Thursday, September 27, 2007

Fuck This World

Emotionally, Psychically, Physically, Occupationally; I'm drained. I want to go somewhere else--somewhere dark and illuminous, flat and bouncy. Here are a few transport modules that have been taking me here, including two TRP exclusives from my man Marquis, whose "Another Life" will easily top my year-end list of bangers. Also, here's the utterly galatic Joakim remix of that Gucci Soundsystem song that came out earlier this year on everybody's new favorite cool kid, Death From Abroad.

Below/Underground-Another Life

Below/Underground-Invisible Cities

Gucci Soundsystem-Carpenter (Joakim Remix)

God Bless you all. Trying to post more, but the man, THE MAN!!!!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

when it rains, we ride the bus.

Got this visceral FlyLo flow for your Wednesday. Their new much hyped ep, Reset, is due out October 1. Judging from the tracks I've heard floating around the net, the ep will be pretty dope.

Flying Lotus - $tunt$ (Remix of Mr. Oizo)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

You Dont Come Here For My Stories or Pictures

The barbershop riddim is ready to bang.

Machel Montano - Wining Season [alt link]

Donis has a real nice rap track here.

Donnis - Party works [alt link]

Hot track:

Three 6 Mafia ft. Princess - Suga Daddy [alt link]

I think I played this the other night, not super new, but still a good track to throw down with the remix.

Basement Jaxx - Take Me Back to Your House (Balti School Remix) {alt link]

Saturday, September 15, 2007

I Want To Eat You

The past day has been a real nightmare, so here's a nightmarish piece of electronic music, in which BBC Radiophonic Workshop stalwart Delia Derbyshire brings the drones:

Delia Derbyshire & Berry Bermange - "The Dreams: Falling" [alt link]

Speaking of Delia, back in the day she spliced tape alongside David Vorhaus and Brian Hodgson, collectively known as White Noise. Their 1969 LP An Electric Storm is a mélange of psychedelic pop, musique concrète, and electronic avant-gardism which sounds curiously like Stereolab or Broadcast at times - but those bands weren't around back then, White Noise were in a league of their own.

White Noise - "Your Hidden Arms" [alt link]

Thursday, September 13, 2007

something about blowjobs

Just got to listening to the new Kanye album. It's pretty good all around, I'm sure you can find the full thing somewhere, but I thought this song was "of note."

Kanye West - Champion [alt link]

This is a real hot jam that's not on the album.

M.I.A. - Big Branch [alt link]

Hot ass soca.

Russell Cadogan - Big Bottom Gyal

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

This is Not a Post

Salutations! The last few weeks have been all about packing, moving back to college, and getting my academics on, not to mention kicking it at The Silent Barn with Count Drugula - but I'm back to blogging.

The techno-dubsteb nexus has produced one of this year's best songs (the Villalobos "Apocalypto" remix of Shackleton's "Blood on My Hands"), and producer Andy Stott has been blurring the boundaries between the two genres lately. Stott was the sole tecnho artist on last year's Warrior Dubz compilation by the BBC's Mary Anne Hobbs, and he's been relentlessly dropping 12-inches on Boomkat's Modern Love label for several years. Here's the B-side from one of his recent 12" releases...

Andy Stott - "The Massacre" [alt link]

While Stott bridges the gap between techno and dubstep, groups like Excepter and Black Dice are blending techno and noise with lysergic results. Black Dice are preparing to release Load Blown, the follow-up to 2005's excellent Broken Ear Record, which found the group throwing down the occasional 4/4 under their mesmerizing soundscapes. The new album picks up where Broken Ear left off, which can only be a good thing. Black Dice member Eric Copeland has also just dropped a solo album, Hermaphrodite, consisting of a dozen pop-length songs that feature processed vocals and hazy melodies which are at once catchy and difficult to recognize.

Black Dice - "Roll Up" [alt link]

Eric Copeland - "Green Burrito" [alt link]

Last but not least, here's the latest Gui Boratto jam...

Gui Boratto - "The Rivington Suite" [alt link]

Friday, September 7, 2007

¡Oh RicardO!

The scattered refuse of August has become revitalized and those life sucubuses reassembled in an ungodly creation not unlike the penis robot that closes the Dead or Alive trilogy. And just who is going to be our September golum? Why, no one else than our favorite mystical minimalist, Ricardo Villalobos, that's who!

Until a month ago, our guru of the longue durée had cloaked his Fabric 36 in a sheet of mystique, refusing to even comment on it in his Wire interview. And then the bomb was dropped--the mix would contain nothing but Ricky's own material, most of it unreleased and unheard, pieced together to form one brilliant masterpiece of singular multiplicity. Well, that was at least what I was hoping for and baby, I GOT IT. THIS ALBUM FUCKING DESTROYS. IT WILL PROBABLY CHANGE EVERYTHING. VILLALOBOS IS THE SAVIOUR.


Hyperbole aside, the record is a total mindfuck--taking the listener on a mind trip through free jazz, a Yakudo jam session, twisted vocals and narratives, all while keeping that 128 in the background and never straying from the mighty 4. And yet, on any listen, the subject is bound to be tripped up by Villalobos masterful grasp on time and rhythm, always twisting and contorting the beat to unearth new treasures. It's basically the flipside of the equally brilliant Donuts--and it's about time someone since Mr. Yancey has delivered a full-on assault on normative conceptions of phrasing and sequencing within pop structures. It's like watching a Sol LeWitt cube city be disassembled piece by piece.

Well, as much as I'd like to just give you the album as one single track (for, like Donuts, that's the way to listen to this--why do we need to apply the categorizer 'mix' to justify one continuous piece of music?, I can't do it. Instead, I'll give you a health dosage of the album at its most bafflingly brilliant.

Ricardo Villalobos-Andruic & Japan

Well, moving down a step from outright brilliance to hot fiya in the TRP quality pyramid, Detroit's truly spectral techno talisman Omar-S dropped a single back in April with the understated title of "The Grandson of Detroit Techno!" I don't know what kind of ghosts Omar has floating through his machines, but his sedated yet bombastic style turns what should be a charging anthem into a floating, almost ethereal treat that truly evokes the sound of a city disappearing. Good job Omar!

Omar-S-The Grandson of Detroit Techno!

And to conclude this dancin' frenzy on the dubstep tip, the very consistent and non-South London-based Argon Records just dropped a doozy twelver from Babylon System that has been melting my internal organs in between Fabric 36 sessions. Check it!

Babylon System-Dancin' Shoes

Fuck You Pussy, I Do What I Want

I figure now is the best time to post this newish banger from Spank Rock off of Devlin and Darko's Fabricdead, a reintperpretaion of their fabric live. In my opinion this is hotter than the other new track that just got dropped.

Spank Rock - Watch The People [alt link]

In Come the Horns

So I don't have a lot of cash to spend most days of the week, but Friday is tip day and my pockets are lined with Hamiltons. I take that hard earned cash to the record store and blow it.

This week was all about dub and afrobeat.

Scientist - Dark Side

Scientist - Beaming

Scientist and Prince Jammy - Betrayal

I wish I could post the whole antibalas album because I love it that much.

Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra - Beaten Metal

Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra - Hilo

And some of that italian discohouse flavor for your friday

Rodion - Tu Mi Turbi (Extended Club Mix)

Thursday, September 6, 2007

no images

Oh man, been rocking this Barrington Levy track the last three days after getting out of class.

Barrington Levy - Sensimillia

On that note, classic Thuggish Ruggish banger

BTNH - Bud Smokers

Best blog post ever

New Spank Ro

New heat from our favorite cool disco mc.

Spank Rock & Benny Blanco are Bangers and Cash - Shake That [alt link]

idk, my bff rose

Did you know Howie Mandel was the voice of Skeeter from the muppet babies?

This is a fucking huge jam, not sure how new or what, but shit is slamming. Danny's website

Soul Central - Strings Of Life (Danny Krivit re-edit) [alt link]

Rye Rye's doin big things now, on those hot blaqstar tracks, and now this sweet Diplo one.

Diplo ft. Rye Rye - Wassup Wassup [alt link]

Scottie B put us on to this mad house infused baltimore club banger by Actual Fact, who I cant find a myspace for or anything, but I'll try to let you know where you can buy his shit as it becomes available.

Actual Fact - Frenchie [alt link]

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


Kickin' it with DR. CUTS, the dubstep ambassador.


New Soulja Boy

Soulja Boy comin with some more heat. Expect some Ringout, Knockout, Batmanout, Folgersout etc.

Soulja Boy - Shootout aka Let Me Get Em [alt link]

Expect this increase in posts to continue.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007


The dudes in Hyper Crush sent us another sick track. They blowin shit up and shit.

HYPER CRUSH - Candy Store [alt link]

T-Wrecks (the guy behind the awesomest Get It Shaty remix) has a banging remix of the Timbo track.

Timbaland - Way I Are (T-Wrecks Remix) [alt link]


Does anybody know what the fuck is going with this login window when you first load our page? Could we have put up a picture from ginamiller's blog or some shit? Technerds help us out.

Its Ya Man

Tameil got a bunch of his old mixes up for download. Definitely worth your time.

Hurricane Chris - Ay Bay Bay (DJ Tameil Remix) [alt link]