We're sure all of you will have heard the house anthem "Destination Calabria" a thousand times. While Alex Gaudino ran away with the credit for that track, the original version of "Calabria" was actually by a Danish producer named Rune RK. His production talents have flown under our radar until now, but after hearing his track "Teacup" we're definitely going to keep a close eye on his work. His new single is an absolutely brilliant house tune which an incredibly infectious melody. It has gotten a lot of support from A-Track and Avicii while also being named an Essential Contender by Pete [...]
not sure what has driven me to revisit sparklehorse's good morning spider , but for the past couple of weeks i have been midly obsessed with it. its a brilliant record, so there's that, but i almost find more of a connection with it now than i did when it was released in 1999. for those that dont know the story surrounding this record, it was recorded after mark nearly died after a drug reaction of sorts, and then spent some time, after his recouperation, in a mental institution. with all that [...]
kelly hogan has been seemingly around forever, or is it just that im getting older and were aging at the same rate? who knows, and who really cares? kelly first came into my world back in 96 or 97 with her record, the whistle only dogs can hear . a record made up of originals and covers of artists such as palace brothers aka will oldham, vic chesnutt, and i also believe catherine irwin of freakwater, etc. this was another one of my late night stumbling into quaker goes deaf purchases which there have been many, if youve [...]
probably the greatest 9 minutes of music ever...... the enemy assault vehicle mixx
Great piece by Joseph Morpurgo on his favourite moments of Boards Of Canada's discography. Lots of great stuff to delve into and rediscover. It's been ages since I heard the lesser-known releases like Boc Maxima, Twoism, Disengage and the Peel Session . The author is right about The Campfire Headphase , it was a bit bland. The article's focus on early and rare material can come across as record collector arrogance at times and as a result the two most consistent and complete releases in BOC's cannon Music Has The Right To Children [...]
It's always a pleasure to hear a band move to the next level of their artistry. Sleep Thieves' newest EP Islands is a big step up for the band in my estimation. The electro-pop of debut album Heart Waves didn't grab me as much as I would have liked but the refinement on Islands is a big improvement. The songs are dipped in atmospherics and are all the better for it. The EP's five tracks are introduced by a brooding synth and vocal refrain on 'Out Of The Darkness', a [...]
Its getting closer and closer to that time. Yes, Bloc 2012. What a better way to get pumped for it them an essential playlist of tracks from some of my favourite artists of the line-up. Bloc 2012... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Italians Do It Better were one of the first record labels to make a significant name for themselves through music blogs in the early days of the format circa 2007 and 2008. The label's well-maintained blogspot , which is still in effect, became essential reading for bloggers who were interested in obscure heritage and rarely-heard artefacts of music past which informed the label's own artists. The roster delved into Italo-disco, synth pop and moody dance music; all manners of shiny retro-obsessed electronic pop music. Here was an incestuous bunch of artists: Desire, Chromatics, Glass Candy, Professor Genius, Nite [...]
Hudson Mohawke and Lunice have announced an official release of their collaboration of TNGHT . 'Bugg'n' is out on July 23rd and the duo will follow up their debut performance with a gig in London on July 21st. Pre-order the 123 vinyl. Lunice is playing Twisted Pepper tomorrow night in Dublin and I'm giving away tickets here .
A Joyful Slog is a one-hour documentary exploring the essential and necessary rise of do it yourself independent music culture in the last 20 years in Ireland by DCTV's Community Of Independents with help from FMC Ireland . It features interviews with And So I Watch You From Afar, Halves, Owensie, Richie Egan of The Redneck Manifesto, Road Records, Jape, Leagues O' Toole, Vincent Dermody of The Jimmy Cake and Whelan's, Angela Dorgan of FMC, Nay from Harmless Noise, Gib Cassidy, Mick Roe of the Richter Collective, Cathy Pellow of Sargent House, Ed Hannon and yours [...]
happy sunday morning, y'all. felt the need to hear/see this this morning, and for those that have never seen, my favorite movie, the blues brothers, you need to like right now. in other news, i am featured on hype radio this month, which you can find here . i come in at that 29 minute more or maybe a little before that. kinda sound like a dumbass, cause i tend to ramble. either way, check it out, if you care.
when i was 12, which was in 1986, my mother surprisingly let me purchase the beastie boys' licensed to ill . it might even been with my own money?!? who knows? but to say that record was a musical awakening would be a huge understatement. sure, i was 12 and didnt get all the references, or really couldnt relate to much of what they were talking about, but musically it changed my course of direction. over the course the three years tween licensed and pauls boutique i believe i re-bought the tape, but eventually got on that glowing disc. [...]
In a time where psychedelic shoegaze rules the indie charts, it’s certainly refreshing to have ‘60s garage rock inspired Fletcher C. Johnson in the mix. The Brooklyn based gem’s latest “Lost My Head” is perfect rootbeer float music, making the most of the all too (personally) familiar theme of losing one’s mind. The intro’s doo woppy “bop bop bop” transports the listener to a happier time where catchiness and kitch are valued. Try to not tap your feet while simultaneously learning major life lessons: “A.) have fresh flowers around the house 2.) always bet on double jeopardy and C.) keep [...]
Per dirla un po' alla Nick Hornby, secondo me ci sono quei dischi che fanno da sottofondo all'innescare di qualcosa di talmente intenso di cui poi ti dimentichi, perchè ne escono di nuovi per cui impazzisci e non ti accorgi del 'vecchio amico che ti ha consigliato' fino a che non lo ritrovi per strada, quasi per caso. È un paragone messo un po' qui senza un senso compiuto però è un'ipotesi di una casistica discretamente possibile, a parere personale. Così com'è possibile incappare per l'ennesima volta in Something More Than The Last Time e Ooh Ooh a [...]
photo by dgans taken at the santa cruz civic auditorium 1976 godspeed, l evon .... 1. announcers intro 2. mc intro 3. ophelia 4. the shape i'm in 5. it makes no difference 6. the weight 7. king harvest 8. the twilight 9. the night they drove old dixie down [...]
top of the evening! hope everyone has some really killer weekend plans, cause i dont! but really thats nothing new. chilling on the couch watching some random kid show is about all i got, but i cant really complain. here is one of my favorite things i have ever posted here: paul westerberg live at fantasy studios for kfog on 9.12.96. 1. waiting for somebody 2. valentine 3. once around the weekend 4. these were the days [...]
L'esposizione tautologica della questione dice che parlare dei propri gruppi preferiti è improbabile per la quantità di cose che si vorrebbero dire e la certezza che per la maggiore sono solo aneddoti, non pensieri riguardo canzoni o dischi. Quando un disco è uscito più di dieci anni fa quel calderone di aneddoti rischia anche di essere pieno fino all'orlo, quasi pronto a eruttare tutto in faccia al primo che nomina il nome della band o ancora peggio espone un parere negativo. Questo è perchè io (noi) mi affezziono tanto e troppo alle band con cui sono cresciuto e a quelle [...]
Ssense presents the first ever “shoppable” music video with Iggy Azalea, FKi, and Diplo for “I Think She Ready”. Go ahead and hover over any “S” you see on screen to shop the look. Pretty incredible fusion of tech and visuals. Not mad at all.
my love and appreciation for austin lucas' music has truly grown over the past year or so. to my ears, he's one of the best songwriters out there today - this song along with many of his only solidifies that opinion. i listen to his 2011 a new home in the old world on an almost daily basis and it keeps unfurling goodness on every listen. so highly recommended. this song was done for the site moon & back music .