)


If you're a fan of Karen O's soundtrack to Where The Wild Things Are or Beth Orton...then I feel like you'd really enjoy the jerky and bizarre approach to freaky indie music this duo is making.



Their new album Madness In Miniature will be out October 25th on El Marko Records in CD, vinyl, & digital formats.

Tracklist:
Ate the Sun
Awake
House of Circles
Run for Cover
Bit of Tongue (free download)
Fly Me Over
We Sing Electric
Winter
Wolf Girls
Outsiders
Watch the City Sail Away
Capsize

'Surreal Estate' compiled & mixed by Ana Sia (Frite Nite)



Artwork by: Kilian Eng
(also known for Lazer Sword's artwork)

Tracklist:
1. Sepalcure - Deep City Insects
2. Comma - Vacancy
3. XI - Whiteout
4. Kuru & UFO! - Aoki
5. DJG - Rites
6. Distal - Mamanimal
7. Starkey & Epcot - Surreal Estate
8. Eprom - Twerkul8
9. B. Bravo & Teeko - Drop It!
10. Quitter - Street Codes
11. NastyNasty - Suffocating
12. Cosmic Revenge - Frostbite
13. Ghosts on Tape - Video Void
14. Salva - Policy
15. S0n!ka - Down Time
16. Danny Corn - Curiophilia
17. Wheez-ie - As I Watch It Unravel


Surreal Estate is a collection of tribal-influenced spacey dance grooves, progressive footwork, modern electro funk, and UK-centric dubstep rhythms, composed by an anticipated cast of North American producers, carefully selected and mixed by Ana Sia. Exploring the atmospheric and ethereal, yet bass-heavy, funky and playfully musical, the Surreal mix shows Ana Sia's passion for music that works as well for the dance floor as it does the intimate listen. This exclusive collection contains bleeding-edge tracks from some of the finest production minds from both American coasts such as Sepalcure, Starkey, XI, Distal, Ghosts On Tape and DJG, as well as Ana Sia's crew taking over the western front with artists like Salva, Eprom, Kuru & UFO!, B.Bravo, NastyNasty and Epcot.

Supporting Surreal Estate album release and 12" single to be released in September, Ana Sia will be touring all across the US this fall, hitting major markets and premiere venues, with some of the Frite Nite crew and select DJ support. Fans can expect unique, high-energy big room sets speaking to both brand new bass music enthusiasts as well as seasoned ears eagerly anticipating a paradigm shift in underground dance and beat culture.