In Portugal there is a Discotexas

March 28, 2010 | Filed Under music | 1 Comment 

image: via flickr

I guess blogging about labels is more interesting to me these days, and for good reason. The good people behind them.

Our homeboys in Portugal just recently one HELL of a compilation EP (Forbidden Cuts Vol .1) and just yesterday dropped Justin Faust’s latest jam ‘Holdin’ On’. The label name is Discotexas and they’ve been doing it right. MoullinexXinobiRocketsCpt. LuvlaceDouble DamageBandido$Flip, and Gun N’ Rose are the leading talent right now and it’s only bound to get better. (more proof? see here, here, here, aaand here)

There 3 major factors that come into play when successfully promoting and distributing albums.

1. Album Artwork – this is so much more important than you think. Who wants to buy a record with ugly  or poorly designed sleeve art? I have so many records that I’m almost ashamed to pull out because their sleeves are so ugly. This isn’t to say that the music inside sucks, because it totally doesn’t, but it’s the very first impression someone gets when flipping through a crate or even when browsing iTunes without having had any prior bias. (case in pointYou might say, “Chris, there’s more to an album than the artwork.”  Well you know what? I’m shallow and design OCD (sup @erinautomatic). get over it. At least it’s better than being sloppy.

2. OK, this is kind of understood but the music better be fucking amazing. To this day, I don’t understand how records get released with such horrible composition/proofing/mastering.

3. Distribution model. Distribution model. Distribution model. Utterly important. Nobody is going to buy your record if it doesn’t make any sense. I am not going to name names, but some labels have been recently putting out vinyl again WITHOUT offering a free digital download.


INCLUDE (high quality) DIGITAL COPIES WITH ALL VINYL PURCHASES. Everyone loves vinyl (yeah you do). But not everyone has an analog -> digital interface to rip it themselves. Fuck CDs. Don’t get me wrong I would take vinyl for listening purposes any day but actually prefer playing CDJs based on mechanics and convenience. You can burn cds for that purpose as easy as anything and not give a fuck about them. Stop wasting money and plastic on CD albums please?

Here’s a selection of my fav releases old and new by Discotexas.

THE THEME!!! If anyone reading this was a #radiotuftsmania regular they’d know I sometimes used this track as my sign off. Such a feel-good vibe. Tambourines, what did I tell you?

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Moullinex & Xinobi – Discotexas Theme (Digitalfoxglove Remix)

A beautiful track by Rockets (formerly discorockets), I’ve had the pleasure of hearing his style evolve over the past couple years and it has matured into the refined and masterful product you see here. The demos he sent me almost 2 years ago showed a general structure, but this product is just…. wow. Can you just hear the amazing? –but this is just the tip of the iceberg. Here’s to fat basslines and 2010!

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Rockets – Constellation [off the Constellation EP... out later this year?  sssshhhhh]

Moullinex in with that disco shimmer!! Has anyone heard a Moullinex remix that wasn’t good?  case in point.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Justin Faust – Holdin’ On (Moullinex Remix) — [off Discotexas' latest release, listen to the whole album here]
BUY: BeatportJuno DownloadAmazon

So much vibing!!! That keyboard!! The chorus with the vocal ooh’s kills me. Use this as your exmaple mastering drums and layering percussion elements.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Xinobi – Valsa in NJ — [off Forbidden Cuts Vol. 1, listen to the whole album here]
BUY: BeatportJunoItunesAmazon (us) (uk) (fr) (de)

Lastly, a super chilled-out remix by Moullinex. This time, it’s of Who Made Who’s ‘I Lost My Voice’. The vocals sound eerily like Øye (not a bad thing) but pay very close attention to the fucking perfect bass and hand percussion. yeeww!!

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Who Made Who – I Lost My Voice (Moullinex Remix)

PS: You can pre-order the Forbidden Cuts Vol. 1 here. (Can’t wait to get mine!!)

update: The Forbidden Cuts Vol. 1 has arrived and it sounds GLORIOUS×4

Buffet Libre’s “REWIND” (updated links)

July 2, 2008 | Filed Under music | 10 Comments 

image: TUFTS vs CITS

UPDATE: thanks Jason for calling me out on the broken links, they’re fixed.

Ok, so I know, vacation means no computers, no work blah blah. Well, fuck vacation.

I got a message earlier this morning and boy was I excited. I’ve been in contact with the Buffet Libre guys for about a year now and they’ve been putting out awesome mixtapes, collaborations, parties, nonstop. I first heard about their latest project about 4 or 5 months ago. At that time the Rewind Project was merely in the planning stages with no actual evidence of existence… but now it’s all coming together.

July 15 marks the release of their first part of two in a series called “REWIND”. It’s an 80’s music cover project put on by Buffet Libre who enlisted the help of the blog world’s favorite electronic producers to re-make their favorite 80’s tunes.

Part one includes covers and remixes by: Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Dragonette, Moulinex, Xinobi,Overthrill, Cryptonites, Frankmusik, Sidechains, RAC feat Karl Kling, !Trash Yourself, South Central, Culture Prophet, Vitaminsforyou, Lismore, The Cloud Room, Mr Miyagi, Purple Crush, Levy, Electric Soft Parade, The Paper Scissors, Pomomofo, Saint Bernadette, Hello Tokyo, Cloetta Paris, Friday Bridge, ER2, Mark Mallman, Lucknow Pact, The Social Services, Band In A Box, We Are Soldiers We Have Guns, The Amplid, Oh Snap!, Fil Ok, Per QX, 3 is A Crowd, Mono4, Malk, Emotiquon, Julian Nation, Heartache, Hidden Cat, The Missiles, Database, CSK OK, Joe And Will Ask?, Cannonball Jane, The Fatels, Ruby Isle, PYT, Louis La Roche, TempestDisco, GlitchBitch, Keenhouse, Royal Rumble, Daroc, Adventure Kid.

Will you just look at that INSANE AS FUCK list of artists? This is like, a compilation of TUFTSMANIA BFFs. Also remember, this is just part 1.

I’m not going to link every single artist right now, after all, I’m on vacation. The Goog is your best friend.

To whet your appetite for the impending 80’s explosion, here’s a track from part 1. (believe me, both parts 1 and 2 are going to make you shit your shit)

Roger Troutman – Do It Roger (XINOBI Remix)

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Part 1, July 15
Part 2, Sept 1

Don’t sleep!

Keep an eye on this spot for the official Buffet Libre Promo Minimix as well.

Clicky Web Analytics
purchase sildenafil citrate online india kamagra oral jelly thailand price sildenafil for sale cost of generic viagra in canada cialis buy online australia buying tadalafil best viagra prices online generic viagra online cheap sildenafil citrate 100mg uk cost of viagra 100mg in australia order cialis online uk sildenafil citrate price philippines where can i get cialis online cialis online free sample kamagra uk forum cialis generico si trova in farmacia kamagra pillen viagra purchase online usa erectivin vi non prescription tadalafil / cialis side effects of taking sildenafil herbal cialis nz viagra online purchase kamagra now co uk eriacta tablets buy generic viagra online cheap levitra buy uk cialis free printable coupon buy generic levitra uk viagra (sildenafil) 50mg tablets sildenafil uk price viagra uk price viagra price in india online purchase compare cialis prices online kamagra uk telephone order cialis for sale cheap cialis uk boots where can i buy viagra over the counter in canada cheap sildenafil uk viagra pills amazon buy kamagra direct from india side effects female taking viagra cialis pill splitting existe generico do cialis no brasil viagra price walgreens best place to buy viagra online reviews 2013 cheapest place to buy kamagra free viagra prescription viagra purchase canada how to buy viagra pills viagra pills online buy is it easy to get a prescription for cialis niagra herbal viagra review levitra tablets 20 mg get cialis online pharmacy generic viagra india price is generic cialis as good as brand name cialis viagra online cheap canada buy pfizer viagra online with paypal herbal viagra dangerous side effects cialis price costco best generic viagra review cheap generic viagra online reviews buy cialis prescription online levitra sales online where can i buy viagra in australia viagra pills uk price buying levitra online reviews buy sildenafil 100mg online buy tadalafil citrate liquid how to buy cialis safely online can females take kamagra oral jelly cheapest viagra online canada viagra generico preco brasil how to buy viagra on craigslist sildenafil citrate 100mg professional cialis online paypal vardenafil hcl (generic levitra) cheapest place to order viagra online tadalafil 20 mg online pharmacy levitra generico en mexico cialis tadalafil buy online free cialis samples canada can levitra get you high generic cialis 20mg pills buy kamagra jelly ireland taking viagra at 20 cheap viagra fast delivery kamagra oral jelly online shop kamagra fast sales viagra prescription cost australia buy cialis cheap uk cialis tablets 5mg order levitra online is it safe to buy viagra online in canada donde venden levitra generico en mexico buying sildenafil sildenafil herbal substitute viagra generico prezzi kamagra jelly free shipping viagra pills what they look like herbal viagra alternative reviews kamagra online paypal cialis sales data viagra prices walgreens levitra online us pharmacy tadalafil herbal substitute taking cialis with or without food purchase kamagra buy cialis online cheap uk viagra australia price generico de viagra en mexico how to stop buy now viagra cialis spam generic viagra australia paypal best price on viagra from canada much does viagra cost prescription uk buy generic sildenafil citrate order generic viagra usa buy viagra ukraine sildenafil herbal supplements levitra generico nelle farmacie italiane cheapest tadalafil uk pfizer viagra sales 2012 can i order cialis from canada list of viagra tablets in chennai herbal viagra reviews best one kamagra for sale dublin sildenafil 100mg tablets reviews buy kamagra shop uk buy cialis generic viagra tablets buy online in india order generic cialis online viagra price per pill walgreens buying cialis online canada generic tadalafil prices cialis for sale buy viagra cheap usa tadalafil cheap sildenafil cheap where can i buy viagra in the uk over the counter where can i buy liquid tadalafil generic levitra canada female viagra sildenafil side effects viagra price canada cheap viagra online usa buy kamagra oral jelly thailand buy viagra online in india viagra pills cost how to buy kamagra online esiste cialis generico farmacia buy cialis online australia paypal does cialis need a prescription in canada