Sunday, June 02, 2013

ATOMS FOR PEACE - Rabbit In Your Headlights (Live)

Well I paused at post 420... but here's a new one for ya. See ya around...

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Back for good? Or back for one post lol... Chima Anya and Malia ft Dot Rotten!

I'm not making promises. Let's just hope the blog is up and running. Enough false starts.
First off I want to share a new track off my buddy Chima Anya's (of GTA fame) new album The Doctor's Note. It's really uplifting and introspective... which is cool because one of his last joints really had that swag vibe to it so it's nice to see such versatility!
Chima Anya
I mentioned on Twitter (which is Patch_ISoA) that I'd been listening to "Going Through Hell (Dot Rotten Remix)" a lot and this random person said I needed to check this video out.... and they were right! It's a nice slice of electro pop with with Dot doing his thing too... check it out.
Malia ft Dot Rotten
Ok I'm gonna keep it to a small post today because I really need to be writing for Dani Deahl's blog... key your eyes on this spot!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

EXCLUSIVE: New Bloc Party - "Octopus"

Here's the first one off the new Bloc Party fresh off the presses? What are you impressions are Intimacy and Kele's solo excursions? It certainly has some of the hallmarks of early Bloc Party with some of the experimental bits from their last album. Intrigued to hear what the whole thing sounds like!



I also enjoy the Van Halen-esque tapping guitar solo there mid-song. Oh I really want to review the show in Royal Oak and maybe do an interview... think we can make that happen there powers that be lol?
Be back soon... nice to be back btw...
Ellie Goulding has dropped a new one with Tinie Tempah! I like the backward vocals (ala Frankmusik's version of "Wish I Stayed") and I dig the pseudo-dubstep beat. I think it's gonna take a few more listens for me to really get a feel for what I think but I enjoy it for sure... but it does seem to just END suddenly. Is this really the final version? Or just a demo? Take a listen for yourselves!



Be back soon with more goodies... trust me... I'm drowning in them!

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Maybe this is what I needed to get going again...



I saw Noel Gallagher at the Royal Oak Music Theatre yesterday and it was... bonkers. The meeting him bit certainly helped with that but... it was a damn fine show on it's own merits.

I've seen Oasis quite a few times. And the highlight for me way always the acoustic bits that Noel would do on his own (playing stuff like "The Masterplan") so I couldn't have been more geeked for this show.

I saw Oasis first with Travis in Detroit at the State Theatre I think? I remember an Ian Brown street team giving us free cassettes and bumper stickers after the show (after which I promptly almost killed Melissa and Lizzy and myself in a rain storm).

Second time I saw them it was pouring out (again) and Liam couldn't barely sing... they were opening for the (ugghhh) Black Crows so we weren't at that concert very long! But seriously it was so rainy I kept telling my friend "Cross your fingers and hope this is actually an exit" when driving on the highway.

The third time I saw them was when they toured for Don't Believe The Truth at UIC with my dad and my sister... despite having numerous panic attacks (god knows why) it was a great show and I kept remarking how much better Liam sounded compared to the last time I saw him. As is typical of my family when watching shows we skipped the end because we didn't want to get caught in traffic (and also because we figured we've seen Noel do the "acoustic" part of the show many times, we'd heard the singles enough times that hearing it again wasn't gonna make a difference, etc)... no rain for that show surprisingly.

So having seen them tour for Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants (which actually may be one of my favourite Oasis albums, or fav albums in general... AND BEFORE YOU RIP INTO ME FOR THAT tell me that the b-side of that album isn't brilliant! I mean it's got "Gas Panic!", "Where Did It All Go Wrong", "Sunday Morning Call", and "Roll It Over" those songs are better than "She's Electric" lol), and having heard them play basically every single they'd ever written had me ready to hear the solo material last night. Had he only played one Oasis song I would have been cool with it. But once I knew that I was going to this show I had another agenda... I gotta meet this generation's equivalent of [insert the name of whoever you think is really important here].

I sort of had this feeling that "I'm gonna meet Noel tonight". I generally have a pretty good feeling for these things... I also tend to go out of my way to engineer a way to make it happen lol. Sometime that doesn't work (see the recent Arctic Monkeys show I went to for example). The other night it did!

I felt sort of bad for him because he obviously wasn't up for it. Even though there were like 6 of us waiting to talk to him? He had a cold (which I think I caught, yay!) and was obviously worn out. Thankfully he wasn't a prick like some people have been in the past because that would have ruined the music for me (and that's a lot of music to ruin.)

I'll write more about it but I wanted to get this post up before I forgot about it like so many posts before. SO WATCH THIS SPACE FOR AN UPDATE WITH MORE STORY!

Check out the setlist here.

Friday, December 30, 2011

And so another year ends (2011 in review)

BEST BRITISH ALBUMS OF 2011

The Joy Formidable - The Big Roar
Frankmusik - Do It In AM
James Blake - James Blake
Rustie - Glass Swords
Kode 9 - Black Sun
Toddla T - Watch Me Dance
The Whip - Wired Together
Arctic Monkeys - Suck It And See
SBTRKT - SBTRKT
Radiohead - The King Of Limbs

The real question is...
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds or Beady Eye?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

FINALLY: Massive Attack vs Burial - "Paradise Circus"



Arguably the best track from Massive Attack's excellent Heligoland remixed by arguably the best artist in the last 5 years, Burial. After posting "Four Walls" a couple weeks back I was eagerly awaiting this track's release... and now it is here and even better than I had imagined...



>Presents

MASSIVE ATTACK VS BURIAL

* Iconic Acts Massive Attack & Burial Release New 2 Track 12”
* 180g Vinyl Housed In Hand Numbered, Screen Printed Sleeve Designed By Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja

The subject of prolonged rumour and intense speculation, Inhale Gold and The Vinyl Factory are proud to present Massive Attack’s long awaited collaboration with Burial, 4 Walls / Paradise Circus.

Selling out within hours of going on sale 4 Walls / Paradise Circus was pressed on heavyweight 180g 12” vinyl, housed in a stunning hand numbered, gold glitter screen-printed sleeve designed by Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja (3D), crafted by The Vinyl Factory, and is already a highly coveted collectors item.

As you’d expect from these two acts these are no ordinary remixes and Burial has completely rebuilt both tracks in his own unique style providing a masterclass in production. At around 12 minutes each both tracks have been given the time and space to evolve and develop going way beyond the scope of normal remixes, with the end result two highly original, in every sense of the word, pieces of music.

Editor’s Notes:

Artist: Massive Attack vs Burial
Title: 4 Walls / Paradise Circus
Label: Inhale Gold / The Vinyl Factory
Release Date: 17 October 2011

Tracklisting:
A. Massive Attack vs. Burial - Four Walls
B. Massive Attack vs. Burial – Paradise Circus

Further information:

Available to pre-order exclusively from www.massiveattack.co.uk and www.vfeditions.com
* Release date 17 October 2011
* Limited to 1000 copies worldwide
* Artwork by Robert Del Naja
* Screen-printed cover with gold glitter
* Each edition hand numbered
* 180-gram heavyweight vinyl
* Crafted by The Vinyl Factory
* Inhale Gold 001

Price: £25 - SOLD OUT

About The Vinyl Factory:

The Vinyl Factory is an independent British company that aims to bring together art and music by creating ultra-premium handmade vinyl editions in strictly limited quantities. All their vinyl is created using the classic EMI 1400 Press at the original EMI vinyl pressing plant, now owned by the Vinyl Factory, at Hayes, Middlesex. This century-old landmark in British manufacturing now presses over 50% of the UK's vinyl.

The Vinyl Factory also run an independent music & arts magazine (FACT) and record shop (Phonica, Poland Street, Soho, London).


GAH! It's sold out! Now I've got to do something really unsavory to get a copy lol...

Don Diablo remixes JUSTICE!

Two favourites at once! I don't even have to write much about this one other than I think it's a good one to start sets with or like pre-party to... I'm going to figure out away to play this on my 7pm-9pm radio show because it's perfect for that time of night...

Justice - Helix (Don Diablo Remix) by Don Diablo

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Kele feat Lucy Taylor - "What Did I Do"


Although contextually different I've been asking myself quite a bit "what do I do wrong" for the last week or so. An sort of relationship when it dissipates for what feels like an unknown reason (romantic, sexual, work, friendship, etc) it feels like a sliver in your brain. There is never ending second guessing that eventually will cause you to be bonkers "mad" if you let it.

After unceremoniously getting my ass handed to me last Wednesday I've been searching for something that conveyed the level on confusion I'm experiencing... and along comes Kele (from Bloc Party), along with Lucy Taylor (his keyboardist), with a pop dubstep banger that creates a lot of anticipation for Kele's Hunter EP (out November 7th). While the song is obviously about romantic entanglements it does express the desperation of someone who can't full put together why they've been kicked to the curb. It's songs like this that help us move past such traumatic moments and it seems Bloc Party and Kele are prime musical fodder for the difficult moments in life.

Kele - What Did I Do? - Single by PluggedIn

Whether we will see another Bloc Party release remains to be seen (although their camp swear up and down the band is still together despite NME posting phone calls that express the opposite)... but until then we have this gem.