image: bach tree luggage portraits
…and we’re back –Along with some old friends! Remember the sometimes cheeky, but always pearly MISSINGTOOF? After a brief hiatus with plenty of R&R they’re back and ready to displace your dentals once again. So head on over and murder some bandwidth!
So, what has been going on in MANIA land lately? We’ve been working on some projects with a few fantastic local tastemakers to put out events such as the amazing success that was BLOG VOLTRON: Pool Party at the Standard DTLA. Stay tuned for more fun pool parties… can you say Endless Summer? The weather won’t let up!
Next, I have a new portraiture series called ‘Bach Tree Luggage‘ and it’s merely an infant right now, but is enough to keep my itchy-trigger-finger happy for now. I’m tossing around ideas about what to actually do with this series at the moment, but rest assured, it will see the light of day.
Now I’m absolutely positive you didn’t give a fuck about what you may or may not have read, so here’s what’s occupying my ears and should occupy yours as well.
First is the seemingly ubiquitous and editorial favorite, Breakbot remixing Pacific!. I’ve mentioned both (breakbot) and (pacific!) in the past, but here is their marriage in one track of sonic delight. You can expect the most perfect piano riffs, the classic Breakbot drum samples –all on top of Pacific!’s butter-smooth vocals.
Who honestly doesn’t love a good ‘ol Bang Gang? One of my favorite AUS labels newly merged with Modular, they’re poised to take over Z world. Or just free up their minds to make really good sounding music. With winners under their umbrella such as Shazam, GLOVES, and Bag Raiders, the label might as well call themselves “All the good music in Australia”. Alright, enough of that, this might as well turn into another “Australian Circle Jerk” post. This is one of their more recent remix adventures with Damn Arms (RIP). Bang Gang’s DOOM and Gus put a happy throwback twist on Damn Arms’ ‘Destination’. Watch out and brace yourself for the tom-rolls and hand claps…YUSSS.
The next post coming will be some delicious hype on a certain LA collective releasing a certain debut compilation album, and here’s a tasty hint:
Can you guess it?
note: some of the links were for myspace, many were for twitter. FIGURE IT OUT!
Bag Raiders – Shooting Stars (Shazam Dub Mix) –FEEL THE STRINGS ON THIS ONE. Like, really feel them. Then clap with them.
oh here’s a repost from the TUMBLMANIA:
I had a post in the works featuring some of Siriusmo’s last year stuff (Diskoding era). That will be pushed back approximately one post day (could we days, weeks, months, years). This is because of a very important item a Chris who will remain anonymous sent me during a club ichat meeting.
I’m not sure where it’s from, but it sounds like some of his older stuff (2007, pre-diskoding?). Anyone know? (I know it came out on a 2 track split with Harry Axt pretty recently (Grand Petrol – GP23), but the track itself is a definite re-release. Possibly going to be a single?)
It’s PERFECTION. don’t remix this, if you do, do it right and keep the crawling octave progression.
Bag Raiders ….currently in full focus mode for the upcoming full-length? (hell yessness)
follow @bag_raiders and say hey.
Semi-blog-vintage Siriusmo post to follow soon. xoxo
image: via flickr
The days here are getting longer, the sun seems brighter, and the climate is getting warmer.
(sidebar) The beginning of this past weekend was ridiculous. Whoever missed out on the Bag Raiders party better start following my twitter and stop sleepin! Met up with Jack + Chris of Bag Raiders (sounds) fame for some shit talk, shop talk, dinner talk, snake head tofu talk, australia talk, and partymania talk (and mania). That’s not what this post is about, but it’s coming up in the next one..(end sidebar)
The main point is – Fred of Discorockets fame (proof) has been working on some new original productions and I must admit, I’m very excited. It has laid back poolside steez but keeps a groove that gives you no choice but to get into it and follow. This is just a taste of things to come.
A little tidbit of real talk that happened with @bag_raiders was how we’ve all kind of been feeling a bit sorry for the ‘bangers’. We still love them as much as the next ‘bag but we’re yearning for something playful, melodic, and less serious. Allow me to quote discorockets:
90% of new producers these days are stuck on stupid trying to be the next BN/Justice. boy, has that boat sailed.
Watch this spot for info on the vinyl + digi release of the Discorockets EP soonish. (word on the street is a Moulinex remix is gonna drop with it!)
UPDATE: Fred of Discorockets just updated me on on details of the EP release: coming out on Discotexas, and Fred will be heading out to Munich next month to work with Moulinex for the release.
This is gonna be a “done when it’s done” release and that’s what I like. Don’t trade deadlines for quality! Expect this release sooner than later though.
Put this on,
open your blinds,
and let the light in.
image: tuftsmania flickr
I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE DOOM from Bang Gang 12″. They are fucking bad ass and insane party animals. He keeps my inbox oh so happy.
These were received quite some time ago and I was buried with work at the time. I still am. But since I’ve decided to not care anymore they’re gonna show their pretty little faces right here.
Bag Raiders is now returning the favor and remixing ZZZ’s FUEGO track, “Lion”. (and the great big gay australian circle jerk lives on, in a good way.) A bit of the pianos have been deleted in favor of our favorite Bag Raiders outer-galaxy space sounds.
AND I WANT TO FUCKING CRY. this is what dreams are made of.
This isn’t to say that the original isn’t worth a listen, because it’s magnificent on it’s own.
(hint: really turn it up around 3:10, thank me later.)
Just buy the EP. It’s worth more than they’re charging. (Leonine will change your life)
bonus for those of you who haven’t heard the ZZZ remix of Fun Punch:
Bag Raiders – Fun Punch (ZZZ remix)