Archive for the 'indie' Category

07
Apr
12

songs everyone should own: chet faker – no diggity

Ok, so I’m a sucker for a well done cover song.  In fact, I have a huge folder of nothing but cover tunes, and this one is now top of the list.

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01
Dec
11

satanic six – 100% holiday mashups and remixes

If you’re like me, most holiday music makes you ill.  I tend to get by on Frank Sinatra and Phil Spector oldies, but that’s about all.

Luckily DJ BC and his friends had a different idea and have compiled this neat little collection for your 2011 season.  Together with DJ McFly, DJ Sshmolli, ATOM, Voicedude and a slew of other bring you a sleigh full of messed up Christmas fun.  Check out the set list!

1. Have Yourself a Santastic Little Christmas (Santastic DJs vs Henry Mancini vs classic breaks)- dj BC
2. Santatage (Otis Redding vs The Beastie Boys vs Run DMC) – Divide and Kreate (Stockholm, Sweden)
3. Party Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree (LMFAO vs Brenda Lee) – DJ McFly (Boston, MA)
4. Santa A Go-Go (Wham! vs. The Jackson 5) – DJ Schmolli (Vienna, Austria)
5. Nothing Else Matters But My Favourite Things (Metallica vs Brian Setzer Orchestra) – G3RsT (The Netherlands)
6. Crimson & Chanukah (Adam Sandler as sung by Adrian Roberts vs Joan Jett & the Blackhearts) – A Plus D (San Francisco) vs RIAA (Los Angeles)
7. Wonderland Walker(Peggy Lee vs Fats Domino vs Bjork) – ATOM (NYC, USA)
8. Mashing Christmas (Danny Elfman vs The Supremes vs Jimmy Stewart) – dj BC (Atlanta, GA)
9. Merry Christmas 2U (U2 vs David Archuletta vs Gladys Knight & The Saints Unlimited vs MercyMe) – mojochronic (Berkeley, CA)
10. You’re A Loser, Newt Gingrich! (Dr. Seuss & Albert Hague vs Voicedude) – Voicedude (Anaheim, CA)
11. Marshmallow Vanilla Fudge World(Brenda Lee vs Vanilla Fudge) – DJ Flack (Boston, USA)
12. Blenda Ree Mix (Brenda Lee vs Greenhill Dixieland Band) – Martinn (The Netherlands)
13. Pump Up The Holiday (Andy Williams vs Technotronic vs The Osmonds) – mojochronic (Berkeley, CA)
14. Let’s Get Our Fa La La On (Justin Bieber & Boyz II Men vs Marvin Gaye) – Voicedude (Anaheim, CA)
15. Viva Home (Pet Shop Boys vs Coldplay vs It’s A Wonderful Life) – Cheekyboy (London, England)

And because it’s the season of giving, the mix is free…although you will find a nice little donation button on their site and I encourage you to give.  So head on down HERE and grab a copy!  If you like it and want more, check out more of these guys holiday capers like:

Santastic V: Snow,Man!

or

Menorah Mashup

Or a whole list of more fun tracks HERE

This is the stiff that winter dreams are made of people!  Get crackin!

09
Nov
11

songs everyone should own: the black keys – lonely boy

Every now and then, I begin to lose hope that rock and roll is still alive.  Then the Black Keys drop shit like this and the world is alive again.

I like that this guy dances like Carlton from Fresh Prince too.

Off the new Black Keys album “El Camino” which comes out December 6th…but if you wanted a copy of this song you could Google it and find one pretty easily.

29
Oct
11

artists everyone should follow: mr scruff

There are a lot of great DJs slash producers out there, but none of them get my vote like Mr Scruff does.  Aside from putting out some amazing albums of electronic music, he is also a great illustrator, marathon DJ and tea enthusiast.

Born Andrew Carthy, Scruff started DJing in 1994 at the age of 22 around Manchester, England. His name came from his scruffy facial hair and odd cartooning style.  He released his first single, “Hocus Pocus” on the small Rob’s records label. He dropped his first album “Mr Scruff” soon after, but due to some odd choices of lay out, it is often referred to as “Mrs Cruff.” Eventually he would transition over the the trip hop centric Ninja Tune label.

To be honest, you’ve probably heard of Mr Scruff even if you weren’t aware of it thanks to his big hit “Get a Move On” which was used in multiple commercials.

He is kind of considered a national treasure in England and amongst fans world-wide for his six hour or longer sets, where most DJs would only play for two or three.  And his taste…where to begin? It’s hard to pin down, but I’d venture to say he likes any kind of music that’s good, which covers a lot.  So a set could begin with some Orchestra Baobab and end up six hours later with some Macka B.  But the musical journey in between is wonderful to say the least.

He has an avid fan club on his website too HERE, as well as a popular line of teas (yes…teas!)

But better yet, Scruff has an active Soundcloud page that you should book mark HERE, where he regularly posts new work and giant DJ sets like the ones I’ve posted below.   That’s eighteen hours of music right there.

If you are savvy enough to join his fan club, you’ll receive updates, announcements and even download codes for some of said 6 hour sets…which make for excellent iPod stuffing.

16
Oct
11

songs everyone should own: gossip – dimestore diamond (gramatik remix)


I can’t actually say that I am a big fan of glitch hop. Maybe I need to dig a little deeper, but who has the time?

I’ll make the time if there’s more out there like this little remixed gem from Gramatik and Gossip.

This is some heavy shit right here!

Check out more of Gramatik on the links below.

http://www.gramatik.net/

https://www.facebook.com/gramatik

http://www.youtube.com/user/Gramatikk

27
Sep
11

music sites everyone should visit: resident advisor

I am constantly amazed at what can be found on the internet for free.  Free maps, free information, free pictures…free porn.  But my all time favorite is the amount of free music you can find with a simple click of the mouse, and one of my favorite places to do this is over at Resident Advisor.

Founded in 2001 as a site to cover the Australian dance music scene, it quickly outgrew it’s regional focus within a year and began a more global focus on electronic music from all over.  The site is full of all kinds of articles, reviews,  information, DJ charts, upcoming event listings, tickets and most notably podcasts.

(Note: try googling podcasts sometime.  You’ll find all kinds of stuff)

It’s the podcasts that really set RA apart from other music sites because they get some of the best and brightest musicians, DJs and producers to make mixes for them every week.  and if you sign up with them, you get em all for free.  I know what you’re thinking.  Another site that wants my info…blah blah blah.  They’ll send me emails, and spam and everything will suck.

True…maybe.  But that’s why you open a separate email account just for these purposes, because the music is worth it.

Previous podcast mixes of note came from such luminaries as Greg Wilson, DJ Harvey, Trus’me, The Orb, Todd Terje and Richie Hawtin.  But aside from the guys you know and love, you’ll discover a slew of names and styles you may never have heard of.  There’s also a Soundcloud page where it appears they are posting mixes of their monthly picks.

Here is one of my favorite mixes from 2008 from Aeroplane, which still gets played in my car from time to time. Download em, check em out…and then head over to RA for more.

RA 114 – Aeroplane

Because there’s always more.

11
Aug
11

artists everyone should follow: girl talk

I know I have already posted about Girl Talk.  I know that some people find him annoying.  I know that still more people will not know what I’m talking about.

But the man keeps putting out material, interesting material, all the rime.  For free!

I don’t know about you, but that seems like someone worth watching…or listening to.

Well, long story short, he dropped another album and it’s up for free download over at Illegal Art.  You might want to check it out because it’s pretty damn good.

That is all.




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