NYC-based DJ Eli did this mix for the Philly band Hail Social. It's my favorite rock-turned-dance rehash I've heard in a minute. Eli has also been busy with Diplo—together they're known as the Boogie Down Bottle Nose Dolphins. Their first and only Hollertronix 12" dropped late last month. I haven't heard the 12 in its entirety yet, but the sample I did heard of their "Smooth Criminal" mix made me pee a little.
Make a wish, kids. The stars have aligned, and everyone's favorite gay/straight Jutlandic dance-pop duo has finally gotten US distribution for their 2005 sophomore effort, Hey Hey My My Yo Yo. If you haven't heard the album, you have spent the past two years in sad, ignorant self-deprivation. Luckily, the new deluxe edition contains the eight-track Say Hello, Wave Goodbye EP as a bonus disc, so it's a better time than ever to get acquainted with the album.
The 11 tracks that made up the original Danish issue of Hey Hey My My Yo Yo on Crunchy Frog stand very well on their own, but the addition of the EP certainly ups the ante. It's like a gift fruit basket, an apology for making you wait 24 months. You expected some sort of reparation, but you figured it would come more along the lines of a Hallmark card. And when the overpriced plastic-wraped goody appeared on your doorstep, you were pleased as punch. And that one pear sure tasted better than you deserved.
Rykodisc has done the honor of distributing the album stateside. It came out on Tuesday, so go pick it up! Here is one track from the bonus EP as well as a remix. These are my fruit basket condolences to you:
Bonus: Video for "Take My Time," a B-52's collab!
Brand new track here with a sort of post-apocalyptic bubblegum pop orientation. Not too far removed from a Post-era Björk.
It's from an upcoming CGI anime feature length called Vexille directed by Fumihiko Sori. The soundtrack will also include tracks from DJ Shadow, M.I.A., Carl Craig, Underworld and Black Strobe.
Since the release of Róisín's 2005 debut long player (the still-retarded-fresh Ruby Blue), she has proven to be more than just "the Moloko chick." Ruby Blue was produced almost entirely by Matthew Herbert. For her forthcoming album, Overpowered, Róisín has recruited a bunch of folks, most notably Andy Cato of Groove Armada. She seems to be departing from the quirkiness of the last record, but it doesn't sound like she's given up the infectiousness of it all.
Cato helped her out with her second Overpowered single, "Let Me Know." Here's a rip from its premiere on BBC last week:
Bonus: Behind the scenes for the "Let Me Know" video:
Bonus: Video for "Overpowered," the first single off the album:
Bonus: An oldie but goodie, "Sow Into You" off Ruby Blue:Btw, just stumbled upon this rad new Róisín fan blog today. It seems to have regular updates and tons of coverage on the new album and its singles.
New rule: If you sample the Meow Mix theme, I will post you.
Before seeing a picture of these guys, I assumed "board" was perhaps in reference to a mixing board or some other piece of equipment. Silly me. Board Bangers are from Los Angeles. They're not quite hyphy. They follow more of a crunk-inspired Cali sound. Um...
Wait a minute. I thought I hyphy _was_ a crunk-inspired Cali sound. OK, my whole world is officially rocked. I need to start reevaluating things. While I'm doing so, please enjoy "Cause the Beat's Hot."
There's not a single thing about the video that doesn't confuse me. Thanks for shrouding my day in bewilderment, Board Bangers.