Saturday, October 30, 2010

Gregory Isaacs + Deerhunter + Deefhoof + Spank Rock (Todd Edwards remix)

Bummer news I read the other morning. The classic reggae vocalist Gregory Isaacs (1951-2010) dies today at his home in London. He was 59 and died of lung cancer.

Gregory Isaacs "Night Nurse"

Producer/DJ Diplo and producer Lunice remixed a track off the new Deerhunter record and now there's a video too. Check it.

Deerhunter - Helicopter (Diplo & Lunice Remix) from Mad Decent on Vimeo.

Deerhoof has a new record coming out January 25th called "Deerhoof vs. Evil" with a limited edition 2000 vinyls being printed. There's a few new songs up on blogs and so, so look for those.  Their  last record was ok, but I love these guys and I have hope that this one could be good. The first song I posted here is from the new record and the second song is from a cover album, soon to be released of Congotronics tracks. The album also has covers by Animal Collective, Glenn Kotche, Andrew Bird and Shackleton.

Deerhoof: "Merry Barracks"
Deerhoof: "Travels Broaden the Mind (Kasai Allstars cover)" via Fader

Todd Edwards, my favorite Jersey born UK Garage/house producer remixes Spank Rock to surprising results. I love playing both these artists out live and now I have more of a reason to. I never would have paired the two together but I'm very glad this happened. This track appears on the label Ninja Tune's new compilation Ninja Tune XX. The comp features artists such as Toddla T, The Bug, Zomby, Dark Sky, and a lot more spread over this 6 disk set.

Spank Rock: "What it Look Like (Todd Edwards remix)"

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Matthew Dear bonus track from Black City

XLR8 just posted a bonus track from Matthew Dear's newest record Black City. The album is maybe one of the best of the year and that's coming all from the indie and electronic sites. The album is on the more synth pop side and less on the house side of music this time. This new bonus track is killer though. I can't wait to see where this album lines up in this years best. Think David Bowie meets Depeche Mode for this record.

Matthew Dear: "Innh Dahh" (via XLR8R)

Matthew Dear - Black City Teaser from Ghostly International on Vimeo.

Check out the teaser for Black City as well. It's a good taste of what the record sounds like.

Villa Venus

A good friend of mine who lives in Brooklyn has a new band and a new release. The band has press shots and all that so I think they mean business. The band name is Villa Venus and sound a lot like the Sub Pop Records band Low. If you're a fan of dream-pop, slowcore, or sadcore you should really check these guys out. They've been playing shows in Brooklyn too, so make sure to keep your eyes open. You can also download their EP for free here, so get on that sucka.

Villa Venus: "Slow Collapse"
Villa Venus: "Currents"

Monday, October 18, 2010

Flying Lotus + Best Coast + Darkstar + Teebs

Flying Lotus - Kill Your Co-Workers from Warp Records on Vimeo.

This is another video from Flying Lotus. It's everything you'd want from a Flying Lotus video and some. If you haven't heard his new EP "Pattern+Grid World, GET ON THAT SHIT!

Everyones favorite summertime band, Best Coast is back with a video for the song "Boyfriend". Usually this kind of indie-pop is too cute for me but this band really pulls off this sound well. Also, is it me or did the singer lose a few? Either way, she sexy.

One of Hyperdub's newest groups just put out a great new record entitled North. They're no Burial but just as you would expect a Hyperdub group to produce, they make the marks. This album even treads into synth-pop waters which I wouldn't expect but somehow found it pleasantly surprising. Listen to this record. "Aidys Girl Is a Computer" you might know from the mix that Jamie from the xx put out this year for Colette.

Darkstar: "Aidy's Girl is a Computer"

Teebs is a California beat magician, but he's also a painter, skater and an artist. He's lived with Flying Lotus and now just put out his first full length LP entitled, Ardour. Andour is being released on Flying Lotus's label Brainfeeder. I actually just read a facebook post Teebs received about a text he received saying Erykah Badu likes his music. That's pretty fucking cool.

Teebs: "Double Fifths"
Teebs: "Why Like This"

Saturday, October 16, 2010

James Blake "Limit to Your Love" (Feist cover) Video

I've been playing this song in my head over and over and over again. I can't get enough of this guy's production. This new song is part post-dudstep (silly I know), part pop and part experimental. When the bass kicks in on this track I get goosebumps. The video is also great. It reminds me of the crisp look of a Radiohead video, mixed with a little of Fiona Apple's "Criminal" video. Those are two things I love very mucho. The video is directed by Martin de Thurah, who also directed Fever Ray's video for "When I Grow Up". Both videos are minimal and magical in similar ways. I can't wait until this guy puts out a full length record, I think it's going to blow lids off and pop out the eyes of the bystanders who witness lids blown off. I'm very excited about this. I don't know how popular this guy is in his home the UK but I hope he is well received. I wish this video wasn't featured through Pitchfork TV, but that's out of my control.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Avey Tare's (of Animal Collective) new video for "Lucky 1"

If you haven't got a copy of Avey Tare's (of Animal Collective) new album Down There, got on it son. Listen to it outside, it sounds better that way. Also, here's his new video for "Lucky 1" made by his sister, Abby. The video reminds me a lot of the animation from the Mighty Boosh episode "Journey to the Centre of the Punk".

Lucky 1 from Abby Portner on Vimeo.

(via Pitchfork)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Darkstar "Gold" video

Saw this on Gorilla vs. Bear this morning. I hope you all enjoy. These Hyper Dub dubstep boys are up to something else. Their new album North is due out November 2nd. I'm thinking only good things about this record.

Darkstar: Gold from Evan Boehm on Vimeo.