Thursday, August 14, 2008

this is the rhythm of the night

So day off. Perfect day for a free show at Mcarthur Park. Chana has been in my walkman and on my late IPod(RIP) for the last year. If you have a chance, come out and have a few drinks with me in the park. Below is a video of hers as well as my favorite scene from a movie shot in the infamous park.

Chana-No me mandes flores


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Holy Hell!!!!

Fuck this site...hehe. They blocked my links so for this one just copy and pate it into your browser. I stumbled across the Santogold/Diplo mixtape today while trying to look for the old M.I.A one for a friend of mine. Anyways this shit is amazing. Amanda blanks cover of LL's I need love is fucken classic. Then they go there and mix in the B-52's. The Anne remix is stunnning. I'm running out of words...just listen.


1. Dub Selection Intro
2. 3-6 Mafia - Late Night (Unstoppable Mix)
3. Santogold - Shuv It (Disco D Blend)
4. Santogold - I’m A Lady (Diplo Mix Ft Amanda Blank)
5. Sir Mixalot - Posse On Broadway
6. Santogold - Lights Out (Diplo’s Panda Bear Mix)
7. Aretha Franklin - Save Me
8. Devo - Be Stiff
9. B52’s - Mesopotamia
10. Gerri And The Holograms - Gerri And The Holograms
11. Santogold - Anne (Switch Mix)
12. Santogold - LES Artistes (XXXchange Mix Ft Movado)
13. Cutty Ranks - Dutty Six Pack
14. Santogold - Find A Way (Graeme & Switch Mix Ft Kid Cudi)/ Lunar Camel
15. Richie Spice x Ratatat - Marijuana
16. Desmond Dekker - Shanty Town
17. Santogold - Guns Of Brooklyn
18. Dixie Cups - Iko Iko
19. Tony Matterhorn - Big Belly Guns
20. Santogold - Get It Up (Radioclit mix Ft MIA & Gorilla Zoe)
21. Mark Ronson In Studio
22. Trouble Andrew - Run - Hide
23. Sister Nancy - Pigeon Rock
24. Nora Dean - Barbwire
25. Shinehead - Know How Fe Chat
26. Clash - Ghetto Defendant
27. Warrior Queen - Check It
28. Santogold x Benga - Unstoppable / Night Dub
29. Shawty Lo x Skream - They Know / Stagger
30. Santogold - Creator (Mumdance Mix ft Jammer, Badness, Chronik Rage, Slikman & Tempz)
31. Xray / Turbulence Duplate (Starstruck Diplo Mix)
32. Barrington Levy - Send A Moses
33. Prince Jazzbo - Ital Corner
34. Santogold - Icarus
35. Santogold x Diplo - Right Brigade (hidden track)


Ok so this isn't a cover but a genuis use of a sample. I have problems picking which one i like more...and yes i realize i'm a huge fag.

Dannii Minouge-When you touch me

Sylvester-You make me feel(mighty real)

Monday, August 11, 2008

...but i just can't justify your love

Holy Fucken Shit!!!!!! Anyone remember happy fucken hardcore. I spent so much of my raving years fucked up in Happy hardcore rooms as a kid. Little Boots just took me back ages by posting a version of Heart of Gold. She talks about the Bonkers version but i was partial to the Force & Styles version. If you don't know or have never heard of happy hardcore....Imagine the disney lightparade on speed and everyone dancing in fastfoward with tiny hearts and stars shooting from the speakers. Here are some of the classics....the formula is basically you take any song with cheesy vocals, speed it up to a ridiculous pace and hope all the kids drop E.

Little boots-Heart of Gold

Force & Styles-Heart of gold

Bang!-Shooting Star

Everytime i close my eyes-Scott Brown

Love of my life-Dougal & Vibes

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

so love sick together

Ummm.....sometimes i seriously love LA
This is one of the reasons


Monday, August 4, 2008

I'm watching the city tonight

I just ran across a pretty cool blog today. Always looking to further educate myself about my own city above all other things, i kinda was surprised i hadn't run across it before. This is what they say about them selves:

The Deli is an 3 years old independent publication and website that focuses on local indie music scenes and emerging artists (from rock to folk, with a little bit of hip hop). The Deli LA only reviews music from artists based in Los Angeles and surroundings, but currently publishes a printed magazine about the NYC music scene and has daily updated , separate webpages tackling the new emerging music in NYC, LA, SF and Nashville.

The Deli LA is a daily updated website focused on the independent music scene of the LA Area. Its used as a resource for Los Angeles musical artists and fans. We want to be a place for bands to share their music with others, and for fans to make their own decisions about what local music they enjoy.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

don't make me say remember when

I've probably seen Castledoor and the Flying Tourbullion Orchestra about 3 times each and i have to say they get better every time. Castledoor being the better of the two. I also love that all the shows they've played I've been able to walk to from my house. They are one of those bands that are unmistakably L.A by that i mean they're perfect sunny pop, catchy and depressing at same time. Just as the city can be such a paradox of realities for some, they manage to capture that in these amazing 3 minute songs. I bought their E.P. the first time i saw them at the Echo and instantly loved it. The song remember when can almost bring me to tears at times. If you live in LA and have some free time tonight check them both out. They will be at the Scene out in Glendale and play between the hours 10:30-11:15. Its definitely worth suffering thru the crowd of hipsters wearing leather headbands and fringe. Oh yeah...and they're also play Sunset Junction this year so if you miss out make sure to catch them then.

Remember When