Archive for September, 2008:
Our pal, Minna forwarded this. Danish group, Laid Back are best known for their seminal early 80′s dance track and coke jam, “White Horse”. This is one of their lesser known gems from 1990. The video was directed by fellow countryman Lars Von Trier. Check out their beautifully crafted website for more Laid Back.
I’ve seen DJ Mehdi do his thing a number of times. I gotta say, it’s always a good time. The dude always comes through with his best game and it’s quite the show that he puts on. Vancouver gets another chance to see the Ed Banger all star this week. I see you there, yes?
Now, I just got my hands on Markus solo project, and I noticed to my surprise that it has passed by relatively unnoticed, and that is a shame!
He handed it over to me this weekend and I instantly asked, -Is it share-able? (in the quest of the lost blog-post)
It was. Get Up! EP was released a couple of months ago, got some attention, but far from enough. On this track Markus features Spoek, so its pretty much all the ingredients you need to cook a Sweat soup, and offcourse it’s TASTY. Its a tad slower, and sounds as amazing to my ears as the presets of my first casio did back then (i belive it had a scratch pad too). Pure music joy.
Listen up for 15 year old Chi Chi who is featured on this track below. If she plays it right, that girl can go places.
And to be honest, I have no idea whats going on in this track. And i love it, backwards vioces, glich samples, bootybass, electro, rio funk I have no clue. He twist n turns the sound around n back again. There is a break in the middle and i think he might run the entire track backwards from there on, and he gets away with it! The only thing i know is that i wanna dance, read the t-shirt!
And while you are on the South African tripp, make sure to peep Playdoe also with Spoek from Sweat X. When I saw them live this summer Sick Sinus leaned over and whispered to me
- This is the future of hip-hop.
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If you do an interweb search for D.O.E. you’ll find information on alternative energy sources and conservation tips. But, D.O.E. is also a rapper from Queens best known for his short verse on Timbaland’s hugely successful “The Way I Are”. Formerly going by the name John Doe, D.O.E. is looking to release his Timbo produced debut solo effort in 2009.
Never miss your favorite band passing through town again.
Iconcertcal is a free plugin for iTunes that tells you when bands in your library are playing shows in your city.
It appears promoters and artists are slowly getting up to speed on this fantastic thing.
All of the action happens at the 1:38 mark, the rest is just weird.
Toronto indie faves, “Born Ruffians” are coming to town October 10th, playing Richard’s. Their album, “Red, Yellow & Blue” which came out in May is up for the best album award by the Toronto XM station The Verge.
At their last Vancouver stint the band played a low key show last March at the Media club which was subsequently listed as one of the best shows of the last year in the current Georgia Straight “Best Of” issue.
If that’s not enough to convince you have a listen.
From their forthcoming EP, “Little Garcon” which features some new tracks and another remix by Four Tet. Coming out September 30th.