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!
Over the years I’ve enrolled in a number of social media networking websites (SOC.NETS) and to be honest, there haven’t been many that stuck. I’m going to break them down in order of most active (hot mustard) to least active (pants).
- Twitter (hot mustard)
- last.fm (thanks for reminding me, krumy)
- Myspace (pants)
- Virb (pants)
- Going (pants)
- am i missing any?
Uh, I guess you can listen to these amazing pieces of music while you add me on these various soc.nets.
Black Kids + 80Kidz. Kidz on Kids. needs no introduction. Play this with the loudness.
The Black Kids – I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend … (80kidz Remix)
Damn Arms needs to really get their 12″ with Bang Gang out. I + WE have been waiting for MONTHS for this bad assedness. Whet your appetizers with this. (Pt. II > I, IMO of course.)
Damn Arms – Destination Pt. II (radio edit)