Most of this album is complete rubbish - however, this version of Winter Wonderland is quite nice. Have a safe and merry Christmas everyone!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
A new mix from my good friend, ultra talented DJ, and all around rad dude MisterBradleyP. He has put together a fucking great holiday mix. So many (myself included) flood the web with "themed mixes" that more often than not, fall flat and loose direction. But this baby is tiiiiiight. The Snoop Dogg intro may initially turn off some readers of this blog - please don't let it. Its only the beginning (one that I like btw) of a super fun journey through some brilliantly chosen and tightly mixed Christmas tunes. Such a party starter! Feliz navidad!
Monday, December 7, 2009
We had our first snow today and I'd be lying if I said it didn't get me in the holiday mood. So I'm gonna celebrate with a cocktail and a spliff and a song. Here's a track from the recently released Moments Of A Crisis compilation out on I'm A Cliche Records. The album is just chuck full of unreleased diamonds; like this aptly titled Holidays from Cosmo Vitelii and Mark Kerr under the guise of Bogus.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
"Goblins from the permafrost North playing on instruments such as spider webs, rabbit ears and blood mixed dew. An album are being worked as we speak."
Stream Forest's new single Just One Day here.
Monday, November 16, 2009
I've asked this question countless times...rarely does it yield a good answer. Sigh.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Just picked up diskJokke's Discolated Remixes compilation. It's no secret that he's been a busy dude the past couple of years; churning out originals and remixes of the highest quality. The comp features the likes of Metronomy, Bloc Party, Lykke Li, Lindstrom and my favorite of the bunch - his reworking of Ost & Kjex's Boston Food Strangler. Enjoy!
Monday, November 9, 2009
The Belle & Sebastian EP Books is without a doubt the group's funkiest effort to date. When the release dropped in 2004 it was a pretty big departure from the standard B & S vibe - some people loved it; others hated it. I loved it (shocker!) and unearthed my copy to share with you today.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
This Friday is Welcome to Manchester. I'm pretty excited to have John from Bent Crayon playing with me. His record store is amazing. I'm assuming his personal collection is even better....really looking forward to his selections Friday night. Here's something I'll be sure to play...one of my favorite acid trax ever. It's simple. It's perfect. It's Chicago. It's Adonis.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I love this record. Not too sure what drew me to it back in 2003 - but thank god I bought it. The title track See What I've Become is like this awesome hybrid of ambient / electronic / indie rock. And it still sounds soo fresh - maybe even fresher, now that this whole lo/fi no/fi scene is going bananas.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Receiving emails from The Courier of Death shouldn't be a good thing - unless of course it's from a polite chap in Glasgow. Taken from the press release:
Having established themselves as firm favorites of Glasgow’s long-running club Optimo (Espacio), as well as successfully working up a sweat at Fabric and Disco Bloodbath, DEN HAAN (Matthew Aldworth & Andrew Gardiner) are back with the third instalment in their electrifying macho-disco ouvre.
This time the Glasgow duo, who were responsible for unleashing “Release the Beast” (Optimo Music) and “Night Shift” (Dissident) on unsuspecting dance floors earlier this year, return with a cinematic two-track 12”.
Greed! Violence! Double-dealing! Vengeance! These are the themes of this action-packed single.
The 12” features “Heist”, which puts you behind the wheel in an explosive hi-NRG car chase, persued by Moroderesque swooping arpeggiators and ‘punch your fist in the air’ Glam Rock Guitars. “Russian Boat Commander”, on the other hand, is a progressive Cossack disco stomper that takes you on an epic voyage of symphonic eastern melodies and dangerous Gothic undertones.
It is also the debut single from The Courier of Death, the new label run by DEN HAAN themselves. They have already released The Courier of Death – The Original Soundtrack (from the ultimate B-movie, originally released in 1984) and now adopt the same name for their label.
Escape into the unknown with DEN HAAN’s “Heist”.
Matt was kind enough to provide me with both tracks off the release. These are low bit rate and for preview only - support good music and buy the record when it drops in November!
Heist / Den Haan (YSI) - expired.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Halloween III. I don't think I can put into words just how awesome this movie is. And the soundtrack by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth is fantastic. Chariots of Pumpkins is my favorite on the album. Its got that driving, pulsating feel that I love in so many of Carpenter's film scores. A close second is First Chase. Oh, and Halloween Montage is the track with the classic Silver Shamrock jingle. Enjoy!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
I was going to post a melancholy, downer of a track today to coincide with the rainy weather we've been having all week here in Cleveland. But why contribute to the gloom and doom? Why not post an uplifting track to help us forget about the nastiness outside? Yeah, that sounds like a good idea. So here ya go - the quintessential hippie disco jam from Jerry & Co. circa 1978.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Received some really good and really fun edits from Madrid based Nelue. He describes the selection of tracks as a "tribute to people I admire"; most of which I could i.d. but some others I was clueless on. Regardless, I really enjoy all of them, which lends insight as to how groovin' each and every track is. I thought I'd share my favorite of the bunch, that coincidentally really got the floor moving this past weekend - an edit of Hot R.S.
Monday, September 28, 2009
The list of dancefloor gems produced throughout Kano's existence is a long one indeed. Soo many classics that continue to stand the test of time as originals and remixes. Thought I'd share one of the lesser blogged about tracks from early on in the group's career. Enjoy!
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Enjoy a portion of my set from the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art Fall Gallery Opening this past weekend. I decided to start recording about thirty minutes into it, so please excuse the abrupt intro. The mix is just under an hour and contains some familiar and not so familiar tracks. The Crown Heights Affair tune at the end of the mix marks the beginning of headliner DJ Sabbo's set; which was an absolute killer. Super solid dude too.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Received a fresh new piece of music from Small Pyramids today. I've been told it's an edit....still trying to determine what tracks are involved. Any guesses?
Monday, August 31, 2009
I ripped a bunch of vinyl to mp3 this past weekend. Some records I've been meaning to digitize, while others I had all but forgotten about until the digging for records to rip process began. Case in point is this 2004 release on Eskimo Recordings from Jean Winner. The release is everything you'd expect from the Eskimo crew; classy grooving house with touches of electro and disco to keep things interesting. I've taken the liberty of pitching down the track -4.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Sorry for the lag in posting ... I've been record shopping! Does that count as a legitimate excuse?
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
I've been eagerly awaiting the first release from Crimea X ever since my friends over at plaidmusic introduced me to them in April. Described as " the coming together of two offbeat, disparate characters", Crimea X is DJ Rocca and Juka Reveberi. Fans of cosmic, kraut and italo rejoice ... the Phoros EP has landed. I've got the 12" release which contains 10PM, December and October. An amazing Florian Meindl remix of 10PM rounds out the b side. The digital release has an additional remix and dub of 10PM. Another killer release from the always smoking HellYeah Recordings camp.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Aaah cocaine. We've had the best of times. We've had the worst of times. This post is for you lady in white – two killer versions of an anthem we've all sung. Enjoy the original (way better than Clapton's) from J.J. Cale, and an amazing italo disco version courtesy of Eric's Friends.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
I've neglected posting upcoming gigs on this blog (all that stuff can be found on Facebook anyways), but today I'd like to do a little self promo. Tonite I will be playing at Luxe Kitchen & Lounge. Expect oddball groovers like this one from the excellent Dirty French Psychedelics compilation courtesy of the Dirty Sound System crew...
Monday, July 13, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
We're compilation crazy around here! A house flavored burner from the Hibernation Vol 1 release on Bear Funk. Talk about irony with regards to the release's name – these guys are doing anything but resting right now.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Making bold, ridiculous statements is one of the best parts about having a blog. So here's one; Soul Stripper is the best AC/DC song, like, ever.
Monday, July 6, 2009
I've got like three brain cells left from the holiday weekend, and I'm using one of those brain cells to write this post. So it's gonna be nice and simple. Just like this amazingly catchy tune from Pollyester. I missed the limited edition 12" last year...thank god for compilations!
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
An exploding hard drive and five days of hedonism in NYC has led to serious blog neglect. I'll try to make up for it by sharing (only a lil' bit tho!) some of the amazing music I've amassed over the past two weeks. Today's track is a beast of a remix from a beast of a compilation. Dimitri From Paris Presents Night Dubbin' is a must have. Three discs of dubbed out 80's dance tunes; two of which are unmixed and a mix cd by The Idjut Boys. I think a dream just came true.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Man, oh man the new Milky Disco 2: Let's Go Freak Out compilation is soo so good. Head and shoulders above the first (and the 1.5 digi-whatever).
This release is so good, that it turns into one of those lazy DJ tools for me. Each and every track on this double disc is pure gold; so now I can just show up to the club, pop in the discs, press play and sit back while people freak out for three hours!
Thank you for making me look good Lo Recordings.
The Chameleon (Johan Agebjorn remix) / Glass Candy (YSI) - expired
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Friends in Cleveland, Detroit and Chicago ... this post is for you.
When is this damn rain gonna stop? Hopefully this song can tide you over until things dry up. Gretchen Denaro photo.
I Love A Rainy Night / Eddie Rabbit (YSI) - expired
Saturday, June 6, 2009
I'm loving the latest release from Arcadion on DC Recordings. A funkier affair than his debut release Ghost Feeder last year – Fly Vision leans more towards the disco side of things; making brilliant use of vocoders, a heavy bass line and pots and pans.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
A quick post before I hop on the road to DEMF, or Movement, or whatever the hell else people are calling it this year. If you are in the D this weekend – get at me. Parties and afterparties and after afterparties galore...
Today's track will definitely be played on the road trip this afternoon...and maybe even tonite.
The Boy's Doin' It (Carl Craig remix) / Hugh Masekela (YSI) - expired.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I am a huge fan of the original. So I'm sure you can imagine my excitement when I discovered that Axel Willner aka The Field had covered The Korgis 80's masterpiece Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
PleasureCruise'n reader Nicolai V.K. sent over a mix earlier this week. Upon listening, I thought it would be fitting to share his mix with all.