Archive for June, 2010
for all the LxNxM friends, family, and readers in seattle, do come out tonight as we take over Moe Bar (1425 10th ave–right beside neumo’s). we’ll be playing all the hits and making all the strongest drinks and having all the best kind of fun. it’ll be a mostly chill atmosphere–just a fun night of summertime awesomeness, to quote wordlush. so tell your friends, bring your friends, spread the word, and BEAT THE STREETS!
i’ve been thinking about how to incorporate my ever-growing love of the genre variously called boogie, modern soul, post-disco, etc without constantly posting random but awesome songs i find. i think i’ll just do a weekly post of something especially awesome. we’ll call it drunk funk tuesdays since it’s tuesday, this music is funky, and it’s good to get drunk to funky music on tuesdays. for the first week, here’s a band called caprice, with a track called “100%.” i can’t tell you much about “100%” except that it came out in 1985 and sounds to me like something MJ was working on during off the wall. download “100%” here.
y’all can head over to big boi’s myspace page and stream his long-awaited sir lucious left foot record, which will be officially released in record stores next week. if you’re a nostalgist, you should also click here for a nice, long remembrance of outkast’s aquemini, which turned 12 a couple weeks ago. finally, watch this video of the newest dance craze not sweeping the nation: country hip hop line dancing! featuring neither country nor hip hop music!
You might have caught us at one of the crackin’est Memorial Day BBQ’s of all time or at all of our individual birthday shindigs over the past month or so. But it’s been a few months since we broke people off with something real proper-like. That changes this Wednesday as the whole fam will be at Moe Bar from 8 p.m. til Midnight (or later) slinging drinks and DJing quality tunes that’ll make you chill out one minute and dance ’til you sweat the next.
It’s essentially just a fun night of summertime awesomeness. I’ll be behind the bar making drinks alongside the always-cool Moe Bar staff and Toast and Tang will be on the 1′s and 2′s playing a lot of the fire-y tunes that you read about on this blog.
If you can, get it there Seattle. We promise a few surprises and we definitely won’t disappoint.
This made me feel better after getting my wisdom tooth pulled and the US loss to Ghana today.
Meneo are two gentlemen of Barcelona, Rigo Pex and VJ Entter, who never outgrew Gameboys. Now, for most people, that would be a big negative, with connotations of awkward social manners, an obsessive dedication to arcane video game lore, and, to paint with broad stereotypical strokes, questionable hygiene.
Luckily, Meneo are Gameboy-obsessed for all the right reasons (though that doesn’t rule out any of the above – I’ll let you know as soon as we all cross paths), namely the music and visual double punch they create from said Gameboys.
Making music with Gameboys isn’t that new, but what’s cool/eyebrow-raising about Meneo, is that the music they create with the games isn’t some Prefuse 73 blip hop, nor is it more traditional tech-heavy styles. Rather, Meneo take the organic guts out of a variety of styles and jam in the 8 bit sounds that are driving dancefloors nuts right now.
Case in point, the gents dropped a mini-mix of the music they’ve been loving, including some of their own production and running the gamut of “cumbia-electro, psycho reggaetón, minimal coolie riddims, progressive raverton, merengue dubstep, tech-mex, guaracha trance, moombathon, tropical house, covers and other blends.” That’s kind of a lot of stuff..
Check below the jump for more tracks and some videos with VJ Enttr’s visual creations.
This is a bit of a late-pass post (i saw this track on blogs all over earlier this week), but that’s a dumb excuse not to share it. salem is a band from michigan making crazy, crazy music that is invariably described as resembling cough-syrup highs/lows. they’ve made a couple mixtapes, remixed a few gucci mane songs, and released a couple eps. salem has a record dropping in september and the lead single, “king night” found its way onto the internet on tuesday. salem is, i imagine, very polarizing. i hate a lot of what i’ve heard by them, but then there are tracks like this which i love. i like that quality though–it keeps shit interesting.
salem – “king night”
Word on the streets (and by streets I really mean blogs) is that Jahdan Blakkamoore is putting the finishing touches on his upcoming album, Babylon Nightmare. No release date has been announced yet, but while we anxiously await the return of our favorite genrebending, Guyanese-Brooklynite singjay we have the Global Warning! podcast/mixtape to hold us down.
This mix was put together by Digital Ancient for Lustre Kings, the record label behind Turbulence, Lutan Fyah, and now Jahdan, as a little preview of what’s to come on the LP. After only a couple of rotations, I’m ready to for some full-length tracks – especially the Eek-A-Mouse sampling, “Down in the Ghetto.”
Peep the tracklist and a little BTS video after the jump. Happy Solstice, suckas!
(via Large Up)