Anyone get phantom blinks on their blackberry? I suffer greatly.
Things around these parts have been very much less than stellar. The update frequency of this website was just starting to back into semi-frequent, and shit just started happening. life?
just play this over and over.
When it’s all over I’ll let you know.
PS: In an attempt to buck up, I held a little giveaway on twitter. If you’re not following, you obviously missed your chance! @lazyvillain won himself a lovely copy of the rare Breakbot – Baby I’m Yours Remix EP (feat. aeroplane) –ON VINYL!!!
I’ll be giving away more of my record collection in the coming months so be on the lookout.
Tags: depression, fml, if i ever feel better, phantom blinks, phoenix
June 7, 2010 | Filed Under music | 2 Comments
Although it may seem true, not everything that happens in the Mania is techno. We listen to everything from gangster rap to gospel. Switch that gear lever from techno to 60/70’s California Pop and let’s take a cruise up PCH, through Malibu.
Rooney, knowing I’ve been a long time fan, kindly sent their upcoming album ‘Eureka’ for me to check out. As a fan I honestly CANNOT say it’s AMAZING. It has a few gems, but as an album it isn’t something I’m impressed with. After so long in the making and with their previous songwriting being so good, something is left to be desired in this release.
I try not to compare future albums with previous albums, but it’s so hard not to. The previous two albums were straight no frills old Southern California power-pop albums –killer hook after killer hook. It just feels like they got tired of the happiness and went to sleep on this one. Is Rooney growing up?
Here’s one track that stood out. Everything about it is perfect, but it’s a pity it doesn’t last longer.
Pick your head up, Rooney, life isn’t this sad. (and I still love you)
Tags: eureka, rooney, stars and stripes
June 4, 2010 | Filed Under music | Leave a Comment
image: via flickr
Stretch just emailed this one over tonight… It’s by Dillon Francis and it’s the perfect weekend goofy/hood beat. I also just made a sandwich whilst listening to this track. (tasted delicious as fuck). Listen to this and try not to get ghetto crunk. I dare.
DESSERT ON MY DICK
And if that wasn’t enough to start your weekend right, this is sure to tickle your fancy. As always, Holy Ghost be putting their magic disco touch on everything in sight. This time, Monarchy. SO, GOOD, DOT, COM. Annie Mac played this last week on her show and it completely blew my mind. So stoked this track made its way over to my ear holes.
Tags: dillon francis, holy ghost!, love get out of my way, monarchy, Sandwiches Feat. Dirt Nasty (ODE TO THE PUBAHS), stretch armstrong
image: people who turn back and wonder what i’m taking a picture of (i wonder myself)
I’ve fallen behind with posting again…(what’s new, right?) life seems like a drawn out sine wave full of busy.
I like the way mother birds feed their baby birds. I digested this delicious music-food and now I’m going to vomit it into your ears. Here’s some stuff for you to feed your ear-bellies.
Buffetlibre was one of the first international groups to reach out to TUFTSMANIA back in the day. Since then I’ve been following their moves and they’ve grown to have such an extensive portfolio of collaborations and projects that I’m baffled as to why they aren’t prominent on blogs.
Telonius – Disco-Tec (Moullinex Remix)
MOULLINEX!!! He’s a fellow teammate of the awesome Portugese label, DISCOTEXAS and has some new stuff coming out soon. If you are following TUMBLMANIA you’ll know I posted a video for his new release here. It’s called Superman, and it’s going to be AMAZING. Stream it on his soundcloud.
This is a classic Moullinex example. He has a very peculiar stylistic synth that is recurring among his productions and is apparent here. It’s ALWAYS a good thing in this case. If you’re curious, take a listen to Break Chops as well.
Lastly, the Twelves are always welcome here. Not going to say anything else.
Tags: angelo, buffet libre, buffetlibre, cartridge, comme çi comme ça, disco-tec, hands down, mixtapes, moullinex, plushgun, superman, telonius, terry poison, the twelves, the woods
May 17, 2010 | Filed Under music | 9 Comments
image: oceanside via flickr
It’s nowhere near November but I’m thankful for so many things. Internet, cell phone with internet, web browser to access internet, macintosh to enrich internet experience. etc.
Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, on to the part where I post really good music. (this is long…) (that’s what she said)
Miami Horror seems to be a permanent fixture on this website and it is no coincidence. It’s all so good! Whether it’s an original production or a commissioned remix, the curatorship is always top notch.
First up is a remix for Miami Horror’s single release of “Sometimes”. My boy Yama of GLOVES fame gives this a heavy coat of vintage summer pearl and finishes it off with a butter-smooth 2000 grit wetsand of some of the best ‘big-lady’ vocals + 90’s big room piano stabs I’ve ever heard in my LIFE. TRUTH. (apologies for the car-nerdism -ed.) …but damn, not to be overlooked is THAT INTRO which complements the conclusion so well.
In no way, shape, or form of bringing you down from your high of that last track comes a Miami Horror remix of The Presets “Talk Like That”. This one’s from the blog-vintage rosetta stone. Had to hop in my blog-delorean to dig this one up, but it proves one thing: If it’s good, it’s good forever. None of this fast-fashion bullshit. fuck your fleeting taste in music. I played this out recently and fear not, it still makes the kids get crunk @ 2:58. soooo much vibe!! If you need a musical analysis of this track, no. just no.
Now that we’ve gotten sweaty let’s hop a bridge to the disco side of things to get a steady pace going. Human Life. I posted a video (so good) of this single on the TUMBLMANIA not too long ago, but if you don’t follow it’s quite easy to miss such a thing. A lovely bassline and earnest vocals bring this together. The chorus verse first dropping @1:01 has some of the best vocal / instrumental interaction I’ve heard in a while!
Lastly, but surely not least, the man, the freshest in Brooklyn, ALAN WILKIS. He remixed RJD2’s “The Shining Path” which features vocals lent by the only Phonte Coleman (part of Foreign Exchange, phontigallo etc). Alan Wilkis’ style complements this style of vocal PERFECTLY. When I first heard this track I thought it was an original AW track –that’s how natural it feels. Take this cool-down lap and have a listen.
I hope you enjoyed today’s journey as much as I did. As usual, check the tags if you want to hear more from the posted artists. Chances are, I’ve blogged about it before.