Monday, April 30, 2007

I WISH I WAS BLACK AND GAY IN 1985


Admittedly, I only listened to and posted this mix because of the name. (good job on the imaging guys) But, if you do indeed, feel like getting some old classic house on check it. When's the last time you cranked 'Bad Boy' by Frankie Knuckles? Probably never unless you had a gay best friend in college when you were young and could still do drugs and go to clubs without a feeling of black doom invading you on Monday.

Check out the track list and more mixes from Zombie Disco Squad here. And go see them if you're in London. There's still a good month before the whole neon wearing Hoxton scene eats itself whole.

I wish I was black and gay in 1985 mixtape by Zombie Disco Squad

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Chief Noize



I am about to enter Week 2 of my utterly inexplicable addiction to the latest Kaiser Chiefs album 'Yours Truly Angry Mob'. They aren't that imaginative or artistic. They aren't very original or creative. They ARE very very fun but yet, it's a difficult addiction to admit to. I feel the credibility drain away with each daily listen. I discovered they actually sold MILLIONS of copies of their debut album. What? Seriously? They headline ARENAS. Apparently I saw them about 5 years ago in a small former strip club when they were this band with a hometown friend of theirs and about 30 others. What I remember of that 1) I nearly bought their single because they just got dropped and I felt bad for them 2) they were neither awful nor great. 3) the singer was a bit taller then me.
So go on Kaiser Chiefs- There really are second acts.

In an effort to stop listening to them, but not really, I found this. I'd jump up and down to this a lot if I were so inclined.

Kaiser Chiefs-Every Day I Love You Less and Less (Boys Noize remix)

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Superimposers


I love that there are still random little known bands just ticking by that can stilll get me all psyched and interested. They don't come with any hipster accolades or remixes. Doesn't look like any A&R brats are chasing them down. To be honest I don't know much about Superimposers . Two guys originally from Devon, now in London. They self released several 7"'s and then a singles collection that Boom Kat ("the aural equivalent of Ketamine-laced Rainbowdrops"!) and Rough Trade seemed to like. They're a bit Byrds, a bit Beatles.. a dash of Doves, maybe some Teenage Fanclub. Real good lazy melodies.. I hear it was all summer in London this weekend. This will go down a treat.

The Superimposers-Shadows

The Superimposers-Would It Be Impossible

They are playing the beyond bucolic sounding 'Lounge on the Farm' festival-I'd drop by if I happened to wandering past Canterbury on July 13th.
(Thanks to Rish over at Being Beta for the tip on this one.)

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

yes please


The new Feist is out next week and girl is working it everywhere from the New York Times to Stereogum fanboy It girl land.. These remixes are out and about but have to share as they have reached 'audio crack' levels of proportion in my car/home.

Feist covering Nina Simone as remixed by Chromeo!