Thursday, June 28, 2007

When Jade Tree had a dance party ...


Pink Plastik and I saw Snowden at the Ex-Plex 'soft opening' some months back. I think we concurred that the smell of the fresh paint drying was more interesting.
Then I heard this remix from Le Castle Vania. Ohhhhhhhhhweeeeeeeeeee! Love it.
Check out the little scamps remix of 120 days over here. Also good stuff.

Snowden-Black Eyes (Le Castle Vania Remix)

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Little Engine June 07

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Au Revoir Sea Level


Sea Level wasn't my favorite record store, (Nigel at Rough Trade Notting Hill! Miss you and your weird ability to read my musical mind) but certainly my favorite in LA. It was the very first place I was taken when I arrived in the city(airports don't count)and most of the CD's I've bought since living here came from there. Admittedly I didn't go to often and lot of the time they wouldn't have what I was looking for so I'd buy something weird I didn't even like. I was eventually told the store motto was something along the lines of 'get use to being disappointed' (which when you think about about it could serve as a particularly pessimistic life motto as well) In any case it was a nice little joint and I'll miss it being there for sure. But the nature of city life should surely have taught us this lesson now.. enough bars and cafes, shops and theaters die a untimely death. (Halcyon Brooklyn, All of Ludlow Street..) Things pop up to take their place and we get use to moving on.
If you are in LA go to their Irish wake of a party on Friday. Here's a track from the Switch who are a jaunty local bunch that are playing. The second track is from the Elvis Perkins album 'Mayday', the last album I bought at Sea Level. (and could more people get into this guy please.. the definition of a sleeper if ever I heard one)
The Switch-Tongue Tied


Elvis Perkins-While You Were Sleeping

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Brighton Beats


First heard these guys when thier excellent remix of The Maccabees 'X Ray Vision' came out some months back. I still have not heard the original and quite frankly don't care to. Been checking back in with these 2 from Brighton and besides thier remixes of SunShine Underground and Kill The Young, they're doing big 'tings of their own releasing 2 singles on Regal. Go visit
and say 'hiya'. They seem like nice young men.

Here's a mix they recently did for London's KISS. Some breaks, some stretccccchhhhed beats, some vocoder, a bit of Bloc Party, a Aphex Twin, a bit 'your names not on the list, you're not coming in (does anyone not like that one?) Good mini mix for the p o d.

South Central-The Kiss FM Mix

Monday, June 11, 2007

Ciao Tony


Like I'm the first one to blog this today.. I just wanted say, to me, the ending was perfect. Score one for quiet ambiguity.

This song hasn't sounded so good since I was 6 secretly watching MTV. And why did David Chase choose it? Umm because it was perfect?

Journey-Don't Stop Believing