Wednesday, May 27, 2009

religious knives vs. gem hunter

my friends in religious knives  let me remix one of the tracks from their recent ecstatic peace LP The Door, probably not realizing what they were getting themselves into, as in my gem hunter aka billy withers aka 1/2 of glacial lakes guise I transmorgified their shambolic urban demonism into a shadowy yet mellow dubbed-out shoreline jam. RK often pledge the debt of their hoary, submerged sound to the charms of Brooklyn squalor, I say, well Fort Tilden's in Brooklyn too. Or, as Debord 'n' friends always said: under the paving stones, the beach! 

Sunday, May 24, 2009

glacial lakes - the rooftop special (mix)

glacial lakes - festival

glacial lakes - deep kicks


just in time for memorial day, me & jonny, aka billy withers and jonny bocce, return as glacial lakes to bring you a tropicalic summer-jam mix: brimming with trippy beach disco, sandy soul, afro-house meltdowns and dubby delights. as always lots of original cosmic-dub and balearic-tinged interludes surface to make a one-of-a-kind voyage custom built for rooftop bbq and sunny cocktails. get your whites on. oh, and here's two of our original tracks as well: more dubby, tropical bliss. stay tuned for a website and more tunes. 

the rooftop special - track list

william devaughn - be thankful for what you got 
glacial lakes - gangsta white walls
glacial lakes - quiet rider
intrustion - little angel
tones on tail - lions
glacial lakes - after a couple of drinks I think straight
steel n' skin - afro punk reggae (dub)
willie colon - set fire to me (jazzbo mix)
lord rhaburn combo - disco connection (glacial lakes mix)
culhoe de song - african subway
glacial lakes - (take you) in the magic cavern
lawson plus four more - if you want me, you know where to find me
the tough alliance - a new chance
fever ray - when I grow up (Lissvik version)
david byrne - ade
glacial lakes - circular quay
andreas vollenweider - belladonna (tangoterje edit)

Saturday, May 23, 2009

the wild ones

Hecuba is an electronic duo whose sounds fuses edgy electronic cabaret with fifties pop melodies - imagine if The Knife moved to Los Angeles. Like A.R.E. Weapons they enjoy street-electro topped with jukebox crooning, but Hecuba are bit more art-school queers than rowdy Alan Vega-obsessed Yankees fans. The new video for "Suffering" is an homage to fifties biker culture whose most obvious predecessor is Kenneth Anger's Kustom Kar Kommandos:

perhaps less well-known but equally awesome are photos taken by Karlheinz Weinberger in the early sixties of teen gangs in Switzerland - obsessed with American idols like Elvis and James Dean yet isolated from the cultural milieu that originally spawned them, these gangs made up their own outfits and styles, combinations of greaser gear and metal-industrial accessories that look like clothes for a post-apocalyptic sock hop. check out the horseshoe belt buckle, bullet necklace, and skull medallion.

Friday, May 22, 2009

tango terje

andreas vollenweider - belladona (tangoterje edit)

now that I have my sandals back and everything is as it should be, I can finally post these. As tangoterje, trippy disco lord todd offers up only his most sunset-cruise balearic biscuits. you just can't lose with these two, they're two of my favorite jams ever, especially the vollenweider, the original from his 'caverna magica' LP which is killer 80s new-age electro harp bliss. You need these for memorial day, trust me. 

slippery people

I would say that beat electric is one of the best boogie/disco blogs out there, but that would imply there were any that remotely approached BE's consistently deep-dug awesomeness. 

To whit: the Staple Singers covering "Slippery People" by The Talking Heads! They crush it.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

uptown beats

this saturday night at the MoMA, Gavin Russom, DFA's analog-synth wizard, performs as Black Meteoric Star with visuals by assume vivid astro focus. looks...ravey. Russom's last outing, Days of Mars together with Delia Gonzalez, is one of DFA's greatest and weirdest releases, so hope rides on the BMS, which has a debut release on june 9th. 

Black Meteoric Star on Beats in Space - live performance and DJ set

it also completes a neat threesome of uptown techno: 

1. manuel goettsching performing e2-e4 at lincoln center
2. terry riley doing in c at carnegie (yes in c counts as techno)
3. acid rave at the moma

and don't forget Jori Hulkkonen's touching, unintentionally hilarious acid symphony

now put an 808 in the met and we're done.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Saturday, May 16, 2009

chicago gang cards

We Are Supervision - OG Art Gallery

the good dj slow forwarded this.  In Chicago your gang wasn't really shit unless you had your own business card: here' s a collection to that effect, of specimens from the 70s and 80s. Very inspiring stuff. An amazing collection. How good are these names? Bud with a $? Mr. Nazi? 

Thursday, May 14, 2009

delirious influences

fantastic 80s house mix. the relation to hip-hop and electro is clear. the selection crushes it: including harlequin four's version of "set it off" and "ma foom bey," both super key. click the link to check the mix out, track list is below for gawking purposes.

leftside wobble - delirious influences part 1

Fingers Inc - Mystery Of Love
Harlequin Fours - Set It Off
Nitro Deluxe - Let's Get Brutal
T-Coy - Carino
The It - Donnie
Cultural Vibe - Ma Foom Bey
Jamie Principle - Baby Wants To Ride
Blaze - Whatcha Gonna Do
Trak This - Intense (I'm Happy)
E.S.P. - It's You
Arnold Jarvis - Take Some Time Out
Raze - Jack The Groove
Liz Torres - Can't Get Enough
On The House - Pleasure Control

ten italo hammers

moroder protege and disco mastermind gino soccio

totally killer guide to italo-disco, with full-song streams. Driving, uptempo, synth-heavy, unintelligible, sugar-shock inducing booty movers. 

i believe in miracles

sally shapiro - miracle

forthcoming single from the swedish italo-disco chanteuse. sally sings the decay of the angel, the melancholic paling of what had seemed the true lightning-strike of romantic destiny.

you're the poet of my heart

when you build your house, then call me

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

a a a a a a a alcohol

jamie foxx ft. T-pain - blame it

Friday, May 1, 2009

time warp

couch house rhythm section - timewarp
couch house rhythm section - no such thing

early 80s gems by eddie "electric avenue" grant, coach house being the name of his recording studio. timewarp is a weirdo disco classic, no such thing a slice of deep jazz-funk.
Schopenhauer describes a time warp of wisdom when he writes that "a man of correct insight among those who are deluded and duped resembles one whose watch is right while all the clocks in town give the wrong time. He alone knows the correct time, but what use is it to him? The whole world is guided by the clocks that show the wrong time, even those are so guided who know that his watch alone states the correct time."

Schopenhauer's analogy loses it force if we imagine this correct time is also a clock time, and that it simply cycles through the hours in the same way that the other (wrong) clocks in town do. The time that the man of correct insight knows is the time of declaration, the time of announcement, the time of things coming to pass. - in the sense of "it's time for bed." "it's time for a change." "it's time to go." This man knows, as we say, what time it is, that is, he knows what's up. He knows what the time calls for, what is needed, what has reached fruition. Seen in this way, insight is not a parallel dimension to delusion, always out of sync at the exact same distance, it is found rather as a response to each particular time, the way a doctor responds to the symptoms of each patient in kind.