Feb 28, 2009
Try waking up in the morning to this one. Bell is a three piece electronic facepunch delivered chiefly by the enigmatic Olga Bell, hailing from Brooklyn by way of Alaska by way of Moscow. Their new single, "Magic Tape" shows off her stream of conscious style melody lines (resembling Bjork's) riding over a muted glitchbeat in the beginning before exploding into a chorus with syncopated bass lines booming over a bolder aria. "Echinacea" is another one to check out. They've only released 6 songs so far, pretty bangin' intro to the scene though. You can buy their digital EP here.
Sample the sounds: Bell - Magic Tape
Scantron talks about upcoming queer music events in North Carolina.
Feb 27, 2009
Last night I had the great opportunity to see Hiromi Uehara, an incredible Jazz Pianist from Japan. Her style is unique in that she alters the sound of the piano strings to make them sound like she's playing a stand up bass or one of those clangly western-sounding pianos (yeah i have no idea about terminology). But either way, she is SUPER fast and she is incredibly passionate. You can see the passion flow through her face and body when she plays. You can hear her sincerity when she talks to the audience between songs and thanks everyone for a night of sharing emotions. Her talent is unquestionable. Just watch the video above.
Originally from Greensboro, NC, Chris Lineberry crafts his art pieces together using MS Paint and Pinnacle Studio. What surprised me the most is the range of talent this 18 year old has! I love the musical selections he chooses for these exploding song-operetta narrations like Arcade Fire, Caribou, Octopus Project, Of Montreal, Animal Collective, Architecture in Helsinki, Jon Brion and The Go! Team. Check out his latest work "The Synthetic City", something new and different by combining photography into the mix, varying from his usual style of transforanimation, digitizing and manipulating color like in the video "Spork in the Road"...refer to video below.
"The Synesthetic City" This stop-motion heart-stopper is the story of 4 characters who meet in a city, reached through the hallucinations of synesthesia. However, their good time is soon interrupted by a 5th. Three of the characters are based on "Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends", about superheroes who go to college and decide to fight crime together, one of which is a synesthete who exists in the city via a headset. The 4th character is a transient go-go dancer, whose present destination happens to be this Synesthetic City. The intersection of these characters' stories is met with jealousy and anger by Cornea, the bully who turns into a villain. Featuring a Go!Team cover of Sonic Youth's "Bull in the Heather", "October is Eternal" by Of Montreal, and "Ghosts of Things to Come", a score by Clint Mansell performed by The Kronos Quartet. This video was created for the North Carolina senior project, required by Weaver Academy for graduation. Synopsis by Chris Lineberry
"Spork in the Road" (Caribou - " Zoe") was posted up in March of last year.
Feb 26, 2009
Here's a fun animation to zone off into. Definitely a good one for the projector screen, except for that low quality feature...bah.
Passions [not to be confused with the UK post-punk band The Passions] is on the French Kitsune label with labelmates like : Hot Chip, Fischerspooner, Digitalism, Crystal Castles, Yelle, Simian Mobile Disco. Kitsune in Japanese means fox! Krafty.
This single was released in the spring of 2007, but only recently did I find this video. Passions (hailing from Brooklyn) haven't come out with much as of late, but a few demos and remixes of other labelmates/unsigned artists songs.
Take this gem with you - Emergency (Radio Edit)
and see some remix love too - Homewreckers (Passions Remix)
Feb 25, 2009
It is my pleasure to announce The Attack of The Clones: Yung L.A. vs J-Money mixed by DJ DiBiAse. For those of you who know the "Dee-bee-aah-cee", know that he's always had a strong appreciation for local music, indie to hood, so this mixtape only made sense!
DJ DiBiase aka Alex Bowden, originally hails from Plainfield, NJ; these days he reps the Atlanta, GA music scene hard. Mixtapes were a regular agenda for the beat matching natural with his high school alias DJ Tomahawk - - which grew into several local radio gigs (i heart radio!) sculpting his style in the world of turntablism. DJ DiBiase's got a lot going for his career in ATL's mixing scene opening up for artist like Diplo, making guest spots on Siruis Satelitte Radio and of course getting down at the clubs. Make sure to visit the Myspace for more downloadable mixtapes.
Yung L.A. and J-Money (1st name, last name) are two of the biggest artist in the streets of Atlanta. But they share a very similar....swag, futuristic swag that is. Rock the mix.
1.) The Phantom Menace
2.) Yung L.A. - Whoa/Give Me Back My Swag (J-Money Diss)
3.) J-Money Ft. Meanie - Dis Is How We Play
4.) J-Money Ft. Shop Boyz - We Do It Big
5.) Yung L.A. - Ain't I (Original Mix)
6.) Travis Porter Ft. J-Money - Uhh Huh
7.) Lofat Ft. Yung L.A. - Walk It To The Bank
8.) J-Money - Big Dawg
9.) J-Money - Shake N Bake
10.) Yung L.A. Ft. Young Dro - Do The Offset Shawty
11.) The Empire Strikes Back
12.) Yung L.A. - Blessing
13.) Yung L.A. Ft. Black Amigos - All Of The Above
14.) Yung L.A. & Young Dro - Take Off
15.) J-Money - So Futuristic
16.) J-Money Ft. Shawty Lo - Trappers Of The Year
17.) J-Money - 1st Name Last Name
18.) Supa Ft. Yung L.A. - Offset Shawty (Remix)
19.) J-Money Ft. DG Yola - Times 10
20.) Return of the Jedi
21.) *Bonus* Rich Kids Ft. Young Dro - Partna Dem
Feb 24, 2009
Fellow compadre and V89er [check out them stickahhs!], DJ Mannes has always been in the musical loop via analog radio, online streaming or at da club behind the turntables. DJ Mannes, aka Chris Manley started spinning at house parties ovah in the good ole Tallahassee,FL and since then...shaking up the dance party scene in noFLA bumping with Dj's like counterpart Steve Lurkel (Team Jaguar), Markstarr, Designer Drugs, and Hot Pink Delorean.
These days he mannes the Penned Maddness blogspot with a crew of FL deejays/bloggers putting up sweet electro tracks and remixes for all to love on.
Check out his fun take on Yeal Naim's poppilicious release:
New Soul (Manley Deeds, Womanly Words Remix)
....and while you're at it, check out the Penned Maddness blog for a remix of the song Glowtape vs DJ Mannes here.
Feb 20, 2009
Here's a montage by Be Yr Own Queero from last weekend's Valentine's Gay 2009. Thanks for all who came for the celebration : ) We heart yaaaaa! We'll definitely be getting another dance party together soon!
Check out more photos on BYOQ's facebook page!
Feb 18, 2009
Best remedy for the short attention span, challenging your biblical knowledge of music and nerdin' out with some dancing.
You really can't go wrong with a video that's tagged "Yale, mind blowing, incredible and dancer". Below is Ely's track list. Visit his Vimeo site here! and his ridiculously cute fan page that is littered with kitties. WE LOVE HIM!
001. Heart of Glass / Blondie
002. Jimmy / M.I.A.
003. Deceptacon / Le Tigre
004. Im on Fire / 5000 Volts
005. Je Veux Te Voir / YELLE
006. The Way I Are / Timbaland
007. Too Young / Phoenix
008. Over And Over / Hot Chip
009. Stick It To The Pimp / Peaches
010. Say My Name / Destiny's Child
011. Pin / Yeah Yeah Yeahs
012. Geremia / Bonde Do Role
013. Let Me Clear My Throat / DJ Kool
014. Point Of No Return / Expose
015. Bubble Sex / The Seebach Band
016. Pump Up the Jam / Technotronic
017. Let's Make Love And Listen To Death From Above / CSS
018. Hella Nervous / Gravy Train
019. Me Plus One / Annie
020. Don't Go / Yaz
021. Bootylicious / Destiny's Child
022. Electric Feel / MGMT
023. Boys Don't Cry / The Cure
024. Lose Control / Missy Elliott
025. Ride The Lightning / Evans And Eagles
026. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough / Michael Jackson
027. Hearts On Fire / Cut Copy
028. Tainted Love / Soft Cell
029. Between Us & Them / Moving Units
030. It Feels Good / Tony Toni Tone
031. Polaris (Club Mix) / Cyber People
032. You Never Can Tell / Chuck Berry
033. Huddle Formation / The Go! Team
034. Pump That / FannyPack
035. My Love / Justin Timberlake
036. Hung Up / Madonna
037. Justice - D.A.N.C.E (MSTRKRFT Remix) / Justice
038. Cybernetic Love / Casco
039. Creep / TLC
040. When I Hear Music / Debbie Deb
041. B.O.B. / Outkast
042. Bubble Pop Electric / Gwen Stefani
043. Miss You Much / Janet Jackson
044. You Spin Me Round / Dead Or Alive
045. Slide In / Goldfrapp
046. Kelly / Van She
047. Mine Fore Life / The Sounds
048. Disco Heat / Calvin Harris
049. Nighttiming / Coconut Records
050. Club Action / Yo Majesty
051. Pogo / Digitalism
052. Lip Gloss / Lil Mama
053. Heartbeats / The Knife
054. Enola Gay / OMD
055. Goodbye Girls / Broadcast
056. Kids In America / Kim Wilde
057. Kiss / Prince
058. Tenderness / General Public
059. Push It / Salt N Pepa
060. Circle, Square, Triangle / Test Icicles
061. Day 'N' Nite (Crookers Remix) / Kid Cudi
062. Shadows / Midnight Juggernauts
063. Paris (Aeroplane Remix) / Friendly Fires
064. Out At The Pictures / Hot Chip
065. Me Myself and I / De La Soul
066. AudioTrack 10 / Diplo
067. Girls & Boys / Blur
068. Heater / Samim
069. I Wanna Dance With Somebody / Whitney Houston
070. Hands In The Air / Girl Talk
071. Limited Edition OJ Slammer / Cadence Weapon
072. Meeting In The Ladys Room / Mary Jane Girls
073. NY Lipps / Soulwax
074. Lex / Ratatat
075. Gravity's Rainbow (Soulwax Remix) / Steve Aoki
076. Once In A Lifetime / Talking Heads
077. Leave It Alone / Operator Please
078. Half Mast / Empire Of The Sun
079. Hardcore Girls / Count and Sinden feat. Rye Rye
080. Dance, Dance, Dance / Lykke Li
081. Never Gonna Get It / En Vogue
082. Blue Monday / New Order
083. Crazy In Love (Featuring Jay-Z) / Beyoncé
084. 10 Dollar / M.I.A.
085. Love To Love You Baby / Donna Summer
086. Steppin' Out / Lo-Fi-Fnk
087. Karle Pyar Karle / Asha Bhosle
088. Love Will Tear Us Apart / Joy Division
089. Straight Up / Paula Abdul
090. My Drive Thru / Santogold, Casablancas, NERD
091. Like A Prayer / Madonna
092. Freedom 90 / George Michael
093. Black & Gold / Sam Sparro
094. B-O-O-T-A-Y / Spank Rock and Benny Blanco
095. Great Dj / The Ting Tings
096. In A Dream / Rockell
097. Don't Stop the Music / Rihanna
098. Hong Kong Garden / Siouxsie & The Banshees
099. It's Tricky / D.M.C.
100. Bizarre Love Triangle / New Order
Feb 17, 2009
Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 AM - 12 PM is the more accessible hour, for those trying to get into the genre or just wanting to listen to something melodic, yet rhythmically complex. For example, these guys get a lot of play during this time:
Saturdays from 9 PM - 11 PM is the more ridiculous, bizarre, skronky, angular musics that I've come to love. Here's a good example:
The latter of which are a friend of mine's band in Alabama!
So yeah, check it out here.
Feb 13, 2009
Hey DANCE KIDS! Be Yr Own Queero and NiNjaTRon are throwing down for Valentine's GAY, so come 'n dance yo booty off! And.....BRING YOUR OWN DANCE MIX! Scantron and teknacolorninja will play your favorite dance tracks throughout the night. That's right, be the deejay or get in the groove V'gay style. . . we'll take care of the rest. We'll also be having Jimmy J and Jordan busting out some techy video deejaying that's bound to open your mind to what an epic dance party should always have. Please bring all CD mixes with a playlist before 10pm at the party so we can sift through the tunes. Location here
Check list for party!
- Bring Dance Mix [CD]
- Dress up in monochromatics [it'll be fun, just try it]
- Bring some loose $$$...for cups [21 over]
- Show up at the Rainbow Factory [location]
Feb 12, 2009
The outstanding producing and arranging of Colorado’s own Dereck Smith, accompanied by the live drummer Cory Eberhard, has created a dirty, dance, two-step, dub focused musical odyssey. Their latest album ‘Filling up the City Skies’ takes listeners on a raw, energetic, journey through time itself. Using a mix of dirty yet beautiful oldschool samples mixed with new age synthesis, all put to the backdrop of grimy break beats, Pretty Lights has the ability to fuel the dance floor with energy and pull tears straight from your soul at the same time.
I would recommend Pretty Lights to any fan of electronica, hip-hop, downtempo, or dub sound, it’s all in there and it’s all good.
The greatest part about Pretty Lights, is that all of their albums are 100% free. Just go on out to http://www.prettylightsmusic.com/ and download both their albums. That’s roughly three hours of nonstop brilliance to melt your mind.
Feb 11, 2009
Opera rap, children's choruses yelling about oppression, Wal-Mart and George Stephanopoulos, and everything else you could never want in a song. It's hysterical.
It was inspired by a poll conducted in the 90's about elements of music that people found least appealing; harp glissandos, political jingoism, spaghetti westerns, oompah bands, etc.
By dropping each of these elements into a blender-of-fucking-awesome, they have created something so bizarre and unpalatable that it's actually an interesting listen. My favorite moment is probably the 20 seconds of weird music followed by 5 seconds of incredibly loud cacophony, followed by a bunch more weird music. You'll know it when you hear it.
If you get really annoyed, I went ahead and mapped out the highlights:
1:23-2:22, 4:07-5:07, 5:43-6:23, 8:35- 9:35, 10:10- 10:48, 12:43-15:30, 17:51-end.
They also created the "best music ever" from the same poll, and I wanted to hurt myself over how bad it was.
Feb 8, 2009
Here’s the music video for “Feed the Horse” from Danish band Fagget Fairys. The Copenhagen based lesbian ghetto-funk, pop-slamming MC/DJ duo Fagget Fairys met on the dance floor about a year ago and well….it was quite magical…cause soon after they met up, the creative duo started dating (oh man!), moved in together and got engaged.The delish Danish ladies behind the music are currently on the Music For Dreams label. This video was produced and made by the innovative directorship of Miss. astrup aka. Sigrid Asrup, bringing us that sexy HD quality that we all love. She also edited, chorerographed and made the costumes! For more work by this director visit workandvideo.com and sigridastrup.com
Here's the Feed the Horse (Hand Clap Remix) - Fagget Fairys , enjoy!
Feb 5, 2009
One thing I really love about her is the strange, almost reed-like quality of her voice. If she were embodied as an instrument, she would be like a well-played oboe, but I can see reasons why some wouldn't like it.
She also composed her own one-man sock-puppet opera called "The Fat Kid Opera". Here's a sample. I would really like to find more, however, this is the only one I could find.
I'm still kind of new at this blog format, so I don't know where the link ends up, but check out her myspace and, by extension, the link to the page to buy her album. It's well worth it, considering she's operating on an In Rainbows platform in that you can pay whatever you want.
Feb 4, 2009
Okay...so I've collected a few different remixes of Animal Collective's track "My Girls" off their recent release Merriweather Post Pavillion. I know you're curious don't lie...go ahead and get it over with!
My Girls- Mexican with Guns Remix (courtesy of Penned Maddness and personal fav)
My Girls -Dave Wrangler Remix ....more of Dave Wrangler remixes here
My Girls-Frankie Knuckles vs Animal Collective Mashup
Which one is your favorite? That is IF you have one.
To kickstart this whole thing, here's a video of one of my favorite musicians, Victor Villareal (Cap'n Jazz, Ghosts and Vodka, Owls, Noyes), performing a song from his new album Memories Alive, to be released on the 10th! I'm really excited!
Though this doesn't show it much, the man is a guitar god. Check out his work in any of the other bands mentioned and you'll hear it.
Let this be the first post in a beautiful bloglationship!
Feb 3, 2009
Tracks featured in this podcast!
01.Hot Chick - Uffie
02.Control - Kid Sister
03.Girls and Boys and Toys feat Jahcoozi - Mochipet
04.Cross the Dancefloor (Designer Drugs Remix)- Treasure Fingers
05.Moving Forward (Designer Drugs Remix) - Potokoll
06.Little Bit (feat. Drake and Mickey Factz) - Lykke Li
07.Taken Away (Disco Thrash Music Remix) - Digitalism
08.LES Artistes (Left/Right Remix) - Santogold
09.Viva La Milli (Terry Urban remix) - Lil Wayne vs Coldplay
10.Frankie Valli (Disco Re-edit) - Pilooski