Thursday, April 29, 2010

April 2010 Mix

This tracklist is a stellar one. I don't mean to toot my own horn on this, but beep beep.

1. Band of Horses - Laredo
2. Gypsy And The Cat - Time To Wander (Joan of Arc Remix)
3. Hey Champ - Neverest
4. Delorean - Stay Close
5. Cults - Go Outside
6. LCD Soundsystem - Home
7. Blue Scholars - New People (Empire Remix)
8. Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks
9. Fitz & The Tantrums - Money Grabber
10. Theophilus London - Sorry To Interrupt
11. Two Door Cinema Club - Something Good Can Work (Ted & Francis Remix)
12. Holy Fuck - Red Lights
13. Robyn - Dancing On My Own
14. Hesta Prynn - Seven Sisters
15. Das Pop - Never Get Enough
16. Sleigh Bells - Beach Girls
17. Future Islands - Walking Through That Door
18. John Forte - Running Up That Hill (Kate Bush Cover)
19. Transfer - My Suspicions

Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Hotness #121

Holy Fuck - Red Lights

Robyn - Dancing On My Own

Broken Social Scene - All Is All

Blue Scholars - New People (Empire Remix)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

ALBUMS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE: Gang Starr - Moment Of Truth

I was actually going to start this series of albums that shaped my musical taste through the years, and Gang Starr's Moment Of Truth was on my shortlist to start with. Obviously with Guru's passing last night I think the time is right to remember some of these tracks, and hopefully share them with a few new listeners of the next generation.

Although I had always listened to hip hop growing up (Tribe, Run DMC, etc.) this Gang Starr album opened my eyes to not only the lyricism of Guru, but the other side of the genre - production. DJ Premier is one of the best to ever step behind a sampler and on Moment of Truth he shines with hard-hitting drums and chopped up string pieces.

You Know My Steez


Moment Of Truth

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

Catch LCD at Coachella Friday on the Main Stage at 9:05pm. They are definitely one of my favorite bands to see live, although I am hoping this new album grows on me a little before Friday. It's not terrible, but nothing grabs me like 'All My Friends' or 'Someone Great' did the last time around.


Dance Yrself Clean

Pow Pow

Friday, April 9, 2010

Friday Hotness #120

REMINDER: RSVP for the ShowListLA & Ultra Stimulation pre-festival party and industry night on 4/14 today-

Delorean - Stay Close

Chiddy Bang - Hey London

Band Of Horses - Compliments

Hesta Prynn - Seven Sisters

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Gypsy And The Cat

I had heard 'Jona Vark' last year and was blown away, but just heard two more songs from Gypsy And The Cat and am very impressed.

The Aussie duo have a sound reminiscent of Empire Of The Sun. They were included in the new Kitsune Maison compilation, and all the stars seem to be aligning for these dudes. Don't sleep.

Jona Vark

Time To Wander (Joan Of Ark Remix)

The Piper's Song

Monday, April 5, 2010

Industry Showcase & Festival Warm-up

We are sponsoring a showcase night with our good friends over at ShowListLA on April 14th at The Cat Club on the Strip. Details are below, would love to see some familiar faces and share some brews to kick off the big "festival which we cannot name" weekend.

Please RSVP at the email below for free entry.

Wednesday, April 14th
The Cat Club
8911 West Sunset Blvd.

Featuring Music By:

Nylon Pink
DJ Pistol Pete
DJ Smiles Davis

..With exclusive ticket giveaways to those in attendance:

Ratt @ Key Club on Tuesday, April 20
John Brown's Body @ Roxy Theatre on Tuesday, April 20
Murder City Devils @ Henry Fonda Theatre on Friday, April 30
Coheed and Cambria @ Fox Theater on Tuesday, May 4
Rebelution @ House of Blues Sunset on Wednesday, May 5
...and more.

...21 plus only. Sorry kids.

...5 bucks at the door or RSVP for free entry:
(subject to capacity)

*Please RSVP by Friday, April 9.