Pistol Pete is gonna shoot you…

2 05 2007

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Arrow Bar for dancing and cupcakes last Thursday. If you don’t already know, the Arrow Bar as we know it is dead…thats right dead…so we are moving on to a new home. We’re packing up and taking the ruckus to Duplex at 11th and mission…So make sure to mark your calanders for May 24th. We got Barbeau from Dirty Sanchez spinning a set, as well as Devin Dirt (Black Van Records) coming all the way from Brooklyn to do a killer nasty live set. And yes, we will have even MORE cupcakes for yo ass, for sure.

So absolutely love getting mail filled with great music…makes my day. Pistol Pete so kindly sent me over a couple of his nasty hot remixes that’ll make ya pop that pussy in all ways good…

The first is a remix of Clipse’s “Wamp Wamp”, as if we didn’t already love the song…Pistol Pete twists it up with a nice fast synthed out beat…thank you very much, ready for the dancefloor…killin it…

Mp3: Wamp Wamp (Pistol Pete remix) – Clipse

Then we have “Shake it to the Ground”, a DJ Blaqstarr track featuring mic killer Rye Rye, both on Mad Decent. Dancefloor anthem of 2007… shake it muthaf#!@ers!!! Pistol Pete again dresses up this track with supremeness, minimal techy bass beat with a synthy twinkle…you can’t help but shake it..Play this shit in the clubs for sure…”I’m not a gangsta girl but I’m a ghetto superstar” – Rye Rye

Mp3: Shake it to the Ground (Pistol Pete Remix) – DJ Blaqstarr feat. Rye Rye

thats it for today….got more coming up later this week..word





not BOOTY

10 04 2007

It has come to my attention that a lot of our hits come from people google imaging “booty”, “BOOTY” “onion booty”, ect. Therefore, if you notice today, all of the pictures I use will be known as booty tonight.

Take that search engines!

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It is time for another large post of new music. Here are some things I have been listening to lately. Think of this as a mini mix-tape for my friends on the internet. I don’t know you, but I wish I did!

I have been waiting for the new remixes of “Higher State of Consciousness” by Josh Wink for a long time now. The original is a track I often bring out and DJ, but it is a gamble. About half the time I ruin the party. However, the remixes are a great updated version. The Mathew Johnson one was good, but this one is made for the dance floor.

MP3: “Higher State of Consciousness (TV Rock and Dirty South Remix)” – Josh Wink

Next up, we have yet another remix of Simian Mobile Disco’s “It’s The Beat” . The Luke Vibert one has been around for a minute on the blogs, but here is the fabulous Riton Re-rub, whom we absolutely love love LOVE.

MP3: “It’s The Beat (Riton Re-Rub)” – Simian Mobile Disco

By the way, BOOTY

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Next, a double dose of Luetzenkirchen. Well known for his work on Great Stuff, you should familiarize yourself with him if you don’t already know. For me, he straddles a fine line between electro, house, and even trance……. Sounds like a horrible description, but trust me. It is good stuff. On the remix is Huggotron which is, of course, one of the Dahlback boys. In my opinion this is one of the best jobs he has done.

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MP3: “Music For The Girls” – Luetzenkirchen

MP3: “Music For The Girls (Huggotron Remix)” – Luetzenkirchen

It is getting late, so I will keep it brief. Paul Woolford presents Bobby Peru (same guy). This track is a big throwback.

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MP3: “The Truth” – Paul Woolford Presents Bobby Peru

Last, a Scissor Sisters remix by Goose. A great pair up.

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MP3: “She’s My Man (Goose Remix)” – Scissor Sisters

-Johnatron





What is Love?

3 04 2007

John Bourke
There are so many good good ideas out there. This is one of those. John Bourke has done a fantastic cover of “What is Love”, that fantastically catchy song perhaps best immortalized in “Night at the Roxbury”. It features deadpan vocoder vocals and a colder instrumentalisation (I just invented that word).

MP3: “What is Love” – John Bourke
If this weren’t enough, there is also a Toxic Avenger remix.

MP3: “What is Love (Toxic Avenger Remix)” – John Bourke

Add him on myspace here.

Buy this soon on Tommie Sunshine’s label Xylophone Jones.

Xylophone Jones





“No, I’m Not Nick Frickin’ Rhodes”: David Sylvian + Japan

2 04 2007


Image from the-raft.com

In their late teens, David Batt and his brother Steve stole some eyeliner from Bowie’s dressing room, some new last names from the New York Dolls, and sounds from both to create Japan. In a dyslexic homage to guitarist Sylvain Sylvain, Dave took up singing and became David Sylvian, while Steve dropped a few letters from “Johansen” to become Steve Jansen. Synthesizing the look and sound of glam rock with a touch of the emerging disco sound, Japan was soon signed to Hansa and released Adolescent Sex in 1978. While a minor hit in Japan, of all places, their look and sound were staggeringly out of touch with the post-punk times in the UK, where they were largely ignored. After an equally spotty 2nd album, in 1980 they hit upon the idea of incorporating elements of the emerging Moroder Euro disco sounds, all shimmering synths and backbeat, into pop songs performed in a rock band setting. This time their timing was perfect, and Quiet Life is one of the first classics of the post-Bowie New Romantic era.

MP3: “Quiet Life (Extended Version) – Japan
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Japan, “Life In Tokyo” (Youtube clip)

Having jettisoned most of the sonic aspects of glam for this Japan 2.0, the band’s only real remaining debt to that movement was sartorial. But while continuing down the trail blazed by Eno and Bolan, Sylvian took androgyny to a new place by dialing it back and making it less cartoonlike, and thus more accessible. Ziggy was outrageous, alien and somewhat threatening to the masses. But Sylvian cloaked his gorgeous, pancaked visage with the suave, sophisticated suit – and vocal stylings – of the aggressively hetero Bryan Ferry. Amazingly, this “gay but straight” look became pretty mainstream, and indeed still encapsulates what it means to be “totally 80’s.”

Dave
(Left: David. Right: Nick. Or is it vice versa?)

Just as their sound was taking hold, Japan took an abrupt left turn and started to take more and more out of the music. By their last hit “Ghosts” all that was remained was a droning synth and a vocal. Abandoning Japan at the height of its glory, Sylvian left to pursue a solo career further in that minimalist direction. In the mean time, Nick Rhodes copped Japan’s 16th note sequencers and mascara brushes wholesale and brought the whole package to a level of unprecedented global domination.

MP3: “Girls on Film (Night Version) – Duran Duran
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While Duran Duran’s debt to Japan is undeniable (and to a degree embarrassing: Nick, dude, don’t you even want to *try* and hide your influences?), somehow it seems like an appropriate passing of the baton, from one gazza ladra to another.

Nightporter – Japan fan site
Japan on Wikipedia
Watch more Japan videos





Lets get spooky…

30 03 2007

Allright, here’s a little dose of The Black Ghosts  for ya, …all remixes from some noteable players, but the originals are definetely worth checkin out..so just go buy em here and thank me later.

Mp3: Anyway You Choose To Give It- The Black Ghosts (Boy 8-Bit Remix)
Can you say WOW? Love it!  Boy 8-Bit, one man and his computer making dope remixes with a healthy dose of old school video game sounds, but with the grimyness that make my heart skip a beat, I think I’m in love.  Go to his myspace and buy all of his tracks right now!!!

Mp3: Any Way – The Black Ghosts (Fake Blood Remix)
Fake Blood…I can’t find anything on this guy…but the remix is great..he just surfaced on myspace, so keep your eyes out for more from this guy.

Mp3: Face – The Black Ghosts (Teenagers Remix)
When The Teenagers aren’t making songs about thier many love affairs with women from all over the world, they make dope remixes…this one had been floating around for a while now, but it is a great one…this one is featured on the Face Remixes 12″. Buy it…

and stay tuned, cuz booty flava friday is coming up shortly….