JOTS recently whipped up a soundtrack mix for the upcoming Bright Lights Big City exhibit by Ryan Stec, their friend and longtime video maestro at the Disorganised parties in Ottawa (you may have seen his work on the chopped-up Muscles clip for JOTS’ remix of “The Lake”).
On October 3rd, Ryan’s turning Toronto’s CN Tower into “the worlds largest LED lighting installation. The CN Tower is going to make one mighty strobe light!” The lighting is synched up to the new JOTS mix (and six new tracks from If Then Do), which will be simulcast all night on CIUT Radio 89.5FM. Full info up here, this one is not to be missed!
Jokers Of The Scene flap their leathery wings across the Atlantic once again for a new leg of their Bats Over Europe tour, kicking off tonight in Brussels and rocking all thru this month and most of the next. You don’t wanna miss it!
If they’re not coming to your city/country on this particular trek (hit the jump for the full, non-animated list of dates) don’t worry – the bats WILL return, and in the meantime, spazz out to the “Baggy Bottom Boys” video one more time. Read More
In maybe the most no-brainer post in the history of the blog, Jokers Of The Scene’s remix of Mika’s “We Are Golden” (download here) is getting pressed up on limited edition gold vinyl. To recap: JOTS + LIMITED + GOLD + VINYL. Yaaah trick yaaah! Buy here.
Jokers Of The Scene’s recent remixes for the likes of Mika, Acid Girls and Burns have been making waves in forward-thinking DJ sets and blog charts alike. But it’s their original tune “Baggy Bottom Boys” that has become a signature anthem – an enormous dance track that’s as moody as it is ecstatic. It’s a perfect introduction to JOTS, whose sound continues to mutate from straight-up club bangers into a deeper, darker strain of electronic dance music that’s completely original and exciting.
The “BBB” video captures all these contrasts and complexities in glorious, stroboscopic black & white, filmed at two particularly wild JOTS shows in Boston and Ottawa by Julian Wadsworth (aka Red Foxxworth) and chopped up with glee by LA-based video vanguard Demonbabies.
To go along with the clip, Fool’s Gold is releasing a digital “Baggy Bottom Boys” remix EP, featuring brand new mixes by High Contrast, DZ, Rob Threezy and JOTS themselves – and a “pianopella” for the mixers! Grab it on iTunes, Beatport, and anywhere else fine digital music is sold (along with all the other JOTS releases and remixes on Fool’s Gold). More big news soon!
Jokers Of The Scene will be hitting Santos Party House in NYC this Thursday and we have 3 pairs of tix to give away, first folks to email firstname.lastname@example.org with their full name for guestlist get em. 21+ only plz. Phew! That was fast.
Don’t fret if you’re slow on the email trigger finger, the first 100 RSVPs get in gratis before 12:30. And even after then it’s still a bargain at $10, with Star Eyes and Jubilee raving as well (and DJ Spinna downstairs doing his own weekly) – don’t miss it! And get ready for some big JOTS news next week.
Jokers Of The Scene have been deejaying around the globe all summer, so it’s a treat to have them back home in Ottawa for the August 7th edition of their long running Disorganised night. Flyer and details after the jump, stay tuned for an official release date on JOTS “Baggy Bottom Boys” remix EP and more surprises. (Also the guys have a new remix for Mika floating about the web, and it’s pretty great.) Read More
We definitely believe in the power of smart partnerships and teamwork over at FG HQ, which is probably why one of our earliest outside supporters was fellow start-up RCRD LBL, who built their whole site around supporting artists and presenting great selections of free, authorized new music.
We’ve done free downloads and track debuts with RCRD LBL for almost as long as we’ve been a label ourselves, and this Tuesday (7.14) we’re linking up with them yet again for the 1st RCRD LBL “Friends & Family Meet Up” from 7-10pm at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC. Reps from the family of labels involved on the site (Fool’s Gold, Ghostly, Warp, etc) will be premiering tons of brand new and unreleased music – and generally just kicking it – so come through and start your evening with us!
To get you psyched, hit the jump to download ALL of the free Fool’s Gold music available on RCRD LBL – tracks, remixes (our own as well as jams our artists have crafted for others), mixtapes and more. Over 50 tracks! Read More