Leo123+Shlohmo+Ponytail+DJ Sprinkles

Posted by Jakub

Get the Flash Player to see the wordTube Media Player.

I know Leo123 from Eliot Lipp and Mux Mool, if I remember correctly they all toured together around the United States for almost a year in a white Scion. I’ve only seen him perform as Dark Party with Eliot, what really grabbed me was how much of the synth parts were actually being played on stage during the live shows. First listen thru I notice Leo has a strong understanding of electronic music from his home town of Chicago and a noticeable passion for Detroit’s godfathers of Electro and Techno. Its hard to make striped down analog gear sound this good without the knowledge and after hearing this track I feel confident saying that Leo probably has a sick collection of records in his room.

I am completely in love with Ponytail live, the youth and untampered ideas behind the project make it probably the most punk project i’ve heard live because they don’t hide behind the punk image, if I had a hyper nephew or niece that was 12 i’d buy them this record and I could see it bringing them the biggest joys.

Shlohmo is on the right path, what a cared for piece, drop the wobble and show off your actual skills, i’m impressed, now if we could just get an album of this.

If you listen to Terre Thaemlitz aka DJ Sprinkles and have the patience you’ll be heavily rewarded after one of his songs finishes.


Posted by Jakub

Get the Flash Player to see the wordTube Media Player.

One of my favorite songs from the recent Gold Panda album is Marriage and it got reworked by some proficient young artists. The top of that list is Baths, he actually told me he loved the Star Slinger remix more than his own but I think both are insanely amazing especially the tone that the Baths one sets after a few listens.

This Monster Rally track is like if Madlib was a huge softie, the loop couldn’t be anymore catchier but the beat sits so gently in the mix, kind of perfect actually.

If you liked last weeks Dub Techno post, well then here’s a continuation, precision from Quantec, dialed in like a fine swiss watch made of the softest metals working away in humid atmosphere.

I DJed this week and totally forgot to drop this bomb from The Revenge guys, after listening to it right now I totally regret not playing it.

Release the Freq

Posted by Alex

This is the video for Matta’s “Release the Freq“. The incredible cinematography and design is by Kim Holm. I really like how the visual complexity builds subtly over the course of the video. And of course it maps to the music nicely, though I’m not really a huge fan of the song. The color grading on this is terrific — I’m tempted to go off into the woods searching for domesticated deers to photograph.