It’s unfortunate that the vast majority of physical CD promos I get are stuff I don’t care to listen to. I usually get much better pickings (and much more shit) from what arrives in my email inbox but then again, I get a gigantic volume of email versus snail mail. Anyway, today is an exception.
Alan Wilkis sent me his new album Pink and Purple and…. WHAT A BLOODY SURPRISE. I’m being completely honest here, I’d never ever heard of Alan Wilkis and now kind wishing I had sooner. This sound is pure and shameless pop with a healthy 150 u/L drip of IV funk. Give me hand claps, crunked vintage synth, sslaaappin’ da baaahhsss maaahhnnn, a HORN and SAX (!!!!!!!!).
I need to mention that I don’t expect much from self-signed promo discs. CDR’s with sharpie labeling is perfectly fine for me. I couldn’t care less about what it looked like. The thing with this Pink and Purple promo is that it’s PRODUCTION quality. packaging, CD art, everything.
People, this guy’s self-signed and he’s putting out promos that look like I just copped something from a major. Take notes.
I’m hearing throwbacks to so many great and different classics on the album. Hall & Oates, Brian Eno, Bowie, of course Michael Jackson (RIP). Shit’s on lock.
Make sure you drop by his space and listen to every track in the player. Definitely recommend the album titled track, ‘Pink and Purple’.
Someone cut this guy a deal or the MANIA™ label will have to be established sooner than I was planning. (if anyone’s interested email me for details)
PS: I’m hosting a nightly, bi-nightly, weekly, wheneverly internet dance party from now until whenever I choose to stop. Check twitter around 11pm PST I’ll be streaming the funnest shit live + MJ classics. Send me your own/favorite MJ remixes they will get airtime most definitely.
Keep up with me on twitter to find out exactly when we go live. I need to figure out a way to field requests… thinking twitter @’s will be the easiest? suggestions?
image: from the series Millionaires Riding Segways
Yet again, things have been getting mad hectic around here. Naturally, Tuftsmania is the first to be neglected.
I don’t quite know what the deal is, but all I know is this remix of Michael Jackson – Bad is OOC 4 REAL. I need more Chunky Chicks, I need more Mercurius FM.
Have a listen:
PS: Bo, I might be heading toward Phoenix in the near future. PARTYTIME