Sunday, May 28, 2006

Apparat- Berlin

A kind soul sent this to me after my laptop (and all my digital music) was nicked awhile back and its been one of the most frequently played cuts on ze new G4. Next-level techno. Tip!
A good Boomkat editorial by Adam Park on the influential Sähkö label, purveyors of "stripped down, unvarnished machine music."
Daniel Wang- Warped

Friday, May 26, 2006

The new Tres Demented release-- Green Velvet meets Blackstrobe, but darker. Wha! Also, the new Soulphiction is so rave.

Dwayne Sodahberk-Open Cuts

I'm really excited about this record. Also, bonus points for beds of sea kelp on the cover. Buy it here for ten bones. I'm in the process of writing a review. Stay tuned.

Also, the Tape boys alerted me to some really interesting netlabels that are releasing great music for free. Go to Synergy and check track 1 on the Pep Gaya, and swing Corpid by to check the new Drei Farben House EP.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Philip Sherburne's new Month in Techno column is up. Go read!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006


Finally, Nate Cunningham has a blogga! He will bring you music that is, "the warmth of the sun, infinite space, liquid phase, swampy tremolo, underwater echo, old circuits exposed, melted tape, disintegrated calm."

Random tangent but such a vivid description brings to mind this little genius piece of writing from Jess Harvell on BoC's Geogaddi:

For all their production nous (BoC records just leap outta the speakers at you, even at low volume) there was something kind of HAIRY about Geogaddi. Like if you picked up one of their samplers and shook it a bunch of dirt and leaves and twigs would spill out. Like it had been pickled in a mason jar in a basement for a decade. Like it was made by cyborg homesteaders who were "just trying to make do with what we have." It fit the whole Drudic/Branch Davidian vibe they were working. Like Krautrock, it blurred twee/creepy/kozmik until a line like "1969/in the sunshine" sounded like the bummest trip ever. But it was also seductive, pleasurable.
Anyhow, check it often, cos' this kid knows his stuff.

Meanwhile, Karl Briedrick holds it down with, "klonopin waves, dusty jams, and chlorine feels" on his blog, Burnt brown sounds.

And one more worthy of mention. Midnight Mike is posting a lot of rarities from his crates over at 12 AM Maternal.Its safe to say that this is music you won't be finding elsewhere in the blogosphere.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Some nice cuts to be had over at My Own Language.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Love is All- Make out Fall Out Make Up
The Beach Boys- Do you like worms?
Section 25- Looking from a hilltop
Joakim- Woundelife on Brayt a Cool
Music for Robots with a 1999 Villalobos track from the Salvador LP. While you are there, download anything Blair has ever put up, as he's got incredibly good taste in music, especially electronic things.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006


In Palm Beach at the moment. Catching up with loads of music and walking on the beach.

-If you haven't yet, check this excellent jukebox jury with M.Mayer. Well worth a read!

-Also, just got nearly bowled over by "Jet" on Ellen Allien & Apparat's Orchestra of Bubbles. This is truly an outstanding album. Go pick it up.

-Keen to keep listening to Unai's A Love Moderne on Force. I love what I've heard so far.

-Check MC's blog with tracks you've likely never heard (and should!)

-Starting to assemble the next XLR8R column. As always, drop me a line if there are promo 12's that are doing it for you.

Good night and good luck.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006


Thx Jimmy.

Monday, May 08, 2006

An addition to the links sidebar: a new electronic music MP3 blog, Modyfier.

Saturday, May 06, 2006


-An interesting Joan Didion interview from 1971, here.

-Very keen to check out the Thursday night party in Toronto that the Daughters of Invention put on. If its half as good as the music they are posting regularly then waaa!

-The TAPE boys killing it per usual.

-Sherburne on Ellen Allien and Apparat's Orchestra of Bubbles over at Pitchfork.

-Jimmy with a lovely piece of writing to sum up his winter as a ski instructor in St. Moritz (affectionately known as the Glitz). Can I ditch NYC's winter next year and do this instead?

-Geeta on audiophiles and a frightening new Japanese trend.

-Catch rightfully giving props to the new Prince Language/ DJ Lindsey track (listen here.)

-Go add DJ Oro's new profile on Myspace, and download that nice little edit he did of Gnarls.

-As for me, just finished a draft of a piece on Dabrye, forthcoming in RE:UP magazine. I'm in San Francisco at the moment, going to check out Pier Bucci tonight. Its nice to be in California, even if I've had my nose in a laptop for a bit longer than I would have liked. Back to NYC on the red-eye tomorrow night. For those in town, come check Roy Dank DJing with some other peeps at Bembe in the BK. Nice space, should be chill, and Mr. Dank has promised some nice slow burners...

Finally, a lovely Magnetic Fields cover for those who haven't heard it:

!!!- Take Ecstacy With Me

Friday, May 05, 2006

Me on Akufen in this week's

First Fridays feat. Akufen
when: Fri 5.5 (9pm-1am)
where: Guggenheim Museum (1071 5th Ave, 212.423.3500)
price: $20

Akufen made what was perhaps microhouse's grandest statement in 2002 with his full length My Way. Its raw materials consisted of short-wave radio snippets painstakingly chopped and reassembled into a complex mosaic with thick, funky bass lines and jackin' kicks to delight heads and hips in equal measure. The genre has since firmly established itself, and Akufen has kept pace with subsequent 12-inches, an ambient-oriented project under his real name, Marc Leclair, and a brilliant Fabric DJ mix, which displays his work as well as the talent of several like-minded producers. Tonight, after a live set of danceable dub, rubbery rhythms, and digital funk from Montréal duo Luci, Akufen gets behind the decks as a preview of the musical innovation to be displayed later this month at Mutek.


Wednesday, May 03, 2006

the sea and the gulls- seagulls.

salt air, bleached wood, dunes, sun and hamburger buns. nantucket chic.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


A great little cumbia edit of Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy," done by my good friend Gavin Burnett aka DJ Oro based in Buenos Aires. Really enjoying this one.

Gnarls Barkley- Crazy (DJ Oro cumbria edit)
New Boards of Canada video for Dayvan Cowboy.