Dim Mak, after hosting the NYE party of a lifetime, aren’t dropping the ball in 2008 and are throwing a mega party tonight at Hollywood’s the Roxy. Headliners are the almighty MSTRKRFT, while Steve Aoki, Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest, LA Riots, Lazaro Casanova and DJ Pesce hold it down beside the Canadian super duo. Best part is, Dim Mak are giving away tickets to the shindig via their RCRD LBL blog. Just email email@example.com with MSTRKRFT RCRD LBL in the subject line and 10 randomly selected readers will get a pair of tickets. Sweet, no?
It seems like you couldn’t load a blog page all throughout 2007 without seeing a remix by Ocelot Mthrfckrs, whose beat-heavy hard dance style is still considered the epitome of hipness on every dance floor in the world. Makes sense then that they would take on another one of last year’s biggest success stories: Robyn, the petite Swedish pop diva. The result is a vicious, BANGIN’ remix of her new single “Be Mine” (just written about on Red Threat), which would have made us run outside and yell in the streets, if it weren’t so crazy cold outside. Enjoy!
The Teenagers are rocking it like a contemporary version of the dirty grooves of Serge Gainsbourg, spinning naughty tales of youth and sexual abandon for teenage girls to dance in their bedrooms to. Their much-anticipated New York live debut is scheduled for this February and though, to be frank, we’ve heard mixed things about the band's live experience, we’re curious to see how their suzzy pop songs will translate. Bridging the Atlantic have featured their song “Fuck Nicole” to whet our appetites for their debut album, Reality Check, which is dropping in early '08.
More from our friends down at Turntable Labs today, this time with one of their “Best of 2007” interviews. Today’s lucky interviewee is Frogman, an NYC-based DJ and proud member of the TTL posse. Judging from the post Frogman had a hell of a year, from loving Snoop Dogg’s new single to his favorite clubs to DJ.
So weird when certain blogs are on the same wavelength as you, right? One of our favorite Letterman performances of all time is when Clinic played “Walking With Thee”, the title song off their 2002 album on the show. It was right off their Grammy nomination (how did that one slip through…) and the band were experiencing mild success in the States. The best part of this video, besides the song being awesome, is when the band finish the song and there’s a good four second gap of silence between the totally fake applause—basically the sound of middle America’s mind being blown. Awesome.
The Music Slut just posted a clip of that same performance, so check it out and see what we’re talking about.
Whoa! Imagine our surprise and honor when we saw this morning that EW.com linked to us in their updated “100 Greatest Websites” feature. It’s awesome to be recognized like that, especially when rubbing shoulders with the other amazing blogs that are on the list. Expect even more cool stuff from us in the near future, and thanks a lot, EW.
We don’t even want to really write anything that would take attention away from the most awesome flyer ever, but Turntable Lab homie Blu Jemz is throwing a mega party at 205 Chrystie tonight and you’re all invited. Expect only the newest and sweetest dance and hip-hop from these guys. See you on the floor.
Austin's mighty White Denim have returned today to bring us the second jam off their RCRD LBL-exclusive EP, "Paint Silver Gold". If the opening rush of shit hot thunder drums, serpentine bass and howlin vox doesn't cut to the chase and tell you this powerful trio is here to throw down hard, you can bet your booty the rest of the track will send the message loud and clear.
We're falling hard for that tambourine that pops in during the "break down" about 45 seconds in and to be honest, there's really not one part of this song that doesn't hit home for us. We're super psyched to be working with these guys and we hope you dig what they are serving up. Stay plugged in for more exclusive tunes in the next few weeks and if you are down for getting out of the house, def check out the guys when they hit the road with our buddies the White Rabbits and the Walkmen for a grip of shows later this month (peep the tour widget!)
Here’s the second installment of our Mega Download, featuring some of our favorite songs from 2007 you may have missed. As yesterday, there's something for everyone, and a couple of golden oldies to get you in the mood for some good jams. Download links below!
Download: Oakley Hall - No Dreams: Merge artists Oakley Hall write subtle alt. country ballads, and “No Dreams” sounds like the traveling ramblings of a seasoned journeyman.
Download: Scritti Politti - Throw: Post-punk legends Scritti Politti have had a career as diverse as it’s been influential, from the primal white funk of their early records to songs like this, that sound like some sort of futuristic blue-eyed soul.
Download: Fanfarlo - Sand and Ice: Like the Arcade Fire minus the mope factor, Fanfarlo write chugging, epic pop songs worthy of David Bowie’s fandom (for real). “Sand and Ice” will have you hearing xylophones for months.
Neil Burke and Sam McPheeter, the dudes who used to be in both legendary hardcore band Born Against and the experimental '90s collective Men’s Recover Project, have embarked on a new project entitled Human Hair, an art exhibit at the Cinders Gallery in Brooklyn. All those years in the music and art scene have given them tons of silk-screened posters, artwork and zines, a lot of which will be on display in the show. This is by far the best idea for an art opening we’ve heard all year, so go over to the Cinders site for more info.