Indie poster-boy Mat Cothran’s new side project ‘Elvis Depressedly‘ is making waves on the blogosphere, and not just due to its kick-ass moniker. His latest EP ‘GLMR KLLS’ (recorded for Glamour Kills Clothing) features infectious folk-tinged tracks, such as ‘A Bible In A Bath Of Bleach’. This song is one of the catchiest things we’ve heard all year, and its laid-back groove will get feet tapping within seconds. If you like this, you can get the whole ‘GLMR KLLS’ EP for free here.
One Friday afternoon, the office where I work my regular 9-5 job decided to have a throwback-classic-jams day. Is there a service that could provide us the necessary platform? Yes. We hopped onto turntable.fm, and rotated songs, djs, laughs and had a hell of a good time. If you’re not familiar with turntable.fm – here’s the skinny. It’s like a disc jockey chat room. There’s dj stations where people can have their avatar play music, and the song that’s playing in the room rotates from one person to another. If you want to kill time, listen to music, and have a blast – this is your answer.
As you know, we’re at SXSW right now. We wanted to post this to let you know that there is a little contest going on. What does it entail? Well all you have to do is email email@example.com with The Music Ninja, and 3/15 in the subject line. And, for sending this teeny tiny email, you’re entered to win tickets to the 3/15 party with Diplo, ?uestlove, and A-Trak. Say whaaaaaaa? Yeah you read that right. Get on it, Ninjas!!
This is a rarity in life. I am actually inside Firehouse @ SXSW blogging this post from The Burning Ear party.
Making its 2012 SXSW debut, music bloggers and our friends over at The Burning Ear are putting an insane show all week long. Headlining big names like Gigamesh, Polarsets, Sound Remedy, Slow Club and Gemini (Full list below). This COMPLETELY FREE event is a must-attend show if you want enhance your SXSW experience.
To help Housse De Racket promote their American tour they’ve released a new remix, from Hey Champ, of their track “Chateau”. In case you don’t understand how awesome that is on your own, allow me to fill you in. Hey Champ are known for their remixes because they’re consistently good, and they haven’t released anything for quite a while. Seeing this spark of life from them means both that they’re still at it and that we get to listen to another one of their efforts. The song “Chateau” benefits from Hey Champ’s modifications by getting a new, almost disco, groove that makes you want to move your body. Enjoy!
Housse De Racket tour:
14/03 – SXSW Festival – Austin
15/03 – SXSW Festival – Austin
16/03 – Club Dada – Dallas
18/03 – 529 – Atlanta
18/03 – Local 506 – Chapell Hill
21/03 – The Bears – Cambridge
22/03 – Bowery Ballroom – New York
23/03 – Il Motore – Montreal
24/03 – Wrongbar – Toronto
25/03 – 9:30 Club – Washington
26/03 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia
28/03 – Magic Stick Lougne – Detroit
29/03 – Empty Bottle – Chicago
30/03 – Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis
31/03 – Pyramid Cabaret – Winnipeg
04/02 – The Gateway Bar – Calgary
03/04 – The Haven Social Club – Edmonton
05/04 – Electric Owl – Vancouver
06/04 – Chop Suey – Seattle
07/04 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland
12/04 – Opti Club – Tucson
15/04 – Coachella Festival – Indio
19/04 – Rhythm Room – Phoenix
22/04 – Coachella Festival – Indio
It was inevitable. From the very second we heard ‘Express Yourself’ we knew booty shaking would be part of the official music video. What just did not know to what extent. Diplo, alongside collab project under Major Lazer, has demonstrated time and time again to be an ass shaking aficionado. The official video for “Express Yourself” may not be the classiest film in 2012 but there something to be said for the level of enjoyment displayed. A good part of why we listen to music is to move our bodies and dance to it, and it just so happen that almost every beat Diplo gets his hands on has enough bounce to make you wiggle.
LA producer Goldroom has taken the louche ‘Hands’ by Aussie sextet Alpine and created a overwhelmingly sensual remix. With half-whispered chanting vocals layered over bursts of hand-claps and retro-inspired synths, ‘Hands’ is an unforgettable 5mins50secs of electro-pop to die for. Made for spring in the city, ‘Hands’ will kill off any last winter blues with its sheer sex appeal and vibrancy.
Fun., one of Fueled By Ramen’s brightest hopes, have had ‘We Are Young’, their collaboration with eclectic singer-songwriter Janelle Monáe, reworked by producer Alvin Risk. Taking the original and adding some powerhouse pop synths and beats, Risk has created a killer hit-in-the-making that will set dancefloors all over the world alight with its euphoric vibe. Stream this remix (out March 20) below.