Saturday, October 31, 2009

Evil Nine's VHS Halloween Party Vol. 2

Evil Nine's VHS Halloween Party Vol. 2
1. The Devils Eyes
2. The Splash Band - Das Ding
3. The House By The Cemetery
4. Soft Rocks - The Devil Made Us Do It
5. Silent Night, Deadly Night
6. Fabio Frizzi - Sequenza Coro E Orchestra
7. Claudio Simonetti - Out Of Time
8. A Mothers Eyes
9. Yan Tregger - Bloodnight (Instrumental)
10. Alexei & Dmitry Rybnikov - Search
11. Giorgio Moroder - Leopard Tree Dream
12. Blood Oath
13. The Splash Band - Halloween I
14. I Had Sex With Myself
15. Goblin - Sleepwalking (Alternate Version)
16. Mort Garson - Black Mass17. Fred Myrow & Malcolm Seagrave - End Of The Game
18. J. Peter Robinson - The Dead Return
19. Kill Her Mommy
20. Evil Nine - They Live! (TC Remix)


Friday, October 30, 2009

Funky Friday

Air - Love
Hudson Mohawk - FUSE
DJ Cam Quartet - Montara
The Gossip - Vertical Rhythm
Zeep - Ghost Town (Isso Não Da)
Bibio - All The Flowers (Lone Remix)
Jimi Tenor & Tony Allen - Against The Wall
Lord Newborn & The Magic Skulls - L.I.V.E.
Psychic TV - Ov Power (SirBilly 23 Dub Edit)
Midnight Juggernauts - This New Technology (Juan Maclean Final Mix)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Gold Fever

As many of you will know, I saw Steely Dan live a month or two ago. Their touring band is smoking hot - three lovely backing singers, a Grand piano, and a four piece horn section all feature. Their trumpet player is Michael Leonhart. He has been with the Dan since 1996, both in the live band and as their arranger, performer, and conductor on Two Against Nature and it's follow-up Everything Must Go. As a solo artist Michael has released six albums. He won a Grammy at the age of 17. He has performed and/or recorded with many acts, including A Tribe Called Quest, Arto Linsday, Bill Frisell, Bill Withers, Brian Eno, Busta Rhymes, Caetano Veloso, David Byrne, Henry Mancini, James Brown, John Barry, Joshua Redman, Lenny Kravitz, Levon Helm, Mark Ronson, Michael McDonald, Mos Def, Todd Rundgren, and Wynton Marsalis. He recorded with Yoko Ono as a featured member of the Plastic Ono Band for her 2009 album Between My Head and the Sky, and appears on upcoming albums by Sharon Jones and the Dapkings, Foreigner, Sean Lennon, and Yuka Honda.

His latest venture is Michael Leonhart & the Avramina 7, a gritty funk combo that records for Brooklyn's Truth & Soul Records - where he has been the house trumpeter for a while. The Avramina 7 is comprised of musicians who have been involved in the New York/Brooklyn funk & soul scene, featuring members of the Dap-Kings, Phenomenal Handclap Band, Budos Band, Menahan Street Band, El Michaels Affair, and Antibalas. Michael plays the trumpet and sings. Their debut 7" single is out now - Scopolamine b/w Gold Fever and Leonhart’s heavy-funk concept album "Seahorse and the Storyteller” comes later this year. Enjoy the swampy breakbeats, horns drenched in reverb, tablas pounding and massed vocals combined with spy theme vamping on Gold Fever. The live takes were recorded earlier this year and show off the band's funky chops. If you live in NYC be sure to check them out Nov 4 & Dec 09 @ Joe’s Pub (both shows @ 9:30pm).

Michael Leonhart & the Avramina 7 - Gold Fever (via HypeM)
Michael Leonhart & the Avramina 7 - Disco Udaipur Into Scopolamine (Live @ Zebulon, March'09)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hot Promo Action


Pylon - Beep
DFA has reissued Athens, GA post-punk legends Pylon’s second LP, 1983’s Chomp - following the reissue of their 1980 debut Gyrate. These guys were a huge influence on others around them - REM and The B-52s were all spawned the same scene and claimed to be influenced by Pylon. It has been expanded as Chomp More and includes the 7” version of “Crazy”, a “male version” of “Yo-Yo”, Pylon’s own remix of “Gyrate” and the rarely heard single “Four Minutes”.


Field Music - Measure
Following a self-imposed three year hiatus Field Music are all set to return with a new 20 track double album titled Measure on Feb. 16th 2010. Brothers and co-frontmen Peter and David Brewis have put together a new line up that includes Kev Dosdale on guitar and keys and Ian Black on bass. I was a big fan of their first two records, 2006's self titled debut and 2007's Tones of Town. They were uniquely British, a kindler, gentler take on post-punk - Maximo Park meet XTC (the more pastoral XTC). Measure picks up where they left off - lots of lovely strings and swooping melodies and a hint of Beatles in the harmonies. Nice.


Soulsavers - Unbalanced Pieces

We love you Mark Lanegan...

Friday, October 23, 2009

Funky Friday

It's Friday so you know the drill.
Today's eclectic selections cover funk, disco, leftfield, dance rock and synth pop, and include fab remixes by Prins Thomas, Pilooski, Jackson, Emperor Machine, Rory Philips and Siriusmo.
And Yoko warbling with the Jaxx.
These tracks contain your weekly recommended dose of the funk.

Breakestra - Get It Right
Kelpe - Microscope Contents
Wallpaper. - I Got Soul, I'm So Wasted
LCD Soundsystem - 45:33 (Pilooski Remix)
Kap Bambino - Batcaves (JACKSON Remix)
Chromeo - Night by Night (Siriusmo Remix)
The Plasticines - Barcelona (Rory Philips Remix)
Basement Jaxx feat. Yoko Ono - Day Of The Sunflowers (We March On)
Midnight Juggernauts - This New Technology (Emperor Machine Remix)
The Phenomenal Handclap Band - You'll Disappear (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Late Night Mix #3

Jacksonville FL's DJ NickFRESH is my interwebs friend. I have never met the dude in person, but we have bonded over music via this blog. We like a lot of the same stuff - he has eclectic taste like me. Years ago he asked me to post Doot Doot by Freur, a relatively obscure '80s track. I was happy to oblige and the rest is interwebs friendship history. He makes cool little mini mixes you can listen to on his YouTube page. He also runs a Soul Train fan group. You can follow him on Twitter. If you're ever in Jacksonville and he's spinning be sure to check it out. Here is his latest "Late Night Mix - #3" for your audio happiness...

NickFRESH's - Late Night Mix #3
Tough Junkie - Every Dream
Dirty Projectors - Stillness Is The Move
Tobacco - Truck Sweat
Washed Out - Feel It All Around
Isley Brothers - Between The Sheets
Junior Senior - Itch U Can't Skratch


The Rakes have decided to call it quits. A statement from the band reads:

"The Rakes have always been very adamant and proud of the fact that we give 100% to every gig we've ever played. If we can't give it everything then we won't do it. That was the rule we set ourselves from day one.

After much deliberation we have come to the shared conclusion that we can't give it 100% anymore and regret to announce that The Rakes are calling it a day. We are sorry to let down all the people who were coming to see us on the UK & US tours. Writing your own obituary is a surreal thing to do but we want to give particular thanks to our much-loved fans, all the great people we've worked with over the years, our management and loyal record label. We feel privileged to have had the opportunity to write music together and perform around the world. Genuinely, thanks for the good times.... That was one hell of a party! But now, we really must get some sleep."


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Hot Promo Action

The Mary Onettes - Dare
The Mary Onettes - Puzzles
If you are a fan of British alternative pop of the '80s, then Sweden's Mary Onettes will no doubt resonate. I really dug their self titled debut from a couple of years ago - very moody, very New Order-ish. You will hear elements of a lot of the era's other key players - The Cure, The Smiths and Echo & the Bunnymen - in their songs. Their new album "Islands" is out next month. Good stuff.

Yura Yura Teikoku - Dekinai
DFA is releasing the new album by Japanese psych-rock legends Yura Yura Teikoku. Hollow Me is the 10th album of their 20 year career, and continues their unique spin on all forms of FM & AM classic rock music - from T-Rex to ESG to Can to 10CC. Hollow Me/Beautiful EP is out on DFA Records on November 3.

The Rakes - That's The Reason
The Rakes are set to release their third album ‘Klang’, digitally on October 20th in the US. I am a big fan of their debut ‘Capture/Release’ from 2005. I like angular post-punk and they continue to deliver.

Free Energy - Something In Common
Touring with The Rakes this fall is another DFA band, Free Energy, who deliver glammy '70s classic rock with more cowbell. Their debut album Stuck On Nothing, produced by James Murphy, will be released January 26 on Astralwerks/DFA Records.

Neon Indian - Terminally Chill
Neon Indian is Alan Palomo. He combines equal parts synthpop nostalgia, dream pop lullabies and grinding guitar noise, the result of field recordings, record samples and a collection of bizarre synth sounds. The album Psychic Chasms is out now on Lefse Records.

Old Wives Tale - Amphetamine
Old Wives Tale - Royal Fresh
Miami duo Old Wives’ Tale is brothers Jaime & Felipe Valencia who combine their contrasting music personalities to create a sound composed of distorted bass lines, disco beats and twitchy guitars. They also like more cowbell. Michel Gondry liked them enough he directed the video for Amphetamine. Their album Younger Limbs is out now on The Creative Motel, Inc.

Bear In Heaven - Lovesick Teenagers
Bear In Heaven - Wholeheartedness
Space rockers Bear In Heaven's second full-length Beast Rest Forth Mouth is out now on Hometapes. They combine krautrock grooves and shimmery synths with classic 70's psych and prog rock. Very tasty.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Funky Friday

Celebrate the weekend with a groovin' play list that includes some classic oldies from LLCoolJ, 23 Skidoo and Mantronix, some re-edits by SirBilly and Dave Wrangler and remixes that bring the disco, the electro and the left field hip hop flavor. Now is the time on SIART when we dance!

Aural Exciters - Spooks In Space" (Luke Howard & Felix Dickinson Filthy & Foolish Edit)
Dragonette - Pick Up The Phone (Richard X Radio Version)
Peter Tosh - Buk-In-Hamm Palace (SirBilly Dance Edit)
Architeq - Sleeping Bear Lament (James Pants Remix)
N.A.S.A. vs YACHT - Money (Dave Wrangler Remix)
Ali Love- Diminishing Returns (Extended)
Ecce - Control (Pharo Black Magic Mix)
LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out
Mantronix - King Of The Beats
23 Skidoo - Coup

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Saturday Vitamin Mix

I woke up this morning to a world blanketed in white. Yikes! The trees haven't even fully changed color and winter has decided to stop by early. This calls for heat, so here is a hot S-File electro mix filled with faves from Miike Snow, Boys Noize, Fever Ray and more to keep you warm and happy!

S-File - Vitamin Mix
01. Soundhack – Soundhack
02. Miike Snow – Black & Blue (Tiga)
03. Spencer & Hill – Cool (Afrojack)
04. Renaissance Man – Sprycan
05. Hugg & Pepp – Sweet Rosie
06. Alaric – Cruelty (Wolfgang Gartner)
07. S-File & Le Trikot – Vitamin (Deka Mix)
08. Acid Girls – The Numbers Song
09. AVH & Dizee Rascal – Bonkers (Soulwax)
10. Kid Cudi Feat. Kanye West + Common – Make Her Say (Afrojack)
11. Le Trikot – Turkish Boys N Girls
12. Boys Noize – Kontact me (Figure)
13. S-File & Le Trikot – Vitamin (Original Mix)
14. Dustin Zahn – Strangers to Stability (Len Faki)
15. Felix da Housecat – Elvi$ (2many DJ’s)
16. Sharooz – Get Off
17. Boys Noize – Jeffer (Para One)
18. Fake Blood – I think I like it
19. Fever Ray – Seven (Crookers)
20. Retro Garde – Moda
21. Clark – Crowls Garden

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Friday, October 02, 2009

Mini Funky Friday

Kickin' it mostly old school today
with a mini playlist...
Lord Newborn & The Magic Skulls - A Phase Shifter I'm Going Through
Robert Palmer - Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley
Hall & Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
Chemical Brothers - Piku
Playgroup - Number One

Thursday, October 01, 2009

SIART Is Spinning...

Caribou Vibration Ensemble - Skunks
PHD holding Canadian mathematician Dan Snaith is Caribou. He began releasing records in 2000 as IDM'er Manitoba until he was legally forced to change his name to Caribou a few years ago. Over the last few albums he has augmented the laptops with an increasing array of organic instruments. I am a big fan. He recently put together the 16-person Caribou Vibration Ensemble for the NY installment of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival. The group featured very special guest Marshall Allen of the Sun Ra Arkestra. It included every musician who has ever been a part of a Caribou live performance, including John Schmersal (Enon, Brainiac) Kieran Hebden (Four Tet, Fridge), Koushik (Stones Throw Records), Kathryn Bint (One Little Plane), Ahmed Gallab (Sinkane) and Jeremy Greenspan (Junior Boys) on vocals and modular synthesizer. The ensemble included four drummers, a 5-piece horn section and a choir to bring every thunder and peak of Caribou's music to life. Now I've seen the regular touring edition of Caribou and they made a mighty racket with just 4 or 5 guys on stage, so you can imagine how BIG this band sounds! The good people over at the Free Music Archive have made 4 tracks from the performance available to download. It is fantastic stuff - from deeply psychedelic space rock to skronkin' free jazz to a bit of laptop glitchery, it's an adventurous musical feast. There is a possibility that a record of the show may come out, but in the meantime enjoy a few selections!

Depeche Mode - Hole To Feed

A lot of face licking going on here...

SIART is spinning these lately...

David Sylvian
- Manafon
David Sylvian is stripped to the bone - a friend described it as "a study in what happens when you strip the song out of a song" and he's spot on.
Dirty French Psychedelics compilation
Noisettes - Wild Young Hearts
Noisettes' rock and dance and pop is addictively good.
Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs
BLK JKS - After Robots
The BLK JKS are blistering my brain.
Beatles Beatles Beatles!
The Beatles reissues are stellar.
Basement Jaxx - Scars
Santigold and Sam Sparro shine with the Jaxx.
Madonna - Celebration
Listening to the remastered oldies on Madge's double disc hits set makes me want remastered reissues of those first few albums...
Harmonia 76 & Eno - Tracks And Traces
Harmonia & Eno remastered is dreamy.
Soulsavers - Broken
Soulsavers makes me say "we love you Mark Lanegan!"
Rain Machine - Rain Machine
Rain Machine is TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone on the solo tip, and it sounds like his band in lo-fi mode.
Q-Tip - Kamaal The Abstract
Q-Tip, the record company was clueless to not release this record all those years ago.
Echo & The Bunnymen - The Fountain
Meshell Ndegeocello - Devil's Halo
The Warp20 stuff...
Editors - In This Light And On This Evening
Editors have ditched Interpol for Depeche Mode and I'm not sure what to think.
Broadcast & The Focus Group - Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age