Monday, May 31, 2010

mix03: Ryan Santos

I'm proud to have my friend Ryan Santos contribute to the blog's mix series. Ryan is a super talented dude and is currently focusing on Please. Please is Ryan's unique catering company. It combines great grandmothers' techniques & forgotten ingredients with innovative and creative approaches to modern seasonal cooking. Please specializes in catering events from 5-50 people; featuring multi-course dinner parties, hors d' oeuvres, craft cocktails, catered picnics, beer pairings and anything and everything else in between.

Ryan's talents also lie in crafting the perfect mix for sun kissed summer days. Check out and enjoy the mix.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Igor Goes To Hollywood.

"Igor Goes to Hollywood" is the featured track from the newest Hess Is More EP, "Democracy". Hess Is More is a danish trio led by mad man Mikkel Hess who came together to create three tracks of mutant disco jazz.

Appropriately titled, "Igor Goes to Hollywood" clocks in at ten and half minutes, and feels like a mega budget film score run amok - a brilliant combination of sounds and genres encompassing disco, jazz, folk and techno. Have a listen for yourself, and feel free to check out the whole Democracy EP and other releases on our Soundcloud page.

Another stellar release from Mikkel Hess!

Monday, May 17, 2010


I received a promo pack from Geneva-based duo Gina&Tony yesterday. Their bio reads "haunted melodies from the 50s, cinematic echoes from the 70s, snappy funky beats from a 21st century dancefloor and love whispers from Mars...that's what they do." A pretty cool descriptor if you ask me. Anywho - the pack came with an electro tinged reworking of the single Big Bang Love from The Phenomenal Handclap Band - and I thought I'd share it.

The whole EP is pretty fun and can be picked up at Juno Download.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

mix02: Chris Kontos

After a brief hiatus, the PleasureCruise'n Mix Series is back. I'm super excited to have fellow blogger and DJ Chris Kontos, contribute to the series. Chris is part of the amazing blog plaidmusic - a site I'd expect most readers of this blog to be extremely familiar with. If not - get familiar folks! Ok, enough of me...time to let Chris do the talking.

"This is a collection of my warmest memories from my endless summers in the embrace of the Aegean Sea. The north winds of August blowing violently on our blue painted windows. Watching the sun diving into the water from our little balcony. The crickets singing their midnight symphonies outside our room. The smell of oil tan in my bag. The taste of saltwater on your skin. The humming of the old refrigerator that is the most beautiful sound of the summer. This is Caldera, a tribute to a place so imaginary, but so real in the same place. The island of our dreams."

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

It's always the same, as always.

Can't wait to pick up this full length. Was never a huge fan of Mr. Pink - but this single is MASSIVE. Hoping the album is the same...

Saturday, May 1, 2010


Good tunes for a good cause tonight at The Mercury Lounge. I'm on from midnight to 3. Come out for a dance(and a donation).