Archive for the ‘lunice’ tag
great line-up this evening at neumo’s (featuring bass heavyweights kastle and RL grime), headlined by none other than master chef/cooking dancer and LxNxM favorite lunice fermin pierre II. doors at 9pm, tickets $15, and a great hors d’oeuvre for the fast-approaching decibel fest. be there!
TNGHT, comprised of LNM favorites Lunice and Hudson Mowhawke, drops their self-titled EP June 23/24 on Warp and LuckyMe. I’ve been looking forward to this collabo project since reading about their debut at SXSW a few months ago. The preview sounds like the wait is going to be well worth it.
I hope that these dudes’ tunes don’t get lost in all the “trap” hype that’s been brewing on the internet. That would be a shame. These guys have definitely been on some next level shit for a minute now, and that should be recognized.
prepare to hear a lot about azealia banks in 2012. this video for the insanely-catchy “212″ dropped last month, and follows some random appearances since last summer–a verse on major lazer’s ep lazers never die (diplo always get there first, amirite?), a cover of an interpol track, some FADER love. this track really ups the hype because it seems almost ready-made for future internet stardom and is probably a big factor for her being named as the coolest/7th coolest person of the year. throw in a lunice-produced track and a dancing lunice in the “212″ video and, well, i’m sold. look out 2012 – azealia banks will be all over you.
Today reveals a nice Fader-curated collaboration between LxNxM favorite Lunice, the Montreal bass-master himself, and Ohio/BK beard rapper Stalley. Not a combo I would have expected, but one that delivers the goods. Happy Tuesday!
late pass: this mix (aka swag memorial 2011) that lunice made for the FADER last week is pretty stinking great. stream/download below, and look after the jump for the tracklist.
it’s the summer, and it’s way easier to be outside than in here blogging. so here’s a bunch of stuff i’ve been digging the past few weeks. first up, lunice dropped ep one hunned last week, and “juice,” the track above, is the standout for me. you can hit up youtube to listen to the ep on luckyme’s channel, but you should probably just buy it.
austin dj/producer dubbel dutch put out this slow club (i.e. slowed down “jersey club rnb remixes”) mix that’s pretty good.
i thought about posting balam acab’s new song “motion” simply because of the waveform, but now it’s because i keep listening to it and the rest of the album that it’s from. it’s called WANDER / WONDER and it’s a pretty perfect late-night soundtrack. if you like “motion,” you should also check it out this remix.
and finally, another mixtape and more good late-night music. this is a mix that d33j made for super-blog live for the funk. d33j is a musician/beatmaker from san francisco well worth checking out for his original music as well. you can preview/download his ep tide songs here.
This one hurts to give away, but it’s for the greater good. Lunice, a certified LxNxM favorite, and one of the cadre of internet homies, is a well-recognized dancefloor wrecker from the very very now. If you were to turn the dial back about 16 years now (hot spit), you’d find LA lads Tha Alkaholiks doing similar dancefloor damage via their 1995 release “Daam”. Nice.
And now, thanks to a simple but highly effective blend by DJ Alarm, you can have Lunice and Tha Liks all in one place. Alarm took the instrumental beast that is Lunice’s “Freaky” and threw the “Daam” vocals over the top, bringing out the best of both.
It seriously does hurt not to just keep this one close to the chest for the next dj gig, but who would we be to deprive you of something so good?
file this in the something to look forward to department: montreal beatmaker lunice is putting out a six-song ep of “CERTIFIED BANGERS” via music-art-parties label luckyme. based on the preview that found it’s way on the internet yesterday, “sometime this summer” can’t come soon enough:
This past Wednesday’s Gilles Peterson Worldwide on BBC1 was a banger, and it’s well worth a Sunday afternoon/evening replay. The tastemaker’s tastemaker debuted some fresh, previously unheard material from a few of my personal, and LxNxM’s, favorites: Lunice, Tokimonsta, Flying Lotus and Raphael Saadiq. He also threw the new Little Dragon single, “Nightlight,” in the playlist and played an exclusive, short-but-sweet DJ set from Ms. “On & On” herself. (If those aren’t enough reasons for you to listen, then you’re on the wrong blog, dude.)
You probably already know about my unrequited love for Erykah – no need to repeat myself too much, lest I come off as a creep-o. But I gotta say, Erykah’s DJ sets are always on point. She might not be a seamless mixmaster, but she knows how to get deep. And I’m not just talking about the depth of her crates, but the depth of the feeling she’s able to convey with her song selection. That’s why it’s also cool to hear Erykah and Gilles geek out on the music afterward. The love that these two have for the music is inspirational and infectious. Turntables, here I come!