Kohwi - The Otter Twice (TT002)
And, as always here at Tweaking Trays, we have it for you fo' free!! That's right. We don't believe in money:
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Oh ya, and stay tuned for our COMPILATIONS EP!!! (artists and songs tba, but we have a bundle of tracks that we're excited about--just ain't quite finalized yet)
With much tweaking love, pride and joy,
Just a quick plug here for tonight's Freeform Cabaret Post-Fundraiser Bash at the Blind Pig tonight. Should be a crazy night, so make sure to get there early & stay late. If you're not in town, don't worry! The entire show will be broadcasted live over the radio-shmadio airwaves via WCBN (88.3fm) and on WCBN's online stream @ www.wcbn.org
8:30-8:45 Legendary Creature
9:55-10:15 Lawn Care
10:25-10:45 Looking for Mammoths
10:55-11:15 Tokyo Sexwhale
11:30-12:00 Secret Twins
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Got some more lovelies for you all.
hey y'all, this is your palzy subvader (cuz the pacman let me use his account to post this meself) and i am proud to say that west michigan finally has the foundation for a killer dubstep scene!
the peeps behind this movement are known as DUBSTEP-G.R. (That's right, they're based in Grand Rapids, MI!) AND, they've been kind enough to not only feature my mixtape in their myspace player, but also write a little blurb and have me as a featured artist! BIG UPS Y'ALL!!
ben steele (aka B-sKID) and cody madison (aka trip) got this entertainment group together not even a month ago and they already have some super-rad plans. a little bird told me they are planning on blasting their soundsystem to celebrate 4/20 this year, and it sounds like i'm going to be making some appearances on their bills later this summer--i couldn't be more stoked!
i'm sure pacman will continue to post about these guys, SRSLY STAY TUNED!!!
Ever wanted to hear the song of the solar system?
White Vinyl Design has created quite the music box, but unlike modern planetary scientists, they don't discriminate against Pluto.
Check out and manipulate the SolarBeat here.
How do I know how awesome these bands are, seeing that I wasn't at SXSW you may ask??? Because in addition to throwing together a showcase of godly proportions, these folks created 2 (yes count them, TWO) zip files of 17-18 tracks each featuring songs from the bands to be featured during the 3 days that were posted online FOR FREE via mediafire.
SHAKE SOME ACTION SAMPLER PART 2
As for the tracks on my "favorites" list below, MillionYoung is a guy I've been aware of for quite a while (I've been waiting for a chance to post some of his material on here!) but the other 5 bands were all new finds for me thanks to the folks that put this party together!
So HOOORAYY FOR SPRING!
Lots of sweet news on the Tweaking front....
1. Mellows @ UMMA!
RSVP on the facebook Event HERE!
2. Subvader single to be released on Trenchant next month!
We've just gotten word from Trenchant Dubs that their compilation EP feat. Subvader's "Y'all Can't Handle Me" will be released sometime next month (April)...so mark your calendars. Pete (subvader) has also been working diligently on finishing up the rest of the tracks for his Arctica EP, which is due to drop sometime this summer.
Y'all Can't Handle Me by Subvader
3. Kohwi remixes Seams + more...
Introducing Tweaking's most recent addition to the crew: I bring you Kohwi.
Seams - Nightcycles (Kohwi Remix) by Kohwi
Unfortunately, the final product wasn't finished in time for it to go on Seams' Nightcycles + RMXS 12" release (set for April 26th on Tough Love Records), but if you subscribe to Seams' email list, you do get the Kohwi remix as a bonus free download.
I'm really considering pre-ordering the vinyl version of his latest release (put out today!!), "A Sufi & a Killer." To me, it sounds a lot like if Madlib fucked Cocorosie, had a kid, and that kid was two hours into a two-tab acid trip in the middle of a block of compton that had been teleported (buildings and all) into the middle of some middle eastern desert. They got that psychadelic, beat poppin', crooning sound goin on (as utterly bizarre as that sounds).
Don't believe that this unique fusion sounds good? Download this track that I got off of some random sampler I copped from a mediafire search (sorry it's a 128). Granted, this is MY favorite track so far--there are many more. Get the bootleg thingie here. Or buy at iTunes if you want to support corporate douchebaggery and underpay the artist.
There's a really lovably familiar tape sound reminiscent of campy 60s horror flicks that serves you a flickering, crooning, creepy, drugged out feel. It contrasts really well with some of my other favorite artists on Warp (Rustie, Hudson Mohawke) who have the same home-made vibe, but more gameboy and less opium den.
But I loves me that opium den,
So to continue on the binge of hybrid new music / technology inspired visual art posts..........
Cults is a new 60's retro pop duo with absolutely nothing on the net aside from a free 3-track EP on their bandcamp and a boatload of blogbuzz. Found these guys on GvB and when googling them it seems that all you can find is yet another review of the most lovable of their 3 tracks thus far, Go Outside.
Really great, catchy track! Looking forward to hearing more from this crew.
On another, completely seperate, note. Been finding some really interesting tutorials on using Puredata for live VJ setups. Puredata is essentially an opensource version of MaxMSP which is a graphical programming environment for music and multimedia. What was new to me, is that there's acutally a puredata-extended package, GEM, which provides realtime video processing similar to that of the Jitter package for Max/MSP.
Below are a few great video's I've found, one with a step by step tutorial of making a video mixer in Pd, and the other is an example of some really cool visual patches in Pd, with a link to a zip file of the actual patch so you can download it and fool around with it yourself. You can download Puredata for free here, but if you plan on doing video, make sure you download Puredata-extended so that you get the GEM package as well.
In other news, Mellows recording is fully underway (we'll be sure to keep you posted on that), and we're slowly acquiring a really exciting collection of tracks for the upcoming Tweaking Trays compilation! SUPER EXCITING YO!
If you have any interest in tweaking with us, don't hesitate to email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or send an audio file to our soundcloud dropbox over there on the right>>>>>>
Keep it real,
Some great generative art photographs via But Does It Float. Yet another art form that I wish I could find the time to dabble in, but all I end up doing is scrounging the web finding pictures and wishing I could do it myself. 'But Does It Float" is a visual art blog that I have really been digging recently. They often put up posts of incredible photos from a certain theme/medium along with strangely intriguing captions such as "Now we are aiming our technologies inward where they will start to merge with our minds, our memories, our metabolisms, our personalities, our progeny, and perhaps our souls", which is the title for this post.
FUR is solo project of Bryce Isbell, whose debut full length, Witches, was just released on Waaga Records sometime last week. Instrumental chill-wave with a smooth, retro synth textures, and an ethereal psychadelic beat that feels so on. Lackadaisical is one of my favorite tracks on the album.
I can't remember what blog it was that I found Mount Kimbie on but that was another recent find of mine that really caught me by surprise. Their track Maybes, off the 4-track EP by the same title, begins with a beautiful droney/ambient 3-chord guitar loop that fully kicks in after about a minute with a solid percussion / vocal sample based beat.
I'm actually working another track of Mount Kimbie's into my upcoming debut Mixtape which hopefully will be wrapping up sometime within the next week or two. --So stay tuned for more on that. As of now most of my time is being spent working with the Mellows crew on recording their full length, which let me say...is already sounding pretty awesome.
and if you want do DL the playlist below, use this divshare link.