The night started out with the funky fat beats of Andrew Meftah. His myspace has a modest collection of spaceage-Dilla-G Funk bangers. Live set was great (the dude has some SICK freestyle chops). FUNKY FRESH
I'm pretty sure that Ronnie was talking about a different measure of time other than lunisolar years. But regardless of your calendar, I hope your celebrations went well.
EAT THAT MUTHRFUKN CHOWMEIN AND THROW BACK SOME CODEINE! THE SUBVADER MIXTAPE IS HERE!!!!!!
Tweaking Trays' very own Subvader just sent us his new mixtape. We're really fucking excited about it, not just because it's fucking sweet and full of bangers, but because this is our first official release from the Tweaking Trays family. Some things he wanted to say about it:
"Even though the tracks aren't all new releases or very eclectic, this is a mix of songs that I love and that fit together pretty musically. I wanted to make something that expressed a lot of the different styles of dance music that I like, so I featured everything from synthpop to dubstep."Subvader--also known as Peter Wiley--is making his debut on Chicago's Trenchant Recordings. His song "Ya'll Can't Handle Me" will appear on their upcoming digital compilation release. We'll be sure to keep you posted!
Here's the tracklist:
1. Anoraak - Nightdrive With You (Fear of Tigers Remix)
2. Chris Lake - Changes (Dirty South Remix)
Thought I'd give a shot at embedding playlists up on the blog. If you click the share button and select copy link, it should take you to a download link for the playlist as well. Comment below with your thoughts.
DJ Plaidapus - This track was sent to me by a friend recently, a really cool mashup of Animal Collective's Daily Routine with a J-Live track that I don't really recognize. A really great song in its own right (one of my favorites off MPP), remashing it to a 4/4 (the original is 5/4 most of the time but jumps all over throughout) beat just gives it much more accessible groove. DJ Plaidapus is a CT native like myself. The other half of his turntablism duo, Sonic Friction, actually DJ'ed a show my band played in December at a small house party.
Dné - With the past few days having some serious snow here, this is one my
favorite winter songs from last year. I can't tell you how many walks
in the freezing cold snow and wind were turned into something really
beautifully sublime and almost spiritual by songs like this. He's a
folktronic artist, if you will. A simple acoustic guitar riff with some
really beautiful undertones and spliced sample-based percussion that
falls together in and out of place. Somehow it works incredibly well.
Explode Into Colors - As pacman mentioned before, last Sunday he and I went to see this band along with Tyvek at the Yellow Barn across from the YMCA on W Huron. Signed to Ann Arbor's own M'Lady's Records this all girls trio has a sweet catchy sound weaving tribal (i use that word hesitantly, but i think its accurate....) dancey beats in and around delayed vocal goodness. Seems like they toned down the delayed vox a little bit for the recording, but there's still a very unique feel this.
Dosh - A recent find at WCBN from my show last Tuesday. Very cool electroacoustic music. Slightly reminiscent of Four Tet in certain parts but with an overall more breakbeat feel to it.
OHHH MY DIPLOOO!!!!!! I'm going to take a second to masturbate to this image.
thirty seconds of pure infatuation... moving on----->
Okay, so diplo's reggae-child with fellow dj, switch, WILL CONTINUE TO SLAY ZOMBIE-BOMBOCL@TS! Honestly, i thought that the good major might die with 'guns don't kill people...' but looks like I was wrong. I couldn't be happier to learn that indeed, 'Sound of Siren (feat. MIA)' from reggae-dancehall badass Busy Signal's latest mixtape is a preview of what is coming up on Major Lazer's EP (due in APRIL!) [you can confirm this raditatastic claim on maddecent's blog]
And so I begin my countdown until the month of April. Only one and a half months left!!
Please cop Busy Signal's mixtape (if you know what's good for you) by clicking the fucking amazing image below to get you to the mediafire page (then click the download link on that page--for you noobs).
Check out their new 7-song EP released yesterday-
ADULTS!!!... SMART!!! SHITHAMMERED!!! AND EXCITED BY NOTHING!!!
The DIY crew not only recorded their album in 5 days themselves, but they also have self-released it on their critically acclaimed (according to a random sample of wasted punk ass kids shooting their mouths on the internet) and crucially awesome label- QUOTE UNQUOTE!
So enjoy the banalities of adulthood, grab as many Quote Unquote releases as your grubby digital hands can hold, and maybe even throw them a donation. Can you even buy a decent sandwich for that much money?
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