The latest edition of the We Make It Good mix series (what up Pretty Titty!) comes courtesy of none other than Crookers, who turn in a blend of Italian jams both old (vintage 45s and tambourine tracks) and new (their own shit) along with bangers from the usual suspects (Rusko, Mujava, Oizo) so basically what we’re saying is you should go check it out here.
There’s a ton of big things coming up this year for the duo, including remixes for megapopstars, sure-to-be-triumphant Coachella and Sonar gigs, and…A FOOL’S GOLD SINGLE! The forthcoming Crooks release will feature a finished version of new track “What Up Y’all” (the leaked demo is already a hit, word to Hype Machine) as well as exclusive remixes of their fan favorites “Knobbers” and “Embrace The Martian” by DJ Gant-Man and Seiji of Bugz In The Attic fame. It’s sounding great so far, and we’re excited to drop it on you fine people next month. Stay tuned!
BlogTO has an informative new interview with Scott from Nacho Lovers about gear, technique, and frommage. Also new to the interwebs this week is the great “Acid City” mix by the other half of Nacho Lovers, Andrew Ross, and his bud Brandon Sek of Curb Crawlers. The mix is in support of their party next week and there’s lots of new techno-ish goodies, tracklist after the jump! Read More
Tonight TTC is having a big party in Paris to celebrate their 10th birthday. In honor of this milestone I’ve decided to give away a freebie! This is a song I made with TTC a little over 2 years ago. It was featured on my Dirty South Dance CD. It’s called “Quitte La Piste” which means “get off the dancefloor”… telling lame dudes to vacate so that we can take over, of course.
Things you might not know about Sammy Bananas: he has a rather large collection of 90s independent rap vinyl (L Da Head Toucha!) and composes for jazz flute. Things you already know (and love) about Sammy Bananas: he is one damn clever DJ!
The young lad is headed down to Australia for a few shows next month and put together an enjoyably funky new tour mix that leans heavy on tracks from the red continent. Listen close for the surprises!
(Sidebar: always wanted someone to call their list section “Who Charted?” but alas…)
Meanwhile, the Jokers’ sooper scary tech remix of The Subs’ “My Punk” is out now, and you can grab it at Discobelle or Fluokids. Their remixes of Congorock’s “Runark” and Bag Raiders’ “Fun Punch” will be out on FG shortly, along with a bunch of other mixes for other artists/labels, so stay tuned…
Earlier this month Mike Baker (of Trackademicks’ Honor Roll crew) dropped his debut EP online, and you can download it here. It’s 5 original tunes and 4 freestyles over some particularly creative beats (Metro Area, yes please!) More on Mr Baker at his blog, a one-stop shop for new music and classy jawns.
This Friday (1.23) I’m psyched for the latest edition of FLASHING LIGHTS, my party with DJ Ayres and Jubilee. We took December off and people kept asking when the next one would be. The answer is Friday, duh. It’s also my born day, Louisahhh! is in town from Turntable Lab LA to guest with us, and Ayres bought hella glowsticks. We recorded a new promo mix for the occasion!
This Crookers remix of Miike Snow (hey we heard of that guy) is not only a enjoyable little detour for Phra and Bot, but a perfect soundtrack for morning coffee getting, afternoon coffee refilling or late night coffee de-jittering. Sooooooothing. Download it for free on this handy RCRD LBL widget.
Sometimes when I’m zoning out after hours of staring at the computer, I daydream about how Maggie Horn and I will one day have a group called “Telephones” in which we cover current pop hits. In reality, we already do this it just doesn’t have a name yet! The promo photo will be the two of us sitting next to each other, Maggie with a ram’s horn up to hear ear and me with a banana up to mine.
Until that happens, you’ll just have to make due with Maggie’s solo material, namely her BRAND NEW Siren mixtape. It features tracks by yours truly, Blaqstarr, Curses!, Ninjasonik and more. You can download it right here. All you NYCers best come check us out the release party tomorrow night at Webster Hall (full flyer after the jump). Don’t forget to RSVP to get in free. Then you can swing by and catch me at The Player’s Club afterward. Read More