Sometimes I feel bad about skipping (several) Thursdays on this column, but I’ve come to realize that I never meant to write this up religiously every week, for the same reason that I don’t write about every brand new record or leak already cluttering up blogland. This isn’t Julia & Julia with curse words, I’m gonna write about some stuff I feel like talmbout when I feel like talmboutit, not a dutiful batch of pithy remarks and Sendspaces you can set your watch to. So, without further ado… links and stuff after the jump! Read More
Fool’s Gold’s dynamic duo Telephoned have put together a joyful new mixtape, Keep Their Heads Ringin, just in time for their opening slot on Chromeo’s US tour (which kicked off this week with killer shows in DC and Philly and funks across North America for the rest of the summer).
Keep… gives listeners a perfect taste of the new sounds Maggie and producer Sammy Bananas have woven into their repertoire of party starting not-quite-cover songs. But don’t take our word for it, check what The FADER had to say when they premiered the tape this AM:
“As far as cover bands go, Telephoned’s probably not the one your cousin Lupo from Long Island’s gonna call to play his wedding. Taking their concept from the old game of telephone, the duo of Maggie Horn and Sammy Bananas translate popular music through their various personal filters for an off-the-wall end version of the initial song, drawing on influences which seem to include: NYC nightlife, Hot 97, general fun times, 1990s club music, sequins and neon x-rays. Their second mixtape sticks mostly to the top 40 R&B/rap bent of their first, twisting tracks everybody knows through their high-nightlife techno vision (though Chelley’s “Took the Night” and Teki Latex’s “Dinosaurs With Guns” both get the Telephoned treatment). A version of Donnis’ “Gone” is turned into a kind of screwed down, emo-club Dem Bow, while Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” and Jay-Z’s “On to the Next One” are warped into clamoring, post-Swizz pop art, with Bananas blessedly dipping his foot in the long lost genre of drill n bass.”
Following his debut single “Mind Reader” on Fool’s Gold, Kingdom returns with a deep and inventive new EP for his Night Slugs crew in London. Grab That Mystic on Beatport, Juno, iTunes and everywhere else digital music is sold.
Check out the newly released Jersey Shore soundtrack album for Kid Sister’s “Lookout Weekend,” a cover of Debbie Deb’s freestyle classic produced by Nadastrom and guest-starring Nina Sky. The album also contains fist pumpers from our friends Diplo, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, and… well it’s hard to concentrate when it takes soooo much self control not to flip this with Kid Sis, the Nadastroms and the NS twins into the most epic Photoshop face swap of all time. Dream big!
Bonus beat: check Nadastrom’s new Mixpak podcast for more Fool’s Gold action, including a clever Congorock edit and a preview of Dave Nada’s forthcoming LA Riots remix.
Here’s an unexpected and awesome treat from Nacho Lovers, a new (old) track called “Party People” that they finally wrapped up. “A party bootleg from 2007. A little of this. A little of that. With some 808 sprinkles on top.”
Our friend Todd Edwards just dropped an new mix for Time Out NY (to go along with this Q&A) and lo and behold, it features two tracks from Greenmoney’s Gold Ru$h EP! Give it a listen today, tracklist after the jump.
Like they always do at this time, LA Riots return with another seasonal Foolcast of current favorites smashed up against their own remixes and new productions. The Summer 2010 mix is their housiest, most wiggle-inducing set to date, including a TJR mix of upcoming Riots single “The Drop” and a tease of “Control Your Tuba” off the forthcoming Fool’s Gold Compilation LP, due out this fall.
Check out JOTS latest deejay mix, a collection of jams old and new (including the Shit Robot remix of their forthcoming “Joking Victim” single) for Berlin’s Pulse Radio. Download at the Pulse site or stream via JOTS’ Soundcloud (the tracklist lives over there, too).
There’s also an interview that accompanies the mix. For even more JOTS, hit up Discobelle and grab their remix of Kele’s “Tenderoni.”