Kids it happens.
I’ve been stuck with my studies, school, work and relationships (or lack of). Today I posted a new post with a band that’s been around awhile but hasn’t made the airwaves (*yet). Just like Gotye which has become a Billboard top player on the radios lately, its a bit annoying now, but nonetheless the hit single "Somebody I Used to Know" graced this very blog 9 months ago.
My iPod is laced with hundreds of amazing tracks that I can’t wait to share. I’m excited to post and hear feedback.
From time to time when I can I’ll post the mp3’s in high quality but in some cases I might have pull them down due to
RIAA restrictions. But I will always INSIST that you please support the hard efforts of the artists’. They make millions on one song, but if it wasn’t for their inspiring creativity + talent; I would not be able to share it with you.
Everything works full circle in life. LISTEN -> ENJOY -> SHARE -> BUY.
> > > Simple, right? < < <
All the best,
Why? Well, they are going to be a big name soon. They are also one of my favorite new bands. Trust me, you would hate to have missed out on an opportunity of being an early Young Empires fan. These guys have all the tools to break out and be the next big dance sensation. Young Empires are a three piece that formed in October 2009 out of Toronto. They have already played alongside acts like Sleigh Bells & Wave Machines since. They have a sound that you may compare to the likes of Friendly Fires and Cut Copy, two very excellent bands. There are only a few songs on their myspace right now, but the band has personally given me one of their songs to share with you. It is called “Rain Of Gold “. It literally does rain on you with gold sounds of perfect dance-rock that has its fare share of tribal influences sprinkled within from the light flute or tropical drums.
“Rain Of Gold” shines because its so crisp and full of energy. It has an incredible groove that channels the early days of some of my favorite acts out there: The Rapture & Yeasayer. The song is only a demo, yet it sounds so natural and ready to be shared with the masses.
Can you say summer jam of 2012? Get it: Young Empires “Rain of Gold”
Okay. This is fucken blowin’ my mind. Pat Les Stache Extended Edit makes the feeling last longer. But I dig both versions.
This is lounge, very loungy and shouldn’t need any introduction. Arthur Russell’s lo-fi sounds are perfect for all forms of couch session, and his song "Make 1 2" is no different. Sprinkled with horns, percussion and a gently persuasive keyboard line, “Make 1 2” should fit in perfect rotation at my next BBQ rooftop mix.
This is one funky man with a whole-lot of soul and R&B, shaken with jazz and vocal synthesizers!!
Although Russell passed in 1992 what is now 19 years ago his tracks are definitively in rotation.
MP3: Arthur Russell “Make 1, 2”
MP3: Arthur Russell “Make 1, 2 (Pat Les Stache Extended Edit)”
MP3: Arthur Russell “Treehouse (Extended Bootleg Edit)”
MP3: Arthur Russell “Tell You (Today) (Original 12” Vocal)”
The classic Roland drum machine sound gives a real old school Detroit style vibe, it really helped with “inner City” and “stings of life” style chords resonating in the background throughout. Stacks of Jack- then you get the vocals, they are outstanding!
MP3: Azari & III “Reckless With Your Love:
Austra is comprised of lead singer Katie Stelmanis, drummer Maya Postepski and bassist Dorian Wolf. Together they craft new wave-esque pop songs with classical/operatic overtones.
Those overtones are provided by Stelmanis; whom at the age of 10 joined the Canadian Children’s Opera, sang for the Canadian Opera Company, and pursued a career in opera until she decided that she wanted to “make classical music with really fucked up, distorted crazy shit on there.” That mixture of classical music, and “fucked up, distorted crazy shit” is all over Feel It Break, the trio’s debut album out 5/17 via Domino in the U.S. and Paper Bag Records in Canada.
One of my favorite songs off the album (of which there are many) is “Lose It”—a shimmering new-wave dance pop song that features Stelmanis stunning operatic voice. I love it. Matter of fact, I loved it on first listen. Listen (and grab it) below.
MP3: Austra Lose It
— A La Musique Pour Moi Compilation Mix —
YES. YEX. SEX!! This is a homage to my favorite LA night club. The theme nights are naughty, outrageous and down-right erotic debauchery. But while DJ Josh Peace is spinnin’ disco-pop mixes and local talent that comes thru DJ’ing, the crowd is keeping the theme nights alive.
When Luke Nero moved to Los Angeles, he brought the hippest gay club in New York City with him. But as the doors opened last night at Bardot for the first installment of the Tuesday night party MR BLACK LA, one had to wonder if a club whose identity is based on its association with the movers and shakers of NYC nightlife could work here. The answer is yes.
Nero’s plan is golden. He’s not recreating New York so much as he’s using the original club as blueprint to develop an event that is truly local. For the opening of mr. BLACK, he collaborated with Gregory Alexander (A Club Called Rhonda), Lenora Claire (Golden Gals Gone Wild) and Rusty Updegraff (Beige) to bring in a cross-section of the city’s nightlife denizens. Between the three hosts, the party cultivated a large and eclectic crowd.
MR BLACK POLYSEXUAL MIX: 5TRK ROTATION VOL. 4
File name: MR.BLACK MIX - mp3 .zip
File description: MRBLK-MIX-2011.zip
File size: 257.58 MB
Web - Mr Black LA
REMEMBER ITS EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT @ 9PM-2AM
The latest single from the group, “Coming Down” is an echo-laced, reverb-drenched gem that’s dramatic enough to be moving and jams hard enough to make your eardrums beg for more. I always come away impressed when I hear new material from these gals, and I can’t wait for the September 27th release of Only In Dreams on Sub Pop.
Don’t be fooled by these sexy ladies dressed in laced black from head to toe, they can f**king rock. Must listen on a loud stereo and turned preferable at a high volume. Also check out the cover of THE SMITHS they did at the bottom
mp3 - Dum Dum Girls “Coming Down”
mp3 - Dum Dum Girls “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (The Smiths Cover)”
There might be hope in architecture…well at least in music.
Architecture in Helsinki releases a new single with a video that make a very sexy pair. I could only hope that the same could be said of LA’s failing buildings that stand as supposedly business and so-called “period apartment complexes”.
FYI: The 60s are over! Knock down that out of code building!! >_<
I ranted, you read, now enjoy the video + track.
mp3 - Architecture in Helsinki “Contact High”
mp3 - Architecture in Helsinki “Contact High (Clock Opera Remix)”