Monday, June 29, 2009

Flashmen- Spring Romance Mix

Some "dreamwave" (is that what we are going to call this?) for your Monday, this time a mix from

Catch them at The Echo Plex on 7/18 as part of a
Binary night chocked full of sweeping intergalactic sounds.

1) Alternative Reality - Get Away (The Outrunners Remix)
2) The Energies - Born Again Runner (Lifelike Remix)
3) Amari - Survivor (Keenhouse Remix)
4) Cindy Seui - Breakin Into Bits (Justin Faust Remix)
5) Xinboi - Day Off (Anoraak Remix)
6) Maroon 5 - This Love (Cut Copy Remix)
7) Vampire Weekend - The Kids Don't Stand a Chance (Chromeo Remix)
8) Anoraak - Nightdrive With You (Fear of Tigers Remix)
9) Neon Neon - I Told Her on Alderaan (Richard X Andress Remix)
10) Maethelvin - Dragster
11) Grum - Runaway
12) The Millioners - Body Into Use (Russ Chimes Remix)
13) The Virgins - Rich Girls (Le Castle Vania Remix)
14) The Young Punx - Dance With Someone Else
15) Flashmen - Flashmen Theme (Savile's Disco Dub) 
16) Phoenix - 1901 (Fabian Remix)

Friday, June 26, 2009

Mayer Hawthorne

Just Ain't Gonna Work Out

Maybe So, Maybe Not

Friday Hotness #89

Felix Da Housecat- We All Wanna Be Prince

Noisettes- Never Forget You

Nas- Film

The Depreciation Guild- Butterfly Kisses

Thursday, June 25, 2009

LA Concert Calendar: Week of June 25th


Thursday 6/25:
Deastro @ Spaceland
Third Eye Blind @ Hollywood Palladium
Daedelus, Peanut Butter Wolf @ Echoplex
Maino @ Key Club
The Comedians of Chelsea Lately @ Club Nokia
Amanda Palmer @ Troubadour
Wilco @ Wiltern
The Bird and the Bee @ Descanso Gardens
Gin Blossoms @ The Coach House

Friday 6/26:
Aretha Franklin @ Hollywood Bowl
Anavan @ The Smell
Ida Maria @ Detroit Bar
Carbon Leaf @ Roxy Theatre
Electric Daisy Carnival @ Exposition Park
Freestyle LA @ Nokia Theatre at LA Live
Three Bad Jacks @ Troubadour
American Hi-Fi @ Viper Room
Chuck Ragan @ Knitting Factory
B-Side Players @ Air Conditioned
Air Sex Competition @ Echoplex
Warped Tour @ Fairplex Pomona
Xavier Rudd @ HOB Sunset
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony @ Club Nokia

Saturday 6/27:
Explosions in the Sky, No Age @ Hollywood Palladium
Emarosa @ Glass House
George Lopez @ Nokia Theatre at LA Live
The Zombies @ Wiltern
Electric Daisy Carnival @ Exposition Park
Telekinesis @ Echoplex
An Horse @ The Echo
VNV Nation, War Tapes @ Club Nokia
Which One's Pink @ Key Club
Marc Cohn @ Canyon Club
ABBA @ Hollywood Bowl
Flock of Seagulls @ HOB Sunset
Rodriguez @ El Rey Theatre

Sunday 6/28:
Ray J @ Ket Club
Cursive @ El Rey Theatre
Phoenix, Amazing Baby @ Wiltern
Adele, Etta James (with The Roots), Janelle Monae @ Hollywood Bowl
Warped Tour @ Ventura Seaside Park
Local Natives @ The Echo

Monday 6/29:
Castledoor, Fool's Gold @ Spaceland
Ani DiFranco @ Orpheum Theatre
Steel Panther @ Key Club
Cursive @ El Rey Theatre
John Vanderslice @ Troubadour

Tuesday 6/30:
Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood @ Hollywood Bowl
Boys Like Girls @ Knitting Factory
Summer Slaughter Tour @ HOB Sunset

Wednesday 7/1:
Fitz & The Tantrums @ Spaceland
Stone Temple Pilots @ HOB Sunset
Eulogies, Bad Veins @ The Echo
Far East Movement @ Roxy Theatre
Bill Callahan @ Troubadour

Dat New Mew!

Check out two tracks that have leaked off Mew's new album (ready for this?) No More Stories Are Told Today I’m Sorry They Washed Away No More Stories the World Is Grey I’m Tired Let’s Wash Away.


Introducing Palace Players

Fool's Gold Sign Record Deal

UltraStim local favorites Fool's Gold have just signed a US record deal with IAMSOUND, home to such artists as Telepathe and Little Boots. Their debut album will be released on September 29th.

They are booked by the great Tom Windish as well so be on the lookout for this 12 piece afro-beat outfit fronted by a singer who sings in Israeli in your neck of the woods.

Surprise Hotel

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

La Roux

Just grabbed the new La Roux album, here are some of the standout tracks.


In For The Kill


SPIN Presents Purplish Rain

Purple Rain covers compilation put out by the good people over at SPIN Magazine.

You can download the whole thing HERE if you can answer a trivia question from their most current issue.

Mariachi El Bronx- I Would Die 4 U

Riverboat Gamblers- Let's Go Crazy

Lavender Diamond- Purple Rain

I wonder what the man himself thinks of this? Oh, lets not bother him he's at the beach today, putting out the vibe.

Major Lazer- Guns Don't Kill People, Lazers Do

After conquering the world and getting that "Paper Planes" money, Diplo's latest quest may be even more daunting- selling dancehall reggae to skinny jeans hipsters and electro-loving poseur teens. For some reason I think they will eat this up though.

No diss to Diplo, but these mostly dark, heavy cuts featuring some of the world's best dancehall MC's would never see the light of day without his and Switch's names attached to the project.

We Keep It Goin' Louder feat Nina Sky & Ricky Blaze

Hold The Line feat Mr. Lexx & Santigold

Can't Stop Now feat Mr. Vegas & Jovi Rockwell

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

FM Attack

For fans of Valerie, Binary, DFA Disco Stuff.

Disco Attack

Take Me Away

Monday, June 22, 2009

Wale- Back To The Feature

Wale and 9th Wonder get together to make magic. 


Tito Santana feat Joe Budden

Life's A Bitch f. Talib Kweli & Joell Ortiz

Wonder Why feat Big Sean, Ken Starr and Mike Posner

Sharp feat Torae & Kingpin Slim

Friday, June 19, 2009

Deastro- Moondagger

Playing at Spaceland on 6/25, get yer tix here.


Day Of Wonder


Friday Hotness #88

                                  Art by Chase.

Nite Club- Left Right

Wale feat Mike Posner, Big Sean and Kenn Starr- Wonder Why

The Very Best- Warm Heart of Africa (ft. Ezra Koenig)

Shiny Toy Guns- Major Tom (Coming Home) (Peter Schilling Cover)

Tame Impala- Half Full Glass Of Wine

Thursday, June 18, 2009

LA Concert Calendar: Week of June 18th

                            Femi Kuti

Thursday 6/18:
Busdriver @ Knitting Factory
Shpongle @ Key Club
Chairlift @ The Echo
White Buffalo @ Detroit Bar
Keyshia Cole=, The Dream, Keri Hilson @ Nokia Theatre at LA Live
Art Brut @ Spaceland
White Rabbits @ Troubadour

Friday 6/19:
Thieves Like Us, Nightwaves, Esser @ Echoplex
US Air Guitar Championships @ Troubadour
The Queers @ Knitting Factory
Todd Rundgren @ Club Nokia
The Cab @ Roxy Theatre
Jimmy Herring Band @ HOB Sunset
Hed Pe @ Key Club
Art Brut @ The Echo
Ben Kweller, Local Natives @ El Rey Theatre
Grizzly Bear @ Wiltern

Saturday 6/20:
The Mae Shi, Local Natives @ Mr. T's Bowl
Constantines @ The Echo
PJ Harvey & John Parish @ Wiltern
Dinosaur Jr. @ Detroit Bar
English Beat @ Canyon Club
DJ Quik, Kurupt @ HOB Sunset
Grizzly Bear @ Troubadour
Chairlift @ Getty Center
Nouvelle Vague @ Henry Fonda Theatre
Led Zepagain @ Whisky A Go-Go
Shellac @ Echoplex
The Airlines @ Knitting Factory
Wilco @ Pomona Fox Theater
mewithoutYou @ El Rey Theatre
De La Soul @ Galaxy Concert Theatre
Dinosaur Jr. @ Detroit Bar

Sunday 6/21:
Femi Kuti, Santigold, Raphael Saadiq @ Hollywood Bowl
Captain Ahab, Starfucker @ The Smell
Sen Dog @ Roxy Theatre
Circle Jerks @ Key Club
Shellac @ Echoplex

Monday 6/22:
Dinosaur Jr. @ Troubadour
Castledoor, Local Natives @ Spaceland
Elvis Costello @ Amoeba Music
Steel Panther @ Key Club
Wilco @ Wiltern

Tuesday 6/23:
The Veronicas @ Henry Fonda Theatre
Wilco @ Wiltern
LMFAO @ HOB Sunset
Dinosaur Jr. @ Troubadour

Wednesday 6/24:
Café Tacuba @ Gibson Amphitheatre
Pete Yorn @ Roxy Theatre
Emmylou Harris / Patty Griffin / Shawn Colvin/ Buddy Miller @ Greek Theatre
Spinnerette @ Troubadour
Isis @ Henry Fonda Theatre
Drop the Lime, AC Slater, Star Eyes, The Captain, DJ Skeet Skeet @ The Echo
Semi Precious Weapons @ Viper Room

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

James Yuill

James Yuill is a British "folktronica" artist who just wrapped up a string of dates supporting M83 here in the States (so you know the music has to be good).

His newest album Turning Down Water for Air was actually released in 2007 in England but just got a proper US release thanks to Nettwerk.

This kind of reminds me of (guess who?) Faded Paper Figures, it is an excellent blend of traditional singer/songwriter lyrical content with the blips and beeps that we all have grown to love.

No Surprise

Left Handed Girl

Lighter Shade Of Red

Packt Like Sardines In A Crushd Tin Box (Radiohead Cover)

New Sufjan Stevens Song!

But there's a catch.

We have to go to this guy's apartment in Brooklyn to hear it.

Keep up the good fight against the evil blogosphere Alec. 

Monday, June 15, 2009

Nightwaves- The Dreamwave Hour 2

Check out LA local Nightwaves and their newest dreamwave mix, The Dreamwave Hour 2. They are part of the Binary crew that has been making some noise in the blogosphere and promoting electro shows around town.

This is one of the smoothest summertime mixes I have heard in a while, highly reminiscent of their Valerie brethren but from right in our damn backyard.

Binary is presenting Thieves Like Us, along with Esser and the aforementioned Nightwaves this Friday 6/19 at the Echoplex if you are in the area.

Dreamwave Hour 2 Mix


1. NightWaves – August in G#
2. Fred Falke & Alan Braxe – Automatic
3. Cut Copy – Far Away (Bag Raiders Remix)
4. NightWaves – Invincible (Snow Picnic Remix)
5. The Whitest Boy Alive – Golden Cage (Fred Falke Remix)
6. Fear Of Tigers – Layers
7. Mirrors – Look At Me
8. Daft Punk – Emotion (Binary’s Werewolf By Night Remix)
9. Shazam – Luckier
10. Phoenix – Lisztomania (Classixx Version)
11. NightWaves – She’s Electric (Vega Italo Dub)
12. Casio Social Club – Count Your Lucky Stars (Diogenes Club Remix)
13. Keenhouse – Civic Transit (Anoraak LAX Remix)
14. Van She – Changes (G.L.O.V.E.S Remix)
15. Debbie Deb – Lookout Weekend
16. Fabian – Heatwave
17. NightWaves – In August Revisited

Ultra Stimulation on Twitter!

If you can't beat 'em..join 'em. I have caved and made a Twitter site so you can follow me as I progress through my boring days.

On the reals though, I will update Twitter with some sweet tweets whenever I post mp3s on here so you can grab some new music on the go.

Get down or lay down...

Friday, June 12, 2009

Dinosaur Jr.- Farm

If you like Dinosaur Jr., you will like this album. 

If that makes any sense.


I Want You To Know


See You

Said The Peopl

Friday Hotness #87

            Art by Peter Max.

Florence And The Machine- Cosmic Love 
(EPIC Jam right here.)

Chiddy Bang - Truth (Ft. Passion Pit)

La Roux- In For The Kill (Skream Lets Get Ravey Remix)

Zero 7- Everything Up (Zizou)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

LA Concert Calendar: Week of June 11th

Bat For Lashes

Thursday 6/11:
The Tragically Hip @ Troubadour
The Church @ Roxy Theatre
Hey Monday @ Knitting Factory
Balkan Beat Bix @ Key Club
She Wants Revenge @ Glass House
Testament @ HOB Sunset
Yellowman @ Brixton South Bay
Handsome Furs @ Echoplex
Camera Obscura @ Henry Fonda Theatre
Au Revoir Simone @ El Rey Theatre

Friday 6/12:
Glasvegas @ Hollywood Forever Cemetary
Hyper Crush @ Air Conditioned
Love is All @ Echoplex
Reik @ Club Nokia
Nikka Costa @ Troubadour
Neko Case, Jason Lytle @ Greek Theatre
Del the Funky Homosapien @ HOB Sunset
Jay Reatard @ The Echo
Yellowman @ Knitting Factory
Midnite @ Key Club
IAMX @ El Rey Theatre

Saturday 6/13:
Datarock, Casxio, Wallpaper @ Key Club
Les Claypool @ Ventura Theatre
Playboy Jazz Festival @ Hollywood Bowl
Clipse, Pac Div, B.O.B., Diz Gibran @ Club Nokia
Green Jelly @ Knitting Factory
The Felice Brothers @ Troubadour
JD Souther @ El Rey Theatre
Telepathe, Abe Vigoda, Nite Jewel @ The Smell

Sunday 6/14:
Bat For Lashes @ Lucky Store (3rd Street Promenade)
Ear Pwr @ Space 15 Twenty
Playboy Jazz Festival @ Hollywood Bowl
Strung Out @ HOB Anaheim
Billy Ray Cyrus @ HOB Sunset
KSM @ Roxy Theatre
Dick Dale @ Ventura Theatre
Anavan @ The Smell

Monday 6/15:
Castledoor @ Spaceland
A Camp @ Troubadour
The Von Bondies @ Viper Room

Tuesday 6/16:
Bat for Lashes @ El Rey Theatre
Matisyahu. K'Naan @ Wiltern
Art Brut, Miike Snow @ Spaceland
The Wallflowers @ HOB Anaheim
Telepathe @ Detroit Bar
Easy Star All-Stars @ Key Club

Wednesday 6/17:
Busdriver @ Amoeba Music
The Entrance Band @ Center For The Arts- Eagle Rock
Finch @ Troubadour
Sly & Robbie @ HOB Sunset
Busdriver @ Amoeba Music
Art Brut @ Spaceland
Viva Voce @ The Echo
Zap Mama @ El Rey Theatre

Vieux Farka Toure

You know Ultra Stimulation is always on the lookout for new Afro-beat stuff, and the new disc by Vieux Farka Toure just came across my desk. He is the son of famous Malian musician Ali Farka Toure and his newest album entitled Fondo was just released on Six Degrees Records.

Vieux Farka Toure plays The Troubadour on July 7th.


Bullet The Blue Sky (U2 Cover)

Slow Jam

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Discovery- LP

Discovery is Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij and Ra Ra Riot's Wes Miles. I'm really enjoying this electro-pop gem, and be on the lookout for tour dates this Summer/Fall.

Orange Shirt

I Want You Back (The Jackson 5 Cover)

Can You Discover?

It's Not My Fault (It's My Fault)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Miike Snow- Live on KCRW

To say that I am excited to see Miike Snow at Spaceland next week would be the understatement of the summer. This morning they stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic to play a few songs and chat with Jason Bentley.


Tickets are still available for their show on 9/16 at Spaceland with Art Brut.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Control Fridays at Avalon Tonight

Come through and check out The Field and The Juan MacLean at The Avalon tonight, along with the homie Hoff in the Legit Lounge. Let's go!!


Friday Hotness #86

                                                       Art by Ryan Kapp.

DOOM- Gazillion Ear

Cam'ron- Spend The Night

Tesla Boy- Runaway

Julian Plenti- The Fun That We Have

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Mos Def- The Ecstatic

Quiet Dog

Auditorium (feat Slick Rick)

History (feat Talib Kweli)

LA Concert Calendar: Week of June 4th


Thursday 6/4:
Bo Burnham @ Roxy Theatre
Green Day @ Henry Fonda Theatre
Anthony Hamilton, Musiq Soulchild @ Nokia Theatre at LA Live
Little Joy @ Detroit Bar
Video Games Live @ Greek Theatre
Swing Out Sister @ El Rey Theatre

Friday 6/5:
Z-Trip, Dam Funk, Gaslamp Killer @ Natural History Museum
The Field, The Juan MacLean @ Avalon
Joe Cocker @ Nokia Theatre at LA Live
311, Ziggy Marley @ Santa Barbara Bowl
Ink-N-Iron Festival @ Queen Mary
Little Joy West @ Troubadour
B Real & Bizzy Bone @ The Grove of Anaheim
Erykah Badu @ Club Nokia
The Pricks @ Roxy Theatre
Kate Voegele @ El Rey Theatre
The Offspring, Alkaline Trio @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
40oz to Freedom @ Brixton South Bay
The Dandy Warhols @ Glass House

Saturday 6/6:
Holy Fuck, Crocodiles @ Troubadour
Kingspade @ Key Club
Joel McHale @ Wiltern
Eagles of Death Metal @ Glass House
Chelsea Girls @ Roxy Theatre
Ink-N-Iron Festival @ Queen Mary
Ziggy Marley Family Time @ Club Nokia
Super 70s Soul Jam Spectacular @ Greek Theatre
Gavin Rossdale, Nico Vega @ El Rey Theatre
Peaches @ Henry Fonda Theatre

Sunday 6/7:
Absu @ HOB Sunset
Gavin Rossdale @ HOB Anaheim
Yellowman @ Galaxy Concert Theatre
Peaches @ Henry Fonda Theatre
Ink-N-Iron Festival @ Queen Mary

Monday 6/8:
Castledoor @ Spaceland
Steel Panther @ Key Club
Metric, Sebastian Granger @ Wiltern
Peter Murphy @ HOB Anaheim

Tuesday 6/9:
Secret Chiefs 3 @ El Rey Theatre
Baby Bash / Frankie J @ HOB Sunset
Patrick Wolf @ Roxy Theatre
The Lemonheads @ Spaceland
The Mars Volta @ Ventura Theatre
Camera Obscura @ Glass House
The Tragically Hip @ Troubadour

Wednesday 6/10:
The Orb @ HOB Anaheim
Peter Murphy @ HOB Sunset
The Tragically Hip @ Troubadour
George Thorogood @ Ventura Theatre

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Engineers- Three Fact Fader

Been waiting on this one for a while. Extra Shoegaze-y. Recommended.

For all you OC fans out there, you may remember Engineers remix of Bloc Party's "Blue Light" playing as Ryan's brother leaves town on a bus at night. Douche alert!

Sometimes I Realise

Clean Coloured Wire

Hang Your Head

Turboweekend- Ghost Of A Chance

Big thanks to my new Danish homie Morten from Skandinavian Booking for sending me this album.

Something Or Nothing

Sweet Jezebel