Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Chromatics-"Hands In The Dark"(2007)

The Chromatics show we saw eight days ago at The Music Hall of Williamsburg will probably be the best show of the year (maybe not IF i had tickets to see New Order). They played last Saturday night in Dallas with Glass Candy. I bet it was amazing.

I cannot wait for AFTER DARK 2 to come out this October. The first compilation featured some great songs, including the one above.

"Hands in the Dark" is a cover. Here is the original.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Hot Chip-"Don't Deny Your Heart"(2012)

Hot Chip is playing tonight in New York. So is College. I have tickets to neither show.

Luckily, i did scoop a couple of tickets to see The Chromatics this Sunday, who are also opening for Hot Chip tonight at Terminal 5, but at $45 a ticket i had to pass.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

GG Allin-"New York City Tonite"(1982)

I know it is cheezy, but I've been wanting to post some NY related tracks. Here is one:

My good friend Wade has an amazing india ink prison-style tattoo on his arm that says GG Allin "The" One Man Army.

Below is a painting by John Wayne Gacy that he made for GG (used for Todd Phillips's documentary) on death row. Yikes.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Afrika Bambataa & Soulsonic Force-"Planet Rock"(1982)

I'm heading over to see Afrika Bambataa DJ tonight. Tim Sweeney is opening. Should be good.

A.Bambataa & Soulsonic Force-Planet Rock by keepitreal
This track famously samples Kraftwerk.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Benny Benassi & Chris Brown-"Beautiful People"(2011)

Have you ever watched MTV's Clubland? It mostly sucks, but sometimes they play some good tracks. I saw this video on that program a while back, but i couldn't figure out who the artist was because Clubland is so cryptic and has too much shit scrolling at the bottom during the whole video. Anyways, Babyvine sent this out recently and i was like, "Ayo, i heardt this before". Sounds so tight.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

New Edition-"Lost In Love"(1985)

Speaking of Travis's wedding, his first dance with his new wife was to the above jam. God, i love this album. (While i was covering the turntables for the DJ, i threw on "Candy Girl" off of the same LP).

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Capt. Beefheart & His Magic Band-"This is the Day" (1974)

I went to one of my best friend's weddings on Sunday. He had an all vinyl DJ (and i was lucky enough to relieve him for a break and got to play a few gems myself). This is one of the standout tracks i heard Ollie play.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Wire-"12XU" (1977)

Andrew aka Fig played this off of a jukebox at The Castle, an after-hours watering hole in Pittsburgh, PA.

Wire reminds of a time that i was at the Lion's Den in Denton, TX, and a girl requested Wire, so naturally i was like "I love The Wire. Best show EVER.". She was talking about the band, NOT the show. I felt like a noob.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Sunday, July 1, 2012

A$AP Rocky-"Goldie"(2012)

Straight outta Harlem:

Schoolboy Q, a fellow member of Rocky's A$AP crew, played last night in Dallas at the Prophet Bar. I wonder how it was...

Hit-Boy also produced "Ni**as In Paris".